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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Interview Watch: Wood Calls Gosling James Dean, Pinto Reveals Herself, How Del Toro Chooses Projects

    - Evan Rachel Wood's next film, George Clooney's The Ides of March (pictured), sticks to her pattern of choosing gritty roles (think Thirteen, Down in the Valley, Mildred Pierce). Her Ides character is embroiled in a sex scandal. So what does Wood say about politicians in the news? She tells Vulture, "Yeah, politicians are also kinky and some of them cheat on their wives and some of them are gay. Like normal people. It's not really shocking to me." She also admits to loving Justin Bieber "unashamedly" and holds out the possibility of venturing into music. As for her Ides co-star Ryan Gosling: "I get the feeling [when he walks into a room] tha...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Giancarlo Esposito On Next Film "This Is Your Death" + His Role As Crime Lord In "I, Alex Cross"

    A worthwhile listen... Giancarlo Esposito chats with local TV anchors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about the Albuquerque Film Festival, an initiative he heads called Film For Change, his role in Breaking Bad, his process/method in tackling roles, and more... including what he's currently working on.....

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    Watch Trailer for Social Documentary About Cuba "El Sofa de La Habana" (Havana's Sofa)

    El Sofa de La Habana (Havana's Sofa) is currently making its rounds at film festivals in Spain and France. The 52-minute documentary, written, directed and produced by Magda Wodecka and Grégory Szeps, was inspired by the filmmakers first visit to Cuba and their interaction with inhabitants along a s...

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  • The Playlist
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    Johnny Knoxville & Patton Oswalt Co-Star In Upcoming David Gordon Green Produced Comedy

    As far as comedy team-ups go this is pretty inspiring, though we have to say, the pairing of Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt is also kind of strange too.

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    Monday Hangover: Fright Night

    Monday Hangover: Fright Nightby Michael Koresky and Adam Nayman

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Isaiah Washington Will Star As Washington DC Sniper In Upcoming Film "Blue Caprice"

    Don't know how we missed this tidbit but looks like actor Isaiah Washington will be starring in Blue Caprice, a film based on the sniper that terrorized the Washington DC area and Virginia back in 2002.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Vera and Taissa Farmiga Talk Higher Ground: Strength, Vulnerability, Self-Discovery, Courage

    Vera Farmiga's Higher Ground premiered at Sundance last January to strong reviews. While Variety called it "a startlingly bold directing debut," as THR put it, "no one should really be surprised that Vera Farmiga brings the same meticulous craftsmanship and passion for truth found in her extraordina...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Huey P. Newton Died Today... Watch Roger Guenveur Smith Embody Him On Film

    Today in history... August 22nd, 1989... Black Panthers' co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, CA. He was just 47 years old.

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Cody Horn Lands Female Lead In Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

    With filming set to kick off next month on Steven Soderbergh's low budget male stripper pic has been busy of late lining up a helluva cast that so far includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Riley Keough. Late last week, word circled aro...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: My Life as a Female TV Writer in the Sixties and Seventies by Rita Lakin

    In the early 1960’s, even though I had an MA in English Lit, I was happy to get a job as a secretary at Universal studios. I had access to all scripts being shot on the lot. Using them, I taught myself to write scripts.

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