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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cronenberg's Menage A Trois, Kendrick's Wet Dream, Woody Allen Talks Unsatisfying Situation of Life

    - David Cronenberg talks about his inspiration for A Dangerous Method and his upcoming Cosmopolis (in post-production) and potential future projects with ThePlaylist. He admits that he has always wanted to make a film about the birth of psychoanalysis, but didn't see a way in until Christopher Hampton's play: "Suddenly there is a structure. And this was my first introduction to Sabina and she is part of what I call an ‘intellectual menage a trois,’ and that structure was terrific—the span of it, the relationship between Freud and Jung that went over six or seven years.”

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    Yahoo News & ABC Team Up for Content Sharing, People.com Relaunches Caught in the Act

    -Yahoo News and ABC News have formed a partnership to share stories and feature web video. ABC's "Good Morning America" announced this alliance, which they called a "game changer," early this morning. Yahoo News boasts the most unique visitors of all news Web sites; The NYT reports that each will have editorial independence but will share content and co-produce coverage of some news events.

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    Kaufman's Meta Frank or Francis, Craig and Mara Pose in Empire

    - Check out Empire's spread of Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, as they continue to build hype for David Fincher's The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. More details on the issue and why Lisbeth Salander is "not a superhero" here.

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  • The Playlist
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    Warner Bros. Picks Up Assassin Tale 'Satori' As Vehicle For Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio has a problem most actors would kill to have -- a plethora of potential projects to choose from. To say that the actor is in demand is an understatement, but needless to say, over the past little while he's seen his name linked to a number of films including: a Martin Scorsese directed remake of "The Gambler"; Todd Field's Mexican revolution project "Creed Of Violence"; the financial world drama "The Wolf Of Wall Street"; the JFK assassination pic "Legacy Of Secrecy" and the true story serial killer tale "The Devil In The White City." And this is all stuff that happened in the past twelve months. Well, Leo can add one more to his plate of options as Deadline reports Warner Bros. has acquired Don Winslow's "Satori" with DiCaprio to produce and star.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Listen Now! S&A Podcast With D.Channsin Berry + Bill Duke About "Dark Girls"

    We had a wonderful S&A live special podcast show Sunday...a special thanks to those who joined us! We aired our insightful interview with Dark Girls producers D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke.

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  • The Playlist
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    David Cronenberg Confirms He's Written The Script For A Sequel To 'The Fly'

    While in recent years David Cronenberg has moved away from the body horror films that he made his name on -- the talky, brainy period movie "A Dangerous Method" is about as far away his previous work as he's gotten so far -- "The Fly" was arguably the most popular of any of those movies. Arriving in the middle of a 1980s run that included "Scanners," "Videodrome" and "Dead Ringers," the film was a remake of the 1958 Vincent Prince picture but it's a distinct Cronenberg-ian movie through and through. The film was followed up four years later by the pretty terrible "The Fly II," the feature debut of special effects and make-up Chris Walas, who had previously worked on the original "The Fly" (and won an Academy Award for his efforts), "Scanners" and would later lend his hand to "Naked Lunch." At any rate, that movie pretty much killed any potential of a franchise that Fox had with the property.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Blumberg Sex Addiction Dramedy Thank You for Sharing: Cast includes Paltrow, Pink, Ruffalo, Robbins

    Writer-director Stuart Blumberg's (co-writer of The Kids are All Right; pictured top left) will bring his Thanks for Sharing to life with Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Patrick Fugit, Joely Richardson, Josh Gad and the newest cast member, Alecia Moore (a.k.a. Pink). The film is currently shooting in New York City, and follows a group of "unlikely friends brought together through their shared determination to recover from sex addiction and forge meaningful relationships for the first time in their lives."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise Join Cast Of Western "Hannah's Law"

    Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise join Sara Canning, Greystone Holt and Ryan Kennedy to star in the Hallmark Movie Channel's western flick titled Hannah's Law.

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  • Press Play
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    RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 12: "End Times"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Did Breaking Bad stumble near the finish line? Either clumsy plotting broke a great season's final momentum, or this show is ahead of its audience yet again. This recap of Breaking Bad, season four, episode 12, "End Times" contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Mélanie Laurent Puts A Spell On You In Dior Ad Directed By John Cameron Mitchell

    Yes, Dior continues to pair great directors and beautiful leading ladies for spots to promote their various fragrances and clothing lines. This year has already seen a spot for Miss Dior Cherie starring Natalie Portman and directed by Sofia Coppola and Charlize Theron taking it off and putting it on in the Jean-Jacques Annaud directed J'Adore Dior ad. But perhaps no helmer has been busier lately for the famed fashion house than John Cameron Mitchell. He's already directed the short films Lady Grey London and Lady Grey Moscow with Marion Cotillard and now he's got a new spot with another new face on the label.

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