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  • Shadow and Act
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    2nd Trailer For "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Gives Us More David Oyelowo + CGI Apes

    It's about 20 seconds longer than the first, and in addition to showing more of David Oyelowo's seemingly "bad corporate guy" character, we get even more computer generated apes, which I can’t say I’m sold on just yet. Can’t get past the obvious effects, especially when juxtaposed against the real.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Chimps Go Ape In 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Trailer

    BRAAAAAAAAAHM! BRAAAAAAAAAHM! BRAAAAAAAAAHM! BRAAAAAAAAAHM! You hear that? Nope, it's not the trailer for "Inception," it's the copycat sound design used by every tentpole film now -- yeah, we're looking at you "Battle: Los Angeles" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" -- and that appears right in the midst of the latest spot for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."

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  • The Playlist
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    Interview: Richard Ayoade Talks Influences Of 'Submarine' And His Take On 'The Double'

    Arguably best known as the man responsible for the Channel 4 faux-'80s sci-fi parody "Garth Marenghi's Dark Place" and as the shouting nerd Moss in "The IT Crowd," you've likely seen British comedian Richard Ayoade's work behind the camera, yet been completely unaware. The Arctic Monkeys have recruited his talent for a triple-threat of songs ("Fluorescent Adolescent," "Crying Lightning," "Cornerstone"), not to mention they commissioned him to direct their live show "At The Apollo"; indie-pop staples Super Furry Animals put him to work for "Run Away" which starred BFF Matt Berry; and hipster approved group "Vampire Weekend" hired Ayoade to helm videos for debut album singles "Oxford Comma" and "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa." So yeah, not exactly any obscure, Plan-It-X Records musicians on his CV.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Are These Videos Part Of "The Dark Knight Rises" Viral Campaign?

    About 10 days ago, the viral campaign for The Dark Knight Rises (the third installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, currently shooting) began, with a live website (HERE), and a puzzle which, after it was solved, lead to the eventually unveiling of a photo of Tom hardy as Bane - one of the film's villains.

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  • The Bin
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    Martin Scorsese & Friends Living "La Dolce Vita" in NYC

    Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Zoe Kravitz & Edi Gathegi In New Clip From "X-Men: First Class"

    It's in theaters tomorrow, so, I'm not sure this clip will do much to encourage to or discourage you from seeing it if you haven't already made up your mind either way. Nothing special; although I should add that just about every review I've read of the film thus far has been stellar! It seems like we may have our first real hit of the summer!

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Debut Of Queen Latifah's "Single Ladies" Attracts 1.8 Million Viewers; Big Night For VH1!

    The 90-minute pilot episode of the new Queen Latifah-produced original scripted VH1 series called Single Ladies that serves as an introduction to what will be a weekly series to follow later, in July, debuted earlier this week, and if the reviews I read were of any indication, it didn't go over well with audiences... some audiences anyway. I'm sure the series has its audience, and if they were watching, or have watched it since, I'd guess that they loved it! :)

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch New Clip From Prison Drama "Screwed" Starring Noel Clarke & James D'Arcy

    We've seen a trailer and poster for Screwed - the British prison drama that stars Mr Noel Clarke and James D’Arcy (Master And Commander), which is an adaptation of a novel called Screwed: The Truth About Life as a Prison Officer, a bestselling work, both acclaimed and controversial, by British ex-prison officer-turned-author Ronnie Thompson (not his real name by the way).

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Rejoice And Shout' Attempts To Cover A Century Of Gospel In 2 Hours

    It always seemed like music was the only art where the subject didn't matter. If there's a good beat, a catchy hook, some sort of inventiveness, and/or intensified drive, most don't care what the hell the singer is spewing, even if it's about their specific belief system. Throw a bunch of hard-ass atheists on the dance floor and throw on "Jesus Walks"; see how many stomp their feet and protest (actually, don't, keep reading). There's numerous other examples (how many trendy God-hating teens like Christian-Metalcore band Underoath? Quick answer, too many), but for other mediums, it's not the case. Religious imagery feels too pushy, and while books like the Koran and Old Testament are densely written, good luck finding someone interested in reading it just 'cause.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Website For Samuel L Jackson's MLK Play "The Mountaintop" Launches

    As well as a look at some artwork for Katori Hall's award-winning play, The Mountaintop, which we've written about a lot on this site, making its Broadway debut this fall, with Samuel L. Jackson starring as Martin Luther King Jr.

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