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  • Caryn James
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    Will Ferrell and Conan's Beardpocalypse: The Movie-Poster Parodies

    The funny publicity stunt called Beardpocalypse, with Will Ferrell threatening to shave Conan's beard when he appears on the show this coming Monday, has its own on-line component, including a photoshop contest featuring movie-poster parodies like the one above.

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  • The Playlist
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    Cliff Martinez Talks Scoring 'Lincoln Lawyer' & Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive'

    Says He Loved Alexandre Desplat's 'The King's Speech' Score & Was Hoping It Would Take The OscarFor years Cliff Martinez has been producing brilliant, but often times below-the-radar, scores, doing a lot of work for Steven Soderbergh. His first score was Soderbergh’s first film -- “sex, lies, and videotape” -- and from there the two have collaborated on a number of projects, including “Solaris,” "Kafka," "The Limey" and “Traffic.” That relationship is still going strong as they will be reteaming once again, on this fall’s virus thriller “Contagion.” On the occasion that Martinez does work for another filmmaker, the results are usually just as compelling (particularly his score for Joe Carnahan’s “Narc”). We recently spoke to Martinez about his work on the legal drama and sleeper box office hit “The Lincoln Lawyer,” his process, and about what he has in store for us with his work on Nicolas Winding Refn’s Cannes-bound “Drive.”

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Tarantino's Next Movie is Black Western Django Unchained CONFIRMED AND UPDATED

    Tarantino's Next Movie is Black Western Django Unchained CONFIRMED AND UPDATED

    Quentin Tarantino has handed in the final draft of his spaghetti western script Django Unchained to Weinstein Co., his agency WME confirms. According to Tarantino Archives, the title Django Unchained pays homage to both the Sergio Corbucci original Django, not to mention Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django, which features Tarantino (see clips for both below). UPDATE: Another long-rumored inspiration, once optioned by Miramax, was Elmore Leonard's 40 Lashes Less One.

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  • The Playlist
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    Mark Ruffalo Talks The Music & Method Of Making 'Sympathy For Delicious'

    Reveals The Flaming Lips & At The Drive-In Inspired The Sound Of The Band In The FilmMark Ruffalo is the kind of unbeatable character actor that there are too few of in Hollywood these days, free of pretentions and able to totally immerse himself in any character he takes on. His choices on camera have been as varied as they have been excellent appearing in films like "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind," "Shutter Island," "You Can Count On Me" and of course, last year's acclaimed "The Kids Are All Right."

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    HBO + iPad

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  • The Playlist
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    IFFBoston 2011 Review: 'On the Ice' Falls Through the Cracks

    It’s not often that we see an entire film taking place in the barren wilderness that is Alaska. When there is an Alaska-based movie, it’s usually a horror film manipulating the isolation and constant darkness factors for the ultimate scare. In Andrew Okpeaha Maclean’s “On the Ice,” Alaska is as stark as we’ve ever known it, but it’s the tight-knit community of people that cause the most trouble here.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Who's Going To Star In Quentin Tarantino's Black Western?

    Admittedly, I'm not the greatest fan of Quentin Tarantino's work. He definitely knows how to put a film together, but I've always found him self-indulgent, too much in love with his own dialogue, and all his films have been nothing but pastiches, made entirely up of scenes from other movies. Everything in his movies is blatantly stolen from other films going back to even the 1940's. And since he knows that his main audience basically only knows movies from Star Wars on, his films look totally original to them.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New On VOD - Gruesome French Zombie Flick “La Horde” Starring “Lumumba”

    I initially profiled this French zombie flick, titled La Horde, back in May of 2010.

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  • Hope for Film
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    "An Amazing Time To Be A Storyteller"

    Lance Weiler was the Keynote speaker at the Darklight Festival recently. He shares his journey into transmedia and why he is so optimistic about the world before us. It is nothing short of a state of the union address on Transmedia -- both how we got here and where we are. It includes a pretty solid survey of transmedia projects. Check out his video below if you are one of those types who actually want to know the world you are living in (and not just the one that once was).

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  • Press Play
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    VERTIGOED: VINTAGE DODGE CAR COMMERCIAL

    Dodge Commercial, Vertigoed from Jeremy Butler on Vimeo.

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