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    The 12 Films With Female Leads To Gross Over $200 Million

    In light of "The Hunger Games," its massive $152 million weekend, and the likelihood that its headed for a $400 million+ final gross, it seemed like a good idea to look at the company its about to join as a rare blockbuster featuring a woman in a lead role.

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  • The Playlist
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    Seth Rogen & Jay Baruchel's 'The Apocalypse' Will Land On June 14, 2013

    The end is coming...and it's going to be hilarious. It seems that the end of the world just isn't the domain for ponderous filmmakers with comedies now taking a crack at the demise of humanity. This summer, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley will face the unknown in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," an ensemble crew including Anna Kendrick, Ken Jeong, Rob Corddry, Thomas Lennon, Paul Scheer and Craig Robinson are facing "Rapturepalooza," and now, one more film has a firm date as Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel's "The Apocalypse" has been stamped with a June 14, 2013 release date.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oddly, Tribeca Chooses Studio Tentpole 'Marvel's The Avengers' to Close 2012 Film Festival (Video)

    New York's Tribeca is an odd film festival --without a coherent identity--that embraces indies and Hollywood alike. In what way does Disney/Marvel's upcoming "The Avengers" need to be a festival closing night attraction? It hardly needs a boost: like everyone else on the planet we already want to see it, given that Joss Whedon is in charge...

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  • The Playlist
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    Discuss: Is Allowing Cell Phone Use At The Movies The Way Of The Future?

    We've all had that experience. Sitting down in a theater, and realizing, 30 seconds into the movie, that the person sitting next to you is not going to turn their phone off. They could be texting, tweeting, updating their Facebook status or, worst case scenario, even making a phone call. They may not even be the only ones in the theater. Sometimes, you'll put up with it for the duration of the movie, quietly seething. Sometimes you'll ask, politely, and they might even stop. Sometimes they won't, and things will get aggressive, confrontational even. And it's possible that it's not going to be going away.

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    Watch: Trailer For Oscar Winner William Joyce's 'Rise Of The Guardians' Debuts

    Today the trailer for "Rise of the Guardians," DreamWorks Animation's big holiday 2012 animated movie, quietly debuted online (courtesy of Hey U Guys). The movie features the voice talents of Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Jude Law, and centers around an elite group of childhood fantasy characters (Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost) who must band together to save the world. It's based on a book series co-authored and illustrated by beloved artist William Joyce, who also co-directs the animated feature. (Joyce just won an Oscar for his charming animated short "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.")

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes 2012 Festival's Cinefondation Short Films Competition Jury Led by Jean-Pierre Dardenne

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, the Belgian director-writer and Cannes Fest fave (along with brother Luc), who is enjoying the success of arthouse hit "The Kid with a Bike," will preside over this year's Cinéfondation jury, which will select short films from film students.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    "Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Directorial Debut 'You Are Here' Stars Owen Wilson

    "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner has chosen a project for his feature film debut. He wrote and will direct relationship comedy "You Are Here," which will start shooting in May in North Carolina with funnymen Owen Wilson ("Midnight in Paris") and Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover").

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  • The Playlist
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    Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis & Amy Poehler To Star In 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner's Directorial Debut 'You Are Here'

    Brewing for a while, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's feature film debut has been through a few different incarnations. Way, back in 2009 Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis were the first names to line up for the movie that was in very advance planning to shoot last year. But in the fall of 2010, new names cropped up with Jack Black, Matt Dillon and Renée Zellweger all being eyed. But riding off the heat of the massive season five opener for "Mad Men," Weiner is building up his cast again and it's pretty strong.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Chris Rock-Produced Late Night Series Starring W. Kamau Bell Coming To FX Network

    The FX network has greenlit a new weekly half-hour late night series exec-produced by Chris Rock, starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell, in which he'll "dissect politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Djo Munga ("Viva Riva!") Preps "Norwegian Crime In Congo" Doc; Gets Funding Boost

    Last we wrote about the Viva Riva! director was in December, when we announced the initiative called ImagiNations, created and spearheaded none other than Djo Tunda Wa Munga and Steve Markovitz (his Viva Riva! producer).

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