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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Let’s Go To The Movies!

    On July 4, a slow news day, The New York Times ran an interesting feature article about a number of small towns that are operating their own first-run movie theaters—like the Roxy in Landon, North Dakota. They don’t add much to the weekend grosses you read about on Monday mornings, but they are keeping the tradition of moviegoing alive in close-knit communities from coast to coast: www.nytimes.com (You may have to be registered with The New York Times to read this piece.)

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Reverse Shot Direct Address #7: Nicolas Winding Refn

    Nicolas Winding Refn (The Pusher Trilogy, Bronson, Valhalla Rising) talks to Reverse Shot's Damon Smith about growing up isolated in America, the act of creation, and the Michael Bay movie he really wants to make.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Inception's Cotillard vs. Page, Wahlberg's The Fighter, Schreiber Faces Sexual Tension with Jolie

    During Nicole Kidman talk with Marion Cotillard in the August Interview, Inception star Cotillard admits that “It’s a paradox to be an actress." Why a "paradox?" Well, it's in "living in the city, taking planes all the time, trying to find the right balance in this life, which is not so eco-friendly, and still try to respect the environment.” She was recently on a Greenpeace trip to the Congo, where she connected with the locals who live within the corruption of the timber industry - their "their hopes and despair and struggles" - and reveals she's been wanting to do a documentary about their forest. While she used to feel like an outsider ("a hippy") for being concerned with the environment, she's convinced the awareness is now spreading.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Kevin Kline kills as 'The Extra Man'

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  • Eric Kohn
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    The Solondzverse in Motion.

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  • Spout
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    See It: "Inception" Standout Tom Hardy in "Bronson"

    Even some of the harshest critics of "Inception" seem to have enjoyed Tom Hardy in the role of Eames, a master of disguise in the dream world and a bit of comic relief on screen. Yeah, he's pretty good in that, but wait 'til you get a load of him in Nicolas Winding Refn's "Bronson," a critical darling from 2008 that really should have a cult following already. Here's hoping that Hardy's latest role inspires more people to give this film a shot. I admit it wasn't until I saw him in the new film that I finally made myself watch it. So I understand if others needed "Inception" to be the portal for discovery.

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  • Spout
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    On DVD: "A Town Called Panic"

    With so many great animated films released in 2009, one of the best was lost in the shuffle, especially when it came to the Academy Awards. I have to confess that I didn't see all of those films nominated for the Animated Feature Oscar, so I can't rightly claim that the French-language stop-motion animation "A Town Called Panic" (aka "Panique au village") deserved to be in there over any one of them. And of those I have seen, it's actually very difficult to compare them to this. But with the category opened up to five titles last year, I really had hoped this little Belgian movie would easily slip in as other foreign works had when there were only three slots available. I guess it got trumped by "The Secret of Kells," which was a co-production between Belgium, Ireland and France.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    The Whispering Wind: Matt Zoller Seitz on "The New World

    As Terrence Malick’s The New World eases into its climactic movement, its heroine Pocahontas enters the latest (but not last) phase of her journey. Once a Powhatan princess, she became the lover of convict-turned-explorer John Smith; then a diplomat taking pity on Smith’s stubborn, hapless countrymen; then a pariah cast out by her father as a betrayer; then a slowly assimilating Englishwoman and grieving (presumed) widow, deceived into thinking Smith dead; then a ward—and later, lover—of a kind Englishman, John Rolfe; the toast of Rolfe’s mother country; then a contented wife living in a high-ceilinged manor in which she welcomes Smith as her guest.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    MPA joins with APSA for new film fund

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