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    Criticwire Picks: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Tops This Week's New Releases

    While most media hype has been directed towards "Prometheus," another science fiction film has been voted our Criticwire Pick of the Week: "Safety Not Guaranteed," a romantic comedy about time travel, has received the highest score among Criticwire members this week.

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    Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions to Expand Into Episodic TV and Fiction With New Content Media Investment

    Content Media has invested in Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions for a 50% stake. The new capital will increase hiring, development and production at Jigsaw, while Content will act as international distributor for selected Jigsaw TV, film and digital content.

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    Guest Post: Why Female Actions Heroes Need to Be Role Models

    This blog post was created in response to a question I asked after reading the piece Are Recent Action Heroines Really Role Models? in Boxoffice Magazine.

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    Review - Morgan Freeman Looks Bored In The Sterile "The Magic Of Belle Isle"

    A question that filmmakers are sometimes told to ask themselves before deciding to embark on any project is whether it's a film that just has to be made - maybe because it's filling some need that's been relatively ignored. Rob Reiner's The Magic Of Belle Isle is ...

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    Roman Coppola Talks Collaborating With Wes Anderson On 'Moonrise Kingdom' & How The Process Differed From Working On 'The Darjeeling Limited'

    Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson are developing into quite the team. Coppola first served as a second unit director on Anderson’s 2004 film, “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.” In Anderson’s next film, “The Darjeeling Limited,” Coppola produced, co-wrote and returned to second unit duties. Along the...

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    U.S. Cuts Funding to Pakistan's Version of 'Sesame Street'

    A $20 million initiative to develop a Pakistani version of "Sesame Street" has been cut short due to allegations of corruption, according to a report from the AP.

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    The Best Film Writing About the 'Alien' Franchise on the Internet

    To get you geared up for the premiere of "Prometheus" this Friday, here are ten great pieces about the franchise so far.

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    The Third Annual Lilly Awards

    In advance of the Tony Awards next Sunday where no women writers were nominated, The Third Annual Lilly Awards (named after playwright Lillian Hellman) were handed out in NYC. The awards are conferred by the Committee for Recognizing Women in Theater which is made up of 25 professionals working in ...

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    In a Summer Where Indie Sci-Fi Rules, 'Prometheus' Is Better Than It Has Any Right To Be

    There were plenty of reasons not to expect much from Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," primarily because Scott hasn't made a good movie in years. Thankfully, that's no longer the case.

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    Watch: Go Game Jumping With The Trailer For Disney's 'Wreck-It-Ralph'

    Just this morning we were talking about how movie-like video games have become with Ellen Page leading the upcoming "Beyond: Two Souls," but it hasn't always been like that, and Disney is bringing back the old quarter pumping arcade memories with "Wreck-It-Ralph."

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