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    Did You Know A Musical Version Of "Ghost" Was In The Works? Watch A Preview

    As we already know, Whoopi Goldberg won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in the film version... does this work for anybody? :)

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    "The Black Power Mixtape" Is Getting A Theatrical Release!

    It's been awhile it seems since I last wrote about this film; Goran Hugo Olsson’s The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, the documentary that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was recently acquired for distribution by Sundance Selects.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Lilly Awards: Saving Women From Disappearing in Theatre

    The Tony Awards are on Sunday night. There are very few female nominees. Even the NY Times is starting to think this is a problem. (Note to NY Times theatre writers and reviewers - don't think that just because you are writing this story you are relieved of your own complicity in this problem. W...

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    Review Of "Yelling To The Sky" (Call It The Cinematic Equivalent Of Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew")

    Soon after last night’s NYC premiere of Victoria Mahoney’s feature film directorial debut, Yelling To The Sky, I congratulated Victoria on the accomplishment, and in an attempt to summarize my thoughts on the work, I told her that my immediate reaction was, after a very brief hesitation, “positive,”...

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    "Super 8" Astoundingly Makes Nostalgia Forgettable

    “Super 8” is a film that traffics primarily in nostalgia, which shouldn’t be news to anyone. Set in 1979, even the film’s title makes it abundantly clear that this movie is a throwback. Steven Spielberg as producer just cements the obvious. J.J. Abrams’ new blockbuster is an unabashed homage to the ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Colin Hanks Gets 'Lucky' in Trailer For Serial Killer Comedy

    Perhaps perturbed that other A-List offspring like Jaden and Willow Smith have already managed to become more famous than he is, Colin Hanks is finally breaking out, Emma Roberts style! After toiling away in numerous thankless roles -- his turns in "King Kong" and "The House Bunny" hardly set the pl...

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    Conan O'Brien and Ricky Gervais Demonstrate the All-Purpose Interview (Video)

    There's a reason why the best parts of late-night shows are the monologues and comedy bits: all those self-promoting interviews are so usually lame. The best guests and hosts know that, and last night Conan O'Brien and Ricky Gervais mocked that lameness when Gervais, who wasn't even there, offered a...

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    John Hlavin To Write 'Risk' Movie For Sony, Get Two Extra Cavalry Pieces At Start Of Every Turn

    Although none have managed to reach the screens yet, the coming of the board game movie is upon us: despite the concept essentially signifying the death of creativity in film, 2012 will see the release of both Peter Berg's "Battleship" and McG's "Ouija," with the likes of "Monopoly" and "Candyland" ...

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    Viva Assange! 'The American' Writer Rowan Joffe To Pen One of Several Hundred Wikileaks Projects

    Ah, Julian Assange. Aside from the interminable line-up of Snow White projects threatening to engulf the entire Western seaboard, he’s become the most in-demand bleached blond belle of the ball. With so many competing film projects about the prurient leaker of state secrets clamoring for our attention, it’s hard to keep track of them all. One project in particular, though, just got a healthy kick up the posterior. Deadline reports that the HBO-BBC co-production adaptation of last year’s New Yorker article, ‘No Secrets: Julian Assange’s Mission for Total Transparency’, has recruited producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall to its cause an...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Interview With Sarah Siegel Magness: Producer of Judy Moody And the Not Bummer Summer

    Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer opens today. It's a great hoot for the young -- both boys and girls.

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