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    10 New Pics From 'Nobody Walks' Starring John Krasinski & Olivia Thirlby Plus Soundtrack Details

    Starring John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, Rosemarie DeWitt and an excellent supporting cast that features Dylan McDermott, Justin Kirk, and one-to-watch up-and-comers like India Ennenga, Rhys Wakefield and Jane Levy, "Nobody Walks" is one of our favorite indie dramas of the fall. The third feature-length effort from Ry Russo-Young (2009's celebrated indie "You Wont Miss Me"), "Nobody Walks" is also co-written by one of Young's high school pals, one Lena Dunham, the star and creator of HBO's "Girls."

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    18 Minutes With Winona Ryder

    As this blog has most definitely made clear over the years, I have a thing for Winona Ryder.  The accidental beard of my boyhood, I was borderline (alright, beyond borderline) obsessed for a good decade. So you can only imagine the opportunity to interview her earlier this week in Toronto (where she's promoting "The Iceman") was a cherished one. For nearly 18 minutes, I actively avoided a heart attack while Winona's intense, beautiful eyes stared back into mine as I anxiously went through my questions (though she seemed pretty anxious herself... Soul mates!)

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    Obviously: Viggo Mortensen Won't Be In 'Thor 2'; Marvel May Drop 'Ant-Man' Footage Online

    Well, duh. The rumor itself was built on shaky ground, and given the actor's choosiness and selectiveness over roles and directors he'll take on, it's probably no shock that Viggo Mortensen won't be in "Thor: The Dark World." Tenuous-to-begin with reports (or leaps of logic) had linked him to the role of Dr. Strange, and while the character itself isn't ruled out, Mortensen won't playing along in the sequel, and it's not like Marvel were even aware the dude was still taking scripts.

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  • Criticwire
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    Punch-Drunk Taxi Driver

    If "Boogie Nights" is Anderson's "Goodfellas," is "Punch-Drunk Love" his "Taxi Driver?"

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Tupac Died Today... Updates On Antoine Fuqua's Biopic, Kenny Leon's Musical, Tupac's Script

    Today in history... September 13, 1996... Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital at age 25, 6 days after being fatally shot in a driveby shooting that remains unsolved, despite claims by the LAPD and Tupac's former bodyguard, most recently, that they know who killed him.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    TIFF: Interview with Sally Potter - Writer and Director of Ginger and Rosa

    After the dust settles, Ginger and Rosa is going to turn out to be one of my the highlights of the festival. Sally Potter, the brilliant director of Orlando has written and directed a truly accessible coming of age story set during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. It's the story of two sixteen year old girls Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert - Jane Campion's daughter) who are no longer girls but, of course, not yet women. Ginger's parents, the academic philandering narcissist Roland (Alessandro Nivola) and frustrated painter Natalie (Christina Hendricks) are progressive parents giving Ginger a lot of freedom, and while her friend Rosa spends her time exploring her budding sexuality, Ginger on the other hand, is very focused on the fact that the world is on the brink of nuclear disaster. She attends meetings and marches which is not typical for a 16 year old and she relays the fears that everyone was feeling at that moment.

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    'Resident Evil' Director Paul W. S. Anderson May Wrangle Video Game Adaptation 'Monster Hunter'

    Who’s your favorite Paul Anderson? Well, chances are that it’s probably not the one we’re about to discuss here, but surely by now you’re Paul Thomas Anderson-ed out, aren’t you? Let’s give Paul William Scott Anderson his time to shine. The fifth (and presumed penultimate) installment in the “Resident Evil” franchise hits theaters tomorrow, and it’s the third that Anderson has helmed. If he does end his involvement with the series after the sixth entry, then he may just be on the lookout for another franchise that will keep paying the bills.

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    Watch: Red Band Trailer for 'The Oranges' Starring Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener & Leighton Meester

    Featuring an ensemble cast, suburban setting, and humorous holiday shenanigans, “The Oranges” seemed initially to be heading toward “Christmas With The Kranks” territory as it approached its TIFF premiere last year. However, since the project's 2008 Black List inclusion by writers Jay Reiss and Ian Helfer, a steady buzz has grown into the film's well-received screenings and recent first trailer, and now comes an opportunity to see Allison Janney cut loose in the film's red-band offering.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    5 Netflix Streaming Discoveries This Week For You To Watch (9/13)

    New feature... as Netflix now has about twice as many streaming subscribers than DVD subscribers, according to a company financial statement during the first half of this year, it means more of you continue to sign up for Netflix streaming accounts, specifically.

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    IFC Films To Distribute Noah Baumbach/Greta Gerwig Telluride & TIFF Hit 'Frances Ha'

    Shot in near-complete secrecy and unannounced until just this past July, it's suitably consistent that director Noah Baumbach's seventh feature, “Frances Ha,” would also become one of the surprise highlights of the festival circuit this year. Co-written by Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, who also stars, the film already garnered a fantastic reception at Telluride this year (from us included), and now, following a similar performance in Toronto, it appears distribution for the comedy-drama is coming together.

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