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    Girl On Fire: 5 Things That Worked In 'The Hunger Games' & 5 That Didn't

    If you heard the sound of popping champagne corks and cheering in Los Angeles over the weekend, it’s more than likely that it was the celebrations over at Lionsgate HQ. The mini-major were built on low-budget genre fare like “Saw,” but hoped that their adaptation of young-adult publishing phenomenon...

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    Watch Jennifer Lawrence Be Ridiculously Adorable on David Letterman

    For a variety of uninteresting reasons, this blog took a two week dormancy: But wes be back. And with a generally anticlimactic post.

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    Smash Gets Renewed But Creator and Showrunner Theresa Rebeck Departs

    With a one-two punch on Thursday afternoon, NBC renewed Smash -- the show about creating a musical based on Marilyn Monroe, but also revealed that the creator, main writer, executive producer and showrunner Theresa Rebeck will be leaving the show.  (Full disclosure - Theresa Rebeck is a friend....

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    Discuss: Eric Roberts Says 'The Dark Knight' Didn't "Educate, Enlighten, Move, Comfort" -- Is He Right?

    A few of years ago, fanboys got in a hullabaloo when Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" -- the box office smash and critical favorite which wound up on numerous top ten lists of 2008 -- missed out on Best Picture and Best Director nominations at the Oscars. Unofficially, the snub is...

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    'That's the way it works for some': The Welcome Return of the Ladies of 'Mad Men'

    The New York advertising world is the lens through which "Mad Men" filters its expanding array of themes, from counterculture to aging to war to -- at last, as promised by the scenes bookending last night's season premiere "A Little Kiss" -- race. But foremost, for me at leas...

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    Congrats to 'Flex Is Kings,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

    After a very close vote, the street dance "Flex Is Kings" triumphed in this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

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    Dee Rees' "Pariah" Picks Up GLAAD Media Award

    Over the weekend, at a ceremony held in New York City, writer/director Dee Rees' dramatic debut, Pariah, was presented with the GLAAD Media Award for Oustanding Film – Limited Release.

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    'Casa Di Mi Padre' Director Matt Piedmont Sets Up New Project, 'King Dork,' With 'Project X' Star Thomas Mann As Lead

    Fresh off the considerable box-office take of his Spanish-language spaghetti western, “Casa Di Mi Padre,” director Matt Piedmont is bringing star Will Ferrell along again as producer for his follow-up, “King Dork,” as well as another person tasting success, actor Thomas Mann.

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    Critic Knows Best (Or Thinks They Do, Anyway)

    What's a film critic's job? To critique? Or to critique and recommend suggestions?

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    Clive Owen Believes in Ernest Hemingway, But Not in Judd Apatow

    Maybe it just comes with age, but as of late Clive Owen has taken to playing protective fathers ("Making the Boys," "Trust" are two recent examples). Even in the gonzo action film, "Shoot 'Em Up," he spent most of the film fiercely protecting a newborn from an army of gunmen, despite not being the k...

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