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    TCA: Crowe Talks Pearl Jam, We Bought A Zoo's Sigur Ros, Return of Say Anything's Lloyd Dobler

    Director Cameron Crowe took the microphone during the Television Critics Association press tour to promo his latest film, a documentary; Amy Dawes reports.Fresh from postproduction on We Bought A Zoo starring Matt Damon, filmmaker Cameron Crowe showed up at TCA on Saturday to support his galvanizing...

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    Ava Gardner Loves That Man: Show Boat

    For your pleasure, here's Ava Gardner (dubbed by Annette Warren) singing Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine" from the 1951 musical Show Boat. Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne and Judy Garland all covered this, and Helen Morgan made i...

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    Michel Gondry Directs Bjork's Crystalline

    Michel Gondry directs yet another wonky Bjork video, "crystalline." Always fun. Check out older ones below.

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    HBO Picks Up Scorsese's Spiritual Doc: George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    HBO has picked up Martin Scorsese's latest music documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World. The film will premiere in two parts on October 5 and 6.

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    Last Chance to Celebrate LACMA Classic Cinema Favorites!

    L.A. film buff alert: here's your chance to remind LACMA chief Michael Govan--and incoming film programmer Elvis Mitchell-- that LA movie lovers want classic movies. Outgoing LACMA film curator Ian Birnie is running a summer program of his and the LACMA audience's favorite classic film titles of the past 15 years. While the UCLA Film Archives and American Cinematheque do program classics, with Birnie gone, this could be your only chance to see some of the best movies of all time on the big screen in gorgeous prints in a friendly theater full of fellow film fans. Celebrate the best of what Hollywood has to offer. Pack the theater to the rafte...

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    Why Tragic Jeff Buckley Biopic Has Lured the Likes of Pitt, Maguire, Pattinson, and now Badgley

    For a producer, it’s not exactly a good sign when you have to publicly acknowledge that an actor isn’t playing the lead role in your biopic because he is in fact playing that same role in another biopic being made simultaneously. It’s probably even less heartening to find out just a week later that...

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    Emma Thompson to Adapt Annie for Will and Willow Smith and Jay-Z?

    Will Smith is in talks with Emma Thompson to write a film adaptation of Annie as a starring vehicle for his daughter, Willow Smith. Vulture adds, "No word on whether Thompson will also write herself into a role as the orphanage director who loves booze almost as much as she hates children, but here'...

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    Trailer Watch: Craig Brewer's Footloose Remake Needs More Kevin Bacon

    Check out the new trailer below for the updated version of the 80s musical hit Footloose, a movie that looks to be the most implausible of high school dance films. That's because despite a complete ban on dancing in the small rural town, everyone there seems to boast professional dance training.

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    In The Works: Coens Go Musical, Pacino's Humbling, Rushdie's Working Tltle/Showtime Sci-Fi TV Series

    - ThePlaylist caught a conversation between the Coen Brothers and Noah Baumbach at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (from now on we're calling it The Film Center). The brothers' latest project is a musical.

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    Neil Patrick Harris Wraps Tony Awards with a Rap

    Neil Patrick Harris did another yeoman job hosting the Tony Awards Sunday night, which sent Trey Parker and Matt Stone's best musical The Book of Mormon home with nine wins (I interviewed them here; the complete list of winners is here). One highlight was a host face-off with Hugh Jackman. (Yes, we want the Aussie song-and-dance man back as Oscar host--but if he can't do it, Harris would do!) Another was Harris's opener, during which Brooke Shields muffed her lines. In case you missed the show, Harris raps the Tony Awards to a close in the video, below, along with the lyrics, written during the show by In the Heights' Lin-Manuel Miranda and T...

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