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    International Documentary Association Announces 15th Annual DocuWeeks Lineup

    Screening from August 12th through September 1st at New York's IFC Center and August 19th through September 8th at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, the 2011 edition of IDA's DocuWeeks will present seventeen feature films and seven shorts from sixteen different countries in theatrical runs designed to qualify the films for consideration for The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ annual Oscar Awards.

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    Watch Samuel Jackson Explain His Hopes For "The Mountaintop" Broadway Play

    Here's a small clip of Samuel Jackson explaining his hopes and expectations of the Katori Hall Broadway play he stars in, The Mountaintop--a production we've been psyched about for some time now.

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  • The Playlist
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    Daniel Craig Says 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' A Return To Adult Dramas Like 'The Godfather'

    With the marketing department behind David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" already giving the film the tagline "The Feel Bad Movie Of Christmas," they certainly aren't joking around. Based on Stieg Larsson's international best-selling book, the story delves into rape, sexual abuse, torture, sodomy and other similarly salacious elements, so yeah, this may be one where you'd be advised to leave grandma at home. But full credit to Sony, they are going R-rated with this one all the way and standing clear to let Fincher do his thing and as Daniel Craig tells it to Esquire the movie will be an anomaly at the multiplex that increasing caters to younger and younger audiences.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Spike Lee And "Miracle At St. Anna" Producers Awarded $46 Million

    Looks like things are looking up for Spike Lee. A french court has ordered TF1 Intl., the sales and distribution arm of the Gallic net, to pay Euros32 million ($45.8 million) to him along with his Miracle At St. Anna writer James McBride and Italian producers (On My Own) on the film since the company didn't honor the distribution agreement.

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  • Spout
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    The Good, the Bad and the Horrible: A Brief History of Colin Farrell's Hair

    Colin Farrell has some of the most flexible follicles in show business. Over the decade or so he’s been working in film his hair style has changed so often it’s hard to keep track. He’s done the buzz cut in military movies, the floppy young star look, variations on the mullet and everything in between. And while it does work out more often than not, there have been some travesties along the way. He also hasn’t really held major sex symbol status since 2003, which I totally blame on a series of miserable hair choices. Now that “Horrible Bosses” is opening this weekend, with Farrell’s first intentionally embarrassing coif, it seems like as good a time as ever to look back over those more unfortunate moments. Maybe we can even explain away all of the ill-conceived hair decisions in the context of his career as a whole.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Mad Men' Star Abigail Spencer Joins 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

    Ok, calling Abigail Spencer a "star" from "Mad Men" is a bit much -- she did only have a six-episode stint during season four as Suzanne Farrell, yet another conquest of Don Draper -- but she's definitely on the rise. She visited the set of "Hawthorne" for an eight-episode run, she'll appear in "This Means War" with Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, she's got a part in the upcoming "Cowboys & Aliens" and it looks like she's bagged another fantasy role in a future tentpole.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Brian White Comedy "Politics of Love" Receives VOD Premiere Date

    In April, we reported that Codeblack Entertainment had acquired domestic distribution rights to Politics of Love, a romantic comedy starring Brian White and Mallika Sherawat as young campaigners on opposite sides of the 2008 Obama-McCain U.S. presidential race.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Horrible Bosses' Is A Middling, Generic Comedy That Murders Its Own Potential

    A dark comedies, even a generic, mass-marketed studio confection like this week's "Horrible Bosses," offers the promise of, if not laughs then, at the very least, a kind of dangerous edginess that sets it apart from the bland and safe "Hall Pass"es of the world. Of course, should the conceit falter then you're left with something even worse than the pallidness of a mainstream comedy -- the bad aftertaste of tonal unevenness and missed opportunity. And, sadly, that's exactly what you get from "Horrible Bosses."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Paramount's Grey Gets Tough with DreamWorks Animation's Katzenberg, Launches Paramount Animation

    Paramount's Grey Gets Tough with DreamWorks Animation's Katzenberg, Launches Paramount Animation

    One of the reasons that Paramount Pictures ventured into its first CG animated movie, Rango, with Gore Verbinski and ILM, was to back itself up in case Jeffrey Katzenberg's DreamWorks Animation chose not to renew its distribution deal, which expires at the end of 2012. Since 2000, when DreamWorks Animation was created out of DreamWorks SKG, the label's 20 releases have grossed more than $8.2 billion worldwide. This summer's Kung Fu Panda 2 has grossed $535 million worldwide. Katzenberg has been shopping for a new home; the most logical place is Warner Bros.; the other studios have their own animation units.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jesse Eisenberg Has Doubts About 'Zombieland 2'

    Back in the fall of 2009, a little film called "Zombieland" starring an unlikely and at the time, certainly unbankable trio of leads in Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, hit theaters with low expectations and wound up taking in over $100 million at the box office. It was a massive that most were not expecting and it wasn't long for sequel talk to follow. Throughout much of last year various rumors surfaced, culminating in talk last fall of new celebrity cameos which co-writer Rhett Reese quickly debunked. And ever since, word has gone quiet. Earlier this year, Harrelson was cagey about the prospect of a sequel saying, “I’m sure it will happen if everyone does it, but I’m not sure it’s the right thing to do.” And it looks like his fellow co-star shares his reservations.

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