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    Commercial Helmer Michael Gracey To Direct Disney's Snow White Film 'The Order Of The Seven'

    Film Unsurprisingly Now Pretending Not To Be A Snow White FilmDisney has been developing their kung-fu take on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" for nearly a decade now, with names like Michael Chabon, Natalie Portman and Francis Lawrence coming and going at various points, but their thunder looked to have been stolen in the last year or so by two more traditional takes on the fairy tale, which will go head to head at the box office next year: Tarsem's currently untitled comic take, which stars Lily Collins as the fairest in all the land and Julia Roberts as the wicked queen, and Universal's more action-heavy "Snow White and the Huntsman," which toplines Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.

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    "Flame In The Streets" Coming Out On DVD Sept. 20

    I wrote about this 1961 British film exactly a year ago, July 2010, on the old S & A website, and now it's been announced that it's coming out for the first time on DVD on Sept. 20, through VCI Entertainment (in it's original 2:35 Scope aspect ratio). I thought I would go back and repost what I said about it a year ago, since I think it's a worthwhile, but largely overlooked and forgotten film that deserves to be seen.

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    Steve Mcqueen's "Shame" Gets a January 13th Release Date in the UK!

    Steve McQueen's sex addiction drama Shame, has an official UK release date of January 13, 2012, according to an Empire Online exclusive report.

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    'Bellflower' Director Evan Glodell Owes Adam Yauch A Flamethrower & Got $1,000 Bucks From P. Diddy

    And More From Our Chat With The Creator Behind The Flame-Spewing Sundance SensationThe Playlist crew has definitely taken a shine to director Evan Glodell's thunderous debut, "Bellflower", calling it "a film that interacts with the audience at every step of the way," "a roadmap to a mushroom cloud," and in this writer's review, "a turbo charged indictment of male adolescent fantasy and a biting critique of misplaced machismo."

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    Fantasia '11 Review: 'Kidnapped' Starts Smart, But Ends As A Sleazy & Cheap Exploitation Flick

    The single setting thriller is a tough trick to overcome as a director, as it constrains nearly every aspect of a production making it all the more difficult to elevate the film from its static surroundings. Last year saw a spate of single-setting flicks hit theaters, and while Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" and J Blakeson's underrated "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed" showed what inventive filmmaking and a smart screenplay can do in opening up the narrative in compelling ways, the Ryan Reynolds-led "Buried" was an example of what happens with a director can't get past the basic conceit of the picture. Which brings us to "Kidnapped," the first film in eight years from director Miguel Ángel Vivas and one that came to Montreal riding some decent buzz including Best Horror and Director prizes at last year's Fantastic Fest. We don't get the hype.

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    Producer Eli Roth Dishes On RZA's "The Man With The Iron Fist"

    Been awhile since there's been any news about this project - RZA's feature directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fist. Principal photography ended earlier this year, but we haven't seen anything of it; no stills, no clips, no nothing. So, as of right now, I don't think anyone knows what this baby is going to look, sound and feel like. Even plot revelations have been slim, other than the official synopsis.

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    Kenneth Lonergan's Long-Awaited 'Margaret' With Matt Damon & Anna Paquin Hits September 30th

    Ten years after the tragic events of 9/11, that also serves as the backdrop to the film, Kenneth Lonergan's long-awaited and forever delayed "Margaret" will finally hit theaters on September 30th, according to Exhibitor Relations.

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    Broomfield's Sarah Palin Expose You Betcha! Goes to Content Film, Toronto

    Broomfield's Sarah Palin Expose You Betcha! Goes to Content Film, Toronto

    Going on a quest for the "real" Sarah Palin sounds like setting out in pursuit of the Holy Grail—it's something that's guaranteed to be hard to find, if it exists at all. But Brit documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield tried to do just that in his drolly titled Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, which Content Film will release after its world premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival. Content will have international rights for the film, while Cassian Elwes will release the film in the US.

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    Watch: Button-Pushing Clip From Nick Broomfield's Documentary 'Sarah Palin - You Betcha!'

    No, you're not confused, a Sarah Palin documentary is already making its way around the country, the hagiographic, softball portrait "The Undefeated," a grassroots sensation -- or so the producers want you to believe -- though in actuality, no one really cares all that much. Nevertheless, despite what you may think of her, it's undeniable that Palin is an intriguing political figure, someone who has managed to rally a huge group of followers who do have some impact on the discourse of the nation, no matter how misinformed and ridiculous that discourse is. And while "The Undefeated" is being pitched right to her core, controversial filmmaker Nick Broomfield has teamed with Joan Churchill to offer a response.

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    Watch Trailer For Award-Winning Race Identity Doc "Colour Me"

    Here's the trailer for Colour Me, a documentary examining the way we define race. It screened at this year's San Francisco Black Film Festival and won the "Bronze Palm Award" at the 2011 Mexico International Film Festival.

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