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    Preview "Massage, Cameroon Style" (Mothers Protecting Their Daughters From Predators)

    Was breezing through the recently announced list of 383 titles (from 70 countries) scheduled to screen at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival, and came across this one. It's called Massage, Cameroon Style.

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    Casting Watch: Witherspoon Goes Fluffy, Fishburne is Superman's Perry White, Foster Plays Gotti Jr.

    Reese Witherspoon's next project is a Disney fluff piece called Wish List, about a girl whose wishes do not come true because the coin she throws into the well never reaches its bottom. Twenty-five years later, Witherspoon enters as that girl's older self, a careerist who has lost the imagination ...

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    Academy Announces Honorary Oscars and Hersholt Award-Winner; Sherak Re-Elected to Third Term

    The Academy Board of Governors met Tuesday night and re-elected president Tom Sherak for a third consecutive one-year term, and chose the recipients of this year's Honorary Oscar statuettes to be given out at the third annual Governor's Awards. Veteran actor James Earl Jones and famed make-up artist...

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    Point Counter-Point Review: 'The Change-Up' Is Gross-Out Unfunny Or Messy But With Amusing Laughs

    “The Change-Up” is nothing if not honest. Before the title card has even popped up on screen, Jason Bateman, playing a stressed out husband, father, and (pivotally) lawyer, gets poop sprayed onto his face and, seconds later, into his mouth. It’s a very gross gag very early on and sets the stage for ...

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    Watch: You're Not Going To See The Aliens In 'The Darkest Hour' Trailer Because They're Invisible

    We're not sure what's in the water, but 2011 seems to be the year aliens hit our multiplexes en masse. "Battle: Los Angeles," "Attack The Block," "Super 8," "Cowboys & Aliens" and hell, even "Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon" if you want get playful about it -- it seems that not a month can go by without a movie detailing visitors from beyond our world. And while big part of the discussion this year surrounded whether or not it was smart to show audiences just what the creatures looked like in this tentpole flicks or saving the surprise for when they hit theater, "The Darkest Hour" solves that problem right out of the gate. These aliens are...

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    How Many Do You Need? Yet Another Trailer For Andrew Niccol's 'In Time' Lands

    With a Comic-Con sizzle reel, a trailer, and now another trailer hitting for Andrew Niccol's "In Time," we're beginning to wonder if Fox's marketing department is having trouble figuring out how to sell this thing.

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    Academy Re-Elects Tom Sherak as President & Votes to Award Oprah Winfrey & James Earl Jones

    Tom Sherak, a marketing, distribution and production executive who's served as a partner at Revolution Studios and chairman of Twentieth Century Fox, was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization's Board of Governors, it was announced last night by t...

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    Snow White Scribe Melisa Wallack Pens 'Emily The Strange' & Drew Pearce Takes On 'The Mighty'

    An update on a couple of gestating projects that now have some pens being taken to them.

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    Oprah Goes Back To The Past To Help OWN

    As we know, the Oprah Winfrey Network hasn't been doing as well as expected, ratings wise. So now, in an attempt to boost ratings, starting on Oct 10th on weekdays at 8PM (7PM Central), OWN will re-broadcast old episodes of her talk show.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Playboy Club is About Women's Empowerment?

    I am so not buying the shit being shoveled out about how the new NBC show The Playboy Club is about women's empowerment. I wish I were a good enough writer at this moment to pen one of the "really" segments that Amy Poehler and Seth Myers did on SNL's Weekend Update, because that is how I feel abou...

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