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  • Shadow and Act
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    AFF 2011 Preview - Music Documentary "Beatboxing - The Fifth Element Of Hip Hop"

    Landing at this year's Atlanta Film Festival (April 28 - May 7), the music documentary Beatbox - The Fifth Element Of Hip Hop examines the art form of "beatbox" and how it's aided the expansion of hip hop music.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Poster For 'Tree Of Life' Reveals New Image; Soundtrack Now Streaming

    While some in The Playlist team are flagging under the onslaught of marketing for "The Tree Of Life," this is a film we've been following literally for years and while we just want the next couple of weeks to pass by quickly so we can finally see the film, we'll continue to take what we can get from it for now.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Master Harold and the Boys" with Ving Rhames Finally Gets Release

    In case you haven't had your fill of seeing the bond between black servants and their white employers on screen, Master Harold... and the Boys, starring Ving Rhames, will see its release in theaters this May, followed by a home video run beginning July 5th.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin In 'Game Change'

    HBO Drama Finds Its Bristol Palin, Chris Edwards & Mark SalterUpdate: Deadline reveals that Sarah Paulson, Peter MacNicol and Justin Gaston have also joined the cast as McCain's senior campaign adviser Nicolle Wallace, McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis and Bristol Palin's baby daddy Levi Johnston respectively.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    HBO's Game Change Starts Filming with Moore as Palin, Harris as McCain: Cast Pictures, Palin Tweets

    Julianne Moore stars as Sarah Palin in HBO's Game Change, while Ed Harris plays running-mate John McCain, Melissa Farman (Temple Grandin) plays Bristol Palin, Larry Sullivan plays Palin's deputy chief of staff Chris Edwards and Jamey Sheridan plays McCain's speechwriter/campaign advisor Mark Salter (complete photo mash-up below, actors in said order on the right).

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    100 Years Of Movie Memories

    100 Years Of Movie Memories

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  • The Playlist
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    Tribeca Reviews: 'Black Butterflies' & 'The Assault'

    “Black Butterflies”Ingrid Jonker (Carice Van Houten) lived an impossible contradiction, writing heart-rending poetry about being a woman of privilege living under apartheid rule, all the while dealing with pressure from the head of the censorship board (Rutger Hauer), a man who also happened to be her father. “Black Butterflies” is the story of how Jonker, a woman with unending sexual cravings and a noted mental imbalance, managed to cope with this dichotomy.

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  • Spout
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    Spout About: "Captain America 2" and Fish-Out-of-Water Heroes; How We All Live in "The Truman Show"

    I don't usually pay much attention to stuff like this, but circulation of an MTV interview with Chris Evans on the plot of "Captain America 2" makes me feel like a stranger in a strange land. One where people aren't aware that a large percentage of movies, particularly those based upon the myth of the hero, are fish-out-of-water stories. But the big news here is apparently that the sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger" will involve the superhero traveling through time into the present, where he will deal with being out of place. Sounds like "Just Visiting" and a thousand other films. Hopefully he won't mistake cars for dragons, wander a shopping mall in great wonderment or drop his shield and have to use an iPad in its place. By the way, how is there no montage anywhere online that pieces together memorable fish-out-of-water movie moments such as Madison eating lobster in "Splash," Mick curiously studying the bidet in "Crocodile Dundee" and E.T. raiding the fridge (and getting drunk) in "E.T.," among countless others.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Arbor - Directed by Clio Barnard

    Clio Barnard takes the documentary form and stands it on its head with The Arbor a look at playwright Andrea Dunbar and her family. Dunbar grew up a working class kid on an estate in Bradford, England. She was able to take her experiences of her life write a play while in her teens which was produced at the Royal Court Theatre in London. She had incredible, raw talent yet she struggled with drugs and alcohol, had terrible relationships with men and sadly died of a brain aneurysm before 30. It's sad to think what she might have written had she lived.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Venice Film Fest 2011: Aronofsky to Head Competition Jury

    Darren Aronofsky considers the Venice Film festival to be his good-luck charm. He debuted in Venice both The Wrestler, which won the Golden Lion in 2008, and Black Swan, which opened the festival last year. Both went on to become top awards contenders; Natalie Portman won the best actress Oscar. His first film to compete in Venice was The Fountain in 2006.

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