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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    That's. A. Wrap.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    TV's Crowning Moment of Awesome

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Black Swan Opens 67th Venice Biennale; American Films Expected; Where's Margaret?

    Not completed in time for Cannes, Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan will make its world debut as the opening night film at the Venice Film Festival, which runs on The Lido from September 1 through September 11. This means that while I will see it there, Black Swan will likely not play the other fall fests.

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    Crappiness: Todd Solondz's "Life During Wartime"

    If he were half the incisive social critic he thinks he is, one could make a case for Todd Solondz. In an age when such films as Little Miss Sunshine and Juno adjust their characters’ neuroses into palatable “eccentricities,” a healthy dose of authentically savage, dark humor would serve American independent film well in challenging liberal complacency and political correctness. Given the infrequent cinematic output of Terry Zwigoff, bitter, parodic, button-pushing misanthropy is rarely represented at the local art house. But Solondz has not helped fill the void. If anything, he precipitated it.

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  • Spout
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    Girls, Baptists and Hollywood Invade Comic-Con. Film Blog Water Cooler 7/21/10

    I've never been to Comic-Con, and I really shouldn't care much about it since it's just a big hype machine and there's no place at Spout for fueling that buzz and promotional junk. However, I'd be lying if I said I don't get a little bit excited this time of year. I know much of what's announced and teased at SDCC won't end up in front of my eyes for months if not years to come, but I'm nevertheless curious if Edgar Wright will reveal he's doing "Ant-Man" next and inform us who he's already cast in the lead role. And I'm also eager to see that first bootlegged clip of the surprise footage of "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" show up on YouTube. The event may be geek prom for some, but for me it's more like geek December 20. As in the approximate time we would begin "accidentally" finding our Christmas presents hidden deep in our parents' closet. Yeah, I think of Comic-Con as being like a spoiler of things we really shouldn't be privy to yet. And I have no issue with that.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Mirren Stars in Madden spy thriller The Debt

    Spies seem to be making a comeback. Helen Mirren plays a deadly Mossad agent in The Debt, a new thriller from director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). Disney Miramax will release the film December 29. Supporting stalwarts Ciarán Hinds and Tom Wilkinson co-star. it looks standard-issue--but with actors I want to see.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    Three Points - If I was at Comic Con...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Pinto Stars in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and Miral

    Trailer Watch: Pinto Stars in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and Miral

    Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto turns up in two upcoming films: Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, which premiered modestly well at Cannes (Sony Pictures Classics opens it stateside September 22, presumably after the Toronto Film Fest), and Julian Schnabel's Miral, which is set to debut at Venice before its December release, and could kick up some controversy for Weinstein Co., due to its pro-Palestinian subject. (The French trailer is below.) Rula Jebreal adapted her novel about a Jerusalem orphanage run by a Palestinian (Hiam Abbass); Pinto plays one of her teen orphans.

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Nicolas Winding Refn Has One More Film In The Works, Sex-Heavy, 'I Walk With The Dead'

    Busy Danish Filmmaker Keeps Committing To New ProjectsWe change underpants each day, meanwhile Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn ("Bronson") adds yet another project to his long-growing slate.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Lost Auction, Abrams, Whedon Talk at Comic-Con

    Lost fan alert: the show you obsessed over may be over, but its memory lingers on.

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