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    Easy A Star Emma Stone Lands Spider-Man Lead as Gwen Stacy

    If you don't know who Emma Stone is, get thee to a showing of Will Gluck's witty high school comedy Easy A (trailer below), one of those easy-to-digest teen flicks that's delectably smart and high concept enough to play across a wide demo. (That's hard to pull off.) The ingredient that makes it magi...

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    "The Social Network" Complaints: Sexist! Racist! Antigay!

    If only Lars von Trier had made a movie about Facebook. Then there would actually be fewer complaints about the supposed misogyny and sexism involved. Because it would be expected from him, I think. But just as I'll always argue with people against the claim that Von Trier is anti-women, I must now also make the case against charges that "The Social Network" and those who made it are anti- or at least ignorant of the female sex. If you read any movie site on the net you've no doubt seen at least one article or post or comment addressing the film's apparent "woman problem," how there aren't enough of them and that the few female characters in ...

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    Prodding My Memory...

    Gloria Stuart was no empty-headed ingénue: here she plays chess with George Sanders on the set of The Lady Escapes (1937).

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    September Slams AFTER

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    "To Die Like a Man" Lives on at Strand

    Joao Pedro Rodrigues' "To Die Like a Man," which ranked second in criticWIRE's 2009 survey of the best undistributed films, has found a home for U.S. distribution at Strand Releasing. Recently, the film was submitted by Portugal as their official entry for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars. It...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Small Screen | "Human Centipede" and "The Pentagon Papers" Make for an Eclectic Week

    This weekend, the gross-out hit of the year Tom Six's "The Human Centipede," the Oscar-nominated animated feature "The Secret of Kells," and the Sundance flicks "Don't Let Me Drown" and "Holy Rollers" come home on DVD. Also on the small screen, POV debuts the Oscar-nominated doc "The Most Dangerous...

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    App Vs. App

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    Postcards From Iceland

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