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    Early 'Prometheus' Reactions Find Signs of Intelligent Life in Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Return

    With this kinda-sorta prequel to the original 'Alien' opening overseas this Friday, the reviews have started trickling in.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Marvel Will Release "Blade" Anime 12-Episode Season On DVD In July (Now Available On VOD)

    We didn't discuss this much - that new Marvel Blade anime series which premiere on the G4 channel in January, running for 11 successive half-hour episodes every week after its debut.

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  • The Playlist
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    Back From The Dead? 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Reshoots Add More Channing Tatum

    Man, you gotta kind of be feeling for Paramount and their seemingly cursed "G.I. Joe" franchise. The first film by Stephen Sommers was a disappointment, to say the least, taking in a modest $300 million worldwide (not a great figure when the budget not including P&A was $175 million) but worst of all, it failed to capture the imagination of the fanboys in the first place. Nevertheless, a brand is a brand is a brand, and the studio forged ahead with a sequel, upping the ante with stars like Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, but in what will be regarded as one of the worst decisions to be made in recent memory, they decided to kill off Channing Tatum early on in the movie. But with the late-stage decision to push the flick to 2013 under the cover of converting it to 3D, the studio is hoping to put some Tatum sauce back on their blockbuster steak.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Subjective Shots: New Takes on the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

    This week, I'm launching a new weekly column at the Sundance Now website, called Docutopia, which will focus on, surprise, surprise, nonfiction cinema. Echoing some of the concerns I've addressed in my ReelPolitik blog, I see Docutopia as a place for me to delve deeper into a particular film or films, or a particular topic relating to the documentary form. For my first story, I'm exploring two of arguably the best nonfiction films of the year so far (both of which happent to revolve around the plight of Palestinians): "5 Broken Cameras," which is opening at the Film Forum today, and "The Law in These Parts," which doesn't have U.S. distribution yet, but may come out in the fall. Follow the link, "Broken Cameras and Unjust Laws," to read the entire story.

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  • The Playlist
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    Lifetime Developing 'Silence Of The Lambs' Spinoff Series 'Clarice'

    TV shows based on films are nothing new, and although many are cynical cash grabs that disappear after a few seasons, a few have transcended their material and become great shows in their own right (see: "M*A*S*H*"). But that ratio hasn't stopped Hollywood from continuing to try, and with shows coming up based on "The Transporter," "Taken" and "The Kids Are All Right" you can now throw one more onto the pile.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch "Ali Speaks" Now (Short Film On The Incredible Force Muhammad Ali Was)

    Last week, here on S & A, I posted an item about this new short titled Ali Speaks, made by actor Eddie Goines III, and filmmaker Foley, which made to honor and document the legendary Muhammad Ali. 

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  • The Playlist
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    'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Director Tomas Alfredson Planning 'The Brothers Lionheart'

    Despite the critical acclaim and modest box office success of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," director Tomas Alfredson hasn't been attached to many -- or any -- movies in the way you might expect. His name was briefly on the shortlist for "Catching Fire" and his adaptation of Philip Reeves' "Larklight" is still brewing, though when we spoke with him at the end of last year, he wasn't sure where on his schedule that might be. But it seems another project has caught his attention, one based on a book, and the helmer quietly hit Cannes earlier in the month to drum up interest.

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  • Criticwire
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    From the Wire: 'Battleship''s Less-Than-Pinpoint Accuracy

    'Battleship': as accurate to naval life as any movie about Taylor Kitsch versus space aliens at sea is ever going to get.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Anne Hathaway Dreams A Dream In First Trailer For 'Les Miserables'

    Anne Hathaway is about to have a pretty good few months. The actress has been consistently charming, diverse and impressive on screen, but of late her showcases, from hosting a botched Oscars to films like "Love And Other Drugs" and "One Day," haven't quite worked, even if she's been pretty good in them. But in a couple of months, she's got the plum role of Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises," which is likely to win over the hearts and loins of the geek community.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Single Ladies" Season 2 Debuted Last Night; Did You Watch? If So, Reactions?

    What? No S&A Single Ladies Talkback session?

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