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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. & Ashley Judd Trailer Premiere For "Dolphin Tale"

    Looks like wholesome family entertainment. It'll be in theaters September 23rd, 2011.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons" Premiering On Documentary Channel Next Month

    Premiering on the Documentary Channel next month (July), in continuation of its Black Documentary Cinema series, is the award-winning film film Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Look At Rachel Weisz In Terence Davies’ ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

    Film Will Premiere On The Fall Festival CircuitWhile it may not have as much heat right now as a number of other films gearing up for awards contention later this year, Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea" is certainly one to be keeping an eye on. The legendary director who works about as often as Terrence Malick, delivered his last film, the documentary/memoir/tone poem “Of Time and the City” four years ago. Eight years before that was “The House of Mirth.” But with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston leading the way, his latest is certainly one that will be drawing a lot of attention.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: The Onion Offers The Best Assessment Yet Of 'Green Lantern'

    With reviews dropping today for "Green Lantern" -- you can read ours right here -- the overall consensus is that it's a massive misfire with negative word coming from the most hardcore fanbase. That said, there are always the few fanboys who insist that anyone who doesn't like the movie has an axe to grind or simply doesn't understand the comic lore (see our comments section). But the hilarious folks at The Onion hit the nail on the head about what was wrong with this movie right from the outset.

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    Film As Hell: 3 Pictures About Pictures

    Movies about moviemakers or making movies usually have unhappy endings. Actually, so do a good many of the movies’ real-life stories. Why a product (or art) that supposedly gives to millions such joy and enlightenment should often lead to such unhappiness for its creators is perhaps some alchemistic punishment too mythic or mystic to conclusively unravel, but maybe it has to do with the dangerously difficult boundaries between reality and illusion, and the mysterious processes of making reality out of illusion and illusion out of reality.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: First Brief Clips From 'Moneyball' Starring Brad Pitt & Jonah Hill

    It's been a while since we've heard much on "Moneyball" and given the history behind it, it's a minor miracle it's even arriving at all. So a bit of recap, shall we?

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    The Hollywood/Coca-Cola Connection

    As I wrote yesterday, my family and I had an all-too-brief trip to Atlanta this past weekend for a family wedding, but we did get to see the Fox Theatre and another of the

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    News Wrap: Abrams Opens Up on Super 8 Secrets, Apple Threatens Cable, Boondock Saints Web Sequel

    During production on Super 8, director J. J. Abrams was notably secretive--as producer Steven Spielberg likes to be as well, preserving the mystery, hiding the alien. Now that the film has delivered a strong $35.5 million opening weekend, he is being less tight-lipped. [SPOILER ALERT] In an interview with MTV, Abrams was open about the many-limbed, mysterious monster in the film. He noted that Neville Page, the same man who created the monster in his 2008 film, Cloverfield, designed the creature for Super 8, but there was no “same-universe” connection. “They actually look very different,” he said, “but they both have two eyes, a nose and a mouth. So, in that regard, it also looks a lot like Laurence Olivier!" He said creating the creature was a balance; the alien needed to be scary, but also relatable, something that could be “full of rage and also could be emotional and nuanced.” (The bar for scary/relatable alien design was really set by District 9.)

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  • The Playlist
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    5 Things We'd Rather See David Lynch Do Than Open His 'Mulholland Drive' Club in Paris

    You may have already heard the news: David Lynch is opening a nightclub in Paris. Yes, you read that correctly. The acclaimed director of "The Elephant Man" is to open an entertainment venue in one of Europe's cultural capitals. To sweeten and/or poison the deal, depending on your outlook, it's taking as its design premise Lynch's 2001 masterwork "Mulholland Drive" and the film's own night club, Club Silencio. For those who haven't seen the film in a while and need reminding, Club Silencio is the other-worldly mystical dive joint in which wide-eyed Hollywood starlet Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) finally leaves her self-declared comfortable "dream place" and awakens as the suicidal Diane Selwyn (also Naomi Watts) in a monstrous version of reality. This real-life iteration promises "a movie theater, concert hall, art gallery, restaurant and, of course, a bar" but there's no word yet on whether the establishment will stick with the film's continuity and have Rebakah del Rio doing the nightly floor-show where she collapses onstage in a death-trance, a whack-job in a blue powder wig who ominously mutters the club's title and a mustachioed emcee called Cookie who also runs a hotel downtown. Whatever the case, all of this is pretty dispiriting news for those of us still waiting for Lynch to announce another film project.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Oscars Did What!?

    A little bitch session re: Oscar's unexpected best picture shift.

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