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    Guest Post: Lloyd Kaufman "Some Of What I Learned From Porn About Marketing"

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman is the definition of independent. He doesn't ask for permission or even appreciation. He doesn't let anything get in his way. He keeps making movies and he keeps them making money. We can all learn a few things from the man.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Hot Coffee' An Eye-Opening, Must-See Doc About A Legal Case You Thought You Knew

    In 1994, a decision in a seemingly innocuous legal case made waves around the country, becoming fodder for "Seinfeld," late night stand-up routines and editorials around the country, and you probably remember it. A woman in New Mexico was awarded a judgment of $2.86 million dollars after suing McDonald's because her coffee was too hot. "Isn't coffee supposed to be hot?" seemed to serve as a punchline to numerous jokes, while most just read the headlines in newspapers and assumed it was yet more evidence of a legal system gone out of control. But did you know that the plaintiff, Stella Liebeck, was 79 years old? Did you know that the burns wer...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson & Smith Kids Win At 2011 BET Awards

    Any of you watch last night? I didn't. No cable. Though I'm sure it was streaming on line somewhere. But no matter, I got all the info and entertainment I needed from my Twitter and Facebook feeds ;)

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  • The Playlist
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    Show Me The Money: Tom Hanks Says 'Toy Story 4' In The Works

    Welcome to the new Pixar. With "Cars 2" driving its way to nearly $70 million in ticket sales this weekend, with a strong foreign haul expected, the worst-reviewed film in Pixar's history is on track to become studio’s tenth $200 million domestic grosser and more importantly, will keep selling relat...

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Full 30-Minute Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire Collaboration 'Scenes From The Suburbs'

    A nice bit of good news to start your week: as long promised, MUBI has premiered the latest short film from Spike Jonze, the director of "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "Where The Wild Things Are," his long-awaited collaboration with one of the biggest bands in the world, Arcade Fire. The ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: New Trailer For 'Immortals' A Tidal Wave Of Yelling

    So, you want to premiere a trailer for a movie about a bunch of greased-up ripped dudes from mythology who do battle with mystical bows and arrows and can fly and stuff. Why not give it to...Ryan Seacrest?

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Bad Teacher Box Office Report

    Cameron Diaz' film Bad Teacher took second place at the box office this weekend with a total of $31 million.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jodie Foster Courted To Join Ryan Reynolds & Jeff Bridges In 'R.I.P.D.'?

    After many years of worthy, middlebrow would-be-Oscar pictures and my-daughter-is-in-peril films, it finally seems like Jodie Foster is ready to have fun again. Playing a character described as "a magnificent c**t" in Spike Lee's "Inside Man" seems to have loosened the Oscar-winning actress up a bit...

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    Warner Bros. Goes All In On Superheroes, Plans 'Green Lantern 2'

    "Green Lantern," which "reportedly" cost $300 million to make and market, opened to a soft $53 million last weekend, before plummeting 65% in weekend two amidst bad buzz from critics, audiences and the general press. Sounds like it's time for a sequel!

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    Footage From "Prometheus" & Full Screening Of "The Help" At Cine Europe Expo This Week

    It looks like attendees of the Cine Europe Expo which takes place in Amsterdam starting today, through Thursday, the 30th, will have the opportunity to see footage from Ridley Scott's super-secretive sci-fi project Prometheus, which co-stars Idris Elba, alongside Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender,...

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