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    Short Starts: Watch "The Whistleblower" Star Rachel Weisz's Directorial Debut

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at a work directed by "The Whistleblower" actress Rachel Weisz.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    NewFest Crowns Winners

    NewFest wrapped up at the end of last week and female directors got a bunch of surprises.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    On-Set Photos And Video Of Batman & Bane In Action In "The Dark Knight Rises"

    These turned up online over the weekend... if you hate spoilers, and/or would rather watch it all unfold on the big screen and on the big screen only, you may not want to look.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Images From Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt' Unveil First Look At Alden Ehrenreich & Bruce Dern

    After the recent unveiling of posters for Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt" that seem more indicative of the film's dark, gothic tones, a handful of new images have been released, including the first glimpse at Coppola family favorite Alden Ehrenreich and vet Bruce Dern in the film along with star Val Kilmer.

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  • The Playlist
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    'X-Men: First Class' Grad Lucas Till Joins Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

    It's still too early to tell if we'll see the cast of "X-Men: First Class" in their mutant guises again. While the superhero prequel was well-received, the box office was somewhat underwhelming, with Matthew Vaughn's film turning out to be the lowest-grossing of the five installments so far (domestically at least), and, while "Thor" already has a sequel dated, word's been suspiciously quiet on a possible 'First Class' follow-up from the studio. Nevertheless, the young cast aren't doing too badly off it: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender cemented their places on the A-list with their turns, Jennifer Lawrence bagged the much-sought-after lead in "The Hunger Games," and Nicholas Hoult is filming another tentpole, Bryan Singer's "Jack The Giant Killer." And now, one more of their cast mates has bagged a new role, in what's shaping up to be one of the most intriguing projects of 2012.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    When Are Films Political? When They're GreenHouse Films

    Greenhouse is a prestigious development program for documentary filmmakers from Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, with a record of 10 completed films since its inception in 2006 at the Berlinale. Their films are powerful films with impressive awards in international film festivals such as Berlinale, Sundance, Hotdocs and IDFA. You may heard of some of them like A Film Unfinished which premiered at the Sundance 2010.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Lincoln Lawyer' Director Brad Furman To Take On Pablo Escobar Biopic

    Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has captured the public imagination due to both to his extraordinary success and wealth thanks to his criminal activities and the brutality with which he cut down anybody in his path. At the height of his powers in the late '80s, Forbes listed him as the seventh richest person in the world and while he would die only a few short years later at the age of 44, even at the end of his life he courted controversy with competing versions of just how one of the most powerful figures of our time met his fateful end. Hollywood has certainly been trying to make a movie out his extraordinary life with Oliver Stone and Joe Carnahan prepping "Escobar" and "Killing Pablo" at various points (both projects are now on hold), and hell, even "Entourage" made a biopic a major arc of its third and fourth seasons. However, a new kid on the block riding high on a big spring hit is now hoping he'll be the guy to make it happen, as THR reports that Brad Furman is attached to helm a currently untitled film about Pablo Escobar.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Arsenio Hall Is Ready To Make Late Night Return

    At the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles over the weekend, Arsenio Hall was asked during a PBS panel whether he'd consider making a comeback.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Marion Cotillard Takes on Sexism

    Sometimes the easiest way to make people aware of sexism is to make fun of it. This video cracked me up.

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  • The Playlist
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    Cameron Crowe Has Discussed Possible Sequel To 'Say Anything...' With John Cusack

    At Least He's Not Planning 'Elizabethtown: The Golden Age'Until 1989, Cameron Crowe was known principally as a journalist, who'd also managed to turn his impressive undercover-at-high-school book "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" into one of the best teen films of the decade. But follow-up "The Wild Life" was poorly received, and it took him a while to work in film again. But James L. Brooks (and the late Polly Platt) brought Crowe into their fold, and the result was "Say Anything...," a teen rom-com of rare complexity and feeling, and the film that truly launched John Cusack onto the A-list: for all the great work the actor's done over the years, the image of Lloyd Dobler wooing Diane Court (Ione Skye) with a boombox playing Peter Gabriel is the one that will likely represent him for most.

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