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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Short Film About Murder Victim At Notorious Rolling Stones Concert

    One of the most notorious rock concerts ever was the Rolling Stones concert at Altamont, California in 1969. It was supposed to be the West Coast answer to the Woodstock festival, which took place a few months earlier in New York.

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  • The Playlist
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    ‘Spider-Man’ Producer Avi Arad To Bring Popular Video Game ‘Metal Gear Solid’ To The Big Screen

    Sony has announced that they will be bringing “Metal Gear Solid,” the immensely popular video game franchise, to the big screen, courtesy of “Spider-Man” producer Avi Arad. The announcement was made at the Metal Gear Anniversary event in Tokyo (via /Film). “Metal Gear Solid” director (and we do mean director – the latter games contained hours of purely cinematic cut scenes) Hideo Kojima was joined onstage by Arad to make the announcement. A “Metal Gear Solid” movie has been in the works for years, with the last notable attempt being in 2008 with producer and former New Line exec Michael De Luca. If anybody can bring “Metal Gear Solid” to the big screen, it’s Arad.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Watch Xavier Dolan-Directed Videos Alerting Quebec To Vote On September 4th

    You may or may not be aware that the Canadian province of Quebec is about a week away from a heated election that could see the decade-long reign of the federalist (and frankly, corrupt) Liberal Party fall to the separatist (and frankly, xenophobic) Parti Quebecois. While the main options aren't exactly inspiring as far as this voter is concerned (though there thankfully are 4 other parties running), the importance of voting is as clear as ever, and Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan wants you to know why.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Philip Seymour Hoffman Finds The Source Of All Creation In New TV Spot For 'The Master'

    With Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" set to make its official world premire in Venice on Saturday, The Weinstein Company continue their remarkable push for the enigmatic film, and in a week that has already seen a new trailer and clip, now comes a brand new TV spot that offers up even more footage from the movie, along with some stuff you've seen already.

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  • The Playlist
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    Alex Garland Says ‘Dredd’ TV Show Would Be Best Follow-Up; Preview All 22 Tracks From Soundtrack Album

    In a few weeks, “Dredd” (in 3D!) will be released in the United States (and even sooner in England). The movie got a rousing response at Comic-Con this summer and this writer politely disagrees with our review out of San Diego. It’s a dark, beautifully photographed (by frequent Lars von Trier and Danny Boyle collaborator Anthony Dod Mantle), outrageously violent sci-fi treat that will surprise a lot of people. And of course, anytime a comic book-based movie is worth its salt, talk inevitably turns to a sequel. And writer/producer Alex Garland has stepped up to field questions, hype the movie and discuss where further adventures of “Dredd” may go.

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  • The Playlist
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    5 Reasons To Check Out The Criterion Collection's 'Maidstone And Other Films By Norman Mailer'

    If the end of the Hollywood system in the 1960s had one great change, it was that anyone could make a movie if they had the inspiration. Sure, there was a good chance it would only play in makeshift movie theaters in the dark corners of New York City, but thanks to today’s cinephile culture, some of these gems have been resurrected over the years, revealing wondrous time capsules. Perhaps the best case for this is the almost completely forgotten films of Norman Mailer, finally out this week in an Eclipse set from The Criterion Collection -- "Maidstone And Other Films By Norman Mailer" -- featuring his three films made in the late 1960s.

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  • The Playlist
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    Images Of Unused FX Work From 'Prometheus' Show More Of Mutant Fifield

    The “Prometheus” Blu-ray is on its way and, despite many people being left hugely disappointed by Ridley Scott’s latest, there still seems to be a fair bit of excitement surrounding the home release. Maybe it’s because of what Ridley Scott has been able to transform his films into in the past when given a second crack at the whip, or maybe it’s in the wild hope that there may be enough amongst the special features to make sense of the original film. Perhaps it’s just to see some more of the stunning visuals, who knows?

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    TIFF Concerned by Disappearance of Syrian Filmmaker Nyrabia: 'Filmmakers Must Be Allowed to Express Themselves'

    The Toronto International Film Festival has expressed concern over the arrest of Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia, who was detained by security services loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Damascus airport on August 23...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Paramount and 'Godfather' Author's Estate Going to Court

    Don Corleone might not want to be caught dead in a courtroom, but the "Godfather" franchise doesn't look like it'll be so lucky: the son of Mario Puzo, who wrote the original "Godfather" novel, filed papers with a federal court in Manhattan seeking to end Paramount Pictures' rights to produce any future films based on the property...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekend Preview: 'Lawless,' 'Chicken with Plums,' 'For a Good Time' & More

    Check out the smorgasbord of offerings arrriving in theaters this weekend, from John Hillcoat's prohibition drama "Lawless" to Jamie Travis's sex-romp "For a Good Time, Call...". Found-footage horror "V/H/S" arrives on VOD this weekend with strong reviews, while Jessica Biel and Orlando Bloom...

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