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    Stephen Root Reteams With Robert Redford For 'The Company You Keep'

    Stephen Root rules. Probably best known as Milton Waddams in "Office Space" the character actor moves effortlessly from comedy to drama to horror and is constantly working on a new project. Hell, just look at the wide variety of films he's had this year alone: "Red State," "Cedar Rapids," "Everything Must Go," voicing a part in "Rango," popping up in "Justified" and he's got "J. Edgar" around the corner. Not bad. He was also in Robert Redford's dusty musty drama "The Conspirator" earlier this year and he's impressed the Sundance veteran enough that he wants to work with him again.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Melissa McCarthy Gets Some New Gigs

    The Melissa McCarthy express is keeping on rolling. She has just signed up to host the 2nd episode of SNL, and she was signed on for a new film called ID Theft with Jason Bateman. The big news about this is that the film was, of course, written for two guys, but Bateman loved McCarthy and had them retool the the script so they could co-star together. The premise is that one person steals the identity of the other. The female characters usually get switched to male not the other way around.

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    To Be Heard - Screenings in NY and LA in August

    This is an important new film about one of our society's most pressing issues - youth and the power of the spoken word to change their lives for the better.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Actor Wendell Pierce Isn't Exactly Thrilled With "The Help"

    Actor Wendell Pierce (Treme, The Wire and nearly 80 other film and TV roles) may be many things, but one thing he is definitely is not, is a fan of the film The Help. This week he Tweeted a dialogue after seeing the film, and while he had praise for both Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, he said that the film was "a passive version of the terror of Jim Crow South."

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Captain America Is A Lawyer With A Drug Problem In 'Puncture'

    Chris Evans has always flirted with stardom but this summer he finally nailed it down, leading "Captain America: The First Avenger" to some major box office bucks while also showing he can easily handle a tentpole lead with charm and charisma to spare. He's got "The Avengers" next summer, and while he considers his non-superhero next options -- which include "Motor City" with Albert Hughes and the long-gestating Doug Liman moon movie "Luna" -- he's got an indie flick coming out that should remind folks that Evans is more than just a pretty face.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Film Independent Fellows for 2011 Screenwriters Lab: The Women

    Sponsored by the Writer's Guild of America West, the Lab is taking place now through September 18 in LA. The mentors include Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body), Mary Sweeney (Baraboo), and Meg LeFauve (The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys). Maryam Keshavarz (Circumstance) will be a guest speaker.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    2011 "DC Shorts" Film Festival & Screenplay Competition To Open Next Month (Trailers Inside)

    With the 145 films that are scheduled to be screened during its run, the 2011 DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition is sure to have a little something for everyone when it opens next month.

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  • The Playlist
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    Anne Hathaway Explains How Bon Iver & Dirty Projectors Helped Her Land The Lead In 'One Day'

    The Influence Of 'Once Upon A Time In America' & More From Lone Scherfig & Jim Sturgess About The FilmThere’s the average romantic comedy with the meet cute or initial hatred between the inevitable lovers, and then there’s “One Day.” Rather than featuring a traditional love story narrative, set over days, weeks, or even months, “One Day” visits Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) on July 15 every year, starting in the ‘80s. The audience gets a glimpse of where they are--and where they are in relation to each other--each year on that day, creating 23 mini-films in one. They’re friends who are constantly bordering on being much more, even as others enter their lives.

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  • Caryn James
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    Anderson Cooper Cracks Up At Depardieu Poo Joke (Video)

    I'm a fan of Anderson Cooper and not a fan of puns, so when he started last night's RidicuList segment about Gerard Depardieu peeing in the aisle of a plane, the pun-laden piece was a groaner - until Cooper got the giggles.

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    'Coriolanus,' 'Contagion' & Jason Statham's 'Safe' Get Posters

    Summer is ending which means the multiplex will be a little bit quieter come the fall. As gum gets scraped off the floor, and popcorn swept up, here are some of the posters that will be going up in a theater near you.

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