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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Pulp Fiction" Gets All Linear On Your A**! Watch It In Chronological Order Now!

    Damn! This must have been a lot of work... the rediting, and the upload time to YouTube! Anyway, thanks to the geekster who put the work in, the rest of us can watch and appreciate his hard work. But I wonder how long this is will stay up, once it spreads... and it's spreading, although, thus far, it's only been played about 2,400 times.

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  • The Playlist
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    Poster For 'Perfect Sense' With Ewan McGregor & Eva Green Declares "Without Love There Is Nothing"

    If the epidemic in Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" could flat out kill you, in David McKenzie's "Perfect Sense" another virus is sweeping the land, but one that will disconnect you from your surroundings at the most primal level.

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  • The Playlist
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    The Essentials: The 5 Best Gary Oldman Performances

    It's been a frequently repeated fact this year, but in case you didn't know, Gary Oldman has never been nominated for an Oscar. But in a way, why should he have been? The Academy Awards specialize, for the most part, in celebrating showy, look-at-me performances, impersonations of real people, or tear-jerking portrayals of crippling disease or disability. And Oldman has never been one of those actors. Oh, sure, he's capable of playing big and attention-grabbing -- "Bram Stoker's Dracula," say, or one of his villainous turns in the 1990s -- but even in the least of those films, he's always totally disappeared into the character with no sign of the man behind the curtain, no visible effort in the acting to be applauded. 

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Attack The Block" Star Franz Drameh Getting His Chance To Shine In "Painkiller"

    Thus far, it seems like John Boyega is the only star (of all the young black men) from this summer's Brit hit Attack The Block to see his profile enjoy any real post-Attack The Block push (here in the USA anyway), scoring the lead role in the Spike Lee-directed boxing drama for HBO titled Da Brick. And rightfully so I suppose; he was the film's hero!

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Radcliffe Named EW's Performer of the Year; Plus Fincher on Pitt, Streep on Davis, Carell on Gosling

    The "Harry Potter" finale gets a boost during its last award season push from EW's Entertainers of the Year issue, out December 9, which names Brit Daniel Radcliffe Performer of the Year, for his work in the global blockbuster "Harry Potter" as well as his Broadway musical success, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Of facing challenging roles, the actor says: "When it becomes clear to me that something is going to be really hard work, there’s a voice inside my head that says, 'You shouldn’t probably do this, because you probably can’t do this'—but there’s another, much louder voice that becomes bullying and belligerent and wants to prove that other voice wrong."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekend Preview: Young Adult and Tinker Tailor Are Must-Sees

    Do check out two brainy offerings this weekend: Charlize Theron's dark comedy character study, "Young Adult," from Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, and Tomas Alfredson's complex "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." (More at Indiewire's Critical Consensus: Scott Foundas and Stephanie Zacharek on "Tinker Tailor" And "Young Adult.") If you live in NY or LA, catch Tilda Swinton's brilliant performance in another dark and complex drama, "We Need To Talk About Kevin," which is having its one-week qualifying run, as is Madonna's less well-reviewed "W.E." (both will be released early 2012). Both celeb-packed ensemble "New Year's Eve" and "The Sitter" (with Jonah Hill in slacker comedy mode; don't miss his dramatic turn in "Moneyball") are review proof. Indies "I Melt With You" and "London River" will struggle to find audiences in an increasingly crowded specialty box office. Reviews, details and trailers below:

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  • The Playlist
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    Harrison Ford Courted For Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    We guess Jack Nicholson was busy. He was the last actor named as a contender for the key role of Branch Rickey in the developing Jackie Robinson biopic "42," but it looks like another aging superstar may step up to the plate.

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Clip From 'My Piece Of Pie,' The New Film From 'L'Auberge Espangnol' Director Cedric Klapisch

    You might have remember a little French confection that hit your local arthouse a couple years ago entitled "L'Auberge Espangnol." The French film from director Cedric Klapisch starred Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris in a multi-character tale that wrapped up drama, romance and comedy in one compelling package. It already spawned the sequel "Russian Dolls," with another, "Chinese Puzzle," on the way, but before audiences see that, Klapisch has another film hitting theaters.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Kinyarwanda" Opening Weekend Numbers + Extended Run News + 5-Ticket Giveaway! Enter Now!

    AFFRM's second release - Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda - made its theatrical debut last week Friday on 9 screens in 7 cities. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Will Ferrell Made Ads For Old Milwaukee And They Rule

    Who knows why he did it, but according to Business Insider Will Ferrell approached Pabst Brewing Co. and asked them if he could make some ads for Old Milwaukee. For free. And, duh, of course they said yes. The result is three spots, set (and only airing, it seems) in Davenport, Iowa. And yes, they're great.

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