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    Movies We 'Like': New Feature Tracks Recent Films' Facebook Page Likes

    Movies with Butter has launched a new feature called the "Popcorn Index," tracking and ranking how many "likes" a recent film's official Facebook page receives. The charts are sorted in a variety of ways, including daily likes, total likes, etc. So which films do we like the most?

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    Team America: Trailer For 'Red Dawn' Remake Lands With Flag-Waving Fury

    America, fuck yeah! Are you wearing your stars-and-stripes underoos? If so, then get ready for a healthy dose of patriotism the only way Hollywood knows how -- by remaking a movie and blowing shit up real good.

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    E. Roger Mitchell Cast As Toughie Chaff In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as troublemaker Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today.

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    A Conversation with Livia Bloom and Macarena Aguiló, director of The Chilean Building

    For the men and women in The Chilean Building, patriotic duty took an unusual form: childcare rather than warfare. While their parents battled the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a group of 60 children were raised, first in Europe and then in Cuba, safely and communally. The 20 adults who supervised...

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    'Frankenweenie' Soundtrack Features New Song By Karen O Along With Tunes From Robert Smith, Winona Ryder, Passion Pit & More

    While she has definitely earned her stripes as the frontwoman for the acclaimed rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has also been making some impressive steps in the movie soundtrack world. She memorably contributed a brace of music to Spike Jonze's excellent "Where The Wild Things Are,"...

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    Locarno Review: An Awkward Loner Made Mesmerizing in the Canadian Feature 'Tower'

    Locarno Review: An Awkward Loner Made Mesmerizing in the Canadian Feature 'Tower'

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    3 Finalists Announced In South Africa's Next Top Filmmaker 2012 Competition

    Catching up on my emails today... here's one that I missed from July (the 3 finalists above):

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The LA Times Talks to Three Women Directors - Where is the Female Equivalent of Woody Allen?

    Check out the LA Times piece on Ava DuVernay, Jullie Delpy and Leslye Headland.  While things still suck for women directors, it kind of feels like the conversation is shifting.  Maybe I am being too optimistic, but I am forever hopeful.  I will be interested to see the statistics at ...

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    Movie Lovers We Love: Cristina Cacioppo Is Not Afraid to Put 'Pootie Tang' Back on the Big Screen

    Cristina Cacioppo was hired by the 92Y Tribeca to help head up their film programming when it opened as a downtown venue for the arts organization 92Y a few years ago, and once she was hired, she noticed a hole in New York repertory film programming right away.  "Los Angeles had Cinefamily...

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    In the Works: 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Names a Writer, Penn's 'Crazy for the Storm' & Ronan for 'Mary Queen of Scots'

    -Saoirse Ronan is attached to play the ill-fated title role in "Mary Queen of Scots." Working Title is producing, with a script by Michael Hirst. Eighteen-year old Ronan may seem young to play a queen, but Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was six days old...

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