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  • Shadow and Act
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    Samuel L. Jackson on Twitter: Can a Muh F**** Say F*** on Here?

    In case you hadn't heard, Samuel L. Jackson has joined Twitter.

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    More: FYI, LOL
  • The Playlist
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    John McClane Returns For 'A Good Day To Die Hard' On February 14, 2013

    'Taken 2' Reloads On October 5, 2012 Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker. If you're a fan of John McClane or things blowing up in general, get ready, because the long in development "Die Hard 5" is now officially titled "A Good Day To Die Hard" and it will be the date movie of choice on Thursday, February 14, 2013.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Universal Puts the Brakes on $60 "Tower Heist" Premium VOD Plan

    Remember Universal Pictures' proposed plan to make its new Eddie Murphy/Ben Stiller action-comedy Tower Heist available in homes just three weeks after it debuts in theaters?

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    More: FYI
  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Fans Rejoice: HBO Orders Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire

    Boardwalk Empire has been given the greenlight by HBO for Season 3. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo says that after the first season: "I was eager to see what Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their stellar team had in store, and they continue to surpass our highest expectations. The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”

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    More: Genres, TV, Period, Drama, HBO
  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Is Andrew Stanton's John Carter the Next Avatar?

    Is Andrew Stanton's John Carter the Next Avatar?

    The New Yorker profiles Andrew Stanton, of Finding Nemo and Toy Story Pixar fame, whose live action debut -- John Carter -- arrives via Disney March 9, 2012.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Behind The Scenes on AMC's The Walking Dead, Season 2: Zombies, Blood and Gore

    Check out photographer David Strick's behind-the-scenes photos from the Atlanta set of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 2, which debuts October 16. Don't be put off by the zombies--as adapted for cable by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) season one of The Walking Dead was one of the best-written and mounted cable series of the year. It remains to be seen if producer Gale Ann Hurd (Comic-Con interview here) and the rest of the team will be able to maintain that quality without Darabont, who was fired from the series.

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  • Spout
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    Should There Be More 3D Documentaries? Could Any Documentary Classics Be Converted to 3D?

    Between the two James Cameron-related events I covered this week for Movies.com, I can't shake wondering about the two questions posed in the headline. At the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards Monday night I got the director, who nowadays works in both blockbuster fiction and exploratory nonfiction, to state that he thinks "3D is a good fit for documentary almost more so than fiction film." Given that 3D made it's comeback partly through undersea docs (of Cameron's) and has been a big draw now for IMAX nature and space films, I'd already agree. Having seen and been mesmerized by Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" and Wim Wenders' "Pina" (the latter of which he tells me he needs to see soon), I might go so far as to say it's actually a better fit for docs. I wish I could find verification on this, but I bet the best reviewed 3D films of all time are nonfiction.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    NYFF: Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin I Live In"

    Only Pedro Almodóvar circa 2011 could so effectively neuter an outré scenario like the one at the center of his new film, The Skin I Live In. Conscientious reviewers will feel the need to tiptoe around its major conceit similar to way the director does—but the more one talks around the film, the less one is likely to get out of it. Most of The Skin I Live In is structured with obfuscating tactics, which, as the plot wears on and its lines are more clearly drawn, only end up distracting from its central ideas. What could have been an inexorable, tragicomic study of a violently furious and genderless love instead becomes a pointless, meandering shell game played on the audience. So let the spoilers fly: unlike Almodóvar, I refuse to dance around The Skin I Live In, which in some alternate-reality cut could have been a touchingly tortured pas de deux rather than just a tortuous labyrinth. Read Michael Koresky's review of The Skin I Live In.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust" 20 Years Later (L.A. Rebellion Retrospective)

    Here's the next installment in our ongoing coverage of L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, the current retrospective of black filmmakers being showcased at UCLA.

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    More: oped, Event
  • ReelPolitik
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    Piracy Good? Copyright Bad?

    Piracy Good? Copyright Bad?

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