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    U.K.'s Aml Ameen Talks To S&A About U.S. Transition, Production Co., Upcoming Work & More

    At age 26, Rising British star Aml Ameen has his own London-based production company, AmeenDream Entertainment, with five short films helmed by the young actor and filmmaker under its umbrella. Ameen, who learned his acting craft at the Barbara Speake stage school, has been making strides in th...

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    Nashville Film Festival: Music City Highlights

    If y’all read my preceding posts about the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), you already know that it’s one of my favourite film festivals—and that Nashville is one of my favourite cities to visit. Not surprisingly, I’m disheartened that today—Day 5 of the festival&m...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Roadside Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller 'Branded' for September Release

    Forget SKYNET or The Matrix. The real villain in our world is marketing, says Ignition Creative's Jamie Bradshaw, who co-wrote, directed and produced Roadside Attraction's upcoming sci-fi dystopian thriller "Branded" with Alexander Doulerain of Russia's Networks TNT.

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    'Mad Men' Episode 6 Review and Recap: 'Far Away Places' and Wrinkles in Time

    In Sunday's all-new "Mad Men" episode, the blissful promise of escape tempts Don, Peggy and Roger. Yet time is a prison -- and keeps us guessing.

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    MAD MEN RECAP 5: FAR AWAY PLACES

    "You always say I never take you anywhere."

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Girls' Tackles Abortion, Sex & STDs Head On With Heart & Hilarity

    Having already established in the premiere episode that the sex in "Girls" that sex in the show (at least for now) will often be uncomfortable and awkward, the second show of season turns up the cringe factor. As the show opens, Hannah and Adam are in the midst of some fairly routine missionary sex,...

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    GIRLS RECAP 2: VAGINA PANIC

    "Vagina Panic" is an attention-getting episode title—but nobody's really panicking in the second episode of "Girls" except Hannah, whose takeaway from a childhood viewing of Forrest Gump is an obsessive fear of contracting AIDS from "stuff that gets up around the sides of condoms." "Vagina Denial" m...

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    Solid Weekend Debut For "Marley" + 2nd Weekend Numbers For "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day"

    In the so-called "specialty box office" category... another film that also opened this weekend to strong numbers was Magnolia Pictures's Kevin Macdonald-directed Bob Marley documentary, titled, simply, Marley - a film we've given lots of coverage to on S&A.

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    Review: Armando Iannucci's 'Veep' Off To A Fast, Furious But Only Intermittently Funny Start

    In the midst of an election season, where politics in the United States seems to be more partisan than it ever has been, and riding on the back of the Occupy Wall Street movement that spread across the world last year, there is probably no better time for a political comedy. And for Armando Iannucci...

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    GAME OF THRONES RECAP 4: GARDEN OF BONES

    "Garden Of Bones" was perhaps my least favorite episode of "Game Of Thrones," period. The show has been such a success that seeing it struggle so much is a surprise. It’s still competent and watchable, but "Garden Of Bones" was frayed at the edges.

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