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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For Luc Besson's Drama 'The Lady' Starring Michelle Yeoh

    So, Luc Besson has directed a political drama. We're not kidding. The hugely successful producer behind action fare like “The Transporter,” “Taken,” and “District 13” and the director of “The Fifth Element” and “The Professional” has gone ahead and made a movie about Burmese pro-democracy politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi titled "The Lady." Perhaps he's trying to make some kind of karmic amends for making us endure so much schlock? Either way, we're fascinated and if this first teaser trailer is anything to go by, Besson is preparing something somewhat majestic in scope.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Live Podcast Today! The Cast Of "Dreams" (Terri Vaughn, Tommy Ford, Angie Stone, Syesha Mercado)

    Although the S&A crew won't "officially" return to our podcast show until September, we decided to do a couple of special shows for you since we miss you that much! Today (Tuesday), at 8pm/est, we'll be joined by the cast of the new film Dreams.Terri Vaughn, Tommy Ford, Syesha Mercado, Dennis "LA" White, Angie Stone and Vickie Winans will be our special guest. In addition, the film's director Joel Kapity and executive producer Marvin Winans Jr.,who stars in the movie also, will be joining us as well.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Toronto's Annual Attendance List of Essentially Every Celebrity There Is

    Torontonians can start planning their stalking now:

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  • The Playlist
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    John le Carré Makes A Cameo In 'Tinker Tailor Solider Spy'

    The anticipation for "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" was building long before any of the exciting trailers for the film had arrived, and the reason is pretty clear. With "Let The Right One In" director Tomas Alfredson tackling John le Carré's classic novel with an insanely great cast that includes Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Svetlana Khodchenko, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham and Kathy Burke, how is it possible not to be anticipating the film? With its Venice premiere just around the corner, and U.K. release following shortly thereafter, it looks like the man whose novel served as the source material is receiving some big screen recognition.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction Death Match

    Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction Death Match

    POV blogger Tom Roston (@docsoupman), an old colleague from Premiere, loves documentaries--in fact, he blogs about them. And while I enjoy digging into The Interrupters as much as the next cinephile, I love fiction films even better. So Roston challenged me to pit five fiction films, "whether they’ve been produced in Hollywood, New York or Bombay, against their poor, bedraggled step-siblings, non-fiction films, in a death match." Naturally, Roston thinks his docs are going to win hands-down, but that's part of the fun.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    DVD Review - "I Will Follow" (A Deeply Personal, Reflective Chamber Drama) + Interviews Galore!

    It's out on DVD today, so I'm reposting my early review of the film... (we're giving 5 copies away, so you should be watching for contest posts).

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    More: New On DVD
  • The Playlist
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    Watch: NSFW Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's Latest Documentary 'Crazy Horse'

    No one takes their cabaret shows more seriously than the French -- taking off your clothes is pretty much an artform in the nation -- but documentaries about the subject seem to be few and far between. Enter master documentarian Frederick Wiseman whose unobstrusive, fly-on-the-wall approach now seems to be singular in a genre where some filmmakers have become the celebrities in their own non-fiction films. Continuing his tireless work ethic, the filmmaker is back with "Crazy Horse" and the first French trailer for the film has arrived.

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  • Spout
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    "POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" is Not the Greatest

    "POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" is Not the Greatest

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    More: Home Video
  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: I Sold My House To Make My Feature by Sloane U'Ren

    I sold my home to make my feature film debut Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads. It's a sci-fi love story that takes place in England in the 1920s and 1930s...a period-science fiction – not exactly what you're supposed to make on a very limited budget! Some people have said 'insane', others have called it 'inspired'. All I knew was that I wanted to make a film, and to direct...and we could just talk about it or we could actually go ahead and do it. After all, life is short.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Daphne Rubin-Vega & Wood Harris Round Out Starring Cast Of "Streetcar Named Desire" Revival

    Hot off the presses... from my inbox:

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