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    Keith Richards' 'Life' Autobiography Being Made Into A Biopic

    Is there anyone fucking cooler than Keith Richards? Trick question, because the answer is: no. One half of the legendary Glimmer Twins, the legendary axeman who by all accounts should have died multiple times by now, is simply one of the most influential rock 'n roll musicians of the last half century and more. And it's not just his unique style (and lifestyle) that legions have followed, but his life is the stuff of myth. Last year, Richards spilled the beans on his life in his extremely well received, best-selling autobiography last year "Life" and surprise, surprise, a biopic is already in the works. However, it's very early days.

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    Watch Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Face "The Thing" In Scene From Upcoming New Version

    Here's a clip from the upcoming reboot/re-imagining/re-whatever-you-want-to-call it of The Thing; this one directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and others.

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    Romantic Comedy "The Heart Specialist" Coming Out On DVD Oct.4

    Not many people saw The Heart Specialist since it sort of came and went in a flash with very little publicity. However, you now have chance to see it since it will be released on DVD (both standard and Blu-ray) on October 4th through Fox Home Video.

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    Pariah To Screen at London Film Festival In October

    You know I'm getting the feeling that Dee Rees' Pariah is going to be THE Black film of 2011. Of course there are A LOT of black films out there, but you know what I mean. The one that is going to get everyone talking and debating about (and hopefully get people frothing at the mouth and into violent fist fights says Sergio, rubbing his hands with glee).

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    DreamWorks & Fox Team Up For Steven Spielberg's Expensive ‘Robopocalypse’

    By now, you should know the formula: Steven Spielberg generally (with a few exceptions) follows his Oscar bait, dramatic pictures with blockbuster popcorn stuff. Hell, this year alone (in a span of a few months) we'll get dazzling, animated, comic adaptation "The Adventures of Tintin" followed by the WWI story "War Horse." This fall Spielberg will finally shoot his long-gestating dream project "Lincoln" with Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead, but after that? It's back to making some of the best multiplex entertainment out there.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Pre-Premiere of Fox's New Girl, Nick Nolte Talks Bender, Stoll on Hemingway in Paris

    By the time Fox's New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, premieres, it won't seem so fresh off the presses. Variety reports that the network will allow viewers to watch the whole series before it is broadcast Sept. 20th on live TV. Viewers will have access to the show through various outlets, including an unprecedented pre-primetime viewing on iTunes. The network hopes that through this new strategy they can access sampling opportunities. Before the launch, the show will be available for free on iTunes, Hulu, Fox.com, and Deschanel's Hello Giggles blog.

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    Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig Will Be 'Revenge For Jolly!'

    Actors Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, David Rasche, Kevin Corrigan, Garret Dillahunt, Bobby Moynihan, and Gillian Jacobs are all part of the recently wrapped “Revenge For Jolly!” directed by short filmmaker Chadd Harbold and starring Brian Petsos. How does a project with this many big names go unannounced and under the radar? Well, it's a indie and the the debut film of Atlas Independent, the newly-formed affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainmenta company that focuses on development and production of films budgeted under $10 million (Roven known by fans as one of the producers of Christopher Nolan's Batman series).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Mad Men Hype: Weiner and Hamm Talk 'The Suitcase' Episode

    Yesterday, the Daily Beast dissected "The Suitcase" episode from Mad Men's fourth season with exec producer Matt Weiner and star Jon Hamm. The game-changing episode features Don Draper (Hamm) and his secretary Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) pulling an all-nighter in the office, as personal and professional drama reaches a breaking point.

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  • Hope for Film
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    CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA LAUNCHES INDIE DIRECT™

    Everyday brings a better world for the independent filmmaker. Why should today not be like all others?I was glad to receive today's press release announcing Cinedigm's new endeavor. I was even gladder though to learn of it, which is why I gave them this quote expressing it!

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    TIFF: Pariah Gets Release Date and Poignant Poster

    Focus Features initiated an online outreach to choose the poster for the upcoming Sundance drama, Pariah. The winner was "Subway," a poster showing actress Adepero Oduye staring out a window and at herself--an apt image for a film about a 17-year-old woman from Brooklyn coming to terms with her identity as a lesbian.

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