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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Avengers Cover EW; Their Mighty Powers Still Won't Match B.O. Power of Dark Knight Rises

    On newsstands tomorrow, EW's The Avengers issue banks on the star power of not just one, but three existing Marvel superhero franchise movies. Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Thor's Chris Hemsworth, and Captain America's Chris Evans join up with new Hulk Mark Ruffalo to defeat uber-villain Loki (Thor's Tom Hiddleston), who told TOH his powers have increased a thousand-fold. It's the superhero franchise movie to end them all.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Tucker & Dale' The Hillbilly Horror Buddy Comedy You Never Knew You Wanted

    The following is a reprint of our review prior to the VOD release. The film hits theaters in limited release starting Friday, September 30th.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    The Little Movie That Could—movie review

    It isn’t often that I designate myself a movie’s advocate, but that’s how strongly I feel about an underdog release called Tucker and Dale vs Evil, which begins a limited theatrical engagement on Friday. (It’s already available On Demand, so check your local cable provider.) A film that played to cheering crowds at Sundance and South by Southwest over a year ago shouldn’t have had to wait this long to reach the public, but that’s the bittersweet story I just learned from its co-writer and director, Eli Craig.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Look Out Tyler Perry! You've Got Competition With "Grandma Deondra's Apartment"

    Tyler Perry better watch his back! Competition is coming...

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  • The Playlist
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    Tom Everett Scott To Hook Up With Marisa Tomei In 'Us & Them' With Billy Crystal & Bette Midler

    It has been nearly a decade since funnyman Billy Crystal has appeared on screen in a movie (and we'll overlook his cameo in "The Tooth Fairy"), seemingly perfectly content to just do voice work ("Cars," "Howl's Moving Castle") or appear in viral videos. But there is only so long you can keep somebody like Crystal away from a movie set. He's set to cameo in "The Muppets" later this year, he apparently pops up in Jonas Åkerlund's "Small Apartments" and, of course, he'll be bringing Mike Wazowski back to life in "Monsters University." But his first big starring role since "Analyze That" will be in "Us & Them" with Bette Midler and Bailee Madison, and now a couple more folks are along for the ride.

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  • The Playlist
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    Fantastic Fest Review: 'Sleepless Night' A Deceptively Simple Thriller That Packs A Punch

    Containment thrillers can often be limited by the landscape of their locale, but in the French film “Sleepless Night,” the nightclub where corrupt cop Vincent (Tomer Sisley) races to rescue his son is expansive enough to make it seem like a mini-mall. Writer-director Frederic Jardin somehow manages to squeeze every last drop of claustrophobia from the massive, multilevel building, even after he’s filled it wall-to-wall with clubgoers, diners, socialites, and especially the odd assortment of cops and crooks who all have a stake in Vincent’s future. Although it’s quite deservedly scheduled for an American remake via the folks at Warner Brothers, “Sleepless Night” is the kind of entertainment that requires little translation to succeed, as its characters and story are so cleanly and cleverly designed that they would work in virtually any language.

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  • The Playlist
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    Like Father, Like Son: Lil' Eazy E Says He'll Play His Father In N.W.A. Biopic

    Brandon Cronenberg, Son Of David, Set For Feature Directorial Debut 'Antiviral'While the director's chair has yet to be filled for "Straight Outta' Compton," the biopic on the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A., it sounds like casting for the project might be already creating a stir, particularly in the hip hop world.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Bridesmaids Effect

    Can one successful film about women really change Hollywood's mind about women? Could it be that Bridesmaids is really the movie to usher in a new era of change where the films that came before failed? We've seen multitudes of successful female films in our recent past -- one or two a year, lots starring Meryl Streep or Sandra Bullock like The Devils Wears Prada, The Proposal, Julie & Julia, Sex and the City...but they all pretty much became one offs. A great success that does not lead to more successes.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Already Makes Us Teary with U2

    Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock topline Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel. Newcomer Thomas Horn looks to be making a great debut here, and the supporting cast of Max Von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright and James Gandofini don't hurt a bit either. Yes, there's plenty of Oscar-baity heart-tugging; the film will finally arrive in theaters nationwide January 20, after a qualifying NY/LA run.

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  • The Playlist
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    Callan McAuliffe, Young Leo DiCaprio In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby,' Joins 'Paradise Lost'

    'Rock Of Ages' Star Diego Boneta Looked At To Play 'Adam'Hollywood is about to get Old Testament on this shit. Having presumably exhausted comic books, fairy tales and board games as sources of inspiration for their tentpoles, the big studios are going Biblical in search of the next big thing. Francis Lawrence is working on a futuristic take on "Samson and Delilah," Dwayne Johnson and Taylor Lautner are looking to face off as David & Goliath, there are a pair of films about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee in the works, one of which is from Mel Gibson, and overnight it appeared that Warner Bros is trying to court Steven Spielberg to direct Moses flick "Gods and Kings."

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