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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    SnagLearning Expands Classroom Boundaries

    SnagFilms announces SnagLearning, a platform of 125 documentary films that will serve as engaging education tools for students in nearly every middle and high school classroom. CEO Rick Allen calls it a "natural extension" of SnagFilms, which launched two years ago; "teachers have championed our slate of films, which students can stream for free as a means of supplementing their learning. As classrooms stretch their boundaries, SnagLearning will be there – at home or in school – to serve our ever growing community of teachers, students and parents.”

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    As of Today, Netflix on Your iPhone

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    Update: Happy The Movie on Kickstarter

    A HAPPY Update! By Roko Belic

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Checking In: Building Studio Loyalty

    So your Facebook stalker - er, friend - knows what you had for dinner and which YouTube video you liked, but now they know where you're going. And what you're watching. And when.

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    CAA Orchestrates Roadside Pickups I Love You, Phillip Morris and Biutiful

    Falling on the heels of Roadside Attractions' acquisition of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful, Roadside is again partnering with P & A supplier Liddell Entertainment on orphaned project I Love You, Phillip Morris, in which Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor play ill-starred lovers. States Roadside co-president Howard Cohen: “Jim and Ewan once again prove themselves to be among the rare group of A-list actors who take the risks."

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    Disney Dumped The Switch, But Aniston Needs Strong Co-Stars

    What went wrong with The Switch, and is Jennifer Aniston's anemic marquee value to blame? Anthony D'Alessandro comes up with some surprising answers.

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    5 More TV Shows to Spin-Off From 2010 Oscar Winners

    Debuting on Animal Planet tomorrow is a three-part series titled "Blood Dolphins." It's somewhat based on the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," which exposed dolphin slaughter in Japan, and the first episode, titled "Return to Taiji" seems to be almost a sequel to the film (the other episodes take us to The Solomon Islands). Meanwhile, another recent Oscar-winner, "The Hurt Locker," has inspired a TV series of its own. Titled "Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan," it will be a reality series following a U.S. Navy bomb squad from training through deployment.

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    Martha's Vineyard Fest to Honor Matthew Modine

    The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival will give its its first-ever Global Citizen award to actor Matthew Modine ("Full Metal Jacket," Showtime's "Weeds") for his decades-long commitment to environmental activism. Modine will be honored at a ceremony September 11 in Vineyard Haven, Mass., following a screening of his new film "The Trial."

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    New Jolie News, Too-High Ticket Prices, Help Find Jean-Luc Godard

    - Credit Angelina Jolie with keeping it interesting. This week alone, news broke that she is writing and directing her first feature, a Bosnian love story, and now she will be starring in an adaptation of Brit miniseries Unforgiven, about a woman's struggle to re-enter society after serving a 15-year prison sentence for murdering two policemen who tried to evict her and her family from their farmhouse. One revenge-hungry policeman's son is out for revenge. The script will be written by The Usual Suspect's Christopher McQuarrie (who also co-wrote Jolie's upcoming The Tourist). Assuming the script is to Jolie's liking, this could be an excellent chance for her to combine her A Mighty Heart and Girl Interrupted depth (which won her the supporting actress Oscar) with her powerful mess-with-me-and-you'll-be-sorry untouchability.

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