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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    The Dirty Dozen

    One of Robert Aldrich’s most subversive (and financially most successful) films is his 1967 color and wide-screen World War II saga of legalized criminality, THE DIRTY DOZEN (available on DVD). Aldrich had first dealt with this war eleven years earlier in his violently gripping cult picture, Attack! (1956), which featured the brilliant Lee Marvin in a strong supporting role. In The Dirty Dozen, Marvin takes the lead, playing--with his usual restrained gusto--a maverick major who recruits twelve condemned soldier-misfits for a suicidal mission behind enemy lines; if they survive, they’ll be reprieved.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trailer For Darryl Roberts' Sequel To His "America The Beautiful" Doc

    In case you haven't heard of the 2007 documentary America The Beautiful, conceived and directed by filmmaker Darryl Roberts , it just happens that it's one of the most financially successful, self distributed documentaries in recent years.

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  • The Playlist
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    Oliver Stone Teaming With Son, Sean, For Mysterious Iran-Set Documentary

    A couple of surprises here. First off, apparently Oliver Stone's son Sean decided way back in the spring of 2010 to follow in his father's footsteps, and has been working on a feature film titled "SecretStone" about a group of filmmakers working inside a haunted psychiatric hospital who quickly discover they are not alone. Generic, we know, but cast your famous father in the film and you'll have us paying attention. It's some kind of meta-horror, found footage, faux-doc thing and STYD have dug up the trailer for the film (now called "Graystone") which will be looking for distribution at the American Film Market in November. It looks pretty terrible, proving that talent isn't necessarily genetic.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: U.K. Trailer For Psychological Virus Thriller 'Retreat' Starring Cillian Murphy & Jamie Bell

    For his debut feature film, the psychological virus thriller "Retreat," writer/director Carl Tibbetts gets a pretty solid dream team cast in Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell. And while the new U.K. trailer unveiled by Empire might look promising, unfortunately the story is more intent on throwing twists at the audience rather than settling down and actually developing its intriguing premise.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Testosterone Driven Oscars

    When I first read the Brett Ratner was going to produce the Oscars I let out a big sigh. Brett is not known for his gender sensitivity. He's best known for the Rush Hour movies and I remember him from his cameo on Entourage where he played himself and came off as a younger version of Hugh Hefner -- a dude with a lot of gorgeous women in various stage of undress hanging around his house.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    indieWIRE's Interactive Map to Eating, Drinking, and Shopping in Toronto

    indieWIRE has published our annual insider's guide to the best places to eat, drink, shop and chill in Toronto... As a supplement, I've also put together this handy interactive map that lists all the restaurants, bars, stores and etcs that are included in the guide. So check back with indieWIRE tomorrow for the guide (complete with snappy commentary from a variety of Torontonians), and then come back here to figure out how to make the best of any free time you might be lucky enough to have during TIFF.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Get STIFF @ TIFF All Over Again...

    Next Tuesday in Toronto, I'll be co-hosting the second annual STIFF @ TIFF (oh so clever, we). Any of you that happen to be in Toronto, feel free to stop by. It's happening at Wrong Bar (1279 Queen Street West) on the night of Tuesday the 13th. It's a celebration of queer + sex positive films + filmmakers at the Toronto International Film Festival.... Not to mention a celebration of Michael Fassbender being naked a lot in "Shame" AND "A Dangerous Method," and most importantly: a new camp classic being born in Madonna's "W.E." (there's all kinds of ways to get stiff at TIFF!) The event will featureGuy Maddin's muse Lexi Tronic, with the DJ delights of Miss Margot and Colin D and a big welcome to special guest DJ Sheldon Larry and the cast of TIFF title "Leave It On The Floor." We also have a 4am liquor license, so please reconsider early press & industry screenings and/or prepare to call in sick to work. RSVP here.

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  • Press Play
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    NOBODY’S BUSINESS BUT THE TURK’S #3: Of Nostalgia and Other Evils

    By Ali ArikanPress Play Contributor

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Iranian filmmakers banned from travel; Michael Moore travels to Iran?

    Iranian filmmakers banned from travel; Michael Moore travels to Iran?

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  • The Playlist
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    Anthony Hopkins To Play Psychic Doctor In 'Solace'

    Looks like yet another script is going to have the honor of being covered with "NAR" notes. Anthony Hopkins has signed on to star in "Solace," a long-in-development script that would feature the Academy Award winner as a psychic ex-doctor who now works for the FBI. However, he soon meets his match when he encounters a serial killer who also possesses an uncanny sense of clairvoyance.

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