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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trailer For The New "The Thing"

    One of great horror films of the 1980's (one of greatest of all time as far as I'm concerned) is John Carpenter's The Thing, which was a remake of the earlier 1951 version. But Carpenter's film is a truly frightening, suspenseful, claustrophobic movie, helped in large parts by some amazing and genuinely gross out make up special effects, all done practical on camera. None of that CGI crap. (And the one brother in the film, played by Keith David, is still alive by the end of the film)

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Scorsese's Magical Hugo Conjures Beloved Family Classics

    Brian Selznick, the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a 2007 genre-bending children’s book, was inspired by turn of the 20th-century film pioneer Georges Méliès. Perhaps that's why Selznick’s book seems to translate so easily to the screen.

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  • The Playlist
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    Walter Salles & Garrett Hedlund Did 2 More Weeks Of Secret Filming In April For 'On The Road'

    With filming taking place last year Montreal, New Orleans, Mexico and San Francisco, and with stills and a teaser poster for the already surfacing earlier this year, there has been a lot of guesswork about when we might see Walter Salles' highly anticipated adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road." But as it turns out, he wants to get it right, and while the principal cast and crew may have wrapped things up a while ago, the director grabbed the film's star Garrett Hedlund and two took their own journey across American to snag more footage.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Napoleon To Conquer U.S. Again

    There are silent films, there are epics, and then there is Napoleon. After thirty years, the unique French production is primed to make a comeback on this side of the Atlantic, in the longest version ever screened since its premiere at the Paris Opéra in 1927. The announcement was made on opening night of this weekend’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part Two

    I wouldn’t call myself a Potterhead, but I have certainly enjoyed following the odyssey of Harry Potter and company over the past decade. Nothing can compare to the experience of reading J.K. Rowling’s books, which have been expertly condensed and interpreted by screenwriter Steve Kloves, but given the need for compromise I think they’ve done justice to the author’s intentions (if not her distinctly British wit).

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Winnie The Pooh

    In an era of hyperactive, overly verbal 3-D animated entertainment, I hope there is still room for a film as sweet and gentle as Winnie the Pooh. At the screening I attended it seemed like the young adults in the audience were enjoying it even more than the kids, reliving their childhood memories of the “stubby little cubby” and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Life, Above All—movie review

    Life, Above All—movie review

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Tabloid—Documentary

    Tabloid—Documentary

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  • The Playlist
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    Original Leatherface Gunnar Hansen Will Appear In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D'

    So, how do you get fanboys on board you horror remake that is otherwise totally unnecessary and probably terrible? Dig up the star of the original and get him to pop in and say hello in your new film.

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  • The Playlist
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    Justin Timberlake Gets 'Fully Automatic' For Warner Bros.

    Who would have thought when Justin Timberlake was little more than that curly haired dude in *NSync that he would graduate to a hugely successful solo career that would help launch an acting career that would see him show considerable acting and dramatic chops. And while he's proven his mettle in "The Social Network" and showed that his charm translates easily in "Bad Teacher," Timberlake is ready to shake things up a bit. Later this year, he'll be starring in his first bonafide genre flick, Andrew Niccol's thriller "In Time" and it looks like Timberlake is still looking to dirty up his good looks.

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