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    The Horror! Dimension Picks Up 'Livid'; 'Dibbuk Box' Becomes 'The Possession' & 'Massacre' Adds 3

    Here's some updates from the horror world to scare you silly or at least inform you.

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    Harvey Weinstein and His Mommy Pleaser, "Sarah's Key"

    Never judge a movie by its poster when it comes to The Weinstein Company. Last year when Harvey and co. dropped the first poster for "The King's Speech" my jaw hit the floor...and not in a good way (see above to get an idea). But hey, that film went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, so who am I to judge the company's marketing methods? The final poster for his latest drama, "Sarah's Key" is similarly weak and uninspired. Thankfully, the same can't be said of the film itself.

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  • Eric Kohn
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    A Yiddish-Speaker Sees "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish."

    You don't have to find the Yiddish language inherently amusing to get something out of "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish" -- which is currently playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center -- but it helps. A linguistic oddity with oodles of charm, it cleverly satirizes the paradoxical sense of pride and self-loathing that has come to define the modern America Jew. Eve Annenberg's scrappy feature has plenty of appeal if you're willing to go with it.

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  • The Playlist
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    HBO Sets Martin Scorsese's Doc 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World' For October Premiere

    It was way back in September 2007 that we first heard news of Martin Scorsese’s planned George Harrison documentary, “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.” Since then he’s directed a documentary for another renowned music act with The Rolling Stones’ “Shine a Light,” and even found time to do “Shutter Island,” the upcoming “Hugo,” and the pilot episode of “Boardwalk Empire” (which he is also producing). Back in early June George's widow, Olivia Harrison, assured that the doc would premiere later this year. Well it looks like it's rolling out according to plan.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Join Us Today! S&A Livecast Season 2, Ep 14 (The Controversy Over "The Help")

    Guess what people...time for another live podcast with the S&A Crew. Going over some of the comments, we can see you guys have got some things on your mind. Join us today (Wednesday) at 8pm/est and we can chat about it! So what's on the black cinema buffet today?

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    David S. Goyer To Write 'Godzilla' For 'Monsters' Director Gareth Edwards

    So, just how happy is Legendary Pictures with writer David S. Goyer? The man has had a pen in all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman films and he's putting his stamp on Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." In short, he's been behind some of their most successful projects and is readying a couple of their most highly anticipated releases, and they hope he can weave more magic on another franchise -- "Godzilla."

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    Camille

    One time Orson Welles was waxing eloquent to me on the subject of the divine Greta Garbo, whose mystery and magical artistry he adored. Of course I agreed but, I said (still being a bit pedantic), wasn’t it too bad that, of all her more than two dozen silent and sound films, she had acted in only two really great pictures. Welles looked at me for a long moment, then said quietly, “You only need one...”

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Season 2/Episode 1 Of "Bandwagon" - Web Series Co-Starring Tracie Thoms

    Check episode 1 of season 2 of an ensemble web series Tracie Thoms co-stars in titled Bandwagon, created by Karri Bowman, Emma Caulfield and Camilla Rantsen. I alerted you to this last week, with a preview trailer, and its second season officially begins today, July 13th.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Flashback - "Black Girl" Film By Ossie Davis

    Black Girl is a 1972 film directed by former actor, playwright and social activist Ossie Davis. The film is based on the off-Broadway successful play, Black Girl, by J. E. Franklin and tells the story of young girl's desire to become a dancer despite being a high school dropout and facing ridicule from her half-sisters.

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    'Sin Nombre' & 'Jane Eyre' Director Cary Fukunaga In Early Talks For Sci-Fi Pic 'Spaceless'

    Gore Verbinski ProducingDirector Cary Fukunaga is anything but predictable. The eclectic helmer broke out in 2009 with his harrowing, Sundance-winning, immigration drama "Sin Nombre" and then he surprised everybody by completely changing gears; opting to get behind the camera of this year's period-piece drama, "Jane Eyre," teaming Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska for a haunting version of the tale charged with an undercurrent of sexual tension. However, even before "Jane Eyre" came together, Fukunaga was revealing his all-embracing colors, talking up his plans for a musical, an African civil war drama and a time-travel film; so it's really anyone's guess where he could go next.

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