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    New Photos Of Michelle Yeoh As Aung San Suu Kyi In Luc Besson's 'The Lady'

    Believe or not, Luc Besson, the hugely successful producer behind action fare like "The Transporter" franchise, "Taken," and the "District 13" films, and the director of "The Fifth Element" and "The Professional" is now directing a film about Burmese pro-democracy politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Seriously. Shot last fall and due to hit theaters overseas later this year, we're now getting our first major look at "The Lady."

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    GREY MATTERS: TEEN WOLF, The MTV remake does its best BUFFY

    By Ian Grey PressPlay contributor

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    Orson Welles' 'Chimes At Midnight' Is Restored & Will Screen Next Month At The Screen Arts Festival

    The body of work that enigmatic genius Orson Welles produced in his time on Earth is probably more than most of today’s best filmmakers will ever produce in their lives. While that may be a bit of an overstatement, there is no denying that there’s a reason Welles’ work is still preached in film schools around the world. For a man who did so much, it’s also a shame that some of his best work hasn’t been seen in a such a long time. Back in January we reported that his unfinished film “The Other Side of the Wind,” which features an insane ensemble that includes names like John Huston and Dennis Hopper, would finally see the light of day, but little has come of that. Now, another of Welles’ films is being unearthed, and this release seems a whole lot more promising (and not to mention definite).

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    Martin Scorsese's Trailer For 'Hugo' Looks Like The 3D Adventure We've All Been Waiting For

    In recent years, we've seen 3D films done by the likes of James Cameron, Michael Bay and botched by others we won't bother naming, but none of us have seen a 3D movie, a family adventure film no less, by Martin Scorsese. And so the trailer for his upcoming film, "Hugo" (formerly known as "Hugo Cabret") has hit and we must say it looks pretty damn wonderful, thrilling and charming (vibrant use of music too, though that doesn't sound like composer Howard Shore's work; he wrote the score).

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    Auteurist or Silly? Emmy Nominations Cover Both

    You have to be skeptical about any awards group that gives ten nominations to the artistically abysmal miniseries The Kennedys. But despite that howler, the Emmy nominations announced today got a few things wonderfully right, highlighting the strength of made-for-television movies. It was a terrific year for auteurist television, a term that long ago stopped being an oxymoron.

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    Ethan Hawke To Star In New Mystery Horror Pic From 'Exorcism Of Emily Rose' Helmer Scott Derrickson

    Whether or not you were a fan of the supernatural thriller “Insidious” or the “Paranormal Activity” series, there’s no doubt that the films have been turning a pretty hefty profit, and there's been a pretty positive response from audiences. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down soon for those films’ producer, Jason Blum. As he preps his next untitled horror film, he also has Rob Zombie’s “Lords of Salem” starting production soon, along with Barry Levinson’s intriguing eco-thriller “The Bay” waiting to scare our pants off or disappoint us horrifically.

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    Watch the Emmy Nominations Announced

    If you're an awards junkie - no judgment, some of us have a sweet tooth, some of us love awards - here is the video of the nominations as they were announced by Joshua Jackson and Melissa McCarthy (very nice moment when she hears Jackson read her name as a nominee for Best Actress in a comedy.)

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    A.R. Rahman To Score Alex Kurtzman's 'Welcome To People' Starring Chris Pine & Olivia Wilde

    For screenwriter Alex Kurtzman—best known for penning blockbusters like “Star Trek,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Mission: Impossible III”--he couldn't ask for a better batch of talent as he readies his directorial debut, "Welcome to People." The film stars Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mark Duplass, and it will also feature a little cameo by Jon Favreau. But it appears the quality list of collaborators doesn't end there as Kurtzman has enlisted one of the best known and celebrated film composers in the world to tune up his movie.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    If You Missed It...Listen To The S&A Live Podcast Season 2, Ep 14 ("The Help" Controversy)

    If you missed out on yesterday's S&A show, please listen below. The enlightening conversion was thoroughly enjoyable. I have to say, S&A readers definitely ROCK! We covered a few "controversial" hot topics including:

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    On The Road: Director Walter Salles' Secret Second Road Trip with Garrett Hedlund

    Jerry Cimino, founder and curator of The Beat Museum, delves into the saga that lead to finally getting Jack Kerouac's On The Road adapted to film. His article reveals that after shooting the film from August through December of 2010, director Walter Salles and star Garrett Hedlund went on the road together with the film's '48 Hudson and a crew of five in April 2011. No one else in the cast (which includes Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss) knew about this trip, part of Salles' "quest for authenticity." Here is an excerpt from the article and this photo, courtesy of HuffPost.

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