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  • Shadow and Act
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    Rihanna & Kevin Hart Confirmed For Seth Rogen's 'End Of The World' + On-Set Pics

    In a video clip we posted in late April, James Franco, said he thought Rihanna may have a part in the Seth Rogen end of world comedy titled The End of the World (previously titled The Apocalypse), which will star Franco, Rogen, as well as Jonah Hill, Aziz Ansari and Craig Robinson; each of them will be playing themselves. In the movie, while all the above names are attending a party at James Franco's house, along with many other celebrities, the apocalypse begins.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Media Watch: Rotten Tomatoes On Your Radio Dial and Netflix Queue; Millennials Like Magazines; Wired on iPad

    Now streaming: Rotten Tomatoes on the radio. The movie-review aggregation site announced the creation of their own radio channel, a weekly one-hour call-in show hosted by the website's editor-in-chief, Matt Atchity. It will air on Thursdays on the satcaster's Stars Too channel...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Plot Secrets from the Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' Revealed

    Before we've even seen the Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas," plot details are leaking for their next movie, "Jupiter Ascending." While the editors at Vulture admit they are still mightily confused, we are several plot points closer than before...

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  • The Playlist
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    Contest Giveaway: 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Soundtrack, T-Shirt, & More

    "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" When Charlize Theron's evil Ravenna finds out there is one in the kingdom purer than she is, all hell breaks loose in Rupert Sander's dark, visually accomplished "Snow White and the Huntsman." Co-starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, the film takes an edgy look at the fairy tale, one that finds Snow White traversing dark forests and enchanted lands and rounding up an unlikely group of heroes to bring down Ravenna.

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  • Criticwire
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    Barbed Wire: 'Piranha 3DD'

    Ten great lines from ten bad reviews of the new exploitation sequel.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    'Wish Me Away': Directed by Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf

    Wish Me Away is the incredibly moving coming out story of country music star Chely Wright. When I read a little over a year ago that Wright (who I did not know at the time) had come out my first reaction was "big deal."  After you watch the film you realize how difficult this process was for Wright mostly because of where she worked -- Nashville.  Don't forget how horribly the Dixie Chicks were treated in Nashville not too long ago for public statements they made about the rush to got to war with Iraq.  It's a tough and very conservative town.  Chely was the first high profile country performer to come out, something she had to do to save her life, and sadly, not for her, but for country music, she has now been forced to embark on a new life post Nashville. She's not getting the invites to the Grand Ole Opry House but she is showing up at gay and lesbian centers across the country standing up for herself and the gay community.

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  • The Playlist
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    Nicolas Cage Likely To Return To 'Kick-Ass 2' In Cameo, Original Cast Mostly Set

    This writer, and many Playlist members, will fully admit -- we're still reeling from the fact that something Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar said actually came true. The king of exaggeration, undermanaging expectations, fibs and tall tales, generally everything that comes out of the "Kick-Ass" creator's mouth must be taken with a ocean-sized block of salt, so we were shocked to hear that "Kick Ass 2," was not only actually moving forward, the sequel was actually shooting at the end of this summer (though now it appears to be an early fall shoot). Good for him, though the scoreboard is still akin to 20-1 at this point when it comes to fiction vs. facts.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch - Blaxploitation-Inspired Comedy Short 'Afro Thunda'

    What can I say... It's Friday... 

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    There's Nothing Pretty About the Pink in the New Documentary 'Pink Ribbons, Inc.'

    Ever since I saw this movie -- which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last fall and is directed by Lea Pool-- I have been obsessed.  Now, since all the Komen crap over the last several months, this film is even more timely.  There is no need to mince words.  Cancer sucks.  Breast cancer sucks.  Talk to any woman who has had breast cancer and you will learn very quickly that this is nothing pretty or pink about it.  Yet, what the film makes you think is that there seems to be some sort of conspiracy of pink to make breast cancer a lot less horrific than it is.  When you see all the money that is put into building awareness about the disease you have to ask yourself, doesn't everyone really already know about breast cancer?  And, why is so much money being spent on raising awareness and not enough on finding out why the hell people get cancer in the first place. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Magnolia Pictures Find Thomas Vinterberg’s Cannes Entry ‘The Hunt,’ Sundance Selects/IFC Films Pick Up Tribeca Hit ‘Una Noche’

    Fourteen years after he helped launch the Dogme 95 movement with his family drama “The Celebration,” director Thomas Vinterberg returned to Cannes this past month with his latest film, “The Hunt.” As the Croisette is wont to do, reactions were immensely divided, with some calling the film a masterpiece of near-unbearable dread, while others found the film a manipulative soap opera. Luckily for the filmmakers though, those in distribution kept a keen eye, and have now tapped the film for a future US release.

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