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    Thelma and Louise Turns 20

    I can't believe that it is 20 years since Thelma and Louise was released. We still have so much work to do. This is a movie that resonated with people in a profound way, it's a movie that people still think about fondly, yet sadly it is a movie that never effected any long term change for women in Hollywood.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New Bits, Pieces & Speculation On Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" (More Casting, Shoot Dates...)

    Nothing terribly exciting... A casting sheet I've received for Tyler Perry's I Alex Cross project reveals that his character will be a father with 2 young children - a 7 year old boy and a 9 year old girl. Obviously, he has no wife in the movie, because, as the synopsis states, he'll be tracking down a serial killer (to be played by Matthew Fox) who may have murdered his wife years before.

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  • The Playlist
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    Terrence Malick Documentary 'Voyage Of Time' Still In The Works; He's Also A Big 'Zoolander' Fan

    With the Cannes premiere and Palme d'Or win now come and gone and the roll out for "The Tree Of Life" beginning this Friday, the long wait for Terrence Malick's latest is finally over. But that doesn't mean the project isn't without its mysteries. As Malick fans know, at some point in the film's gestation, plans were floated for a companion documentary entitled "Voyage Of Time" that would screen in IMAX.

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    Watch: Trailer For French Documentary 'Tarantino: The Disciple Of Hong Kong'

    Update: Trailer removed by request.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Exclusive: Harold Perrineau Talks About The State Of Black Films, "Lost" and "Film Festival: Rwanda"

    Calling stage and screen actor Harold Perrineau "driven" would be an understatement in my opinion. He first appeared on film in Wayne Wang's acclaimed drama Smoke opposite Forest Whitaker, a performance that earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He's been non-stop since then. With a filmography that includes such films and television shows as The Matrix Reloaded, Oz, The Best Man, 28 Weeks Later and Lost, he still finds time to get involved with worthy causes.

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  • The Playlist
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    Oliver Stone Reveals Sidney Lumet & Al Pacino Nearly Made 'Platoon'

    For director Oliver Stone, "Platoon" would mark the beginning of the meatiest part of the director's career. The Vietnam film, the first in a loose trilogy (followed by "Born On The Fourth Of July" and "Heaven & Earth"), made a star out of its young lead Charlie Sheen, and it went to the Oscars that with year with eight nominations, walking away with four wins including Best Picture and Best Director (not to mention that Stone's other film that year, "Salvador," also earned two nods). It would be Stone's second Oscar (he won for writing "Midnight Express" in 1979) and it established the writer/director as a major voice. But as he tells it now, he nearly didn't make the film.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Review: A Chessmate Movie for Women By Aviva Kempner

    One of the few times I played chess I lost in four moves. Humiliated I never tried again. After seeing Caroline Bottaro’s female empowering film, Queen to Play, I want to reconsider my easily accepted defeat and try all over again. Here is a film that lays out an unlikely scenario about a housekeeper Helene, (Sandrine Bonnaire) who views a glamorous hotel couple playing chess, and decides to learn the game. Maybe the sexy couple inspires her or she’s feeling ignored by her husband who stays out late with his friends. Either way she is compelled to teach herself chess.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Riddick" Threequel Is A Go! Shooting Begins This Summer.

    "GRRRR.. D T the writer/director just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch... in order for us to make a true R rated film, I must work for scale upfront. Not unlike the "Find me Guilty" experience (which I wouldn't have changed for the world)... Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit... but the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place... called Riddick."

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  • The Playlist
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    'Out Of Sight' and 'Minority Report' Scribe Scott Frank To Write 'Houdini' For Francis Lawrence

    Considering that, in real life, the profession seems to fall somewhere between "repellent" and "unbelievably douchey" (see: David Blaine, Criss Angel), it's somewhat surprising how many magic-based movies we have going around these days. The 2006 double bill of "The Prestige" and "The Illusionist" was the peak of the genre, but recent years have also brought the animated "Illusionist," Guy Pearce in the little-seen "Death Defying Acts" and, later in the summer, David Tennant as a vampire-fighting trickster in "Fright Night," while an adaptation of the seminal novel "Carter Beats The Devil" recently got a new lease on life. Even Pixar got in on the act, with the short "Presto."

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    Trailer Watch: Claire Danes in Homeland

    Claire Danes takes the lead in the new spy show from the producers of 24. Will air on Showtime this fall.

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