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    Heaven Help Us

    Self-hating drag queen viciously homophobic question dodging "presidency" candidate Michelle Bachmann continues to drive fear into the hearts and souls of all decent Americans:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Weekend Box Office (Aug 12-14); Strong Opening For "The Help;" Makes $35 Million

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes was No.1 this weekend; but, maybe not surprisingly, The Help came in a strong No.2, doing much better than projected. The film, which opened on Wednesday, has pulled in over $35 million. That's a solid opening for the very modestly-budgeted $25 million film, and it looks like it's well on it's way to make 90 million or more.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Photos: Amber Heard In The 'Rum Diary,' Michelle Williams In 'My Week With Marilyn'

    More Photos From 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'MI4,' 'We Bought A Zoo,' 'The Muppets,' 'Breaking Dawn' & More"The Rum Diary" starring Johnny Depp has been in the can for what feels like two years now, but there's a reason for the delay apparently. ''You can't open it next to some blockbuster thing,'' Depp told EW in their Fall Film Preview issue. ''It's a special little film.'' While we've seen photos of Depp as the writer Paul Kemp who works at a Puerto Rico newspaper in the '50s-set adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's early novel, this is our first look at Amber Heard in the picture. The director is Bruce Robinson of "Withnail & I" fame? Wait, who? Exactly. Robinson hasn't directed a feature since "Jennifer Eight" in 1992, but as he told EW, "Johnny's one of the few stars who can [handpick] who they want to direct a movie." And what's one of Depp's favorite movies? Well, the debauched and depraved "Withnail & I" so there you have it. The picture also stars Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins and it hits theaters on October 28.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Romance On The Fringe, A Community Stuck In Time In 'Bad Posture'

    For most movies, living on the fringe of society means a certain level of judgment is passed on the characters. Sometimes it's implicit in the condescending filmmaking techniques, with attempts made at clarifying our protagonists as "The Other," a socio-economic problem compounded by these characters often being minorities. At other times it's more overt, the picture trying to make you root for the underdog by creating a superficial caricature to engender sympathetic audience emotions, regardless of the context. Which is why it's refreshing to see an indie like "Bad Posture" crop up, a picture that remains laser-sharp in its focus as it refuses to categorize its wayward protagonists.

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  • The Playlist
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    Empire Big Screen '11: 'Tintin' & 'Puss In Boots' Impress At Paramount Panel

    Plus Footage From 'Footloose' And 'The Devil Inside'Day Three of Empire Big Screen, and things kicked off with a showcase from Paramount. The studio have had the best year of anyone, taking $2 billion worldwide so far, but there's a sea change coming: the "Transformers" franchise is losing its director and star, and the Marvel movies will be distributed by Disney starting with next summer's "The Avengers."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Let Us Remember A Legend of Music and Film . . . Abbey Lincoln (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010)

    I told myself that I wouldn't let the 1-year anniversary of Abbey Lincoln's death pass without me saying a few words about it. So when I fell ill this past Friday morning and ended up in the ICU of D.C.'s Sibley Memorial Hospital, I was understandably miffed. Well, thank goodness for laptops and free hospital Wi-Fi.

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  • The Playlist
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    Hayley Atwell, Alexa Davalos, Rosamund Pike Vying For Female Lead Opposite Tom Cruise In 'One Shot'

    With "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" already in the can and coming out this December, Adam Shankman's "Rock of Ages" musical currently shooting, and "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion" prepping up for a summer 2013 release, Tom Cruise is making plans for his next big tentpole vehicle. This time it's an adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 crime thriller "One Shot" that is being set up over at Paramount. Being scripted by Cruise's go-to screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, who penned "Valkyrie" and 'Ghost Protocol,' the writer practically tailor makes scripts for the superstar whenever the A-lister is interested or semi-interested in a project.

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  • The Playlist
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    French Poster & More New Images From Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

    Alexandre Desplat Replaces Alberto Iglesias As Film's ComposerWhile it may seem like heavier fare, "God of Carnage," the Tony-winning play by Yasmina Reza which Roman Polanski's "Carnage" is based on, is actually a comedy first, with some dramatic elements dashed in. In fact, one of the film's stars, Kate Winslet, recently revealed that the work is so riotously funny that during a performance of the play on Broadway in 2009, she "actually peed my pants, and not just once." Not exactly what we were expecting but it's definitely something we can get on board with.

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    Dreamworks Halts Eminem/Antoine Fuqua Boxing Project "Southpaw"

    Dreamworks has pulled the plug on the $30 million dollar boxing drama Southpaw starring Eminem in his first film role since the huge box office hit 8 Mile, which was to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film was scheduled to start shooting in January for release late in 2012.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Look: Michelle Williams, Dougray Scott & Eddie Redmayne In Simon Curtis' 'My Week With Marilyn'

    Here's a new, highly-stylized look at Michelle Williams stepping into the undoubtedly large shoes of Marilyn Monroe alongside Dougray Scott and Eddie Redmayne for Simon Curtis' "My Week with Marilyn."

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