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    Showtime Picks Up 'Masters Of Sex' With Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan

    After losing Paul Bettany to his flighty scheduling before replacing him with the equally incredible Michael Sheen, there was little to be heard about Showtime's latest pilot, “The Masters of Sex,” which also starred Lizzy Caplan in a lead role. However, just as one was beginning to ...

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    The Paramount Picture: 116 Stars, from Indiana Jones, Captain Kirk, Jack Dawson and Ethan Hunt to Aurora Greenaway, Danny Zuko, Benjamin Button and The Godfather

    The Paramount Picture at Vanity Fair (where you can access close-ups of the faces) celebrates the studio's 100 years with 116 of its "greatest talents ever to work at the studio." Can you match the stars with their iconic studio roles? Tom Cruise fed the studio for decades, from "Top Gun" thr...

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    INTERVIEW: Modern Gothic Master Seth Grahame-Smith Talks 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' 'Dark Shadows'

    Novelist and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith is a gothic mash-up master. He broke the mold with a title that caught everyone's sensibilities hilariously off-guard: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." On June 22nd, his adaptation of his own bestseller hits screens: producer Burton and director Timur B...

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    Production Underway On Burkina Faso-Set Drama "Soleils" Co-directed By Olivier Delahaye, Dani Kouyate

    Currently in production is Soleils (which translates as Suns in English) which is being co-directed in Burkina Faso by Olivier Delahaye's and Dani Kouyate (above photo) from a script by Delahaye.

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    Magnolia Pictures Takes U.S. Rights to Morton Downey Jr. Doc 'Évocateur'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the documentary “Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie,” directed by Ironbound Films’ Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and will receive an ...

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    Not a Good Week To Be Robert Pattinson: 'Cosmopolis' Disappoints In Canada, 'Bel Ami' Tanks In U.S.

    While his "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart saw her "Snow White and the Huntsman" edge toward $100 million, Robert Pattinson had little to celebrate at the box office this weekend. His latest attempts to break out from "Twilight" -- Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod...

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    The Playlist Go Behind The Scenes Of Paramount's All-Star Vanity Fair Group Photo

    Something truly historic arrived online yesterday: in honor of the 100th birthday of Paramount Studios, one of the most prestigious studios in Hollywood, Vanity Fair gathered together 116 stars and directors from the company's glittering history. From Kirk Douglas to Anton Yelchin, from Jack Nichols...

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    LAFF Preview - 'A Band Called Death' (Doc On The First Black Punk Band)

    I thought we'd written about this doc before, but a search of the site revealed nothing, so here ya go...

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    With a $15 Million Infusion, Crowdfunder Indiegogo Angles for World Domination

    Kickstarter may get a lot of the online crowdfunding press, but Indiegogo believes it's closer to world domination with last week's announcement that it's raised $15 million in round A financing to expand its global reach.

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    Decoding 'Prometheus' & What We Might See Should We Ever Get A 'Prometheus 2'

    Frustrated? Angry? Bored? Hungry? Ready to move on? Yes, the online conversation surrounding Ridley Scott's ambitious, belated return to the science-fiction genre in "Prometheus" is nearly exhausted. Depending on who you are, you've either experienced enough for a lifetime (online writers and editor...

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