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  • Women and Hollywood
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    New Indiewire

    As you can tell the new Indiewire site is up. I'm still missing my posts for the last couple of days which I will work to get up. Please be patient as I and my Indiewire colleagues figure out this new great system.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Celebrate Guy Fawkes this week with "V for Vendetta" and #OWS

    Over the weekend, the British celebrated Guy Fawkes Day. which honors the execution of the controversial figure who led a plot to blow up the House of Parliament, and was then caught, summarily tortured and killed in 1605. Fawkes is making a comeback in the U.S., of course: a mask of the man, made for the Wachowski's "V for Vendetta," has become ubiquitous at Occupy Wall Street protests, which aim not to vilify Fawkes, but celebrate him as a revolutionary.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Photos: Robert Pattinson & Sarah Gadon In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

    New Photos: Robert Pattinson & Sarah Gadon In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Charlize Theron Shines In The Unflinchingly Funny & Painful 'Young Adult'

    Review: Charlize Theron Shines In The Unflinchingly Funny & Painful 'Young Adult'

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New indieWIRE Website Design FYI

    Hey folks - as I'm sure you've all already noticed, the entire indieWIRE network of sites is undergoing a design change. The switch was to happen last night at 9PM, and, while that did occur, the transition hasn't been as smooth as expected, so the IW tech wizards have been working since last night (behind-the-scenes) to get the entire network back up and running.

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  • Caryn James
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    Jon Stewart's Take: More From the Herman Cain Files

    Jimmy Kimmel may have been the only late-night host with Herman Cain as his guest last night, but he wasn't the only one with Cain in his sights. Take a look at Jon Stewart's typically ultra-smart take.

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  • Caryn James
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    Jimmy Kimmel's Wily Interview With Herman Cain

    The Jimmy Kimmel Live writers and producers are now officially among the smartest around. With Herman Cain as a guest on the very day a fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, took the spotlight to accuse him of sexual harassment, Kimmel leapt in with Cain jokes during his monologue. First he called Cain “the latest cast-off of Dancing With the Stars,” then corrected himself: “That’s a joke from next year.” That sounds pretty close to true.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Tower Heist

    I’ve seen great caper movies, and this isn’t one of them. As mainstream Hollywood studio movies go, Tower Heist isn’t bad, and it will probably fulfill most audience’s desire for escapist fare. But despite some good laughs here and there and a couple of neat plot twists, it’s just not as clever as it seems to think it is. Even a recurring cat-and-mouse exchange about chess between the bad guy (billionaire-investor Alan Alda) and the good guy (Robin Hood-ish thief Ben Stiller) doesn’t pay off with a really satisfying punchline.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Now! Ghanaian-British Filmmaker Julius Amedume's Buzzworthy Short Film "Mr. Graham"

    Here's a short film brought to our attention, courtesy of S&A reader Emmanuel Tetteh, that seems to be getting a lot of buzz lately.

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    More: Shorts
  • Spout
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    Bloggers Call for Brett Ratner to Be Fired From Oscars Over Gay Slur. Academy Says "No"

    "Tower Heist" director and 2012 Academy Awards producer Brett Ratner was in the news today for an offensive remark made over the weekend regarding his dislike for rehearsals. He also seemed to have a dislike for homosexuals given his choice of a certain "f word." But he apparently was just putting his foot in his mouth and didn't mean anything derogatory in his use of the slur. "It was a dumb way of expressing myself. Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t have a prejudiced bone in my body," he told The Wrap.

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