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    Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Gets A 14-Minute Haircut + New Synopsis

    Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock... as I noted in an post earlier this week... time is flying on by, as the theatrical release date for Spike Lee's latest work, Red Hook Summer, fast approaches. August 10 to be exact, almost exactly 2 months from today; it seems like...

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    In the Works: Joe Cornish Attached to Adapt Neal Stephenson's Cyber Thriller 'Snow Crash'

    Joe Cornish, director of last year's badass alien-invasion-social-problem hybrid "Attack the Block," is now attached to write and direct author Neal Stephenson's 1992 thriller "Snow Crash," which Time lists as one of the all-time best English-language novels since 1923. The novel has long been consi...

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    Colin Farrell Joins 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

    We've long discussed the career of Colin Farrell, one that hasn't particularly been on steady rise so much as moved in fits and starts. The actor has tackled franchises and indies in equal measure, with some more successful than others. This year sees him lead the "Total Recall" re...

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    Best of the Week: LA Film Fest Premieres, Reviews, Interviews, In-the-Works and More

    This week on TOH, we offer 10 important takeaways (some courtesy of Chris Nolan) from the Produced By Conference 2012, both Woody Allen's underwhelming "To Rome with Love" and Pixar's "Paperman" had premieres at LA Film Fest, modern Gothic screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith talks "Abraham Lincoln: Vamp...

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    Bigelow's Likely Oscar-Contender 'Zero Dark Thirty' Adds Unknown Ricky Sekhon as Osama bin Laden

    Though details on Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's in-producton project "Zero Dark Thirty" have been scarce, one major piece of news broke today. Ricky Sekhon, a British actor with two IMDB credits to his name, has been cast in the role of mastermind terrorist Osama bin Laden.

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    Controversial Belgian Immigrant Parable 'The Invader' Gets First Full Trailer & Poster

    This is one film that I've been really curious about since we first profiled it last fall; I've been tracking it, hoping that it might eventually screen somewhere in my neck of the woods (NYC), but that hasn't happened yet. 

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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Takes A Drive Down 'Fury Road'

    It was just a couple of weeks ago that eagle eyed tabloid types spotted model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely flying in to meet director George Miller, and it looks like that conversation went well, as she's set to star in yet another blockbuster after Michael Bay debuted her in "Tr...

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    Brit Crime Drama 'Woolwich Boys' Gets A Trailer & Screening Dates

    You may recall UK-based filmmkaker Anthony Abuah's submission to the S&A What's Your Story? feature I started a few months ago, in which he discussed being fiercely independent in making of his feature film, Woolwich Boys - a film that's now ready t...

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    'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Put On Hold To Fix Script & Budget, Release Date Pushed Back To May 16, 2014

    It looks like Paramount has finally learned their lesson the very, very hard way. After scuttling three movies slated for a 2012 release into 2013 -- "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," "World War Z" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" -- it seems studio executives have decid...

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    Director Peter Weir on Directing, 'Witness,' the Birth of the Australian Film Industry and More

    Australian Peter Weir is one of our great living directors, having given us such primal and unsettling classics as "Picnic at Hanging Rock," "The Last Wave," "Witness," "The Truman Show" and "Master and Commander," to name only a few. In this excerpt...

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