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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    WATCH: More on Kristen Wiig's Global Ban on Breathing

    Who doesn't love Kristen Wiig? Here is Funny or Die's addendum to A Global Ban on Breathing and Other Initiatives from Clinton Foundation's Bickering Celeb Division.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Happy Feet Two

    I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of ‘Happy Feet’, which had many good qualities but got bogged down by its ecological message (worthy though it was). The sequel still tries to tell too many stories, and winds up being a long string of dramatic climaxes, but it also plays to the first movie’s strengths: music, dance, and dramatic staging on an enormous canvas. (It’s even more impressive in IMAX 3-D, as I viewed it.) The end result may not win any prizes for narrative but it’s consistently entertaining, and a feast for the eyes.

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh Spies Other Plans, Won't Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

    Breaking news: after a long, drawn-out casting process between Warner Bros. and Steven Soderbergh, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker has decided to opt out and will not be directing "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," a project he and writer Scott Z. Burns have been developing since early 2010. Soderbergh was in meetings with WB brass this evening in Los Angeles and could not come to an agreement over casting and budgets and decided to part ways on the project.

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  • Caryn James
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    "Silver Tongues," Twisty Psychological Thriller

    There are so many festival films that slip from sight, it’s great when one circles back and has a chance to find its audience. "Silver Tongues" is a sharp-edged psychological thriller, written and directed by Simon Arthur, that won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at least year’s Slamdance and is having its New York premiere now.

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  • Spout
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    10 Monster Weddings

    One of the big draws of the latest "Twilight" movie is the wedding that kicks things off. Sorry to spoil things for anyone who isn't caught up, but in "Breaking Dawn Part 1," Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) tie the knot. In attendance at the backyard ceremony are vampires, werewolves and a few humans here and there, but it remains a relatively tame event. There is at least a bloody version of the wedding depicted in a dream sequence paying homage to Roger Vadim's "Blood and Roses" (thanks to Glenn Kenny for noting the allusion), but otherwise I bet someone could go and witness the marriage of the Cullens without even realizing there are monsters about.

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  • The Playlist
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    Stephen Frears Goes 'Slumdog Millionaire,' Takes On 'The Bengali Detective'

    It seems after the mammoth, Oscar-winning, box-office-breaking smash "Slumdog Millionaire," Fox Searchlight is doing everything they can to replicate that success. Next spring, the studio will release the elderly fish out of water tale, "The Best Marigold Hotel" with Dev Patel once again in the lead; and that's not the only Indian-flavored movie they have coming down the pipeline. Back in January, at Sundance, the studio picked up the rights to the hotly buzzed documentary "The Bengali Detective" but instead of releasing the movie, they're just gonna remake it instead (and maybe make it a meaty DVD extra down the line).

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  • The Playlist
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    'Se7en' Writer Andrew Kevin Walker To Reteam With David Fincher Penning '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

    By the time we got to the scene where Brad Pitt was agonizing over what was in the box, it was clear that writer Andrew Kevin Walker and director David Fincher had created something powerful in "Se7en." The duo haven't worked on a project together since, but not for a lack of trying. A couple of years ago they tried to get an adaptation of Max Erlich's "The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud" off the ground. Like a handful of other Fincher projects over the years, it fell to the wayside. Now, the helmer has enlisted his old friend for what may be his biggest movie yet.

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  • The Playlist
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    Scarlett Johansson To Make Directorial Debut With Adaptation Of Truman Capote's 'Summer Crossing'

    Scarlett Johansson To Make Directorial Debut With Adaptation Of Truman Capote's 'Summer Crossing'

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  • Shadow and Act
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    David Oyelowo Joins Cast of Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln Biopic

    2012 is going to be a big one for David Oyelowo! Good for him! Dude's got skillz! 

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Young Lovers Find Connection Amidst Chaos In This New Clip From "Kinyarwanda"

    Well... 2 weeks till showtime! While you wait, check out the below newly-released clip from Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda, the second AFFRM release.

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