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    'The Story of Lover's Rock To Open CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase (Canadian Premiere)

    I saw the film last year, and also reviewed it on S&A, and it's recommended for you folks up north; so give it a look when it makes its Canadian premiere in less than a month.

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    Watch: First 10 Minutes From Rebecca Hall-Led Chiller 'The Awakening' Plus 2 More Clips From The Film

    While the Rebecca Hall and Dominic West-led “The Awakening” has been rolling out in theaters across the world for some time now, the fright show is only just receiving a Stateside release in limited run theaters next week. While buzz on the film hasn’t exactly been deafening, one o...

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    Preview Meta-fictional Feature 'Tango Macbeth' - A play, Inside A Documentary, Inside A Film

    In reading the synopsis for this, I immediately thought of William Greaves' 1968 momentous Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, and its layers of metatextual storytelling, inherent in the concept of the story: that of a documentary, inside a documentary, inside a documentary.

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    Anderson's 'The Master' Showcased in Alamo Drafthouse Amazing Alamoscope 70mm Series

    Alamo Drafthouse announces their new and ongoing programming series "Presented in Amazing Alamoscope: 70mm at the Ritz." Among the titles are Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (starting September 21)...

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    Movies We 'Like': New Feature Tracks Recent Films' Facebook Page Likes

    Movies with Butter has launched a new feature called the "Popcorn Index," tracking and ranking how many "likes" a recent film's official Facebook page receives. The charts are sorted in a variety of ways, including daily likes, total likes, etc. So which films do we like the most?

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    Team America: Trailer For 'Red Dawn' Remake Lands With Flag-Waving Fury

    America, fuck yeah! Are you wearing your stars-and-stripes underoos? If so, then get ready for a healthy dose of patriotism the only way Hollywood knows how -- by remaking a movie and blowing shit up real good.

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    E. Roger Mitchell Cast As Toughie Chaff In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as troublemaker Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today.

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    'Frankenweenie' Soundtrack Features New Song By Karen O Along With Tunes From Robert Smith, Winona Ryder, Passion Pit & More

    While she has definitely earned her stripes as the frontwoman for the acclaimed rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has also been making some impressive steps in the movie soundtrack world. She memorably contributed a brace of music to Spike Jonze's excellent "Where The Wild Things Are,"...

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    3 Finalists Announced In South Africa's Next Top Filmmaker 2012 Competition

    Catching up on my emails today... here's one that I missed from July (the 3 finalists above):

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    The LA Times Talks to Three Women Directors - Where is the Female Equivalent of Woody Allen?

    Check out the LA Times piece on Ava DuVernay, Jullie Delpy and Leslye Headland.  While things still suck for women directors, it kind of feels like the conversation is shifting.  Maybe I am being too optimistic, but I am forever hopeful.  I will be interested to see the statistics at ...

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