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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Interview with Nina Jacobson: Producer of the Hunger Games

    Nina Jacobson is poised to have a really great weekend.  She's about to open The Hunger Games which if tracking and advance sales hold will be one of the best opening weekends ever.  She answered some questions by phone as the film gets ready to roll out

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  • ReelPolitik
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    "Cosmopolis": Post 9/11 Allegory or Economic Crash Parable?

    Don DeLillo is my favorite author, and David Cronenberg is one of my favorite filmmakers. The announcement that Cronenberg would lend his "Crash"-like sensibility to the first film adaptation of one of DeLillo's novels -- 2003's "Cosmopolis" -- stirred in me no shortage of cinephiliac and intellectual excitement. With the French-subtitled teaser trailer now going viral, and anticipation of a Cannes premiere, I thought it might be a good time to examine what that swiftly edited montage of images is all about--and Robert Pattinson's appearance doesn't have anything to do with it.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Wes Anderson-Directed Stop Motion Animated Spot For Xperia Featuring Robots

    While we await Wes Anderson's Cannes-opening "Moonrise Kingdom," some of our impatience has been alleviated by the director's ad work. He got behind the camera for two ads for Hyundai that aired during the Super Bowl, and now he's lent his talents to a small, cute spot for Xperia smartphones.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Andy Serkis & Thomas Brodie Sangster Battle Cancer Through Art in 'Death Of A Superhero'

    A devil's bargain to ponder: more mo-cap-free, starring roles for Andy Serkis, but all of them in maudlin teen cancer dramas that make “50/50” seem like the underrated romp it isn't? Okay, okay, the recently released trailer for Ian Fitzgibbon-directed “Death of a Superhero” actually looks halfway interesting, but still it's a quandary to be considered.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Trailer For Mario Van Peebles, Carl Weathers Starrer "American Battleship" Rip-Off - "Battleship"

    Scheduled to be released on home video just before the big screen Battleship will open in theaters... Mario Van Peebles and Carl "Action Jackson" Weathers star in what is essentially a rip-off of the big screen Battleship movie, titled American Battelship. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Terence Davies Talks Post-War England & Life Between the Devil And 'The Deep Blue Sea'

    Terence Davies’ newest film, “The Deep Blue Sea,” takes place, like much of his work, in post-World War II England. In it, Rachel Weisz plays Hester Collyer, a woman who abandons her passionless marriage to a wealthy barrister (Simon Russell Beale) for a torrid affair with a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot (Tom Hiddleston), the consequences of which plunge her into despair. When we got a chance to speak with the director, a natural storyteller with a mischievous sense of humor and infectious laugh, we would never have guessed he suffered from an acute case of homesickness for his native U.K., a fact he admitted toward the end of our time together.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992" To Premiere Next Week Monday At Brecht Forum NYC

    Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February, and now Dagmar Shultz's Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 - an untold chapt at theIt was announced today ther (the Berlin years) of the late writer, poet and activist, Caribbean child of immigrants from Grenada, who died rather young at 58 years old in 1992 - is scheduled to make its theatrical premiere next week Monday, March 26th, at 7:30 courtesy of Third World Newsreel, who acquired the 84-minute film and will premiere it at The Brecht Forum in New York City; no word on where it'll play after that.

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  • The Playlist
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    Noomi Rapace Declared The New Ripley In Empire Plus New Pics, TV Spot & WonderCon Trailer From 'Prometheus'

    Oh “Prometheus,” you’re so close, yet so far away! After the debut of the enigmatically beautiful new trailer that made its way online over the weekend, our excitement couldn’t be more fevered. Fox is looking to capitalize on the newfound buzz for director Ridley Scott’s “Alien” prequel/spinoff/whatever by kicking off its marketing blitz in a grand fashion, well ahead of the film’s June 8th release date.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    What Do the New Changes at Sony Mean for Amy Pascal?

    Yesterday, the news broke that Michael Lynton who is now co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment along with Amy Pascal will be promoted to running all of Sony's entertainment operations in the US.  These new changes are being made as Howard Stringer retires and hands over the reigns of the company to Kazuo Hirai who will focus more on the electronics side of the business.  Nicole Seligman who is now the general counsel will also add responsibilities to her role.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Sylvain White To Begin Production On Adaptation Of Macabre Thriller "Miserere" In France

    It's been awhile since we last posted anything about Sylvain White; he's one of those few black directors who's been able to navigate the studio system, although, like most of his contemporaries, while his name has been attached to a few projects, not consistently.

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