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  • The Lost Boys
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    Reason I Wish I Was @ SXSW #1: "Bridesmaids" Is Apparently Awesome

    BRIDESMAIDS! I thought it was just going to be a preview of part of it, but I guess they played the whole thing last night in Austin. And everyone is saying it's awesome. ie Paul Brunick - writing for indieWIRE at the fest - via his facebook status:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    FUBAR: BALLS TO THE WALL: Star Denied Entry into USA for SXSW Premiere

    Dean "Deaner" Murdock (Paul J. Spence), the Canadian star of FUBAR: BALLS TO THE WALL has been denied entry into the US for SXSW, where the film is having its stateside premiere Monday at 9:30 pm. He is one half of the head-banging duo profiled in the film. The other half, Terry Cahill (David Lawrence) was allowed to cross the border. Murdock says, “I aint gonna take this personally; the f@#kin’ border guy who searched me was just doin’ his job, but f@#k why did he have to have such thick fingers?  Giv'r to yer liv'r in my honor tonight, and fer f@#k's sakes, wash yer denim before you cross the border.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: In Case You Missed 'The Mechanic,' Here's The Red Band Trailer For Jason Statham's 'Blitz'

    So, didn't get a chance to see "The Mechanic" when it was in theaters a couple of months ago? Never fear, another movie with Jason Statham talking in his smoked leather voice and crackin' skulls is on the way (well, at least if you're in the U.K.). A red band trailer for "Blitz" has arrived and it delivers the generic goods.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    American Bowtie Tour Soundtrack

    I've just arrived back from a bit of a marathon tour of the US of A... From Los Angeles to San Francisco to Miami and back, it was genuinely one of the more lovely and amazing (at times, unbloggably so) stints I've spent on the other side, and was even more so due to the fact that I got to say fuck you to the final chapter of the Great Canadian Winter of 2010-11 and start my Springtime early. I'm exhausted and overwhelmed with to-doery, but I figured one way I could commemorate the tour (which I call the American Bowtie Tour thanks to the geography emulating a bowtie, and the fact that I was probably wearing one 75% of the time) is by noting its soundtrack, which kept me moving through the near pedestratian-only policy I seemed to adopt in cities where most people opt for cars. 13 songs - a few very recent ones, a few 2010 tracks that hit me a bit too late or found a resurgence due to a variety of reasons (Trent's Oscar, for one)... it's basically my suggestion for your own Spring 2011 soundtrack:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Things You Should Do Before You Die: The Wynwood Art Walk in Miami

    So for the first 4 nights I was in Miami, I was certain I hated it. Spending the majority of my time in South Beach, I was overwhelmed by aflockalypse of douchebags and slutty hos, and a sense of artificiality that puts the worst parts of Los Angeles to shame. But then on my final night I almost accidentally came across the Wynwood Art Walk, which takes place the second Saturday of every month in what first appears to be a pretty sketchy part of downtown Miami. And it was amazing. Dozens and dozens of art galleries open their doors (and give out free liquor that you can take with you to the streets) to a completely different breed of Miami Folk than the Double-Ds and DBs of South Beach. Amidst huge crowds of queers, hipsters, intellectuals, families, yuppies and fashionistas, there was gourmet food trucks, dance parties, incredible outdoor art displays, interactive art displays, and some serious spirit. It actually reminded me of a Latin-American-tinged version of Montreal's Nuit Blanche and it was my first glimpse at what was clearly an attractive side of Miami.

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  • The Playlist
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    David Lynch To Direct Duran Duran Concert Webcast

    While it's coming on five years since "Inland Empire" with no word yet of another feature, it's not like David Lynch hasn't been keeping busy. He's been selling coffee, doing weather reports, shooting a campaign for Lady Dior with Marion Cotillard and releasing music (more on that in a second), but his next project is a bit of an eyebrow raiser.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Errol Morris Talks Tabloid and Other Strange Topics

    Errol Morris's Tabloid was one of my fave films at the Toronto Film Festival, from which Sundance Selects eventually acquired the truth-is-stranger than-fiction doc. It's screening at SXSW. Morris discovered the nugget of this story, about Joyce McKinney and her obsessive love with a man she tries to save from a cult, buried in the jump of a Boston Globe article. Only Morris would see the potential in it.

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW Review: 'Sound Of My Voice' A Sparse, Sturdy Debut By Zal Batmanglij; Star Turn By Brit Marling

    A sterile basement, untouched by tainted hands. A small coalition of the willing, clean, bright-eyed and brimming with a mixture of fear and optimism. A beautiful woman with a secret, clad in white, attached to a breathing apparatus, telling an outlandish story. Like the listeners, you hang onto every word, you cling to every hidden meaning. This is the world of “Sound Of My Voice.”

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  • Caryn James
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    See "The Loving Story" at the Tribeca Film Festival

    The Loving Story, a beautifully-made documentary about the interracial couple whose Supreme Court case shattered anti-miscegenation laws, will have its world premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and play in the Spotlight section of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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  • The Playlist
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    Brendan Fraser To Star In Fish Heist Comedy 'Whole Lotta Sole' Directed By Terry George (Seriously)

    We hope you're sitting down for this, because the premise may topple you over in paroxysms of laughter (intentional or not).

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