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    'Being Flynn' Makes a Case For Reading the Book First

    At times, "Being Flynn" is a gorgeous, compelling adaptation of Nick Flynn's gritty memoir, "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City." However, it constantly strains from attempting to do justice to its source. Flynn's experience with his deadbeat dad, a struggling alcoholic ...

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    On "Django Unchained" And Dr King Schultz (Things That Make You Go Hmm...)

    So... I posted this on Twitter and Facebook, and thought I'd share it here as well for those who don't follow S&A on Twitter or Facebook... This only just hit me this morning...

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    NBC's 'Smash' is Great Fun for Musical Fans; But Will It Survive?

    The best new TV show of the season is on network television, and may not survive there. NBC's musical soap "Smash" is yet another case of a well-mounted show that is too smart to be populist and too expensive not to be.

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    Watch: Trailer For Razzie Record-Breaker Adam Sandler's 'That's My Boy' Co-Starring Andy Samberg

    Coming off of 2011 with the dubious distinction of earning a record-breaking 11 Razzie nominations, Adam Sandler just keeps motoring along, and this summer he'll try again to make you laugh by dropping some F-bombs and wearing a mullet in "That's My Boy."

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    On The Set: The Rewrites, Evolution & Accents That Come With A 'Five-Year Engagement'

    Last year, during filming for the upcoming “Five Year Engagement” The Playlist joined a group of press to visit the production on one of its more beautiful locations, a vineyard in northern California. While there, we had the opportunity to sit down with the film’s impressive ensem...

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    The Mysterious Marketing of 'Mad Men'

    It's not every marketing campaign that gets pored over like it's the Voynich manuscript, but "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner is so notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to advance details that any official release, even a poster, merits a close read.

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    Razzing the Razzie Awards

    As someone who enjoys bad movies -- or perhaps "enjoys" is the wrong word and "derives an unnatural masochistic pleasure from" are the right ones -- I know exactly where Tim Grierson is coming from in his article on Deadspin entitled "The Razzies are the Worst," even though his headline isn't quite ...

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    Phylicia Rashad, Tiffany Hines Join TV Pilots (Jeckyll/Hyde Drama & Fashion Industry Soap)

    Some more TV casting news... Phylicia Rashad is returning to the small screen, joining NBC's updated Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde drama pilot titled Do No Harm.

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    Bruce Willis, Edward Norton & Tilda Swinton Feature In New Pics From Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Things are looking very promising for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom." The director's return to live action filmmaking after the detour into animation with the delightful "Fantastic Mr. Fox," has already impressed with its first trailer that, while clearly being fr...

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    What We Talk About When We Talk About Television

    Today marks the official start of television coverage on Indiewire, but unofficially we've been talking about TV for a while now -- through posts on our blog network, and thanks to the increasing overlap with the world of film.

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