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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: I Hate Romantic Comedies: Why I Made a Romantic Comedy

    Yes, I am a woman and I hate romantic comedies. I have only seen a handful in my life that I didn't feel like took place in some parallel universe, and fewer than that that didn't seemed like they were created by a focus group to sell women on the idea that a dude will be THE ANSWER TO EVERY...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    'All You Need' is Emily Blunt? Actress in Talks for Cruise/Liman Pic

    Doug Liman has set his sights on Emily Blunt to star alongside Tom Cruise in the Warner Bros.' "All You Need is Kill." In-demand Blunt is in talks to join the project, which is based on a graphic novel about a soldier fighting a war against aliens who...

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  • The Playlist
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    Octavia Spencer & 'Chronicle' Star Michael B. Jordan To Star In 'Fruitvale' About Controversial Death Of Oscar Grant

    The tragic death/murder of Trayvon Martin has been at the top of headlines in recent weeks, drawing controversy and criticism as officials have moved painfully slowly in arrested George Zimmerman, or even doing the basic groundwork of investigation, in a case that many feel has the markings of a rac...

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    Watch: See Channing Tatum Strip in First Footage From 'Magic Mike' (You're Welcome)

    Well here it is ladies (and gents). Ahead of the trailer premiere this Wednesday, an early tease of footage from Steven Soderbergh's all-star, male stripper comedy "Magic Mike" has finally made its way onto the web. Although the clip runs an extremely brief 16-seconds, it shows Ch...

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  • The Playlist
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    12 Films We've Already Seen Playing The Tribeca Film Festival

    It's been a whole month since SXSW but the next fest is just a day away, with the 11th installment of the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York-based celebration of the movies set up by Robert De Niro and producing partner Jane Rosenthal, kicking off this Wednesday, April 18th.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    65th Festival de Cannes Unveils Cinéfondation & Short Film Selections ("The Chair" Makes The Cut)

    I'm working on a short list of *black feature films* that could be making their debuts at the 2012 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, and I hope to have that posted in the next 24 hours, since the official selection announcement is scheduled to be made on the 19th (today's the 17th).

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    'Fringe' Finale Has Two Potential Endings to Accomodate Show's Uncertain Future

    It's makes thematically sound sense that the "Fringe" finale, which will air on May 11th, has been shot to accomodate two potential endings -- this is a show, after all, that straddles a pair of divergent universes. But it's also a move that's all about the business of televisi...

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    TIFF Announces Programming For New Next Wave Film Festival

    The Toronto International Film Festival's new TIFF New Wave Film Festival -- running May 10-12, 2012 -- announced the films selected for the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase, as well as the programming for the Jump Cuts Talent Lab, a new addition to the festival designed to "foster the c...

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    Shawn Levy Produces Peek Into The American Male Psyche With Jake Kasdan-Directed 'Man Made'

    The concept of masculinity has been called into question repeatedly over the past decade, and now with men turning to old-fashioned ideals and “Mad Men” re-runs for any sort of guidance, a new book-to-film adaptation, “Man Made,” aims to achieve some answers.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Samuel L. Jackson Talks Tackling Slavery In "Django Unchained" Calling it "Honest & Very Dramatic"

    Well, he doesn't reveal much to sway me, or alleviate concerns I have for the project, which I've already expressed (read my thoughts on the script I read HERE if you missed that post).

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