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    Fire Up Your Internets If You Want To Be In 'Underworld 4'

    Gross Producers Mourn The Loss Of The Casting CouchSony has bravely decided to throw open the (digital) doors to anyone and everyone, launching Face Of The Fan, an online cattle call of sorts that instead of directing hundreds of anonymous people to their studios, will allow Hollywood hopefuls to access select script pages so they can rehearse and upload audition footage. Kicking off the new initiative is a casting call for "a pivotal role as a female teenager" named Selene is the upcoming "Underworld 4."

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: Made In Dagenham

    When a film is based on a fascinating true story, and marshals grade-A talent on both sides of the camera, it automatically gets my attention. Made in Dagenham is inspired by a real-life labor struggle—apparently little remembered, even in England—that is both timely and relevant today. There is no reason on earth the results shouldn’t have been stronger. The raw material has all the makings of great drama: in 1968, female workers at the vast Ford Motor Co. factory in a suburb of London went on strike after being reclassified as unskilled laborers, with a commensurate reduction in salary. Women weren’t taken seriously in the workforce, and their actions have wide, and unexpected, reverberations. Sally Hawkins (who won worldwide recognition for her starring role in Mike Leigh’s Happy Go Lucky) does a great job as a—

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    New Aussie Poster For 'Blue Valentine' References The Couple's Song

    An Australian one sheet has dropped for the still NC-17 rated "Blue Valentine" starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    A deleted scene from 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'

    A deleted scene from 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    In Development: Knightley and Wright for Anna Karenina, Moses to Rise Again And Again

    News to inspire remake support: Keira Knightley could follow in Greta Garbo's footsteps and play the lead in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. The screenwriter is Tom Stoppard and the director is Joe Wright, who arguably gets the best from Knightley (see Pride and Prejudice and Atonement). It's Working Title's project; they expect the script by Christmas. They will then consider, according to London's Daily Mail: "several scripts destined for Wright, including one by Abi Morgan based on The Little Mermaid fairy tale, ‘and we’ll decide what looks like the most sensible thing to do.’" Let's see both!

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    Contest Giveaway: Copies Of 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed' DVD

    Update: Contest is closed. Winners will be notified.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    James Frey’s Fiction Factory

    James Frey’s Fiction Factory

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    In Theaters: 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1,' 'The Next Three Days'

    The next round is on J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. as "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1" will invade theaters for a huge weekend at the box office. The films in the series have brought in more than $5 billion worldwide so far and the audience certainly isn't going to shrink as the story enters its final stage. Russell Crowe and Paul Haggis hope to draw some of the more mature crowd this weekend with "The Next Three Days," but even that crowd will probably be more interested in the boy wizard than another mediocre thriller from Crowe. The art-house is starting to heat up as we ramble into awards season. Claire Denis' latest "White Material" gets a stateside release alongside the British imports "Made In Dagenham" and "Heartless." If you're not a devotee of Quidditch, there are plenty of interesting options out there this week, so go support your local independent cinema.

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    Reverse Shot Talkies #24: Claire Denis

    Host Eric Hynes talks to French filmmaker Claire Denis (White Material, Beau travail) about why she prefers working with familiar collaborators, the erotics of the actor-director relationship, and how she often feels mastered by her own creations.

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