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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sundance Film Festival: Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT and New Frontier Slates

    Thursday the Sundance Film Festival announced the out-of-competition line-up for 2012, in the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> and New Frontier sections. The Fest runs from January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. See the complete line-up so far here. Much of these more innovative selections reflect the taste of director of programming Trevor Groth: “In many ways, the extremes of the Festival’s program are most readily apparent in our out-of-competition sections, which showcase the wildest comedies, the most terrifying horror films and uncompromised visions from singular voices springing up from around the country and the world. We hope audiences experiment with their film selections to an equal degree as these filmmakers have experimented with their storytelling.”

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Boycott Cinemark? Theater Chain Blocks "Shame"

    Cinemark, the nation's third largest theater chain, is crippled by an old-fashioned conservative ideology that doesn't seem fitting with its function to screen the seventh art. According to the Los Angeles Times, Cinemark won't be booking Steve McQueen's blistering new film "Shame," because it has an NC-17 rating.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Thomas FITZGERALD Affair

    In recognition of World AIDS Day, I thought I would post the trailer for 3 Needles – a feature film from 2006 which was written and directed by one of my favourite filmmakers – Thom Fitzgerald (The Hanging Garden, Beefcake). It is a beautiful and deeply affecting film about the AIDS pandemic featuring Shawn Ashmore, Olympia Dukakis, Lucy Liu, Stockard Channing, Chloe Sevigny and Sandra Oh. If you haven't already seen it, I recommend you rent or buy it (or find it online). You can watch the trailer here:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Kids Are All Right

    Grab a tissue and have a watch:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Martin Scorsese's Hugo Wins Best Film of 2011 from National Board of Review

    The National Board of Review winners are led by Martin Scorsese's 3-D homage to silent cinema, "Hugo," which won best film and director. While George Clooney was left out of the New York Film Critics awards and Indie Spirit nominations, he won best actor from NBR, which is a group of film enthusiasts, academics, young filmmakers and students. He had a good day, as "The Ides of March," which he wrote and directed, also earned a spot on the top ten list. Tilda Swinton was named best actress for "We Need to Talk About Kevin," which helps to elevate the British actress in the awards race. With his NBR win, "Beginners" star Christopher Plummer continues his march to a best supporting actor Oscar nomination, as does "The Descendants" Shailene Woodley. "The Desendants," one of the top ten films (below), earned three additional awards, for actor, supporting actress and adapted screenplay for Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Aubrey Plaza & Mark Duplass In 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Plus Pics From Mark Webber's 'The End Of Love'

    It's starting to get cooler and stockings will soon be hung with care, which means that the Sundance Film Festival is around the corner, so here's some early looks at the movies everyone will be talking about next month.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    EW's Secrets of Spielberg: War Horse, Tin Tin, Color Purple, Harrison Ford, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Steven Spielberg talks at length about his extremely long and incredibly successful career in Friday's Entertainment Weekly cover story.  This holiday season is a busy one for Spielberg: his performance-capture film "The Adventures of Tintin" opens December 21--it has already grossed $207 million mark overseas--and World War I epic "War Horse" premieres on Christmas Day. The filmmaker is already shooting in Virginia on his next project, "Lincoln," starring shaggy-bearded Daniel Day-Lewis as the eponymous president.  Here are highlights from EW's interview:

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  • The Playlist
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    Moriarty, Mycroft & Marriage: New Pics From 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows'

    Our expectations were low, but when we finally sat down with a tub of popcorn and an ungodly amount of cola to watch Guy Ritchie's amped up "Sherlock Holmes," it was a pleasant surprise. Energetic and witty, the film was powered by the charming onscreen pair of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, quarelling like an old married couple. Meanwhile, behind the camera, Ritchie continued to show his deft flair for action sequences and kept the movie rolling along at a merry pace. High art? No. But as some entertainment in the midst of the furrowed brow awards season, it delivered in spades. Well Holmes and Watson are back for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" and they have some new pals with them this time around.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Video Clip: Taraji P. Henson Explains The Importance Of "Sisterly Love" Among Black Women

    The one thing I really love about Taraji P. Henson is that, no matter what, she will always speak her mind...some say too much.  Oh well, you can't please everybody.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Night at the Britannias: Harry Potter Gets a Push, Stiller Finally Gets His Chappy

    Night at the Britannias: Harry Potter Gets a Push, Stiller Finally Gets His Chappy

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