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    Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton & Mia Wasikowska To Star In Vampire Film From Jim Jarmusch

    John Hurt Also In CastThe idea of the vampire, that of the undead creature that survives by feeding off the blood of living people -- is an enormously resilient, resonant one, so it makes sense that there continue to be dozens of stories about them -- barely a year has gone by in the history of cinema without at least one example. But the last few years, it's gotten ridiculous: from blockbusters like "Twilight" and the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," to indies like "Let The Right One In" and its American remake, to TV series like "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries," the damn things are everywhere, and we can't be the only people who are sick of them. At this stage, it would take a really, really interesting line-up of talent to make us interested in a vampire flick again.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs Remake, Starring Marsden, Skarsgård, Bosworth

    Check out the trailer for Rod Lurie's remake of Straw Dogs, starring James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth. Dustin Hoffman starred in the controversial 1971 Straw Dogs, based on Gordon Williams' 1970 novel, The Siege of Trencher's Farm (directed by Sam Peckinpah). The film is in theaters September 16.

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: FilmNation

    FILMNATION ENTERTAINMENT LLCNEW YORK, USATel (local time 06:39) : 1 917 484 8900Website : http://www.wearefilmnation.comEmail : info@wearefilmnation.comNb people : 14

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    Seth MacFarlane To Reboot 'The Flintstones,' Because Life Is A Long, Cruel Series Of Disappointments

    Yabba Dabba Don't"The Flintstones" is a genuine pop culture icon. Sure, it may have been a riff on "The Honeymooners," thankfully stripped of the overtones of domestic violence, but it was also a truly affectionate, witty look at suburban American life, set in a beautifully designed neanderthal world. It's not "The Cherry Orchard" or anything, but it's pretty good. And, thanks to being tied up in various legal issues, the show has mostly been left alone since the disastrous Spielberg-produced 1994 live-action version, and its even worse prequel "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" six years later. Until now, that is.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Bringing The Cinema To The People - New Distribution Strategies For African Films In Africa

    If the people can't get to the theater, then what do you do? You bring the theater to the people. And if a penny can be made out of any idea, you know someone will find a way to make it so.

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    Cannes Review: 'The Tree Of Life' Is Terrence Malick's Universe-Spanning Search For God

    It's a bit unfair, after years of waiting and anticipation and with a world of expectation weighing on the film, to begin writing a review of Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" just minutes after leaving the screening this morning. With nearly as much time spent in line waiting to get in as watching the actual film, we would have preferred a bit more of a chance to let it linger and marinate (and perhaps more thoughts will follow in the coming days). But let's get a couple of things out of the way to start with. Firstly, "The Tree Of Life" is not the cinema-changing, soul-shattering masterpiece it has been built up into. That said, it's a hugely ambitious and occasionally brilliant undertaking that finds the director using the story of a fractured relationship between a father and his children to ask the question of ages: where is God? And oh yeah, if you'd prefer to go into the film without knowing anything at all about it, you'd do best to skip reading from this point on.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes Review: Tree of Life Lures Packed House, Oscar-Worthy Pitt Speaks for Missing Director Malick

    Cannes Review: Tree of Life Lures Packed House, Oscar-Worthy Pitt Speaks for Missing Director Malick

    In all my years coming to Cannes, I've never seen the 8:30 AM Palais press screening fill up so fast. Guards were turning people away by 8 AM, who literally ran across the grass to queue for the back-up 9 AM screening at the Soixantieme. I decided not to wrestle my way in and took the path of least resistance to settle into a center middle row seat and let Terrence Malick's fifth feature, the luminous The Tree of Life, wash over me.

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    Watch Trailer For "Mr. Sophistication" Starring Harry Lennix

    Here's the trailer for Mr.Sophistication, an indie flick starring Harry Lennix. Based on IMDb, the film is..."The story of a comedian, Ron Waters, who is a Richard Pryor-type of entertainer who makes commentary about the world rather than one-liners. After a self-imposed exile from Hollywood, Ron is back."

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    New 30 Second 'Super 8' Clip Has At Least 30 Lens Flares In It

    Ok, So Maybe There's Only 15 Or So...After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon. This is the premise of J.J. Abrams' upcoming new suspense thriller/monster-movie-to-be/obsession-with-being-the-child-of Steven Spielberg pic, titled "Super 8" (ok, so it's a homage to youth and Super 8 home movies as well).

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    Posts About "Super 8"

    “Super 8” Astoundingly Makes Nostalgia Forgettable

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