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    Watch: 'Resident Evil: Retribution' Teaser Trailer Reveals Alice's World Involves Lots Of Sony Products

    Product placement in movies is nothing new, but has there ever been a teaser trailer so obviously constructed as a piece of advertising as the one for "Resident Evil: Retribution"?

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    A Brilliantly Silly Short Video Remix: 'Hello'

    To brighten your day, Nic Cage, Elvis, Liam Neeson, Kim Novak and Woody Allen have collaborated in perfect harmony in this short video remix. Well... not exactly, but Dutch artist Matthijs Vlot spliced together dozens of movie clips--combining phrases to ultimately create the lyrics of a 1980s hit. It's iconic, ironic, and endlessly watchable.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    And Your Nominees For The 43RD NAACP Image Awards Are...?

    Well, here ya go... another year, another NAACP Image Awards event. And as expected, there's lots of chatter about the noms list on social networking sites where you'll find plenty of exclamations like: "Really?" & "WTF?" & "Awww Heeell no!" & "GTFO!" & "Is the NAACP still even relevant?" & one of my personal faves, "Just. No!" :)

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    Clint Mansell's Score For 'Last Night' To Get A March 27th Release, Composer Playing L.A. Shows In Support

    The drama "Last Night," from director Massy Tadjedin, and starring Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington and Guillaume Canet, rather came and went last year. No one had paid much attention when it premiered at Toronto in 2010, and no one really paid much attention when it hit theaters last May -- the film is a decent enough adultery drama, but pretty unremarkable in every way. Well, in every way but one; a score by one of the best-regarded composers of his generation, Clint Mansell.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Watch 'Chasing Ice' Exclusive Clip: Orlowski Talks Time Lapse Doc UPDATE

    As the weather goes kablooey around us, Oscilloscope Labs is finally releasing Sundance doc "Chasing Ice" (November 9), the debut documentary by 27-year old filmmaker Jeff Orlowski about James Balog, a National Geographic photographer who has traveled across the world to capture incredible time lapse photography of receding glaciers. Balog began his journey as a climate change skeptic, but now devotes his life to photographing and lecturing about the effect climate change is having on the Earth's ice.

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    Contest Giveaway: DVD & Soundtrack For 'Dirty Girl' Starring Juno Temple

    To say that Juno Temple is one of our favorite young actresses would be an understatement. In her brief career thus far, Temple has shown a knack for taking on challenging material and working with visionary directors, having chalked up time with folks like Gregg Araki, Noah Baumbach and Joe Wright. And in 2012 there is even more to come, with the actress starring in films from Christopher Nolan, William Friedkin and Jonas Akerlund among others. Before 2011 wrapped up, Temple played a lead in the indie dramedy "Dirty Girl," alongside an ace cast including Milla Jovovich, Dwight Yoakam, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy. If you missed it, we've got a second chance for you.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Espoir Voyage" By Burkinabe Filmmaker Michel K. Zongo To Make International Debut At Berlinale

    The Berlin Film Festival has been gradually unveiling its massive 2012 lineup over the last couple of months or so; and scrolling through the 38 selections for its Forum section announced today, and I came across this...

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    All Sundance, All The Time

    After a nostalgic 24 hours of severe pre-Sundance hustle here in Park City (grocery runs, schedule making, e-mailing returning, not being sold alcohol at the Utah State Liquor Store because you don't have American ID), things have calmed down ever-so-briefly to allow for a brief rant here. This will be my fifth Sundance, and so far I'm liking the vibe that comes with that number. After a first festival that essentially can never be topped simply out of how shiny and exciting everything was with fresh eyes, my second, third and fourth festivals brought on a bit of jadedness where I wondered whether everything peaks the first time around. But now, I feel a greater sense of community here than I ever have in the past, and a much more clear focus on how much the festival has to offer beyond the clusterfuckery that happens after 9pm.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Dress Your Walls with Demon Baby Posters: From 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' to 'Rosemary's Baby'

    The best birth control? Watching demon baby themed movies. Here are two posters we recommend for dressing your bedroom walls. Revisit Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" and check out Oscar-worthy Tilda Swinton in Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" (currently showing in NYC), which hits L.A. this weekend before a wider release January 27. The film is the LAT critic Kenneth Turan's Pick of the Week.

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    'Justified' Season 3 Starts with 'Gunfighter': Third Time Out is Rarely the Charm

    "Justified" began its third season this week on F/X. Third time out is rarely the charm. After a writing staff has gone through two seasons, they’ve exhausted all the great ideas they had when the show was created.

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