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  • Hope for Film
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    COLLABORATOR Poster Debut

    Yesterday, COLLABORATOR's Martin Donovan shared a bit about his experience writing and directing his first feature. We thought it might be nice to share with you our first try at a poster. It's our international version, set for our world premiere in competition at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Let us know your thoughts.

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  • The Playlist
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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' Can't Conjure Up The Scares

    In the 1970s, there was a number of made-for-television horror movies and among the best remembered were "Salem's Lot," "Burnt Offerings" and "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark." Of the last film, modern horror master Guillermo Del Toro has referred to it as "the scariest movie (he's) ever seen." If one were to watch it today, they'd scoff at that sentiment as the pacing is weird and the monsters are silly. But anyone could look back at the stuff that gave them the chills as kids with new, more cynical eyes, however, what Del Toro is trying to do as producer and co-writer of this new remake is to get all of us to feel what we felt as kids again. Whether or not he succeeds is another story.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" - Critics Hate It, Audiences Love It + Shia Likes Not Having To Act

    It opens wide today, though there have been press screenings, as well as some midnight screenings for regular folk. I'm not at all interested in the film, so I didn't bother with either. That last one was a long, loud, bloated mess of a film. And I think I'm done with Michael Bay movies for awhile. At least, I won't pay to see them in theaters. I'll wait till they're streaming on Netflix.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Happy Pride Week!

    ME AT NINE, PERFORMING TO MADONNA IN SUMMER '91!

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Openfilm: $500,000 Award to Short Filmmaker to Produce Feature!

    The FilmCollaborative uses them to stream films for buyers. Miami Int'l Film Festival loves them. Now they're trying to finance content now too. They have just announced the filmmaker that their advisory board (James Caan, Robert Duvall, Scott Caan, Mark Rydell) has selected to produce a feature film with.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Will Smith Taps Denzel Washington To Star In Katrina Drama "The American Can"

    One of the dozens on projects on Will Smith's future slate... a film initially announced almost exactly 2 years ago, in May 2009, when Sony Pictures and Smith's Overbrook Entertainment picked up the movie rights to the story of an ex-Marine who orchestrated the rescue of hundreds of his neighbors during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

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  • Caryn James
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    Jimmy Kimmel Gives Us "Michele Bachmann's Story of America"

    You wouldn’t think it would be so hard for presidential candidates to get a grip on some basics of American history. I know they’re busy with their stylists and their strategists - like the geniuses who thought Michele Bachmann should launch her campaign from Waterloo – but how hard is it to know that the Founding Fathers didn’t work "tirelessly against slavery," as Bachmann claimed, but that many of them owned slaves instead?

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  • The Playlist
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    'Slumdog Millionaire' Star Dev Patel Lands Role In Aaron Sorkin's 'More As This Story Develops'

    As far as starts to careers go for young actors, having your first role in the first-line-up of hugely popular U.K. teen series "Skins," and then going on to the lead role in a global hit that swept the Oscars, namely "Slumdog Millionaire," isn't a bad one, and Dev Patel must consider himself fairly blessed. But things have been rockier since then for the 21-year-old British actor, with his follow-up to Danny Boyle's film being in M. Night Shyamalan's much-mocked "The Last Airbender," a film which no one came out of smelling of roses.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    BBC Worldwide Commissions 1st South African TV Series "Come Dine With Me"

    It's not yet in the states is it?

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Larry Crowne' Finds Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts In A Miscalculated, Muddled Rom-Com

    People get excited about a new Tom Hanks movie simply because people fucking love Tom Hanks. He's both an affable everyman and a huge movie star, and in the performances he leaves on screen, whether it’s a slow-witted American who happens into great moments of history, a gay man living with AIDS, or a modern executive stranded on a sandy desert island, you root for him to succeed, even when he takes missteps (like duplicating himself for a creepy computer animated project or playing the most mild "bad guy" imaginable), because you both love seeing him in the movies and also want to invite him over for dinner.

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