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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Playlist Joins IndieWIRE Blog Network

    I am delighted to welcome one of my favorite movie blogs, ThePlaylist, to the indieWIRE Blog Network, where it will go live Tuesday morning.

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  • The Playlist
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    LFF '10 Reviews: 'Everything Must Go, 'The Arbor,' 'Never Let Me Go' & 'Let Me In'

    So, the 54th BFI London Film Festival's been underway for a few days now, and, unsurprisingly, we're already behind on reviews. Fortunately, the big ticket premieres from the first few days were "Never Let Me Go" and "Let Me In," films which have already opened in the US, and been covered in some detail here in the past. We'll share our opinions further below, but in the meantime, we did catch two films worth looking at in a little more detail: the Will Ferrell dramedy "Everything Must Go," and the British drama-documentary "The Arbor."

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  • The Playlist
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    New Rules, Same Movie: 'Scream 4' Trailer Arrives

    Are you ready for another "Scream" movie? No? Well, too bad.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Q&A From "Another Year"'s UK Premiere

    Last night the London Film Festival uniquely simulcast Mike Leigh's fantastic "Another Year" - and the Q&A that followed it - on theaters all across the UK. Twenty-five regional cinemas across the country and 9 other London venues (beyond its point of origin in Leicester Square) got a chance to partake, simultaneously viewing the first public screening of the film in the country. I got a chance to take in "Year" for a second time (and it somehow improved this time around), and to take in the Q&A, which my questionably functional flip cam now brings to this blog. My apologies for the need to pump up the volume:

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  • The Playlist
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    Anne Hathaway & James Franco Join List Of Contenders For 'Alien' Prequel

    Even though Natalie Portman is topping the studio wishlist for Ridley Scott's forthcoming "Alien" prequel, 20th Century Fox know that you don't always get what you want and some new names are surfacing to the lead role in the big budget pic.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy May Direct 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake

    In the latest case of raping fond memories/questionable obsessions, Fox 2000 is gearing up for a remake of "Rocky Horror Picture Show," with Ryan Murphy, creator of the insanely popular show "Glee," to take the directing reins.

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  • The Playlist
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    Magnet Acquire Fantastic Fest Hit 'The Troll Hunter,' Will Release In 2011

    Our current list of things that we would be happy never to see again in cinema is an increasingly long one. Vampires, for instance. Juliette Lewis. Trailers featuring the music of the Black Eyed Peas. Action movies starring the elderly. And creeping closer and closer to that list is the 'found footage' genre. Revitalized with the sleeper smash "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999, it seems that these days, every few months seems to bring a new shakey-cam POV horror title, from "Cloverfield," "[REC]" and "Quarantine" to "Diary of the Dead" and "The Last Exorcism." Indeed, it almost feels refreshing when we see a horror film told in a traditional manner, particularly when so many of the above are... well, a bit rubbish.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Town' Author Chuck Hogan To Reteam With Producer Graham King On New Boston Crime Drama

    While people were expecting a great deal from Ben Affleck's "The Town" after his strong directorial debut on "Gone Baby Gone," and good buzz had been circulating for most of the year, we're not sure that anyone expected it to connect in the way that it did, critically and commercially. The film picked up mostly excellent reviews on its release a month ago, becoming something of a dark horse Oscar contender and has now topped $80 million at the domestic box office, and should cross $100 million by the end of its run. Not too shabby for the kind of modestly-budgeted adult drama that's supposedly box office poison these days...

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  • The Playlist
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    First Poster For Ralph Fiennes' Modern Reimagining Of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'

    Here's the first poster for Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut and modern imagining of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" starring Fiennes himself in the lead role alongside Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt and Brian Cox.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Jackass 3.5' On The Way To Theaters?

    Where there's a will there's a way, right? And where there's tons of extra footage, there's probably another film that can get scraped together from the extras lying on the cutting room floor.

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