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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    You Don't Know Jack Trailer: Pacino, Sarandon, Goodman, Vaccaro, Huston

    HBO is churning out movies that I want to see, including Barry Levinson's You Don't Know Jack: The Life and Deaths of Jack Kevorkian. Otherwise known as Dr. Death, Kevorkian went to jail on a murder charge for assisted suicide; he was released in 2007.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Na'vi Morphing Stations Coming to a Theater Near You

    If you liked the way Ben Stiller looked at the Oscars or the online make yourself into a Na'vi promo, then get thee to a participating Avatar morphing station. (In L.A. it starts April 16 at The Grove.)

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    cannes countdown: wong kar-wai, 2001

    cannes countdown: wong kar-wai, 2001

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Streep, Cruz, Winslet, Moore, Watts and, uh, Paltrow Together For Paris Vogue

    Streep, Cruz, Winslet, Moore, Watts and, uh, Paltrow Together For Paris Vogue

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Movie Futures Exchange: Healthy Financing or Legalized Gambling?

    Despite considerable opposition from the studios and their lobbying arm the MPAA, on Friday the Commodities Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved one of two box office futures exchanges. The question seems to be whether wagering on box office performance is a healthy way to raise film financing or a more sinister form of gambling that could lead to manipulation and abuse.

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  • iW NOW
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    Octagon Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

    Octagon Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Down the Hole: David Kittredge's "Pornography: A Thriller"

    A male-oriented reboot of Mulholland Drive, David Kittredge’s Pornography: A Thriller doesn’t lack for ambition. Straightforwardly titled yet bent to the max, Pornography is a shape-shifting, genre-twisting plunge into a nefarious sexual underworld that so envisions itself as a David Lynch film it might just qualify as having an identity crisis. Of course there are worse filmmakers one might see in the mirror, and Kittredge proves himself a steady, able study. That said, a constantly self-reflexive, endlessly looping, multicharacter thriller narrative geared up with all sorts of assaultive visual and aural tricks for a debut feature? Kittredge may have gone so far down his own rabbit hole he may never again see daylight.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Gross National Product: "The Joneses"

    Asks The Joneses: What if advertisements infiltrated every level of American daily life, including your neighborly exchanges? A middling satire that eventually sinks into unbearable melodrama, first-time writer-director Derrick Borte’s send-up of American consumer culture is expectedly bland—this is the kind of film that implicitly invokes the American dream—but at least the luxury items being peddled and the methods of sale seem relatively current. It’s almost as if Borte had optioned for this film a wire story on the controversial 2007 Facebook feature that informed your friends of your internet purchases, staging that unsettling infringement on privacy by ruthless commerce in a generic gated community’s crown jewel, an immaculate model home pawned off as a real residence. Read Benjamin Mercer's review of The Joneses.

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  • iW NOW
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    Hot Docs, Rooftop Team For Toronto Series During Fest

    Hot Docs, Rooftop Team For Toronto Series During Fest

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Current TV's "That's Gay" Series

    Current TV's "That's Gay" Series

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