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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Raisin In The Sun"-Inspired Race/Class Struggle Drama "Clybourne Park" Coming To Broadway In 2012

    The Mountaintop, Porgy & Bess, Stick Fly, A Streetcar Named Desire, and now add Bruce Norris' play titled, Clybourne Park, which examines race relations in the 1950s and in modern-day Chicago, to the list of new (or revival) plays/musicals coming to Broadway in the next 12 months that prominently feature black characters in leading roles.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Anthony Mackie and Rosario Dawson in First Clip for "Ten Year"

    Ten Year, screening at the Toronto International Film Festival next Monday, also stars Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Kate Ma Oscar Isaac, Chris Pratt, Ari Graynor and Max Minghella.

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  • Press Play
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    Contributor bios

    Matt Zoller Seitz | Founder & Publisher A critic, journalist and filmmaker, Matt Zoller Seitz is the staff TV columnist for Salon.com and a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in criticism. He has worked as a movie critic for The New York Times, New York Press and New Times Newspapers and as a TV critic for The Star-Ledger of Newark. His video essays about Terrence Malick, Oliver Stone, Kathryn Bigelow, Budd Boetticher, Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Michael Mann and other directors can be viewed at the The Museum of the Moving Image web site. Seitz is the founder of The House Next Door, a website devoted to critical writing about popular culture. His book-length conversation with Wes Anderson about his films, titled The Wes Anderson Collection, will be published in fall, 2012 by Abrams Books.

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  • The Playlist
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    ‘The Thing’ Remake Yells "Boo!" In First Clip

    The hype generator surrounding Universal’s pricey remake/reimagining/whatever of John Carpenter’s 1982 chiller “The Thing” (itself a remake of 1951’s “The Thing From Another World”) has been on the fritz lately. We first got a fairly impressive look at the movie way back at last year’s New York Comic Con. At that point the film was scheduled for an April 29th, 2011 bow, before getting pushed back considerably to the more Halloween-friendly slot of October 14th, 2011. While this new release date is right around the corner, only one trailer and a single mysterious poster for the flick had surfaced in recent months (though we’re just happy it’s a Halloween release that doesn’t feature home video footage of ghosts). Well, the hype generator seems to have been reengaged, with MTV (via Coming Soon) debuting the first stand alone clip from the movie.

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  • The Playlist
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    Venice '11 Review: 'The Last Man On Earth' A Promising But Flawed Sci-Fi Tinged Italian Debut

    It might seem, particularly after a summer at the multiplexes like the one that we've just had, that American culture is driven entirely by the comic book. But that's not quite true; superhero movies might be all the rage, but comic books themselves remain a relatively niche passion -- this July, only "The Amazing Spider-Man" sold more than 100,000 copies, and it remains tainted by associations of geekdom, generally confined to comics shops. In Europe, in particular France and Italy, things are different; it's almost impossible to walk into a paper stall or tabac without seeing a book like Blueberry, Largo Winch, Danger: Diabolik or Dylan Dog, and they're bought by readers from kids to the elderly.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    That Book Is Back

    A book? In the Internet age? Yes, the 2012 edition of Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide is now available, in two formats: a mass-market paperback (which still retails for $9.99) and a trade paperback edition. Apparently there are plenty of people who still use books—and enjoy consulting this particular one—thank goodness.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    When Are Films Political? When They're Iranian (Again)!!

    You are surely aware of the situation that is affecting Jafar Panahi, and that didn’t allow him to come in Cannes this year to present the movie This is Not a Film (Ceci n'est pas un film) (ISA: Wide Management). At that time, he was out of prison and awaiting his hearing, but banned from filmmaking and from traveling. The latest event does not augur well : His co-director on the film, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, had his passport confiscated at the airport on his way to France to support the French release of the picture, and he was supposed to go to Toronto after.

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  • The Playlist
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    David Gordon Green Says He Re-Envisioned 'Suspiria' Remake After Natalie Portman Did 'Black Swan'

    Eclectic Director Talks Horror Remakes That Got It RightFew horror films are as critically revered and fanatically adored as Italian director Dario Argento’s operatic 1977 shocker “Suspiria.” Centered on the witchy goings-on at a prestigious ballet school, it is largely considered one of the scariest movies of all time and served as the chief inspiration for Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar-nominated (and similarly nightmarish) “Black Swan.” The idea of remaking “Suspiria” is a daunting one, but that hasn’t deterred David Gordon Green -- the versatile director behind such disparate films as “All the Real Girls,” “Pineapple Express” and "Your Highness" -- from doggedly pursuing an updated version.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Nick Broomfield on Sarah Palin: "Charming" "Feud-Like Vindictiveness"

    Nick Broomfield on Sarah Palin: "Charming" "Feud-Like Vindictiveness"

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Honor Roll: SAG Honors Mary Tyler Moore, BAFTA Awards Beatty, SBIFF Tributes Michael Douglas

    Honor Roll: SAG Honors Mary Tyler Moore, BAFTA Awards Beatty, SBIFF Tributes Michael Douglas

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) will honor Warren Beatty with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The actor, producer, director and writer has starred in a bevy of classics including: Bonnie and Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy, and Splendor in the Grass. Only Beatty and Orson Welles have been Oscar-nominated as an actor, director, writer, and producer for the same film; Beatty for Heaven Can Wait and again for Reds, and Welles for Citizen Kane. BAFTA will honor Beatty on November 30, 2011.

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