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    Alamo Responds to Viral PSA Reaction

    Here's Alamo Drafthouse Chief Tim League's classy video response to the way media and internet reacted to their viral YouTube PSA decrying texting in movie theaters:

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    Review, "Super 8": Who Is This Movie For?

    All the way through J.J. Abrams’ perfectly congenial Super 8, I kept wondering: who is this film for? Child-friendly though it is, it’s obviously not aimed at kids, who expect something less nostalgic than the story of middle-school students in a 70’s suburb riding bikes and making a zombie movie. A...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Ice-T Locks In Deal To Stay On "Law & Order: SVU: For At Least 2 More Seasons

    Fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit may be pleased to know that one of its co-stars, Ice-T (who recently jumped into the reality TV show game) has signed a new deal that will see him remain on the series for at least 2 more years.

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    Did You Know A Musical Version Of "Ghost" Was In The Works? Watch A Preview

    As we already know, Whoopi Goldberg won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in the film version... does this work for anybody? :)

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    "The Black Power Mixtape" Is Getting A Theatrical Release!

    It's been awhile it seems since I last wrote about this film; Goran Hugo Olsson’s The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, the documentary that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was recently acquired for distribution by Sundance Selects.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Lilly Awards: Saving Women From Disappearing in Theatre

    The Tony Awards are on Sunday night. There are very few female nominees. Even the NY Times is starting to think this is a problem. (Note to NY Times theatre writers and reviewers - don't think that just because you are writing this story you are relieved of your own complicity in this problem. W...

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    Review Of "Yelling To The Sky" (Call It The Cinematic Equivalent Of Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew")

    Soon after last night’s NYC premiere of Victoria Mahoney’s feature film directorial debut, Yelling To The Sky, I congratulated Victoria on the accomplishment, and in an attempt to summarize my thoughts on the work, I told her that my immediate reaction was, after a very brief hesitation, “positive,”...

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    "Super 8" Astoundingly Makes Nostalgia Forgettable

    “Super 8” is a film that traffics primarily in nostalgia, which shouldn’t be news to anyone. Set in 1979, even the film’s title makes it abundantly clear that this movie is a throwback. Steven Spielberg as producer just cements the obvious. J.J. Abrams’ new blockbuster is an unabashed homage to the ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Colin Hanks Gets 'Lucky' in Trailer For Serial Killer Comedy

    Perhaps perturbed that other A-List offspring like Jaden and Willow Smith have already managed to become more famous than he is, Colin Hanks is finally breaking out, Emma Roberts style! After toiling away in numerous thankless roles -- his turns in "King Kong" and "The House Bunny" hardly set the pl...

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    Conan O'Brien and Ricky Gervais Demonstrate the All-Purpose Interview (Video)

    There's a reason why the best parts of late-night shows are the monologues and comedy bits: all those self-promoting interviews are so usually lame. The best guests and hosts know that, and last night Conan O'Brien and Ricky Gervais mocked that lameness when Gervais, who wasn't even there, offered a...

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