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    What's the Most Underrated Movie of All Time?

    Here's a great list for those cinephiles who've run out of movies to watch: over at the Telegraph, Mike McCahill has compiled and numbered fifty of the most underrated films of all time. This isn't just another round of familiar titles that fanboys love and think aren't appreciated enough (yes, we all know Edgar Wright's work is underrated). "Wet Hot American Summer" and "Better Off Dead" are properly represented, but most of the choices are films I've never even heard of -- including number one pick, "The Gigolos" -- let alone seen. Part of this could be that it's a fairly Anglo-centric list. I'm not sure.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Opposite of National Coming Out Day

    Tom Cruise looking old and scary on the set of "Mission Impossible 4":

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Production News: Bourne Without Bourne, Mad Max Stalls, Eastern Promises 2

    - Writer-director Tony Gilroy is trying to have it both ways. He confirms that The Bourne Legacy will be made without Matt Damon - but he contradicts himself. "This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one's replacing Matt Damon," Gilroy says. "There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter…this is a stand-alone project" that happens to be using the title of Robert Ludlum's book, "but will not use the story":"The easiest way to think of it is an expansion or a reveal…Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he's very much alive. What happened in the first three films is the trigger for what happens. I'm building a legend and an environment and a wider conspiracy...the world we're making enhances and advances and invites Jason Bourne's return [down the road]…Everything you saw in the first three films actually happened, and everyone who got into them will be rewarded for paying attention. We're going to show you the bigger picture, the bigger canvas. When you see where we're going and see what we're doing it'll be pretty obvious."

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Quick! One Day Only: Watch Power to the Pixel!

    Watch The Cross-Media Conference Webcast Live Tomorrow!

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    More: transmedia
  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Legendary Anne V. Coates Coaches Student Editors at UCLA

    Every once in a while smart people get together to do good.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Giving Thanks In The Midst of a Challenging Time For Queer People Everywhere

    I've failed to mention the horrifying suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi yet on this blog, or the attention it has brought to the fact that LGBT-related suicide and violence are an epidemic in the United States and around the world. My excuse is that the tragedy happened in the midst of some intense traveling on my end, so there simply wasn't time to write about it in the manner it deserved. I also felt that by the time I had a moment to write about it, anything I really had to say was already being said. Take this tweet by Harvey Fierstein, which perfectly encapsulates my basic feelings on the subject:

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    More: Notes, Queer
  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Media Watch: New Yorker Profiles Gawker's Denton, Not Interested in Noble Failures

    The always fascinating Gawker Media czar Nick Denton has yielded a colorful New Yorker portrait by Ben McGrath. Denton gets the new journalism, and I love that he paints himself as a better alternative than the truly frightening new new journalism, the rising tide of content farms: “I think of us as being a little like the friendly barbarians...You know, like, when the Roman Empire fell, there were the tribes that had come out of Mongolia, and each one that came was fleeing some other yet more barbarian group of barbarians. We’re the barbarians who can actually—probably—be hired to defend your gates."

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Banksy Makes "The Simpsons" Relevant For a Day

    By creating these clever, creepy and cutting opening credits for last night's episode (the first time the credits have ever been, uh, outsourced). Its mildly shocking NewsCorp would even allow them to air... But kudos to Banksy and the folks at The Simpsons for making that happen:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Studios Pull Out Marketing Stops on Tron: Legacy and Waiting for Superman

    Studios Paramount and Disney are kicking marketing into gear for the education doc Waiting for Superman and the 3-D VFX extravaganza Tron: Legacy, respectively.

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  • eugonline
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    Hamptons: Best to Ben

    Saturday night in the Hamptons was a true highlight and a terrific capper to the final festival I'll attend as Editor-in-Chief of indieWIRE (after November 1st, this blog will be my sole editorial outlet here at iW as I embrace my co-founder title and head to the Film Society of Lincoln Center). For months I'd been anticipating the Hamptons/indieWIRE Industry Toast to Ben Barenholtz, an idea that came together earlier this year with Frances McDormand, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen as the catalysts. The three of them owe a lot to Ben and Saturday's event was a chance for them to give something back just a few days after he celebrated his 75th birthday (see full story at indieWIRE).

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