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    App Vs. App

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Postcards From Iceland

    You want to go to here:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Director Watch: Snyder Takes Superman, Gilroy on Bourne 4, Hobbit Inches Closer, Luhrmann Goes Glee

    - Superman has a new daddy: Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) will direct Warner Bros' franchise revival, with Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas producing--the dynamic duo that rebooted Batman. Nolan came up with the story; Batman Begins scribe David S. Goyer wrote the screenplay, which brings back villain General Zod. “I feel super awesome,” Snyder told the LAT, while admitting that he lies awake at night thinking of how his Superman - who "has to be a man" - will be recreated. No boys need apply for the job; this is a the "biggest and baddest of them all," Snyder says, "The greatest of them all, right? We all want to know how the next chapter takes shape. I want to know how it will take shape.”

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  • Eric Kohn
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    100 Firsts from OFCS.

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  • Spout
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    "The Social Network" - Is the Winklevoss Twin Portrayal Worth an Oscar for Acting or Visual Effects?

    I tried to read very little before seeing "The Social Network." It was bad enough hearing about the buzz and reading so many glowing praises on Twitter. I think that damaged part of my initial experience with the film, as any overbearing hype will do for a work that just can't live up to the resultant expectations. But as I was watching and feeling quite apathetic to all that was happening on screen, suddenly the regatta sequence set to "In the Hall of the Mountain King" happened, and I internally applauded the movie for finally surprising me with something fresh. I've since thought about more and more things I like about "The Social Network," but while in the theater I mostly only enjoyed scenes featuring the Winklevoss Twins -- aka "the Winklevi" as the Mark Zuckerberg character calls them. In addition to that mentioned depiction the 2004 Grand Challenge Cup, the duo are involved in some of the film's funniest moments, including a bit with Larry Summers (Harvard president at the time) and a throwaway joke for viewers familiar with "The Karate Kid."

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  • The Lost Boys
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    A Brief Love Letter To The Reykjavik Film Festival

    I've had an intensely lovely seven days here in Reykjavik, few of which I've noted on here in large part due to the fact I've wanted to spend every free minute sucking in the magic. I've written more extensively about the film festival's hospitality for indieWIRE here, but let me just expand a bit in a less journalist manner. Because Reykjavik is a fabulous film festival and a fabulous town in a fabulous country. And if you ever get a chance to visit any or all of the three, seriously go out of your way. The festival is remarkably intimate and well-organized, and gives you the perfect summer camp vibe that only the best smaller film festivals pull off, and Reykjavik takes it to an extreme by taking said summer camp to the President of Island's house where said President shakes your hand and lets you roam freely through his entire home. And then on top of that, to have that vibe in a town/country like Reykjavik/Iceland, which is as magical as Bjork has led us all to believe all these years, is severe icing. This city has some of the wildest weekends on earth, its residents are ridiculously charming (except the one that stole my blackberry), and its nearby countryside gives you endless arrays of rainbows, volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls and glaciers. It's a bit stranger than paradise, but that doesn't mean it's not amazing (and Jim Jarmusch would certainly agree - he was the guest of honor at the festival and seemed like he was having a total ball).

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Rapace Interview

    Music Box Films is opening the third installment of the Swedish global hit Millennium trilogy (based on the Stieg Larssen novels), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, stateside on October 29.

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  • The Playlist
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    Zack Snyder To Direct 'Superman: Man Of Steel'

    Christopher Nolan plus Zack Snyder? Yeah, we're as surprised as you are, but the "Watchmen" filmmaker has landed the gig to direct "Superman: The Man Of Steel" for Warner Bros.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    TCM Promos Seven-Part Moguls & Movie Stars with Five City Exhibit/Tour

    Turner Classic Movies is launching a five city multimedia, interactive, exhibit tour featuring Hollywood memorabilia from TCM’s original seven-part documentary series, Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, which premieres November 1 at 8 PM (ET). The series delves into an in-depth history of Hollywood from its start in 1890 through 1970, including interviews with critics, filmmakers and film historians (Sidney Lumet, Richard Zanuck, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Peter Bogdanovich, Gore Vidal, Robert Osborne and Molly Haskell), the children of Hollywood's Golden Age, film clips and rare footage.

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