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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Relativity Media's Rogue Pacts with New Virgin Production Arm

    Wasting no time, Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media, having acquired Universal's Rogue label and Overture's distribution and marketing divisions, has pacted with Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which has formed a new film and television production arm. The next step for Relativity may be going public.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Robert Duvall, Due for Another Oscar, Talks Get Low

    Robert Duvall, Due for Another Oscar, Talks Get Low

    Get Low opens Friday, almost a year after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was one of the few movies to pop out as a winner. Sure enough, Sony Pictures Classics scooped up the unpretentious rural drama, which showcases veteran actor's actor Robert Duvall in a finely-tuned performance as a taciturn bearded recluse who has been punishing himself for decades for what happened one mysterious night long ago.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: Get Low

    Get Low is one of the treats of the summer movie season, a modest film that offers ample rewards, not the least being the opportunity to watch wonderful actors at work. The setting is Tennessee during the Great Depression. Robert Duvall is well cast as a man who’s lived as a hermit for the past forty years. One day he turns up in town and asks the local preacher to hold his funeral—while he’s still alive. Over the course of the film we learn what has brought him to this moment, and what drove him away from his friends and neighbors so many years ago.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: The Extra Man

    If you have any fondness for life’s oddballs, I think you’ll share my affection for the latest film from the writing/directing team of Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, who brought us American Splendor. The Extra Man, based on a novel by Jonathan Ames, focuses on two men who exist out of their time: Henry Harrison, a pompous, world-class eccentric who gets by as an escort, or “extra man,” for aging Manhattan society women, and Louis Ives, an unworldly academic with a propensity for cross-dressing.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Funnier than most of 'Schmucks'

    Funnier than most of 'Schmucks'

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  • iW NOW
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    Honorary Maverick Award Goes to Bruce Beresford

    Honorary Maverick Award Goes to Bruce Beresford

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    African Film Festival Hits Governor's Island Tomorrow

    African Film Festival Hits Governor's Island Tomorrow

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  • The Lost Boys
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    I Love You Tom Hardy

    Staring at him was the best thing about "Inception," and now Tom Hardy has officially become my #1 crush via this interview with The Daily Mail, where he answers the question as to whether he's ever slept with me with an attitude that's remarkably absent from men in popular culture, despite the fact that I'm quite certain what Hardy admits is hardly uncommon:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Tilda Swinton on KTLA

    Back when I was in Edinburgh last month, Ms. Swinton mentioned the hilarity that is this interview where she promoted "I Am Love" on KTLA. It wasn't until a few days ago that I finally tracked it down, but it was worth the wait... Swinton is gloriously out of place with the four "panelists" on the show (one of whom introduces her as "known for her supporting role in 'Adaption'"), none of whom seem to have actually seen the film, and all of whom are more curious about her accent ("I love accents!!") than anything else. Stay for the final exchange, as it 'tis the kicker... Enjoy:

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  • iW NOW
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    Woodstock Film Festival Names Bob Berney Honorary Trailblazer

    Woodstock Film Festival Names Bob Berney Honorary Trailblazer

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