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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Editor Sally Menke Died in Beachwood Canyon During Heat Wave, Dog At Her Side

    Editor Sally Menke's body was found by searchers at the bottom of a Beachwood Canyon ravine Tuesday morning, her Lab at her side. She was 56, and had been hiking Monday in L.A.'s extreme heat (which broke the downtown record of 113 degrees Monday, as well as the thermometer recording that record), reports the LAT. I had the pleasure of meeting Menke last year at Lawrence Bender's Oscar party for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, which she edited, along with all of Tarantino's films. It was great fun talking to her about how she and Tarantino debated the merits of whether to divide the film into five chapters or try to weave it into another narrative. Tarantino won that argument.

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  • iW NOW
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    Full List of Short Nominees for the 23rd European Film Awards

    The list of nominated shorts films for the 23rd European Film Awards has just been completed with the addition of Bálint Szimler's "Itt Vagyok." Among the 15 nominated shorts are fiction films, documentaries, and animation films, representing a total of 14 European countries. The 2,300 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the winner.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Let Me In

    Let Me In

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  • iW NOW
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    Quentin Tarantino's Editor Sally Menke Found Dead

    Quentin Tarantino's Editor Sally Menke Found Dead

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Gotham Screen International Film Festival Kicks Off October 7th

    The 4th annual Gotham Screen International Film Festival opens October 7 and runs eleven days, centralized at New York's Tribeca Cinemas.

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  • Spout
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    "Back to the Future" Re-Released, Remastered, But Not Regenerated

    After that whole July 5, 2010, hoax earlier this year, it's good to see someone doing right by "Back to the Future" fans, namely re-releasing the classic time travel movie in celebration of its 25th anniversary. AMC Entertainment is bringing Marty McFly back to theaters for two shows only in 40 cities next month. The first screening is Saturday, October 23rd, at 12:30pm. Not much significance for that one, but the second show is Monday, October 25, at 7pm. October 25 is the date in 1985 that the film's story begins on -- the date Marty travels from is October 26, but I guess AMC didn't want to have a screening in the middle of the night.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Fall TV Ratings: Good for a Laugh

    After the first week of the fall TV season, THR reports that "comedy has reclaimed the broadcast throne." Following the lead of Modern Family (ABC) and Glee (Fox), new comedies are performing well against their more serious counterparts. Five of the top seven season premiers are comedies: following Glee and Modern Family are The Office (NBC), The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men (both CBS). Grey's Anatomy was the sole drama in the top seven, and Dancing With the Stars was the reality star.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    SAGIndie's World of Warcraft

    SAGIndie's World of Warcraft

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Bollywood/Hockey Drama Breakaway Starts Filming with Lowe, Belle

    Bollywood meets hockey on Robert Lieberman's Breakaway, which began principal photography on September 20 with Rob Lowe, Camilla Belle and Russell Peters. Set in suburban Toronto, the film tracks a young man struggling between traditional Indo-Canadian family expectations and his dreams of hockey stardom. The film will be presented by Akshay Kumar, an Indian film star. Kumar says he is "thrilled to be a part of this truly international film allowing the glass ceiling to be broken and truly defining world cinema." Russell Peters (pictured with Lowe and Belle), who will also serve as executive producer with his brother Clayton Peters, grew up in the neighborhood in which the film is set. He says "This is a great story about an Indian kid with a dream to do his own thing….something I know a thing or two about." Breakaway is scheduled to open in fall 2011.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    HBO+Trent Reznor=!!!

    Two of my all-time favourite pop cultural entities are joining forces and it's made my sleep-deprived Icelandic afternoon. After winning my intense excitement with the Todd Haynes+Kate Winslet=Mildred Pierce equation earlier this year, HBO is working with Lawrence Bender and Trent Reznor to develop a mini-series based on Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero" album! Says Reznor:

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