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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Trailer For Vin Diesel's "The Ropes" Series; Season 1 Now Streaming On Netflix

    Here's the trailer for that Vin Diesel web series with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes - an original series about the lives of bouncers - I've already alerted you, and which I didn't care for, which in turn attracted several comments (likely from the same person using different handles) challenging my reaction to it.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Dominican Republic Implements New Film Law

    Here in Guadalajara where we are participating in the Industry events, we spoke at length with Ellis Perez, the Director of DGCine, the government cinema industry organization for the Dominican Republic. Their new law on international and domestic production is so favorable that whereas for the last 15 years, there has been an average of 2 productions a year, in 2012 there will be 12-15 productions completed.

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  • Criticwire
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    The Best Film (To Write About) of 2011

    I was looking through the articles, essays, and reviews that Criticwire readers have submitted to our email address -- Critic@indiewire.com, plug plug plug, send send send -- and I came across an interesting essay by Melissa Tamminga entitled "A Place 'spacious and strange': Abbas Kiarostami's 'Certified Copy.'"  Tamminga's piece compares Kiarostami's latest work to a "long and winding sentence" and explores at length the myriad mysteries and contradictions it contains.  It also comes from an interesting perspective, that of an English professor:

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Will Smith Is Getting Too Old For This In New Trailer For 'Men In Black 3'

    Are you 9 years old? Then you're probably going to love "Men In Black III." Big, broad and goofy, Sony's latest installment in the alient hunting franchise has very clearly staked out it's claim as a family film event and for everyone else, this looks like it will be pretty damn tedious.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Marley' Soundtrack Features 25 Songs From The Reggae Legend

    You would have to look at people like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra or Johnny Cash to find those who have achieved the same kind of iconic, influential status of Bob Marley. The reggae legend took his unique sound from Jamaica around the world, inspiring millions with his message of togetherness, rebellion and love. And while his face has become an image almost as ubiquitous as that of Che Guevara, a whole new generation of music fans may not be familiar with his work and achievements, but the upcoming, years-in-the-making, Kevin Macdonald-directed documentary, "Marley," will hopefully change that.

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Watch A 2 Minute Clip From The Swedish Musical Heist Comedy 'The Sound Of Noise'

    A heist pic, a police procedural, a musical and comedy all rolled into -- you won't be surprised to learn this inventive blend of genres doesn't come from Hollywood, but instead is finding its way to U.S. theaters via Sweden.

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  • The Playlist
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    Angelina Jolie Has Apparently Turned Down Kurt Wimmer's First Stab At 'Salt 2'

    Angelina Jolie is hardly prolific when it comes to churning out movies of late, and even less prolific when it comes to churning out good ones. When she does appear in movies she does so as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and as a result she's likely one of the most in-demand actresses around which suggests she must be very selective. But that just makes it all the more confusing when she picks some of the projects she does. Aside from voicing a tiger in the two "Kung Fu Panda" movies, the past five years has seen Jolie make six movies. Two were quite good ("A Mighty Heart," "Changeling"), two were not ("Beowulf," "The Tourist") and two were disappointing action movies ("Wanted," "Salt").

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    New Hunger Games Trailer - Katniss Shows Her Skills

    Over a million views since March 1st.

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  • The Playlist
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    Discuss: As Chris Pine Vehicle 'Moscow' Continues To Develop, Does Anyone Actually Want To See Another Jack Ryan Movie?

    In the decade since "The Sum Of All Fears" hit theaters, becoming a modest success, Paramount have been keen to continue to mine the works of Tom Clancy that they've had success with on "The Hunt For Red October," "Patriot Games" and "Clear And Present Danger." Soon after that film's release, John Woo was signed to direct a movie version of "Rainbow Six," while in 2006, Joaquin Phoenix signed on to star in "Without Remorse" for director John Singleton. Neither came to pass, and a few years later, Sam Raimi came on to tackle a new take on Jack Ryan, Clancy's best known character, with reports that Ryan Gosling was being sought for the lead, but Raimi left almost as soon as he came on board.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    CW Pilot (And Sex & The City Prequel) "The Carrie Diaries" Adds Freema Agyeman To Cast

    The CW scored major viewer points this weekend when they announced that Doctor Who and Torchwood alum Freema Agyeman will be joining the cast of its planned pilot The Carrie Diaries, a prequel, of sorts, to the Sex & The City series.

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