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Things are Changing Fast – And Other Things I Learned at a Night at the Movies

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“Die, white boy,” said a loud voice behind me when one of the white characters, a good guy, was finally taken out. I won’t tell you which one, lest I be accused of a spoiler, but suffice it to say there are many different kinds of people in Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to the overnight success of the first film, The Purge. It was probably the most ethnically diverse cast…


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Picture of the Day – Snowpiercer as Children’s Book

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Angelina Jolie to Direct and Co-Write By The Sea with Brad Pitt

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, July 18, 2014—Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, By The Sea, written and to be directed by Jolie, it was announced today by Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. Angelina Jolie continues to grow her director abilities with her next project, By The Sea, a film she will direct and co-write with Brad Pitt, who will also star. They have described this…


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Inherent Vice to Premiere at the New York Film Fest

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Variety reports, via Cigarettes & Red Vines, that Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice will hit the New York Film Fest October 3. Check out Cigs & Red Vines Inherent Vice page.


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Picture of the Day: Fincher and Affleck and Awesome Tracking Shot to Come

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has just announced Gone Girl will open the fest. Today they posted great picture of Fincher directing Ben Affleck with a long track in place for what promises to be a rad tracking shot. We just have to wait to Rocktober to see it.


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Infographic: Women Directors Need More Support

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There are so many articles lately about how difficult it is for women to get ahead in Hollywood. The subject invariably turns to directing. Why can’t women get ahead? Why can’t they get jobs? Why, in 86 years of Oscar history, have there only been three women nominated for director whose film were also nominated for Best Picture? There have been a total of eleven films directed by women to…


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Trailer for Xavier Dolan’s Cannes sensation, Mommy

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Magic in the Moonlight Gets a Trailer

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Emma Stone ought to be playing Colin Firth’s daughter and not his love interest but hey, other than that…


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Gone Girl to Open the New York Film Festival

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Variety is reporting that David Fincher’s highly-anticipated thriller Gone Girl will open the New York Film Festival on September 26.  By this time, Telluride will have happened and the picture for Best Picture will be a little more clear.  Gone Girl is based on the bestselling (still bestselling) novel by Gillian Flynn and has been adapted for the screen by Flynn herself.  So far, she is the only woman entering…


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Thor Announced — and She’s a Woman! Bows Down….

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I am amazed that someone in the geek culture actually grew a pair of giant hairy balls to do THIS.  I have no choice but to bow down in gratitude. Well done, monsters, well done.  Thanks to Joe Leydon for the heads up.  

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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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Here’s a vintage 1980s thriller nobody remembers because it won’t open till next month. Based on an ’80s espionage novel. Directed by Roger Donaldson...