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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes: The Artist vs. Murder 101

    Cannes: The Artist vs. Murder 101

    Gee, given the choice to see a movie acquired by The Weinstein Co. that many critics rave about--The Artist--and Murder 101 (invite below), which would you choose?SCREENING: "Murder 101"Wednesday 18 May 14:00 hrs GRAY 5 Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor) plays FBI Agent Ridley alongside Dante Basco (Hook, Take The Lead, Biker Boyz) who plays D. Phillips. Critics have described this as a “new CW inspired teen slasher that is aiming to be the horror guilty pleasure this season with slick production values, backstabbing girls, hot soundtrack selections, and some gory killings...”

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  • The Playlist
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    Only Nicole Kidman Left: Lasse Halstrom & Rachel Weisz Are Officially Out Of 'The Danish Girl'

    When Swedish director Lasse Hallström ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" "The Cider House Rules") announced he would be directing the Sweden-set crime thriller “The Hypnotist” this year, we asked, ok, what did this mean for Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films' developing transgendered drama “The Danish Girl”?

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  • Caryn James
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    Colbert Puts the Republican Race in Perspective (Video)

    Everyone had the news about Republican dropouts, but no one captured the absurdity of the whole spectacle - the candidates, the commentators - better than Stephen Colbert last night. Here he is, looking at the end of Huckabee (the Huckamike as he calls him) and That Other Guy's campaigns.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Gets a Name and a Date

    Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, a love story set in Bosnia War in the 90s finally has a title - In the Land of Blood and Honey. The other news is that it will be released on December 23rd by Film District putting it right into the awards mix. Jolie also wrote the script.

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  • Spout
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    On DVD: "You Wont Miss Me" is a Harrowing Warning to Aspiring Actors

    There’s something oddly compelling about Williamsburg, Brooklyn and its extraordinary population of aspiring creative people. Not that I would call myself a fan of either the neighborhood or its explosion of hipster culture, but at the very least there is an inherently interesting vibe to a community populated almost entirely by young-ish people attempting to achieve creative success. Inevitably most of them will fail, and this dynamic of constant competition and perpetual performance is in a way perfect for the cinema and its unique way of compounding artistic representation.

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  • The Playlist
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    Cillian Murphy To Star In Redemption Tale 'Broken' & WWII Psych-Drama 'Wayfaring Strangers'

    Andrew Niccol's Sci-Fi-Actioner With Actor As Villain Now Known As 'In Time' Beyond his work with Christopher Nolan in the Batman movies and "Inception," Irish actor Cillian Murphy's career has been surprisingly low key. He's about to feature fairly prominently as the lead antagonist in Andrew Niccol's "In Time" (formerly titled "Now" and before that, "I'm.mortal") as well as Rodrigo Cortes' "Red Lights" but, other than that, his choices have generally been dominated by more risky, independent fare.

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  • The Playlist
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    Matté! Phillip Noyce Reaches Career Trough As Director Signs To Remake 'Bloodsport'

    Director Phillip Noyce has always embodied the word "workmanlike." Not quiet an auteur, but not a faceless hack either, Noyce has succeeded in making above-average or at least financially successful studio fare like "Patriot Games," "Salt," "Clear And Present Danger" and "The Bone Collector." Every now and then he'll do a prestige pic like "The Quiet American" or "Rabbit Proof Fence" to mixed results. And while lately he's circled the time travel pic "Timeless," the thriller "Hunter Killer" and the true life nature conservancy story "Our Wild Life," we didn't think things were this bad.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Cannes 2011 - Watch 2 Cips From "Ingenious Thievery" Entry "Play"

    Another 2011 Cannes Film Festival title previously profiled on S&A.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Cannes 2011 - Watch 4 Cips From Magical Realist Entry "Blue Bird"

    A film first written about by MsWOO about a week ago (HERE), which is screening at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, where she currently is, as part of the Director's Fortnight sidebar.

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  • The Playlist
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    Ridley Scott Confirmed To Direct Reagan/Gorbachev Cold War Summit Drama 'Reykjavik'

    Ridley Scott attaches himself to more projects than any other filmmaker. The director, currently shooting "Alien" prequel/reboot/unconnected sci-fi film/whatever "Prometheus," has at least a dozen projects percolating at any one time -- at present, they include dystopian classic "Brave New World," a biopic of fashion legend Maurizio Gucci, an adaptation of board game "Monopoly," vampire film "Passage," thriller remake "Red Riding", a biopic of explorer Gertrude Bell, Civil War flick "The Color Of Lightning," Soviet thriller "Child 44," Casey Affleck thriller "The Kind One," another sci-fi, "The Forever War" and god knows how many others.

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