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  • Leonard Maltin
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    A Lost ‘Pharaoh’—Found

    The archeologists who extracted artifacts from King Tut’s Tomb couldn’t have been any more excited than the movie lovers who witnessed the rebirth of Ernst Lubitsch’s The Loves of Pharaoh Tuesday night at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, on the exact date of the movie palace’s 89th anniversary. Piecing this 1922 silent film epic back together has been a formidable project for German film preservationist Thomas Bakels of Alpha-Omega, who told me it was even more difficult than restoring Metropolis! It took five years to complete the digital reconstruction and clean-up, even after the Munich Filmmuseum had gone through the laborious process of combining elements of prints from around the globe.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Samuel L. Jackson Is The World's Highest-Grossing Actor At $7.2B, According to Guinness

    Here's some interesting bit of news reported by The Post Chronicle. Samuel L. Jackson holds the Guinness World actor's highest grossing record, ahead of the likes of Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks.

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  • Shadow and Act
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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    NYFF: Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist"

    One of the most celebrated works of the great French cartoonist Sempé depicts a man who sees a lady fall over in the street and cannot contain his laughter, just as a large funeral cortège passes by. The grieving mourners are horrified by his behavior, so he takes refuge in a movie theater, where a Chaplin film is playing. As the entire theater rocks with laughter at the sight of Chaplin’s tramp falling in the street, the man sits quietly and weeps.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gabourey Sidibe's 'The Safecracker' Character Poster for "Tower Heist"

    Here's a poster of Tower Heist, featuring Gabourey Sidibe in her character of The Safecracker.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    10 Minutes With Elizabeth Olsen

    One the best American films of the year, Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene" is beginning its limited release this weekend. With it comes the official theatrical debut of one Elizabeth Olsen, who gives a truly stunning performance as a young woman recovering from a terrifying stint in a cult. I talked with Olsen way back in Sundance - where the film debut - the audio of which is posted below.

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    It's Official: Carey Mulligan Is The New Kate Winslet

    Variety is reporting that Carey Mulligan will follow up Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" which what seems like lead roles in new films from BOTH the Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze (in a Charlie Kaufman screenplay no less):

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Keep This Up, Viola Davis, And That Oscar's Yours

    The more I think about it, the more I'm quite certain Viola Davis will win best actress at the Oscars this year. "The Help" is huge, there's sentimentality in her corner (disturbingly she'd only be the second black actress to win in the category) and frankly, there's not a whole lot of competition. The only people that can beat her at this point are Michelle Williams and - sight unseen - Meryl Streep.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey'

    Well, it looks like the Oscar race just got a major shakeup. Though it was slated for a release date in December way back in the spring, Angelina Jolie's upcoming directorial debut "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" has been a completely unknown element. With no festival appearances, and a lack of stills and promotional material, it was left up to speculation if the film was a misguided vanity project, a true awards season contender or something else entirely. Well, a very meaty trailer has now landed online and Jolie looks to have delivered something that could change up the game this fall.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Video: Viola Davis Inspirational and Funny "Elle Women in Hollywood' Honoree Speech

    "What keeps me in the business is hope, the hope that women of color are also a part of the narrative, that our stories are just as potent because we also have the power of transformation."

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