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  • Shadow and Act
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    BBC America to Adapt Controversial Immigration Docuseries "Go Back to Where You Came From"

    BBC America has signed on to adapt SBS Australia's Go Back to Where You Came From, a docuseries that follows participants on a "refugee journey in reverse."

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  • The Playlist
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    Tom Six Says 'Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)' Will Feature 500 Person Long Chain

    Well, say what you will about Tom Six and his 'Human Centipede' franchise, but the man has a vision. A twisted, nauseauting vision, but one that is singular, no matter how disturbing it is. And he's seeing it through to the end. The director has been talking up "The Human Centipede 3 (Full Sequence)" since last fall, and with his leading man Dieter Laser now officially confirmed, he hit Twitter to let you know how fucking gross the last movie will be. 

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' A Surprisingly Ambitious Deadpan Charmer

    Bob Byington’s "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is about a guy who doesn’t grow up. In fact, he doesn’t even age over the film’s span of about three decades in his life. It may have something to do with a mysterious briefcase, the origins of which are only ever suggested by animated cloud interludes and the ethereal implications of the title itself. But that hardly matters, so long as Max (Keith Poulson) keeps bumbling through marriage, money and mortality.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Video: Jon Stewart Solves the 'John Carter' Problem with Kony 2012

    Two popular news topics converge - the "John Carter" Disney disaster, and Kony 2012 vs. the media. Watch Jon Stewart solve one of the problems below:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    'A Separation' Director Farhadi Announces Next Pic Set in Paris After Denial of Celebration in Native Iran

    Sadly, a celebration of Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" - which won numerous awards across the world, including the Oscar, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film - was denied a celebration in its native Iran by its government on Monday...

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Clips From Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' & Kevin Macdonald's 'Marley'

    First up is an oddball look at Richard Linklater's slightly twisted, based on a true story tale "Bernie." Starring Matthew McConaguhy, Jack Black and Shirley Maclaine, the film tells the story of a beloved mortician (Black) in a small Texas town who befriends a mean old widow (Shirley MacLaine) and commits a horrific crime. This slow burn thriller has been quietly making the festival rounds since last summer, and will screen at SXSW tomorrow. The scene is an intriguing one, centering on Kay McCabe who portrays the mother of the D.A. (McConaughey), and it highlights the quasi-documentary style interludes featured in the film. Looks delightfully surreal. "Bernie" arrives on April 27th.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Sarah Palin vs. Julianne Moore: A Scene by Scene Comparison

    I was eagerly awaiting someone to take this to viral video task, and now here indeed is an extensive scene by scene comparison of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in "Game Change," and Palin herself.  It makes clear how masterful Moore's depiction was -- which I thought fell far from simply impersonation (even if the film that surrounded the performance was somewhat less admirable).

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers"

    He's the notorious auteur behind cult classics "Gummo", "Julien Donkey-Boy", "Kids" (as screenwriter), and most recently 2009's "Trash Humpers"... and yet, Harmony Korine's upcoming work seems to be producing the most controversy of all his films. "Spring Breakers" features Disney teen stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Heather Morris (Glee), Rachel Korine (Harmony's wife), and James Franco, who was involved in Korine's "Rebel", a 20-minute instillation piece paying homage to the James Dean classic "Rebel Without A Cause". With a synopsis reading "four college girls land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation, then find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work", Spring Breakers might be the wacky filmmaker's first real foray into the mainstream, causing worry among some fans who fear the notion of their arthouse hero selling out. But I believe it's safe to say we need worry not: Korine has always been a daring artist examining the American essence, and I would not be surprised if this turned out to be his most absurd, irregular work yet. So while I wallow in anticipation, take a look at these photos from the movie's shoot in Florida:

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  • The Playlist
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    Warner Bros. Bringing Mandrake The Magician To The Big Screen In Contemporary Flavored Makeover

    Well, this marks the second big move in two days from Warner Bros., which seems to be deviating from the gameplan of safe plays and taking on riskier fare. Just yesterday, they came aboard the massive "The Dark Tower" franchise from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer that Universal dropped last year, and now they are continuing with bold maneuvers, taking on the vintage comic "Mandrake The Magician" and bringing it to the big screen.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Homeless Citizens Run for Office in New OWN Documentary "Tent City, USA"

    OWN will soon premiere an original documentary with a unique twist on one of the most challenging aspects of the recent recession: homelessness.

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