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  • The Lost Boys
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    16 Minutes With Lesley Manville

    As a supplement to this profile up on indieWIRE, which attempts to do justice to the lovely Lesley Manville and her Oscar-worthy work in Mike Leigh's "Another Year," here's audio from our actual interview, which I've already mentioned was one of my all time favorites:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    "Love & Other Drugs" Continues To Complicate The Best Actress Race

    First, Jeff Wells rambled on about how great it was (going so far as to call it Edward Zwick's best film), and now there's this more nuanced but still quite favorable review on The Playlist, which continues a suggestion a lot of Oscar watchers had kind of tucked aside for the past month or two: mainstream Anne Hathaway-Jake Gyllenhaal rom-com "Love and Other Drugs" is a part of this year's race. Maybe it was all a result of some clever campaign strategy on behalf of 20th Century Fox - NOT screening in Toronto or Telluride and getting bad buzz as a result so we'd all be surprised when decent reviews come along. I suspect the film will end up with its fare share of haters (comparisons to "Jerry Maguire" and "Up In The Air" already scare me, personally), but if audiences click it could end up a major Oscar player, just like "Maguire" and "Air" did. Most likely seems Anne Hathaway, which further complicates the already jam packed best actress race by giving it an 11th major contender:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    A Musical Recommendation From The Other Side of the Pond

    I returned back home from London a day or two back but have been exhausted with the to-dos that come with leaving home for 5 weeks so I haven't gotten a chance to note one thing in particular: This video for "Mozart's House," a track from Clean Bandit - a band that consists in part of the flatmates of one my best London, uh, mates. But I'm not posting this as a favour... It's a innovative video for a great track, and if you're in the UK and happen to get a chance to see them live (I did this past summer and was no alone in my enthusiasm), please do so. Their website is here. Their video is here:

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  • The Playlist
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    Kristin Davis Is Going To Bat Eyelashes At The Rock In 'Journey To The Center Of The Earth 2'

    We know you were really worried about this, but rest assured, Dwayne Johnson will have a love interest in "Journey To The Center Of Earth 2" and it will be Charlotte from "Sex And The City" (that's Kristin Davis for the rest of you).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Scorsese and DiCaprio: A Retrospective

    As part of Paramount's Shutter Island awards campaign, the American Cinematheque is mounting a two-day (Nov. 13-14) retrospective of director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio's partnership, from Gangs of New York and The Aviator to The Departed and Shutter Island. All four films will screen and DiCaprio (in person) and Scorsese (via satellite) will participate in a conversation on November 14.

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    Five Notes After A Rough Cut Screening

    Five Notes After A Rough Cut Screening

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Hobbit's Cast, And A Good Day for New Zealand Cinema

    While Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. deal with the issue of whether or not to shoot The Hobbit in New Zealand, the director has confirmed the casting of the film. (UPDATE: Video of Jackson and co-producer and co-writer Philippa Boyens' NZ TV interview below.)

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  • The Playlist
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    Marvel Puts On The Brakes For Peter Sollett's 'Runaways' Film

    So much for the film that was supposed to be Marvel Studios' first post-'Avengers' project.

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    Watch: Trailer For John Cameron Mitchell's Excellent 'Rabbit Hole' With Nicole Kidman

    The Best Actress race this year is wide open with a number of strong performances from women in a wide variety of films this year, and with no one person seeming like a lock, the field will be getting a very strong contender in Nicole Kidman, thanks to her outstanding turn in John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole."

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  • Spout
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    "Hereafter" - Where Do Characters Go When They're Narratively "Killed Off"?

    This is a discussion of part of the film "Hereafter." It may include spoilers. Continue reading only if you've seen the film or you don't mind.

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