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    Kiefer Sutherland Says '24' Movie Set 6 Months After The Series Finale, A "Direct Continuation" Of The Show

    While the movie adaptation of "24" won't borrow the show's main conceit of taking place in real time -- the title would have to lose a number, for one -- it looks like there won't be a huge difference with the subject material. When asked by Collider about the Mark Bomback-penned script for the "24" movie (hopefully retitled "The Jack Bauer Power Hour"), star Kiefer Sutherland took a break from promoting his new Fox series "Touch" to she some light on the plot developments that will trouble Bauer's CTU agency on the big screen in 2013.

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    'Very Good Girls' Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Dakota Fanning Back On, Anton Yelchin Set To Join

    It's somewhat hard to imagine considering how far she's come but it was only this time last year one Elizabeth Olsen was introduced to movie-goers with her Sundance double of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and the upcoming horror remake "Silent House." During her year, the actress has managed to fit in projects like Rodrigo Cortes' "Red Lights" and Josh Radnor's "Liberal Arts" (both of which have already been hot topics at Park City this year) but through it all mentioned that one project she attached herself to soon post-Sundance, Naomi Foner's "Very Good Girls," was struggling to find its feet.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Final Hunger Games Poster

    Final Hunger Games Poster

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    DVD Review: Kinky Classic 'Belle de Jour' Gets the Criterion Treatment

    Séverine Serizy, the glacial, inscrutable masochist at the center of Luis Buñuel's masterpiece "Belle de Jour," leads perhaps the most irreconcilable of double lives.

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    Sundance: Stephen Frears Confirms He's Considering An American Remake Of 'The Hit,' But It's Not Quite Ready To Roll Just Yet

    Stephen Frears, director of the upcoming film “Lay the Favorite,” told The Playlist that one of his next projects may be a remake of his own film, the 1984 underworld thriller “The Hit,” with development of the film first surfacing late last year. “Well, if [the pieces come together,]” he said in an interview Sunday afternoon in Park City, Utah. “I’d like to do a remake of it, yeah. It’s such a good story, and I would happily do it again. I’d be curious to see if I could do it better, or maybe I’d do it worse.”

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  • Press Play
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    PRESS PLAY'S VERTIGOED CONTEST: And the winners are....

    We started Press Play's first-ever contest on a lark, spinning off from complaints by Vertigo star Kim Novak that she felt violated by hearing portions of Bernard Herrmann's Vertigo score in the modern silent picture The Artist. We thought a mash-up contest involving that same bit of music might be a fun way to jump-start discussion of how music can enhance or subvert a scene. We never anticipated such an enthusiastic response: 98 entries!

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Great Interview With Glenn Close

    A really great homage to her whole career on the eve of the Oscar nominations. She willed Albert Nobbs into existence. She is the star, the producer, the co-writer and she also write the lyrics to the song. Pretty impressive.

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    Review: 'Man On A Ledge' Steps Over The Edge Into B-Movie Ridiculousness

    When Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) climbs out of a widow gets on the ledge of the Roosevelt Hotel, right in the middle of Manhattan, his life has so gone to shit you can believe he's ready to end it. Having recently escaped custody while attending his father's funeral, Nick has already spent two years in a jail for a crime he didn't commit, the theft of a valuable jewel. His appeals have run out and he's facing a considerable stretch at Sing Sing, narrowing his choices down to whiling in a cell block or splattered on a literal street block. But that suspension of disbelief only goes so far, because unless it's Gwyneth Paltrow lying on a gurney, few movies are gonna have the lead die this early on. So Nick's job is not to convince us, but the cops who have quickly flooded into the hotel and onto the street below, that he wants to kill himself. And so begins "Man On A Ledge," which starts off as a promising compact little thriller, but eventually unravels into something far more conventional and absurd.

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    Bret Easton Ellis Penning Microbudget Noir For Paul Schrader, Wants Porn Star James Deen To Star

    Could shock-novelist Bret Easton Ellis' next detour lead him down some dark alleyways with the writer of "Taxi Driver"? If Ellis' topsy-turvy Twitter account (via ONTD) is to be believed, he's working on an "L.A. noir micro budget Paul Schrader movie." And he's got an interesting, NSFW Google search lead in mind.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First-Look At Whitney Houston And Jordin Sparks In "Sparkle" Remake

    Above is your first official photo (courtesy of People magazine) from Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and others, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil.

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