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  • The Lost Boys
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    PS, I Love You: 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest and Film Market

    Since 1994, short filmmakers, programmers, distributors and other industry professionals have ascended on the unfurling desert town of Palm Springs (which is located about a hundred miles from Los Angeles) to attend the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Market.

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    Happy 40th Birthday Title IX

    This past weekend was the 40th anniversary of Title IX.  This is a big deal.  What most people don't know is that Title IX is not an actual law -- it is one section of the of the Educational Amendments of 1972 -- and in actuality it has nothing to do with sports.  It has to do ...

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    Where to Watch the First Episode of 'The Newsroom' for Free Online

    Ladies and gentleman, Aaron Sorkin is back!  Something of a mix between his previous television series "Sports Night' and "The West Wing," "The Newsroom" shows off Sorkin's mile-a-minute dialogue in the context of a contemporary television news room.  Of co...

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    The Shadow & Act 2012 LA Film Fest Wrap-Up (Highlights, Reviews & Interviews)

    2012 was a banner year for black film at Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival, with movies by and about black people presented at two of the festival’s four gala screenings, and taking a number of awards as well.

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  • The Playlist
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    5 Things You Might Not Know About John Carpenter's 'The Thing'

    June 25, 1982, was a good day for genre fans. Hell, that summer saw a spate of genre classics released, including "The Road Warrior," "Poltergeist," and "E.T." But June 25th in particular saw not only the release, as we discussed earlier today, of "Blade Runner," but also another legendary sci-fi pi...

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  • The Playlist
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    The Playlist Podcast: Warner Bros.' 'Justice League' Plans, Marvel Rumors & The Post-'Avengers' Campaign

    In episode 2 of The Playlist podcast, host Erik McClanahan brings on staff writer Gabe Toro and Comptroller Rodrigo Perez for an extra geeky discussion about the planned "Justice League" movie that Warner Bros. is mounting and the future for the Marvel movie universe post-"The Av...

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  • The Playlist
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    'Atlas Shrugged: Part 2' Gets Teaser Trailer, Release Date & New Cast

    What happens when your first movie dies at the box office, gets savaged by critics and makes barely a blip on the cultural radar? If you're producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow, you spend even more money on the sequel, cross your fingers and hope for the best.

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    Edinburgh Film Festival Getting Its Groove Back With 2012 Edition

    An almost palpable sigh of relief could be heard during the announcement of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival program - especially after the disappointment of last year’s critically mauled incarnation.

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    'Magic Mike' Reveals Himself and Critics Like What They See

    Steven Soderbergh's much anticipated new male stripper movie "Magic Mike" finally screened for critics last night as the closing night film of the Los Angeles Film Festival. So did the film impress like the bodies on display?

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  • The Playlist
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    Feist, Micah P. Hinson, Leonard Cohen & The Buggles: All The Music Featured In 'Take This Waltz'

    Due in theaters this weekend in Canada and in limited release in the U.S. (and currently available on VOD), by now you hopefully know that Sarah Polley’s sophomore release “Take This Waltz” is one of our favorite films of the year so far. Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen...

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