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    Videogame 'Need For Speed' To Be Turned Into 'Fast & Furious'-Style Franchise

    If you think about it, has there even really been a solid film based on a video game? While adaptations like “Silent Hill” and the “Resident Evil” series have their adamant defenders, and with the Angelina Jolie-starring “Tomb Raider” films faring pretty well at the box office in their day, there’s also a glut of terrible titles like “Doom,” “Street Fighter,” and most of Uwe Boll’s filmography. Regardless, the studios aren’t letting up, as the recent “Prince of Persia” and announcement of “Crank” director Brian Taylor’s “Twisted Metal” have proven. Well, add one more to that list of future adaptations.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Woody Allen Comes Home, Will Shoot Next Picture Stateside

    After a long sojourn shooting films abroad, Woody Allen is coming home again. The good news after Allen's Oscar-winning "Midnight in Paris" grossed $155 million worldwide: he will shoot his next film in the U.S.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Official Full Synopsis For "Django Unchained" Released!

    The marketing machine has officially begun for Quentin Tarantino's hgihly-anticipated slavery revenge tale Django Unchained - a film that I've already predicted will be another one of those heavily polarizing films when it's eventually released on X-mas day this year and after. 

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    Warner Bros. Creates 'Lore' With Dwayne Johnson

    While action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is currently working on director Michael Bay’s dark comedy “Pain and Gain” in Miami, Florida, he’s had no shortage of movement on future projects. He’ll be getting oiled up for helmer Brett Ratner’s “Hercules,” will be suiting up as a black market mercenary in the comic adaptation “Ciudad,” and it’s no surprise he’ll be returning for further mega franchise adventures in “Journey 3” and “Fast Six.” Johnson is no proving he’s no slouch, signing up for yet another action-heavy role.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Traditionalist: Christopher Nolan Prefers Film, One Camera, No 3-D

    Chris Nolan is a traditionalist. The "Batman Begins," "Inception" and "The Dark Knight" director has candidly stated his preference for shooting 35 mm film with one camera rather than digital with many. He also recoils from 3-D and unrealistic CGI.

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    In Theaters: 'The Cabin In The Woods' Hopes To 'Lockout' 'The Three Stooges'

    Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Jason is putting on the hockey mask and black cats everywhere are doing wind sprints to make sure they won’t miss you when you walk past. Not sure how to beat all the bad luck? Try going to the movies (and leaving your umbrella at home)! Toads and goldfish aren’t allowed in theaters and there are no mirrors to break or cracks in the floor to step on. Plus, the horror, thriller, romantic comedy, and documentary films coming out this weekend should provide great distraction. But be sure to bring some salt with you. Just in case.

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    Woody Allen Finally Returns To The U.S., Will Shoot Next Film In San Francisco

    There has been no end to speculation about where Woody Allen would be making his next film. Copenhagen and Munich were two of the most recent cities said to be in the mix for the writer/director's next venture, while any possibility of the Allen returning to his native U.S. soil were long put to pasture as financing from American backers has been dry for years. But in a pleasant surprise, it looks like Woody won't need his passport for his next movie.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Lakeview Terrace" Re-Investigated (Race & Power Struggles - What Could Have Been)

    Produced by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment company, and released in theatres in 2008, I recently watched Lakeview Terrace again, in consideration of some reasearch I've been doing on contemporary films and their handling of interracial couples.

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    Robert Rodriguez Wants Mel Gibson & Michelle Williams For 'Machete Kills'

    The honor for Most Surprising Sequel Announcement Of 2012 was briefly held by "Anchorman 2" until yesterday afternoon when out of nowhere, Robert Rodriguez and company revealed that production on the long developing, forever talked about "Sin City" followup -- now titled "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" -- was going to go in front of cameras with casting to start next week. And that news nearly made us forget about the other sequel Rodriguez is gearing up, "Machete Kills," and once again, he's hoping to land some big names.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    There is Hope for the Future: Tavi Gevinson's TedxTeen Talk

    Tavi embraces feminism and is way smarter than most people about pop culture at the rip old age of 15. Her advice- just be Stevie Nicks. Check out her magazine - Rookie for teen girls.

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