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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: Get Low

    Get Low is one of the treats of the summer movie season, a modest film that offers ample rewards, not the least being the opportunity to watch wonderful actors at work. The setting is Tennessee during the Great Depression. Robert Duvall is well cast as a man who’s lived as a hermit for the past forty years. One day he turns up in town and asks the local preacher to hold his funeral—while he’s still alive. Over the course of the film we learn what has brought him to this moment, and what drove him away from his friends and neighbors so many years ago.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: The Extra Man

    If you have any fondness for life’s oddballs, I think you’ll share my affection for the latest film from the writing/directing team of Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, who brought us American Splendor. The Extra Man, based on a novel by Jonathan Ames, focuses on two men who exist out of their time: Henry Harrison, a pompous, world-class eccentric who gets by as an escort, or “extra man,” for aging Manhattan society women, and Louis Ives, an unworldly academic with a propensity for cross-dressing.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Funnier than most of 'Schmucks'

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  • iW NOW
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    Honorary Maverick Award Goes to Bruce Beresford

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  • The Lost Boys
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    I Love You Tom Hardy

    Staring at him was the best thing about "Inception," and now Tom Hardy has officially become my #1 crush via this interview with The Daily Mail, where he answers the question as to whether he's ever slept with me with an attitude that's remarkably absent from men in popular culture, despite the fact that I'm quite certain what Hardy admits is hardly uncommon:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Tilda Swinton on KTLA

    Back when I was in Edinburgh last month, Ms. Swinton mentioned the hilarity that is this interview where she promoted "I Am Love" on KTLA. It wasn't until a few days ago that I finally tracked it down, but it was worth the wait... Swinton is gloriously out of place with the four "panelists" on the show (one of whom introduces her as "known for her supporting role in 'Adaption'"), none of whom seem to have actually seen the film, and all of whom are more curious about her accent ("I love accents!!") than anything else. Stay for the final exchange, as it 'tis the kicker... Enjoy:

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  • iW NOW
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  • Spout
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    Spout About: "Dinner for Schmucks"

    I laughed A LOT during "Dinner for Schmucks," as did the friend I saw it with. As did seemingly most of the press at the screening I attended (and I'm sure some are lying about it in their reviews). IndieWIRE's own Nigel Smith admitted it was the hardest he'd laughed since "Anchorman." I don't know if I can say the same, but it is the funniest movie I've seen in a while. Yet I do feel guilty about laughing so much. After all, the humor is against the very moral of the film.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Comic-Con: Green Lantern Reads The Oath

    One of the memorable moments at the Con came during the Warner Bros. panel, when Ryan Reynolds delivered the Green Lantern oath for a young fan. While I remain cool toward this project--for whatever reason, Green Lantern (which peaked in the 40s and 50s) never made an impact on me--the interaction between movie actor and star-struck fan reflects the power of these super-hero movies.

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