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    After Audra McDonald's Historic Tony Award Win, Will Hollywood Finally Fully Embrace Her Talent?

    Congratulations are in order for Audra McDonald who made history during last night's Tony Awards celebration, becoming the first black woman to claim 5 Tony Award wins; last night's pickup for Best Leading Actress In A Musical (for Porgy & Bess), also tied the record held by An...

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    Set Photos Unveil A Mustached Joaquin Phoenix In Spike Jonze's Untitled Romance

    The return of Spike Jonze is an exciting prospect on its own but with Joaquin Phoenix as his lead and three leading ladies along side him in Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde, we're delightfully anticpating his upcoming, untitled project. Apparently centering a man who falls in love w...

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    GIRLS RECAP 9: LEAVE ME ALONE

    The climactic argument between Marnie and Hannah in "Leave Me Alone" is soooo satisfying—and it's not merely because Marnie is acting as the viewer's proxy in calling Hannah fully and completely on her bullshit.

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    The 'Prometheus' Viral Campaign Continues With More Clues & A New Video

    Well, "Prometheus" is a success (at least financially), openingly strongly this weekend with the best R-rated numbers since "Paranormal Activity 3" last fall. But if you've now seen the movie and think that's all there is, guess again. The viral campaign for the movie con...

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    Produced By Conference 2012: Ten Takeaways for Filmmakers, from Chris Nolan to Peter Berg

    More than 1200 attendees jammed the sold-out fourth annual session of the Produced By Conference on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City this weekend for panels and mixers that included some of the industry’s biggest players, from Christopher Nolan to Peter Berg.

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    'Mad Men' Season 5 Finale Review and Recap: 'The Phantom' of an Old Self Comes to Life

    In a weak finale of a strong season of "Mad Men," ghosts haunt the characters and portend something terrifying: There is no escaping the past.

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    The Tonys Go to the Movies (VIDEOS)

    Movies were all over the Tony Awards this year. "Once," based on the Fox Searchlight Sundance sleeper, took home eight Tonys including Best Musical and Best Actor, and Disney film-flop-turned-Broadway-musical "Newsies" won best score.

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    Telluride 's 2012 Guest Director is Geoff Dyer

    Every year Labor Day Weekend's Telluride Film Festival picks a guest director to select part of the program. Past guests have included Alexander Payne, John Boorman, Buck Henry, Errol Morris, Peter Sellars and Stephen Sondheim. The guest for the 39th Telluride, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pic...

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    Movie Songs That Remain Unsung

    Remember that romantic title song from 'A Place in the Sun'? You know, the one featuring a beaming Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift on the sheet music cover? Never mind that the story is a tragedy and the two stars seldom work up a grin, let alone a smile, in actual film. The idea was to promot...

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    MAD MEN RECAP 12: THE PHANTOM

    Most nights I watch Mad Men on my living room couch with a computer in my lap. Tonight I watched at a terrific New York City bar, at the Basket of Kisses Season Finale Party, sitting next to Rich Sommer.

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