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    Contest Giveaway: 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Soundtrack, T-Shirt, & More

    "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" When Charlize Theron's evil Ravenna finds out there is one in the kingdom purer than she is, all hell breaks loose in Rupert Sander's dark, visually accomplished "Snow White and the Huntsman." Co-starring Kr...

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    Barbed Wire: 'Piranha 3DD'

    Ten great lines from ten bad reviews of the new exploitation sequel.

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    'Wish Me Away': Directed by Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf

    Wish Me Away is the incredibly moving coming out story of country music star Chely Wright. When I read a little over a year ago that Wright (who I did not know at the time) had come out my first reaction was "big deal."  After you watch the film you realize how difficult this process ...

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    Critical Consensus: Robert Koehler and Michael Phillips Let Loose on the Best and Worst of Cannes 2012

    "I'm in the minority about "Beasts of the Southern Wild." It's flashy and imaginative; the filmmaker's got real skill, but I found that movie's technique awfully pushy."

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    Nicolas Cage Likely To Return To 'Kick-Ass 2' In Cameo, Original Cast Mostly Set

    This writer, and many Playlist members, will fully admit -- we're still reeling from the fact that something Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar said actually came true. The king of exaggeration, undermanaging expectations, fibs and tall tales, generally everything that comes out of the ...

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    Watch - Blaxploitation-Inspired Comedy Short 'Afro Thunda'

    What can I say... It's Friday... 

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    There's Nothing Pretty About the Pink in the New Documentary 'Pink Ribbons, Inc.'

    Ever since I saw this movie -- which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last fall and is directed by Lea Pool-- I have been obsessed.  Now, since all the Komen crap over the last several months, this film is even more timely.  There is no need to mince words.  Cancer sucks.  ...

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    Magnolia Pictures Find Thomas Vinterberg’s Cannes Entry ‘The Hunt,’ Sundance Selects/IFC Films Pick Up Tribeca Hit ‘Una Noche’

    Fourteen years after he helped launch the Dogme 95 movement with his family drama “The Celebration,” director Thomas Vinterberg returned to Cannes this past month with his latest film, “The Hunt.” As the Croisette is wont to do, reactions were immensely divided, with some cal...

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    'A Good Day To Die Hard' Pulls A Michael Bay, Adds A Victoria's Secret & Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model

    In the grand spirit of unnecessary resurrections of past-their-prime franchises, a fifth “Die Hard” film is on the way as filming on “A Good Day to Die Hard” has been rolling for a little while now. “Spartacus” actor Jai Courtney won the coveted role of John McCla...

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    Thandie Newton Says She's Working On Adaptation Of Novel Set During 1960s Civil Rights Struggle

    About halfway throughnthe below 28-minute video interview with Thandie Newton, on The Ayo Show, uploaded to YouTube about a week ago, Newton is asked whether she'd like to be on the other side of the camera, as a director. 

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