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    Daily Rant: I Hate Barbie

    I have to say that I am not surprised but am throughly disappointed that the news has come out that Barbie has created a Hunger Games inspired Katniss Everdeen doll.  It probably is a good business decision due to the tremendous box office, but it still sucks.

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  • The Playlist
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    The Essentials: 5 Of Michael Curtiz's Greatest Films

    The coming of the auteur theory has meant that filmmakers like Michael Curtiz no longer get much sway among current generations of directors. Curtiz (born Kertész Kaminer Manó in Hungary in 1886), was a workman, a man who flourished in the studio system after being picked out by Jack Warner for his ...

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    Jon Stewart on Easter Vs. Passover (Video)

    It’s not called the Judeo-Christian tradition for nothing, but in the spring holiday face-off the two sides of that equation are not equally fun. Jon Stewart calls on his own team, the Jewish side, to step it up, as he said, because when it comes to magic, Invisible Elijah is no match for a ra...

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    "One Night In Brooklyn" On The Night Of A TransAfrican Independence Day Party (Fundraising)

    Writer/director/actress Esosa Edosomwan, whose short film work has been featured on S&A in the past (her last effort, 50 Bucks In Argentina, screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner) is working on her feature film directorial debut - a project c...

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  • The Playlist
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    Talking Tesseracts & Prototypes: New Clip From 'The Avengers'

    You ready for some more "The Avengers" action!? Well, you've come to the wrong place. Continuing with their marketing plan, a large portion of which involves showing our heroes standing or walking, Marvel has unveiled yet another clip from the movie, this time with both walking and tal...

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    Watch: Demented Trailer for Dark Indie Comedy 'American Animal'

    Prepare to be weirded out (in a good way). Microbudget dark comedy "American Animal" premiered at last year's SXSW and garnered some great notices, many of them noting how odd the whole affair is. Now thanks to the recently released theatrical trailer, we see why. The comedy -- wr...

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    Killer Improvements: 5 Ways 'Dexter' Can Learn From 'Justified'

    Tonight, the FX drama "Justified" finishes its third season, which has placed US Marshall Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) against the likes of Kentucky’s most dangerous (and often insane) criminals. "Justified," which was created by Graham Yost and based on an Elmore Leona...

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    Festival Scope Partners with Hong Kong FF and Co-Pro Market HAF

    The partnership highlights the HAF selected talent: a selection of the previous films of the filmmakers who have a project at HAF are now available for screening on Festival Scope. This will help potential co-producers and sales agents to follow-up their meetings in Hong Kong.

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    N.E.A. Will Slash Funding to 'Independent Lens' and 'POV'

    It's turning out to be a tough year for long-running PBS documentary stalwarts "POV" and "Independent Lens." After taking a major ratings hit due to being moved from the Tuesday night slot it has occupied for years, "Independent Lens" is now facing funding cuts from...

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    If Kid Cudi Is In The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot, Who Should He Play?

    With Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman's plans to reboot the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as aliens or something causing an absurd amount of shaking-and-crying among folks who should have better things to worry about, the rumor mill continues to churn, and the latest development is ...

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