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    'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Soundtrack Tracklist Revealed; 8 Minute Trailer Lands

    As expected, the end of the week has brought the full reveal of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack, and it's a doozy. Featuring nearly three hours of music, spanning three CDs and 6 LPs, you're gonna have to clear some room on your iPod or on your shelf if you're picking up the physical copies. And as we guessed, this one is coming in number of formats, all courtesy of Trent Reznor's Null Corporation.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Netflix Is Trying To Tell Us Something About Eddie Murphy

    While now I have to admit that yes, I was searching through "gay and lesbian comedies" in hopes of finding something to watch on Netflix last night... But a funny thing happened on the way to "The Birdcage":

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  • The Lost Boys
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    How Not To Make a Film (Part Two)

    Casting has begun. This is a pivotal moment, as it is the point at which people other than myself can begin to envisage what the finished film will look like. And that is generally the point at which they start - if they are ever going to - to get excited.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gabourey Sidibe Says She's Attached To A "Cool Dark Comedy" To Shoot Next Year Titled "What's The Matter With Margie"

    I lifted the following from an interview from the latest issue of The HF Magazine, with Gabourey Sidibe.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue Goes To 42 IMAX Screens On December 16th; See If It's Playing Near You

    Remember how last week it was reported that the much talked about "The Dark Knight Rises" prologue was hitting theaters on December 21st? Scratch that. As originally rumored, it will be landing on December 16th but if you want to experience it, you may need to cross state lines depending on where you live.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Rachid Bouchareb's Post-UK Bus Bombings Drama "London River" Coming To US Theatres This Month!

    It's been sometime since there's been any mention of this film on S&A - about a year ago actually, when it was screening as part of the African Diaspora Film Festival lineup in NYC.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    African American Women Take On The Comic Book Industry (Jackie Ormes Lives On)

    Any black women comic book creators/illustrators reading S&A? If so, let me know!

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  • Eric Kohn
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    What Does It Mean To Be A "Sundance Rock Star"?

    That's the question I asked myself shortly after assembling the gallery of filmmakers featured in several recent Indiewire articles about the festival's upcoming lineup. The term sprang to mind because I immediately started compiling a list of notable directors in this year's program. The myth of the Sundance breakout tends to dominate the festival's reputation, just as the usual cast of acclaimed auteurs usually define Cannes. However, Sundance has its own roster of regulars precisely because it discovers a lot of emerging talent. It's also commonplace to dismiss Sundance for favoring red carpet glamour, which is sometimes merited when the movie associated with said carpet utterly blows. But the truth is that Sundance can and does attract first-rate filmmakers, both from its so-called "family" and beyond--from the Duplass and Zellner brothers to So Young Kim and Quentin Dupieux. Does that mean that they'll deliver? Well, that's a different question we'll have to wait until next month to answer. Needless to say, just because you're a rock star doesn't mean you can always rock out. 

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    A New Home For Old Movies

    At a recent Hollywood screening a film buff I’ve known for many years asked why he couldn’t find some vintage titles in my newest annual Movie Guide. I asked if he’d looked in our companion volume, 'Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide', and he told me he didn’t know there was such a thing. Arrghhh!, as Charlie Brown used to say...

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  • Press Play
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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: On “Weed Wars,” drug clichés go up in smoke

    “I run a family business, and the business is cannabis,” says Steve D’Angelo, a central character in Discovery’s new series “Weed Wars” and the co-founder and executive director of Oakland’s Harborside Health Center, which distributes medical marijuana to almost 100,000 customers. D’Angelo’s matter-of-fact statement sums up the tone of this series, which treats the Harborside Heath Center as just another family-owned (albeit nonprofit) business, ultimately not too different from a veterinary clinic, a hair salon or a tattoo parlor.

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