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    Kim Basinger Joins Paul Haggis' 'Third Person'; Plot Details Revealed

    We don't see Kim Basinger up on the big screen all that often anymore. In fact, it was two years ago that she last popped up in the Zac Efron vehicle "Charlie St. Cloud." Before that movie was another two year gap, with 2008 seeing her in three pictures: "The Burning Plain," "The Informers" and something called "While She Was Out." But the actress is coming out of the woodwork once again, for a movie that will likely be more worth her time than most of her recent resume.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Ugly Intricacies of Desire in Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights

    Tackling a beloved and classic piece of literature to interpret into film is not an easy task and one that director Andrea Arnold typically doesn’t like to do. But after the idea to direct an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights got stuck in Arnold’s head—it stayed there.

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  • The Playlist
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    Sylvester Stallone's 'Bullet To The Head' To Make World Premiere At The Rome Film Festival

    How to you get someone to show up to your event? Give them an award. And in the case of the Rome Film Festival, you get a world premiere out of it too. While it may not be a high profile title like the rumored "Django Unchained," for those in Italy looking for a side order of kick ass along with their heady festival stew, Walter Hill has just what you're looking for.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    And I Feel Like I Just Got Home

    so at midnight tonight I (oliver) will be boarding a bus on a trip to return to my hometown for the first time in over a month. I spent all of my september beginning life as a university student in the unreal city of montreal, and this canadian thanksgiving weekend will be my inaugural stopping by as an "independent adult". although my stay in london ontario will only stretch the expanse of four days, I still don't know how to feel about the idea of revisiting the roots I so fortunately was able to stray from, but still so deeply miss (in a wow-I-really-want-to-be-a-kid-again sort of way)? so for any of those in the same boat as me, here are a few nice songs to provide a soundtrack to your homecoming…

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 007 Catches A Train (With A Digger) In First Clip From 'Skyfall'

    Even as someone who grew up on bank holiday viewings of the series, it's sometimes hard to get truly enthusiastic about the release of a new Bond movie. We'll always go and see a new 007 adventure, but the longevity of the series, and the relatively formulaic nature of it, means that it's something we've come to take for granted, not least because for every great installment like a "Goldeneye" or a "Casino Royale," there's a "Die Another Day" or "Quantum Of Solace" right behind it to kill the mood.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    The Paperboy—movie review

    I suppose we all like a taste of Southern-gothic storytelling now and then, so I was ready to enjoy The Paperboy based on what little I’d heard ahead of time. And yes, Nicole Kidman’s unflinchingly flashy performance—in a parade of brightly colored miniskirts—is an attention-getter. But it’s a shame to have to wade through the rest of this murky mess in order to watch her strut her stuff. Director Lee Daniels, who made Precious and Shadowboxer, worked with author Pete Dexter to adapt the latter’s novel about two brothers (Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron) whose lives take different paths, then converge again over a hot-button murder investigation in 1969.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Frankenweenie—movie review

    Tim Burton has returned to familiar turf in 'Frankenweenie'. That will come as good news to some fans and bad news to others, who may feel that he’s gone to the same well once too often. I enjoyed this feature-length remake of his 1984 short, even though the seams show.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Beauty Is Embarrassing—movie review

    Here is another documentary I’ve only recently managed to see, somewhat late in the game. Fortunately, 'Beauty is Embarrassing' is still playing in theaters and touring the film festival circuit, so adding my kudos to the praise it’s already received isn’t simply academic. Wayne White may not be a household name, but anyone in a certain age group will respond to the fact that he won three Emmy Awards for designing Pee Wee’s Playhouse in the 1980s.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Searching For Sugar Man—movie review

    I know I’m late to the party, but I only recently caught up with 'Searching for Sugar Man', which debuted to great acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has built a steady following ever since. Its protagonist is even being profiled on '60 Minutes' this Sunday.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Heroines of Cinema: 10 Reasons to Love Emma Thompson

    Heroines of Cinema: 10 Reasons to Love Emma Thompson

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