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    Who Could Fill Myrna Loy's Shoes for Johnny Depp's "Thin Man" Remake?

    I'm not entirely opposed to remakes. Historically there have been some great ones. And even though "The Thin Man" is one of my all-time favorite films (and franchises), I really don't see the harm in redoing it. The W.S. Van Dyke version is based on a book by Dashiell Hammett, whose work is associated with some of the best examples of worthwhile remakes and reworkings ("The Maltese Falcon" and the many films loosely based on "Red Harvest" and "The Glass Key" -- including "Yojimbo" and "Miller's Crossing" -- for instance). Plus, it's already spun-off some terrific to so-so sequels (the first, "After the Thin Man," is even better than the original, in my opinion), as well as radio and TV series and a stage musical.

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  • The Playlist
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    Netflix Pulls A Blockbuster, Refuses To Stock Harmony Korine's 'Trash Humpers'

    Blockbuster has pretty much gone the way of the dodo bird with their adherence to an outmoded business model driving them into the ground. Oh sure, there was a time when the blue and yellow stores with their thousands of copies of new releases was the only game in town, but with Netflix providing an unparalleled selection, at reasonable prices, with no late fees and titles delivered right to your door, Blockbuster quickly lagged. So dawn of a new era of unlimited options right? Wrong it would seem. While Blockbuster had gotten flack during their peak years for letting their family values policies guide what movies they would stock (Todd Solondz refused to edit "Happiness" for the chain while Darren Aronofsky delivered an R-rated cut "Requiem For A Dream" for the chain) it looks the moral police are still in full effect.

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  • The Playlist
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    M. Night Shyamalan To Direct 'One Thousand A.E.,' Jaden Smith Linked To Lead

    M. Night Didn't Write It, But The Guy Who Wrote 'Book Of Eli' DidWith his name getting laughter and boos when it appeared in the trailer for "Devil" earlier this year, and his last few films facing the wrath of critics, M. Night Shyamalan continues to laugh all the way to the bank as his films -- whether he directs or produces them -- make money, and really, that's all the studios care about.

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  • The Playlist
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    Brazilian Helmer Heitor Dhalia Replaces Catherine Hardwicke On The Dakota Fanning-Led 'If I Stay'

    Brazilian director Heitor Dhalia has replaced Catherine Hardwicke on the supernatural Summit Entertainment project "If I Stay," which has Dakota Fanning attached to star as the female lead.

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  • The Playlist
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    New TV Spots & Photos For Danny Boyle's Aron Ralston Story '127 Hours'

    Marketing for Danny Boyle's Aron Ralston survival story "127 Hours" looks to now be kicking into gear in preparation for the imminent November 5th theatrical release which will no doubt attract the attention of Oscar pundits all round.

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  • The Playlist
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    Will Smith Attached To Ron Howard's Sci-Fi 'The Forbin Project'

    Writer Jason Rothenberg Also Hired For 'The Twilight Zone' With Ron Howard spending the last few years going from the sort-of-ok ("Frost/Nixon") to the terrible ("Angels & Demons") to the terrible and homophobic (the upcoming "The Dilemma"), we'd rather lost track of the other projects he had in development, partly because there are so many of them, with the likes of "The Dark Tower," "Legends" and "The Strange Adventure of H.P. Lovecraft" all competing for attention, and partly because we're happy to ignore Ron Howard's prospective projects for as long as we can.

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    The New Film (Is Closer To Being Done)

    The New Film (Is Closer To Being Done)

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  • The Playlist
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    Sam Raimi & Mandate Pictures To Remake '60s Sci-Fi Film 'Day Of The Triffids'

    Sam Raimi, Mandate Pictures and producer Rob Tapert are set to team up under their Ghost House banner for a remake of the 1962 British sci-fi film "The Day Of The Triffids" with Raimi reportedly looking to direct it himself.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Media Watch: THR Adds Film Reporter Appelo, Awards Blog The Race, TV Critic Goodman

    With the dates looming for the last issue of The Hollywood Reporter print daily (Friday, October 29) and the first weekly issue (Wednesday, November 3) THR is continuing to add staff. They are also figuring out how they will cover the all-important awards season.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Postcards From The Road

    It’s hard to take a dull picture in Yosemite—though my shot of the famous granite Half Dome poses no threat to Ansel Adams.

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