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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: What do Afghan Women Want? By Gini Reticker

    Throughout the last year, as the director of a documentary film that follows three Afghan women, I’ve been peppered by friends and family with a recurring question: What do Afghan women want? Or more specifically: Do Afghan women want the U.S. military to leave Afghanistan, or to stay and protect their rights? Everyone was so accustomed to seeing Afghan women portrayed as victims by the media that it was hard for them to imagine the strength of the women we were meeting. For many, the conclusion seemed to be a binary choice between U.S. military presence and supporting Afghan women’s rights.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Captain America' Writer Stephen McFeely Says Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' Is Like 'Fargo'

    EXCLUSIVE: Stephen McFeely, co-writer of "Captain America: The First Avenger" and its upcoming sequel, told The Playlist that he and his partner Christopher Markus are optimistic that Michael Bay’s next project will be directing “Pain and Gain,” a black comedy they wrote about a real-life crime. “He’s headed in that direction,” McFeely said last week during a telephone interview for the home video release of “Captain America.” “There’s been more public comments from him, so it’s nice. But it seems more realistic than it did two years ago when it seemed a little more realistic than it did two years before that, so we’re cautiously optimistic.”

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  • Shadow and Act
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    ABC Adapting Tracy McMillan’s HuffPo Op-ed "Why You’re Not Married" As Comedy TV Series

    The condensed version of the story goes... TV writer and author Tracy McMillan found herself at the center of some controversy earlier this year, in February, after an editorial she penned, titled Why You're Not Married - a witty, sharp, tongue-in-cheek piece/advice column aimed specifically at women - was published on The Huffington Post website (you can read it HERE). Thousands of comments followed, as well as reactions/responses from several other media outlets, small and large; even CNN chimed in.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Behind-the-Scenes Clip of Boris Kodjoe as Luther in 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

    Boris Kodjoe, who is reprising his role of Luther in the fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise called Retribution, can be seen in character in the clip below.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Motorcycle Diaries' & 'On The Road' Scribe Jose Rivera To Make Directorial Debut With 'Celestina'

    Project To Star Rivera's Wife Sona Tatoyan & Bill PullmanWhile the release date of the Jose Rivera-scripted, Walter Salles-helmed adaptation of "On The Road" remains up in the air, it looks like the writer is set follow in the footsteps of his counterpart revealing to O Globo that he'll soon embark on his feature-length directorial debut with the female-led road-film "Celestina."

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    American Film Festival's Films In Progress

    I am looking forward to serving on the jury of GiP, the first industry event devoted solely to U.S. indie films in Europe, The American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland is hosting the first "Gotham In Progress", a European industry showcase for U.S. indies in final production stages. Out of the 11 projects, selected from 39 applications, 7 will be presented in full at closed industry screenings. The second edition of American Film Festival is the only ongoing Polish film event focused on American cinema and offers narrative and documentary competition sections with Audience Awards of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively. Retrospectives of Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick and Joe Swanberg will also take place during the event. And I get to be on the jury in this city, once named Breslau, the jewel in the crown of the Prussian Empire who won it from the Hapsburg Empire, and which returned to Poland after the war. It is also the home of the largest film festival in Poland, its sister festival New Horizons. Both are associated with the largest distributor in Poland, Gutek.

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  • The Playlist
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    Michelle Williams Sings On 'My Week With Marilyn' Soundtrack; Also Dean Martin, Nat King Cole & More

    Not only has Michelle Williams put on the platinum blonde hair to play to the legendary (and curvaceous) Marilyn Monroe, she's trying out her singing voice as well in the upcoming "My Week With Marilyn." As you already know, the movie centers around the actress' trying time on the set of Laurence Olivier's "The Prince And The Showgirl" and in addition to singing "I Found A Dream" that was featured in the movie, Williams tries Monroe's breathy voice on in a few other selections as well.

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  • Spout
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    On DVD: "Winnie the Pooh" Charms with Slight Twists on a Classic

    On DVD: "Winnie the Pooh" Charms with Slight Twists on a Classic

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Video: Zoller Seitz's Montage for Malick's Tree of Life; Bring Whatever You Want To It

    "You can take Tree of Life however you want, and bring whatever you want to it, and I think that's the point of it," says Matt Zoller Seitz in the beautiful two-part video montage he put together on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life for the Museum of the Moving Image. (Parts One and Two, which he narrates, are below.)

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    New Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Poster

    These keep getting more interesting. If you are interested keep watch on this site: Mouth-Taped-Shut, it keeps rolling out new marketing elements for the film.

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