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    Shiloh Fernandez Cast As Male Lead In 'Evil Dead' Remake

    Somebody had better alert Shiloh Fernandez's family, as the young actor is about to embark on The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror. He's been cast as the male lead in the "Evil Dead" remake, supposedly beating out scores of promising young actors for the part. While the story is relatively sim...

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    "Oh Yeah": David Lynch Directs A Typically David Lynch-ian Ad For David Lynch Signature Cup Organic Coffee

    If there was any justice in this world, some generous benefactor would drop some cash to air David Lynch's ad during the Super Bowl if only to freak America out. If anything it will certainly be more memorable than the halftime show. But alas, that won't happen, so you'll just have to en...

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    Madonna's W.E.: Half Truth, Half Dare

    Madonna could not have had a more enthusiastic and welcoming audience for W.E. than I was when I walked into the screening room. I’m fascinated by the inexhaustible Wallis Simpson story. We may never understand the psycho-sexual-political drama that led Edward VIII to abdicate so he could...

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    Review: 'Love Etc.' Is A Sweet Valentine To Love In NYC

    Consider "Love, Etc." to be an antidote to the cloying saccharine taste of cynical big-studio cash grabs like "Valentine's Day." Yes, both films chronicle love in different forms and at different times in life, but "Love Etc." does so with a sense of both gravity and sweetness. The film opens with a...

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    Viola Davis Jumps Onboard Two Major Film projects

    Viola Davis' dance card is getting filled up pretty quickly with future projects; Variety has reported that she's joined the cast of two major film projects to be shot this year.

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    Five Points from Newsweek's Oscar Roundtable: Clooney, Plummer & Davis Joined by Snubbed Fassbender, Theron & Swinton

    For your consideration: Five points made by Newsweek's opinionated Oscar roundtable (which included nominees Christopher Plummer, Viola Davis and George Clooney, as well as snubbed thespians Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton)...

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    Celebrate the Fighting Spirit This Super Bowl Weekend: Indiewire @ Hulu

    As the New York Giants face off against the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl this weekend for the NFL championship, Indiewire's curation of Hulu's Documentaries page offers a look into the dreams of victory of a number of other athletes. The fighting spirit shines through in the inspir...

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    Ben Wheatley's 'Kill List' Is the Brutally Unsettling Masterpiece That You Need to See Twice.

    With two movies to his name, British director Ben Wheatley has established himself as a master of relentlessly bleak, character-driven narratives with surprising flashes of comedy and multiple layers of subtext. "Kill List," which follows dark comedy "Down Terrace," feels like th...

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    Jim Sheridan To Write & Direct Reimagining Of Mike Newell's 'Into The West'

    Jim Sheridan is coming off a pretty ugly rough patch. The Oscar nominee has been stumbling ever since "In America," inexplicably helming the 50 Cent movie "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," having his underrated remake of "Brothers" undeservedly ignored and then flopping har...

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    Ten Finalists for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

    Now in it's 34th year, this is the most prestigious prize for female playwrights. It's like the female Pulitzer. It's a way for female playwrights to get noticed, since they are stil not produced in equal number to their male peers.

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