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    Actor Wendell Pierce Isn't Exactly Thrilled With "The Help"

    Actor Wendell Pierce (Treme, The Wire and nearly 80 other film and TV roles) may be many things, but one thing he is definitely is not, is a fan of the film The Help. This week he Tweeted a dialogue after seeing the film, and while he had praise for both Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, he said that...

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    Watch: Captain America Is A Lawyer With A Drug Problem In 'Puncture'

    Chris Evans has always flirted with stardom but this summer he finally nailed it down, leading "Captain America: The First Avenger" to some major box office bucks while also showing he can easily handle a tentpole lead with charm and charisma to spare. He's got "The Avengers" next summer, and while ...

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    Film Independent Fellows for 2011 Screenwriters Lab: The Women

    Sponsored by the Writer's Guild of America West, the Lab is taking place now through September 18 in LA. The mentors include Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body), Mary Sweeney (Baraboo), and Meg LeFauve (The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys). Maryam Keshavarz (Circumstance) will be a guest speaker.

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    Anne Hathaway Explains How Bon Iver & Dirty Projectors Helped Her Land The Lead In 'One Day'

    The Influence Of 'Once Upon A Time In America' & More From Lone Scherfig & Jim Sturgess About The FilmThere’s the average romantic comedy with the meet cute or initial hatred between the inevitable lovers, and then there’s “One Day.” Rather than featuring a traditional love story narrative, set over days, weeks, or even months, “One Day” visits Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) on July 15 every year, starting in the ‘80s. The audience gets a glimpse of where they are--and where they are in relation to each other--each year on that day, creating 23 mini-films in one. They’re friends who are constantly bordering on being much more,...

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    Anderson Cooper Cracks Up At Depardieu Poo Joke (Video)

    I'm a fan of Anderson Cooper and not a fan of puns, so when he started last night's RidicuList segment about Gerard Depardieu peeing in the aisle of a plane, the pun-laden piece was a groaner - until Cooper got the giggles.

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    'Coriolanus,' 'Contagion' & Jason Statham's 'Safe' Get Posters

    Summer is ending which means the multiplex will be a little bit quieter come the fall. As gum gets scraped off the floor, and popcorn swept up, here are some of the posters that will be going up in a theater near you.

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    Listen Now If You Missed It - Conversations w/ Nelson George, Cynthia Stafford & Lanre Idewu

    The conversation ended up running into overtime, past the 9pm mark, so those who were listening live got caught off after the first hour was over; but we continued on for another 30 minutes. But you can listen to the rest of it below, since the entire 90 minutes were recorded.

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    Attention Ladies: Matt Bomer Is Gonna Strip In Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

    The opportunities for ladies to see leading men take it off at the movies are few and far between, and usually relegated to dumb action flicks or in heavy period dramas with Vaseline on the lenses. But for Steven Soderbergh's stripper pic "Magic Mike" he's lining up the man meat with Channing Tatum,...

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    What Was The Last Film You Paid To See In Theaters? (Unscientific Survey Thursday)

    A Thursday morning survey just because... well, because I'm working on something and this info will assist.

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    Watch: Breaking Into Nic Cage's House Is A Pain In The Kidman In 'Trespass' Trailer

    So, how far has Joel Schumacher fallen? The studio behind "Trespass" is forced to reference "Phone Booth" and "Falling Down" -- films made ten and more years ago -- to try and stir up excitement for the director's latest, the best straight-to-DVD movie to ever to play TIFF (yes, its playing TIFF).

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