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Spike Lee responds to NYC police brutality. Again and again.

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“I can’t breathe… I can’t breathe… I can’t breath…” Eric Garner said that nine times as a half dozen New York City police officers threw him to the ground last Thursday, June 17, and one cop strangled him in a chokehold. Garner pleaded with police to ease up, but those words would be his last. The 43-year-old father of six went into cardiac arrest and died soon after. His friend…

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Trailer: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell soar in Miss Julie

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Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father’s valet to seduce her. Liv Ullmann directs Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton in this sexually-charged adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic play.

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Last and Final Gone Girl Evidence Photo Posted on Hitfix

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Tying up the four released evidence photos, Hitfix gets the last one. Take a look. The significance of today’s date, if you’ve read the book, is that July 5th is that it’s Amy’s birthday and also Amy and Nick’s wedding anniversary (of course, it’s ON her birthday). In case you missed them, we have all four photos here. Quite an innovative way to market an upcoming trailer (July 7th). This,…

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Ryan Adams: Best movies of 2014 thru the mid-year rear-view mirror

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The 4th of July is America’s annual half-time show. Gaudy, overproduced, and vulgar, sure — but mixed with legitimate dignity, grand aspirations, and honorable impulses nonetheless. We put the past 6 messy months behind us, pack up whatever’s salvageable to carry onward, and hope the rest of the year will be better. And somehow, against all odds, it usually is. One thing we can always count on improving from July…

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Studio Ghibli’s Latest, When Marnie Was There Gets a Trailer

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Anne Thompson points us to this new trailer from Studio Ghibli. Says Anne: “When Marnie Was There” is is adapted from the book by Joan Robinson, and tells the story of a young, lonely girl who makes a new friend in Marnie–who very well may be a ghost. Robinson’s book is on the list of Hayao Miyazaki’s favorite 50 children’s books, so it’s not surprising that it’s getting the Ghibli…

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R.I.P. Louis Zamperini; Olympian and WWII Hero

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Louis Zamperini has passed away at the age of 97. Olympic athlete and World War II hero, Zamperini was the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s biography which has been adapted for the forthcoming film, Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. Zamperini’s family released a statement saying, “Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini has never broken down from a challenge….

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Annapurna Pictures teams up with Rooney Mara for A House in the Sky

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(Press release, Los Angeles, CA) June 25, 2014 – After a competitive pursuit, Annapurna Pictures, in tandem with actress Rooney Mara, has optioned the New York Times bestseller A House in the Sky by co-authors Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. The memoir will be developed as a starring vehicle for Mara, who will also serve as a producer alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison. Annapurna’s Chelsea Barnard will be the executive overseeing…

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Does Meryl Streep harbor a secret desire to be a singer?

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by Jazz Tangcay Earlier this week Meryl Streep — mother, wife, three-time Academy Award winner, 18-time Academy Award nominee, and human being capable of doing anything — turned 65. She’s showing no signs of slowing down. In August, Streep will appear alongside Jeff Bridges in The Giver. She reunites with Hope Springs co-star Tommy Lee Jones in The Homesman. On Christmas Day, Into The Woods opens where she plays the…

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Final Trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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One of our most anticipated films of the summer has the apes giving a well deserved ass kicking to humankind. The visual effects are off the charts, naturally.

Special Screening Invite for AD Readers in Los Angles for Coherence

Special Screening Invite for AD Readers in Los Angles for Coherence

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If you want to go on June 19, please click this link for an invite! At the Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset. Check out this write-up from Jeff Wells at Hollywood-Elswhere: If you live in Los Angeles or New York, James Ward Byrkit‘s cerebral but quite chilling Coherence is the film to see this weekend. Definitely. Anyone can make an “uh-oh, something’s not right, weird things are happening” movie, but the…