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    PBS Reconsiders Move of POV and Independent Lens to Thursday After Filmmakers Protest

    After a ratings drop and public outcry from filmmakers and industry members, PBS has announced it's reevaluating its move of the nonfiction strands from Tuesday.

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    Screenwriting 101: Everything You Know About Outlining is Wrong

    For those who believe screenwriters need to know exactly where the story's going to go, Columbia University screenwriting professor Guy Gallo says: Nonsense. In this excerpt from his new book, "Screenwriter's Compass: Character as True North," Gallo explains how expl...

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    Weekend Preview: 'The Hunger Games' Is A Must-See

    Box office records and hearts -- and maybe some gender barriers -- will be broken this weekend by "The Hunger Games" and the franchise's star, Jennifer Lawrence. (The film already scored $19.7 million from midnight shows.) We don't usually recommend a box office giant as must-see viewing, but this i...

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    Tom Sturridge Gets His Own 'On The Road' Poster We've All Been Waiting For

    After dropping a Viggo Mortensen character one sheet last week, the marketing team behind Walter Salles' "On The Road" have taken a curious left turn. Instead of zeroing in some of the more well known young names like Garrett Hedlund or Kristen Stewart, they've instead foisted the ...

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    The Hunger Games

    I spent most of the beginning of The Hunger Games kind of holding my breath in hopes that the movie would live up to all the hype I put on it.  I loved the books A LOT.  I also put a whole heap of unjustified responsibility on it and felt that it just had to hit a certain level so that the...

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    Take a Tour of the Capitol, 'The Hunger Games' Virtual City

    Immerse yourself into the world of Panem with a tour of "The Hunger Games"'s capital city. You can enter by train, just like Katniss, to enjoy this exclusive personalized extension of the film and book...

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    Videodrome: The Best Of Recent Music Videos, Including Chairlift, Lana Del Ray, Grimes, Spiritualized & More

    Once upon a time, when The Playlist was a fledgling blog, we had a semi-regular column called Videodrome, which looked at the world of music videos. While we focus mostly on movies, we've always maintained an interest in the places where they cross over with music, and the promo world has provided u...

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    Jennifer Lawrence Crosses The Cheapie Horror Movie Off Her List In First Pic From 'The House At The End Of The Street'

    There seems to be an unwritten rule in Hollywood that a young actress will need to knock off a horror movie early in her career. Elizabeth Olsen did it earlier this month with "Silent House," and through years people as varied as Jessica Biel ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre") to Ro...

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    Watch: Truth Or Dare Game Interrupted By The Wind In New 'Cabin In The Woods' Clip

    It was a relatively quiet SXSW this year, but one film that had everyone in Austin talking was Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "Cabin In The Woods." While the title and premise might suggest a horror movie we've all seen before, by most accounts, the film cleverly and entertain...

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    Movie Lovers We Love: New York's Queer|Art|Film Heads to LA

    In 2009, when Rachel Chanoff had just begun programming at the 92Y Tribeca in New York, she asked Ira Sachs (the director of the '12 Sundance hit "Keep the Lights On" and '05 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Forty Shades of Blue") if he'd be interested in programming...

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