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    New In Theaters This Weekend - Skip "Abduction" & "Machine Gun Preacher;" See "Thunder Soul"

    3 films opening this weekend that we've covered because they involve black talent, whether in front of, or behind the camera...

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    The Jackie Kennedy Interviews: Snark Becomes Her

    Here is the great lesson of the newly unsealed Jacqueline Kennedy oral history tapes: Jackie said some snarky things. And her biting, often witty remarks have actually burnished and freshened up her image. Doesn’t it make her seem more real, likable, shrewd and contemporary to have called Indira Gan...

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    Catch Paterson Joseph’s One-Man Show “Sancho – An Act Of Remembrance” This Weekend

    It isn’t too late for our readers in the UK to catch actor Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Survivors, Blood and Oil) in his one-man stage show Sancho - An Act of Remembrance, this weekend at the Oxford Playhouse’s Burton Taylor Studio. Joseph's show tells the life story of Charles Ignatius Sancho.

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    Will Blake Lively Dress Up For 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’?

    Here we go again. Despite names like Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson and Mia Wasikowska all being tossed around as potential leads for the forever-gestating "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" the film is yet to find an Elizabeth, and today, yet another contender has eme...

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    Watch: David Lynch's Bizarre & Awesome Trailer For Viennale Fest '11 'The Three Rs'

    Plus The Zany Cover Of The Director's Upcoming Album Crazy Clown TimeNo, it's not a new David Lynch film but we'll take what we can get.

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    First Look: Depp, Pfeiffer, Bonham Carter in Burton's Unearthly Dark Shadows Ensemble

    With Johnny Depp background and center as a centuries-old vampire, this "family photo" from the upcoming Dark Shadows film, directed by Tim Burton, reveals an unearthly ensemble. Dark Shadows will revamp the ABC 1966-1971 soap opera, which focused on the lives of supernatural siblings and their exte...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Moneyball Producer Rachael Horovitz: A Lesson in Perseverance

    In 2009, after years of work and days before production was scheduled to begin, the plug was pulled on Moneyball which at that time was supposed to be directed by Steven Soderbergh and to star Brad Pitt. Sony ate the $10 million already spent which included a script by A list writer Steve Zaillian ...

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    Mark Millar Finally Admits Window On 'Kick Ass 2' Happening Is Shrinking

    Concedes Matthew Vaughn Would Likely Only Produce, Not DirectMark Millar likes to talk a lot of shit. In fact, for much of 2010 the comic writer could not shut the hell up about a potential "Kick-Ass 2," boldly proclaiming it would be like "A Clockwork Orange" or "A History Of Violence," predicting it would hit theaters in 2012, and that it was green-lit with pre-production set to begin this past April. Well obviously, none of those things happened. And talking recently to Hero Complex, a much more humble and reasonable Millar finally admitted that the likelihood of a sequel was looking pretty slim and not only that, Matthew Vaughn is probabl...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Patty Jenkins in Talk to Direct Thor 2

    Even if this doesn't come to pass, the fact that a woman, a director like Patty Jenkins who is best known for directing the shit out of Charlize Theron in Monster and for directing the pilot of The Killing is in talks to direct a big budget comic book action hero movie is a giant step forward. I do...

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    TV Guide Responds To Taraji P. Henson's Complaint

    Sorta had a feeling this was coming... TV Guide has now issued a statement reponding to Taraji P. Henson's recent public angry complaint on Facebook and Twiiter that she was excluded from magazine's recent coverage, including the cover, for the new CBS show she's co-starring in Person of Interest.

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