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    Watch: Red Band Trailer For Anthology Comedy 'Movie 43' Starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone & Every Star On The Planet

    What do you get when you put together twelve directors, way more stars and producing power of Peter Farrelly? Well, it's "Movie 43" a portmanteau of comedy that looks like it'll be wearing it's R-rating with pride. And a new red band trailer has dropped to let audiences know ju...

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    Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect and Body Acceptance

    In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Rebel Wilson discusses the difficulty she had in getting cast for roles when she was starting out in Hollywood. Despite her talent, Wilson wasn’t getting cast for roles, a process that frustrated her.

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    Elizabeth Banks vs. Nikki Finke: 'Ugly or Pretty Has Nothing to Do with Funny'

    Actress/comedian Elizabeth Banks ("30 Rock," "The Hunger Games") has blogged in response to Nikki Finke's comment at the Emmys that "beautiful actresses are not funny," with a post entitled "Ugly or pretty has nothing to do with funny." Finke made her comment about women in comedy in her "Live-Snark...

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    Pitch Perfect—movie review

    It may not break any new ground, but 'Pitch Perfect' provides lively entertainment in the hitherto unexplored world of collegiate a cappella choirs.

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    Review: 'Pitch Perfect' Hits All The Right Notes

    Luckily, "Pitch Perfect" has just enough flaws to (almost) keep us from making terrible puns around its title, but this fun comedy is good enough to leave an a cappella version of "No Diggity" stuck in your head. For a week. If this film does as well as it should, expect an influ...

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    Watch: Unofficial Trailer & New Images From 'The Details' With Tobey Maguire & Elizabeth Banks

    There are two kinds of Sundance films. There are those that earn instant buzz, get picked up, continue on the festival circuit and become a success. And there are the movies that get a lot of heat at Park City or feature some big stars, get bought up and then sit on the shelf or underperform. Unfort...

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    Elizabeth Banks Joins Diane Lane In 'West Of Memphis' Director Amy Berg's 'Every Single Thing'

    Coming off the wave of acclaim surrounding her Sundance hit, the documenatry “West of Memphis ” earlier this year, director Amy Berg has wasted no time using that momentum to secure her follow-up and narrative feature debut, the drama “Every Secret Thing.” Before Berg's involvement, the film had bee...

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    Morgan Freeman & Elizabeth Banks Lend Voices To 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'

    Ordinarily, the idea of turning Lego into a movie is something that would make our stomach churn and eyes roll back into the far recesses of our head, but there is something about the approach "21 Jump Street" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (along with Chris McKay) are bringing to the ...

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    Elizabeth Banks Stands Up for Planned Parenthood and Obama

    I just wish she didn't have to justify why she got her birth control. But at least she's doing some talking which is more than most folks.

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    People Like Us—movie review

    Alex Kurtzman has an imposing list of writing and producing credits, mostly with his partner Roberto Orci, including such commercial hits as the 'Transformers' movies, the reboot of 'Star Trek', and 'Mission: Impossible III'… but for his directing debut (written with Orci and Jody Lambert) he has ch...

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