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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Toronto Unveils Doc Line-Up From Herzog, Spurlock, Wenders

    The Toronto International Film Festival offers a sprawling smorgasbord of more than 250 global offerings. IndieWIRE is continually updating the full line-up here. TIFF's full slate of documentaries--including films by Morgan Spurlock, Nick Broomfield, Frederick Wiseman, Alex Gibney, Jonathan Demme, Werner Herzog, and Wim Wenders--is below.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Red Tails" Director Anthony Hemingway Talks The Film, George Lucas, Rumors, More...

    Here's hoping Anthony Hemingway will agree to chat with Shadow And Act about the project, and more.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    ILM Talks Cowboys & Aliens Visual Effects

    Jon Favreau has long been a practical effects-oriented director, but with Cowboys & Aliens, he had to embrace the digital side, with the help of George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. Bill Desowitz talks to the famed VFX house about how they created those pesky aliens. There's nothing more daunting, it seems, than designing a great alien, especially in this ubiquitous post- 9/11 climate for invader movies. You can apply all the latest photoreal tech advancements you like, but if your creature isn't cool and captivating, forget it.

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    The Window

    The lives of most child stars unfortunately do not have happy endings. Why so many of them have to endure hell in later life has a lot to do with our ever more disposable society, the nature of American movie fame, and each individual family taking such risks with their children.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Like Crazy' With Anton Yelchin & Felicity Jones Re-Edited From R-Rating To PG-13 For Release

    Drake Doremus Says New Film With Guy Pearce & Amy Ryan A "Darker Cousin" To 'Like Crazy'The journey to Sundance is difficult as it is, but leaving is even harder as after all the hard work filmmakers put into their efforts, only very few leave Park City with the kind of buzz that Drake Doremus' "Like Crazy" has. With a Grand Jury Prize for Doremus and Special Jury Prize for Felicity Jones, the film which also co-stars Anton Yelchin and features Jennifer Lawrence in a small role as well, walked away with a distribution deal with Paramount and a wave of momentum for the director. But sometimes, to make that leap to a bigger stage you have to make some concessions, and in the case of "Like Crazy," it looks like Doremus had to make some tweaks to the movie in order to make sure its potential wasn't just limited to those aged 18 and over.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Hitchcock Footage Unearthed: Academy to Show Found Reels from First Feature White Shadow

    It's been a big year for Hitchcock devotees. First, there was the latest unveiling of the 12-hour audio file from Hitchcock's famous interview with French critic and director Francois Truffaut. Now, the National Film Preservation Foundation and the New Zealand Film Archive have announced their discovery of the opening half-hour of The White Shadow, Hitchcock's first credited film.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Zoe Kravitz In Trailer For Prep School comedy "Beware The Gonzo" + Official Release Dates

    The film, a teen comedy, is titled Beware The Gonzo, and is written and directed by Bryan Gobuloff (screenwriter for The Basketball Diaries).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Seriously, Is New Black Latino Spiderman Getting Live-Action Movie Treatment? Marvel Exec Speaks

    Yesterday's news, which Jasmin posted here, announcing that Marvel Comics is introducing a new Spider-Man, who happens to be a blacktino (I didn't coin the term by the way) teen named Miles Morales, shook the web, with fanboys and girls jeering the, uhh, colorful switch.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Brad Pitt Tells Philip Seymour Hoffman To "Adapt Or Die" In New 'Moneyball' Trailer

    America's greatest pastime may exist in an aura of nostalgia about warm summer evenings at the ball park, with a hot dog, the smell of fresh grass and that unique sound of a ball hitting a bat. But the reality is that it's bloated game, with overpaid players who in turn force us to play inflated prices to even gain entry to theme parks they now call baseball diamonds. But in 2002, the Oakland Athletics bucked the trend you needed money in order to win.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    EXCLUSIVE: Red Flag To Release Iran Protest Documentary The Green Wave

    Laura Kim and Paul Federbush of Red Flag Releasing have acquired stateside rights to distribute Sundance documentary collage The Green Wave. Written and directed by Ali Samadi Ahadi and produced by Jan Krueger and Oliver Stoltz, the doc about the 2009 Iran populist protests also screened at the Washington DC, Seattle and Human Rights Watch film festivals. Red Flag will theatrically release the film around the third anniversary of the Iranian elections in June of 2012. The film’s release will include theatrical, OnDemand, DVD, and digital download channels.

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