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  • Shadow and Act
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    Karyn Parsons Launches New Web Series Titled "Mommy In Chief" + Trailer

    Maybe to be forever known as Hilary Banks on the hits 90s TV comedy show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's, Karyn Parsons is launching a new web series titled Mommy in Chief -- a MadameNoire.com exclusive that "explores the ups, downs, and everything in between of being a modern mom. “Mommy in Chief” offers a fun, inspiring, and practical take on parenting for mothers in a variety of life stages and child ages."

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  • The Playlist
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    Shawn Levy Didn't Want That Climatic Shot From 'Real Steel' To Be In The Trailer

    Director To Helm Comedy Pilot At ABC Starring Mandy MooreNeedless to say, if you haven't seen "Real Steel" this post contains spoilers, so if you have yet to take in Shawn Levy's robot boxing movie, you might want to move on. But then again, if you've already seen the trailer for the movie, one of the big rousing moments from the climax has already been ruined for you. But you might not know it yet. So again, we're going to dive right into this so move on if you don't want to know.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Right Wing Loses Reason to Attack Kathryn Bigelow; But Weinstein Still a Target

    Right Wing Loses Reason to Attack Kathryn Bigelow; But Weinstein Still a Target

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  • The Playlist
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    VIFF '11: Lo-Fi Puppets And A Big, Hilarious Heart; 'Kooky' Is Destined To Be A Family Cult Classic

    In many ways, “Kooky” harkens back to the halcyon days of yore (read: in particular the ‘80s) when things were scary in kids’ movies. Or maybe we're just starting to show our old age, but didn't it seem like filmmakers back then were unafraid to at least hint at the possibility of actual threat and potential harm to characters, if not follow through on it completely? It was certainly a different time. Maybe they were untethered by the whims of insanely over-protective parents and ludicrous MPAA ratings strictures that insist on rounding off every sharp edge, creating a bland cinematic landscape these days that all-too-often wears down a movie for families to a pathetic, sanitized nub.

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  • The Playlist
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    Rooney Mara Passes On Spike Lee's Remake Of Park Chan-Wook's 'Oldboy'

    An actor passing on a project is generally a bit of a non-story but it's a testament to how far Rooney Mara has come that we're bringing this news to you.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: Adopt Films

    Veteran distribution executive and October Films co-founder Jeff Lipsky has teamed with longtime Twin Cities entrepreneur and former exhibitor Tim Grady to form a new acquisitions-oriented independent distribution company called Adopt Films. They announced their first acquisition at TIFF 2011, the French-American filmmaker Marie Losier’s award-winning documentary The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. Adopt Films plans a first quarter 2012 release in the U.S.

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  • The Playlist
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    Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden' Pushed Back; 'Anonymous' Goes Limited Instead Of Wide Next Week

    Sony's Fall 2012 Oscar Date Now Goes To A Kevin James ComedyPerhaps in reaction to a New York Times piece plotting that the Obama administration was unlawfully providing Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal access to details of Osama Bin Laden's assassination to boost the president's own political agenda, Sony Pictures has now pushed back the duo's black-ops thriller from its planned October 12th unveiling to a date later in 2012, possibly even 2013, placing its release after the next election.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Full Trailer For French Buddy Comedy "Intouchables" Surfaces + Poster & Release Date

    To recap... it's an upcoming new French comedy titled Intouchables (Untouchables). It made its world premiere as the closing night film at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain last month, and, from all I've heard and read, was very well received.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    IMDb's Col Needham Responds to Clooney's Top 100

    George Clooney recently listed the 100 best movies from 1964-1976, his favorite period. IMDb founder Col Needham checked his IMDb vote history (up-to-date of course) and did his own advanced title search: I've seen a total of 764 movies from this range and included below are the 41 which I have rated 9/10 or 10/10 on IMDb; the list is in reverse chronological order but my 10/10s are: Jaws, Network, Once Upon a Time in the West, Taxi Driver, Carrie, The Godfather, High Plains Drifter, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and From Noon Till Three, All the President's Men.

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  • The Playlist
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    Sony Turning Videogame 'Assassin's Creed' Into Movie Franchise

    Video game to film adaptations haven't always gone over well, and arguably, there has only been one flat-out successful franchise created so far in the "Resident Evil" series of the movies. Yes, there were the "Tomb Raider" movies but after the second entry made less than the first, it faded from view (though it is getting a reboot), and let's not talk about the saga behind getting "Halo" to the big screen which now finds one of the most popular videogames of all time stuck in development hell. The true test of the potential "Silent Hill" franchise will come with the release of "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" next year, while "Hitman 2" seems to have stalled out after announcing a director more than a year ago. All this to say that launching a big-budget tentpole based on console game is a tough business (just ask Disney about "Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time"), but with a built-in audience and some ready-made mythology it's hard to resist, which is why Sony is now going to the roll the dice on one of the biggest games out there.

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