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    8 Things Learned About 'Sunset Boulevard' Now Out On Blu-Ray/DVD

    Man, you gotta love the wit and bite of Billy Wilder. It's hard to pick a best film from the great Austrian-born American filmmaker who made an indelible mark on Hollywood in the '40s, '50s and '60s, making major contributions to American cinema with "Some Like It Hot," "Stalag 13," “The Apartment,” the rediscovered acidic gem "Ace In The Hole," “Double Indemnity” and “The Lost Weekend,” to name just a few (you can dive into our full-blown retrospective to get our take on all his work). But if you had to choose one picture to represent the greatness of Wilder you might be forced to acknowledge the sheer brilliance of perhaps his best known film, "Sunset Boulevard,” his last collaboration with his screenwriting partner Charles Brackett.

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    More Images Of Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Hopkins & More In 'Hitchcock,' Writer Now Penning Johnny Carson Biopic

    Nostalgia is riding high these days in Hollywood, not just in the blockbuster-tentpole world, but also in the awards race -- the last two Best Picture awards winners were feel-good period pieces that struck gold with Academy voters. Now, with “Hitchcock” getting some Oscar buzz -- more new images from the Sacha Gervasi-helmed film are below -- the team behind the biopic has decided to tackle the life of another pop culture figure, Johnny Carson.

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    Guest Post: Backwards: Can Women Have It All? A Filmmaker's Perspective

    Anne-Marie Slaughter’s controversial article, “Why Women Can’t Have it All,” discusses the challenges facing working women and moms. While I do not yet have children, having just worked seven days a week for years writing, producing and starring in the feature Backwards, Ms. Slaughter’s article struck a chord. What is a healthy work-life balance for women working in film? Do we too often confuse “having it all” with “doing it all”?

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    'Kick-Ass' Writer Jane Goldman To Pen Tim Burton's 'Pinocchio'; Jez Butterworth Rewrites 'Asteroids'

    A fairy tale redo and a videogame movie just got some new writers. That's Hollywood these days folks so let's get into it..

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    VODetails: 'The Color Wheel'

    Is this indie road comedy about squabbling siblings worth your VODollars?

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    BET To Cut Back On 'Don't Sleep' With T.J. Holmes

    O.K. I confess, I never watched an episode of the show. And I really don't know much about this T.J. Holmes guy, except that he used to be an anchor on CNN, and women think he's like really really hot.

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    Review: 'La Rafle' A Somber, Flat, Occasionally Moving Reminder Of One Of France's Darkest Moments

    If we accept that Holocaust films have become a genre onto themselves, espousing survival against impossible odds or perhaps bravery in the face of organized genocide, a chance to hold on to a shred of humanity when up against deplorable conditions, then it's fair game to discuss the cliches many lesser and greater films about the time period trade in. One of the key cliches, a foundation really, is the film taking a moment to establish the vibrant and diverse Jewish communities, frequently caught unawares, expecting mere discrimination while the specter of annihilation creeps up and swings open the doors of stifling cattle cars. It's a chance for a film to show how people who aren't so different from their non-Jewish neighbors are reduced to second class citizens, enemies of the state, and finally subhuman vermin, barely fit to work themselves to death. It's also not particularly compelling to see after the tenth go-round, and that is where Roselyne Bosch's "La Rafle" stumbles out of the gate with a pacing that suggests a stern history lesson, despite warm performances from the cast and a polished look.

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    Steve Zahn Joins 'Dallas Buyers Club,' Plus Here's Jared Leto In Drag On The New Orleans Set

    By now, the paparazzi have eclipsed their duty in circulating the razor-thin frame of Matthew McConaughey across the web, first snapped while on set for his role in Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and now leading into his role as an AIDS patient with the indie drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” However, a formidable supporting lineup has also quietly signed on to the project around the actor's publicity, two more have joined the film sourced from real-life events.

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    Marianne Jean-Baptiste Returning To 'Private Practice' In Last Season

    Marianne Jean-Baptiste will return for an episode of ABC's medical drama Private Practice, scheduled to air on December 6.

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    Jews in the News: The Other Side: Hitler's Children

    Film Movement's next theatrical release is Hitler's Children. The film basically chronicles the lives of a number of descendants of top Nazi officials, including Hitler, Himmler, Göring and others, as they struggle to accept and try to come to terms with the legacy of their grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles and god parents.

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