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    Netflix Eyes 'The River'; Logo Preps 24 Hour 'Showgirls' Marathon & Hugh Dancy Joins 'Hannibal'

    As we head into the weekend, a few puzzling television tidbits have popped up on our radar.

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    Crackle Joins Netflix and Hulu With Its Own Original Series, 'The Unknown'

    The Sony-owned video site is the latest to begin production on an original series with TV-length episodes.

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    MPAA Data Shows Women and Men Each Buy Half the Movie Tickets Sold

    For the second year in a row the MPAA has released data showing that men and women each buy half the tickets to movies.  (Here's the post of the 2010 stats.)  Two years ago women bought more than half the tickets. 

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    Meet the ND/NF Filmmakers Monday at the Lincoln Center

    For over 40 years, New Directors/New Films has introduced up-and-coming filmmakers to New York audiences each spring. This year, get to know a batch of this year's ND/NF filmmakers by attending a free panel discussion presented by Indiewire.

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    Watch: Unreleased Documentary 'The Sweatbox' About The Troubled Production Of Disney's 'The Emperor's New Groove'

    Though they end up on screen as cheery, bright eyed films for the whole family to enjoy, the truth is that behind the scenes, bringing an animated film to life is an arduous, exhausting journey. Freed from the constraints and demands of live action filmmaking in which you have a set script and a sho...

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    Teaser Trailer: The Host

    This is from Stephenie Meyer the writer of the Twilight saga.  It stars Saoirse Ronan and will open March 29, 2013.  Here's the description on Deadline:

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    Usher Will Play Sugar Ray Leonard In Film Centered On Panamanian Boxer Roberto Durán

    Well now... no comment from me; but you guys can have at it :)

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    The Politics of "The Hunger Games," from Fox News to Salon to Ebert

    As I suspected, "The Hunger Games" is becoming hot political fodder for the mediasphere, with outlets on both the right and the left geting on board the politicizing bandwagon and making an issue of the teen-film phemomenon. Is it feminist? Is it anti-government? Is it anti-capitalist? ...

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    Review: 'Wild Bill' Is An Immensely Likable Directorial Debut From Dexter Fletcher

    For whatever reason, directorial debuts by British character actors tend to lean towards the gritty kitchen-sink drama; Tim Roth, Gary Oldman and, more recently, Paddy Considine have all broken their filmmaking cherry with uncompromisingly tough, bleak subject matter. Considering that it involves ab...

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    GREY MATTERS: A Defense of BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

    After the first time my interest felt forbidden, something to not share in smart company. But with my second viewing three months later, I realized my reaction wasn’t just a quirk of mood or contrarian impulse, or the film version of one of those inexplicable crushes that make your friends smile pol...

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