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    Victoria Mahoney's "Yelling To The Sky" Starring Zoë Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe... Makes NYC Debut!

    That's right... the film will be making its New York City premiere next month, at the Gen Art Film Festival, so here's you opportunity to see it first.

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    'Super 8' Started As A Heist Movie & 9 More Things Learned From J.J. Abrams & Steven Spielberg

    After a year of secrecy, J.J. Abrams' nostalgia-fueled monster movie "Super 8" is finally done -- the film is locked, it has screened for critics (a Playlister has seen it, although we can't yet tell you what we thought) and it hits theaters in a couple of weeks. While most of the details are still...

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    What to See This Week: "The Tree of Life" (Duh)

    Do I really need to lay out the reasons why you must see this film over the Memorial Day weekend? Fine, here it goes:

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    First Look At Pixar's First Female Protagonist In 'Brave'

    Ah, "Brave." Pixar's next film, after "Cars 2" (and their first non-sequel since 2009's "Up") and according to daintily-worded press releases their first "fairy tale," has had its difficulties – Brenda Chapman, a member of the coveted Pixar brain trust and the first female director to helm a feature at the studio, was fired from the movie after developing it for six years. (According to a Los Angeles Times article from yesterday, she is on a "leave of absence" from Pixar and describes her removal as being for "creative differences.") After Chapman left, an empowered Reese Witherspoon, unhappy with the shake-up and loyal to Chapman, also baile...

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    Guest Post by Jeffrey Schwarz: "Event-izing By The Master or How To Put Butts In The Seats"

    Sometimes it seems filmmakers forget they are in SHOW business. It is never enough to simply make a film or screen a film, and then hope that they will come. You need to create an event about your work and screen it in a context that makes people want to participate.

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    The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (w/ Matthew Cherry) Episode 3: "REST IN PEACE!"

    In case you're just joining us, here's a recap: I'm calling it our Filmmaker Diary Series. Essentially, filmmakers who are about to embark on projects (in this case, feature film projects specifically) will be given space on this site to document their journey, from script to screen, diary/journal s...

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    Review: 'United Red Army' A Text Book Heavy Look At History

    Let's say that 100 minutes is the perfect running time for a film and something that all types of audiences can get behind without complaint. Within that standard is about 20 minutes of leniency; remove that much and things feel brisk, tack on that much and different elements are allowed to flourish...

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    Interview With The Leads of "When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things" at Cannes 2011

    Having already lined up an interview at Cannes with Terrell Suggs, NFL linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, and executive film producer, through his production company, Team Sizzle Worldwide, it was a bonus to also meet some added sparkle to the sizzle in the form of Kari Nicolle and Quincy Smith, t...

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    Watch: Sarah Jessica Parker In 'I Don't Know How She Does It' Trailer. We Don't Know How We Did It.

    A few weeks back, "Bridesmaids" struck something of a blow for the female-fronted comedy, by doing what so few have in recent years, and remembering to be funny and touching while failing to be patronizing, unpleasant, one-dimensional and misogynistic in its depiction of its characters. Did it mark an opening of the floodgates? After all, the film's breakout star Melissa McCarthy, not exactly your traditional female lead, has already landed a starring role in a new project, while the more imminent films in the same genre, projects like "Bad Teacher" and "What's Your Number," seem to give some reason for optimism. Were the days of the mind-mel...

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    Elijah Wood Latest To Join Rashida Jones/Andy Samberg Rom-Com 'Celeste And Jesse Forever'

    The cast members of "The Lord of the Rings" have had mixed success in the eight years since the franchise wrapped up. Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom became fully-fledged movie stars (the latter less so in recent years), and Dominic Monaghan managed surprising longevity as a star of "Lost," but Se...

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