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    Antoine Fuqua Set to Direct Suge Knight Doc for Showtime

    Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is set to direct and produce a new documentary project based on the life and exploits of Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    IMDb Launches Free Trivia iPhone and iPod Touch App

    If you are the largest movie website in the world, what do you do when you want to broaden your already huge readership? If you're the mighty Internet Movie Database (110 million unique visitors per month, 2 million video views a day), you take your popular mobile apps one step farther and devise a free entertainment trivia game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. (It's playable on an iPad, but in a small window.) So IMDb chief Col Needham has given movie geeks everywhere (remember Trivial Pursuits Silver Screen Edition?) something to play with while they're waiting in line. (No wonder he was advising me to switch from my BlackBerry to an iPhone at Cannes.)

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Meta 'Art History' Is NOT Recommended For Joe Swanberg Newbies

    The very first shot of “Art History” features a close-up of a woman’s hand placing a condom on an erection. If you needed any further clues that prolific indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg has no intention of going mainstream any time soon, the director has a cock for you to look at. While his “mumble core” allies are moving on to more broad or genre interests (Mark Duplass and Greta Gerwig might as well star in a CBS sitcom at this point), Swanberg soldiers on, approaching the academic depths usually plumbed by late-career artists freed by their lower budgets.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    You're Next Reviews: Adam Wingard's Horror Wins Big at Fantastic Fest, A Treat for Genre Fans

    Adam Wingard's horror confection You're Next just ate up the competition at Fantastic Fest after premiering in Toronto's Midnight Madness. Lionsgate scooped it up, because both audiences and critics are hot and bothered by what could be that rare horror film breakout in an often disappointing genre.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Kalliope's Van Gogh Biopic Seeks Director

    The rich, dramatic story of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh--who has his own museum in Amsterdam-- hasn't been brought to life (in English, anyway) in a feature film since Robert Altman's underappreciated Vincent and Theo (1990), starring Tim Roth. Vincente Minnelli's 1956 Lust for Life memorably starred Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh; Anthony Quinn won the supporting actor Oscar as Paul Gauguin. Australian Paul Cox also directed a 1987 documentary on the painter, featuring John Hurt reading his letters (clip below).

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Some Staticky Clips From 'Paranormal Activity 3'

    So, here we go again. The "saga" of "Paranormal Activity" continues next month with the third installment in the found footage franchise that is pretty much "America's Funniest Home Videos" with the volume jacked and invisible hands moving shit around.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Wickedly Talented Jeff Nichols' MUD: Witherspoon, McConaughey, Shannon, Shepard, Sheridan & More

    In our interview with Michael Shannon he mentioned a possible cameo in Jeff Nichols' MUD, the third feature from the writer-director, whose first two films, Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter, star Shannon. "Wickedly talented," is how Shannon describes Nichols; "A throwback to the seventies [directors]…one of those guys who just kicks ass."

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  • The Playlist
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    Susan Sarandon Is Going To 'Snitch' With Dwayne Johnson

    The combination of words "Dwayne Johnson thriller" and "Susan Sarandon" isn't exactly something we would have expected, but the actress has never been one that is easily pinned down. She's a player with The Lonely Island crew, will appear in "I Hate You Dad" with Adam Sandler next summer, and is currently filming "Cloud Atlas" with The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. So, starring in "Snitch"? Piece of cake.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    The Sounds—And Silence—Of “All Quiet”

    It’s my pleasure to be filling in for Robert Osborne this week on Turner Classic Movies, but the highlight for me is Wednesday’s tribute to films restored by the Library of Congress. My guest for the evening portion of the salute is Dr. Patrick Loughney, chief of the Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpepper, Virginia. We have a chance to discuss four movies playing tomorrow night: the long-unseen The Constant Nymph (1943), the uncensored Baby Face (1932), an oddity from 1934 called Two Heads on a Pillow, and a most unusual version of the 1930 Academy Award-winning classic All Quiet on the Western Front.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    Three Points - Exhausted from Prep

    Three Points - Exhausted from Prep

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