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    Cross-Post: Super 8 & Spielberg’s Chick Issue by Thelma Adams

    If Super 8 is truly a mash note to Steven Spielberg, as my husband says, then it also echoes some thing I detest about SS. He’s horrible on the women issue. His immediate reaction to the opposite sex is awe and fear: put her up on a pedestal and drag her down.

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  • The Playlist
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    Channing Tatum Will Be Hot For Teacher, 'Bridesmaids' Star Ellie Kemper, In '21 Jump Street'

    We can't be the only ones who feel like Ellie Kemper is going to be a giant movie star. The 31-year-old actress, a graduate of Princeton, Upright Citizen's Brigade, The Onion and McSweeney's, has been one of the shining lights of "The Office" since her introduction as touched-in-the-head receptionis...

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  • The Playlist
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    Christian Bale In Talks To Star In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    Though "Black Swan" elevated Darren Aronofsky from talented arthouse director to a helmer with box office clout and awards season cachet, that doesn't necessarily make a film like "Noah" any easier to finance. Announced as a strong candidate for his next film, the project has been in the works since at least 2007 and earlier in the year, it was revealed that Aronofsky was collaborating with comic book artist Nico Henrichon on a graphic novel take on the tale to spur interest in feature adaptation. Well, the gambit worked. The $130 million dollar film already has New Regency staking half of the cost and should this bit of casting come though, ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Promotional Poster For 'The Avengers' Offers First Look At Superhero All-Stars Together

    The Licensing International Expo, where movie studios court promotional partners to produce toys, Happy Meals and other unnecessary accessories to wring every cent out of potential franchises, is currently underway in Las Vegas, and a selection of early posters for big properties are starting to lea...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Angela Bassett For "The Mountaintop" Opposite Samuel L. Jackson?

    In the video clip below, on the Today Show this morning, Angela Bassett mentions she's currently "weighing coming to New York to do a Broadway show," with her kids starting school in September.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jamie Foxx Now Front-Runner For Lead In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'?

    Leonardo DiCaprio Locked In?Arguably the most sought-after job vacancy in Hollywood right now is the titular slave-turned-bounty-hunter in Quentin Tarantino's neo-Western "Django Unchained." And while we might have fatigue over the same old lily-white shortlist of 18-35 year old men that come up for...

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  • The Playlist
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    Jason Clarke To Play George Wilson In Baz Luhrmann’s 'The Great Gatsby'

    One of the last major puzzle pieces of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" has been filled, firming up one helluva cast for the adaptation of what many argue is the greatest American novel of all time.

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    T.J. Miller Takes First Starring Role In The Comedy ‘Road To Nardo’

    Could this be the making of a new Hollywood star? T.J. Miller, whose breakthrough role came in Matt Reeves’ 2008 monster movie “Cloverfield,” might finally be ready to tackle a lead role. The stand-up comic-turned-actor is currently in negotiations to star in the comedy, which will also be the featu...

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    Tom Cruise Eyes Reteaming With Christopher McQuarrie For Action Thriller 'One Shot'

    For fans of the Jack Reacher series of pulpy, action drive books, this bit of casting news might send you into a bit of a fit.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Hero Complex Fest: Captain America, Favreau, Downey, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens, Avengers, Comic-Con

    Geoff Boucher has a good gig. His Hero Complex print/blog combo gets first crack--along with EW and MTV Movies--at the best access to the top genre movies, including set visits and early interviews. The guy's a strong reporter--he's been at the LAT for some 20 years--and his enthusiasm for the Comic...

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