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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Media Watch: Unthink's Anti-Facebook Grows Users, Klout Bends Freebie Rule, Comcast Falls Behind

    The “Anti-Facebook” social network Unthink, which launched a week ago, has already scored 100,000 users, reports TechCrunch. The number of visitors to the website is doubling daily. The burgeoning growth of this social network--which promoted itself via Facebook bashing and a $2.5 million fund from DouglasBay--is impressive indeed, but their continued progress through the next year will tell the tale.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Prisoners Of The Sun' Won't Be Story For 'Tintin 2' But Probably For 'Tintin 3'

    With Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackon's "The Adventures Of Tintin" currently blowing up the box office overseas, sequel talk has already started, even though followup plans were always in the works. As Spielberg revealed last week, Sony and Paramount have given the directing duo enough funds to at least develop a script and do all the visual storyboards to get the next film ready to go as soon as they get a greenlight. Jackson has already said he intends to direct after he wraps up with "The Hobbit." But the question remains, just what the actual story will be.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Super Sad True Love Story Hit at My Book Group

    Many of you know that trailers are the new promo tool for books. The hilarious trailer for Russia-born Gary Shteyngart's third novel Super Sad True Love Story boasts James Franco, Jay McInerney, and others. Here's the NYT review.

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  • The Playlist
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    Hal Hartley's New Film 'Meanwhile' Is Looking For Kickstarter Funds To Help Get Completed

    Crowdsourcing may just be the future of indie filmmaking. Andrew Bujalski raised over $50,000 for his next opus, “Computer Chess,” and now writer/director Hal Hartley has hit Kickstarter asking for your help in completing his new feature, “Meanwhile.” In Hartley’s own words: “The film is shot and edited. We are raising money to complete the audio mix and to prepare the various materials needed for commercial exploitation, which includes the design, authoring, and manufacturing of a limited edition DVD and CD of the original music.”

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Will "Tower Heist" Help Topple Capitalism? Or Is it Too Dumb?

    In the last few weeks, the media has made mountains out of the economically topical movies to hit movie theaters, from "Margin Call" (obviously set during Wall Street's collapse) to "In Time" (Andrew Niccol's more sci-fi vision of haves and have-nots, battling it out for more time to survive). With their critical examinations of the corruption of wealth and power, some are arguing that there's never been a more socialist agenda at work in the movies.

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  • The Playlist
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    Ben Kingsley, Julian Sands & Jena Malone Move Into 'A Doll's House'

    “Ghandi” and “Schindler’s List” thespian Ben Kingsley is no stranger to having his name attached to more than a few projects at a time and with his supporting role in this month’s release of Martin Scorsese’s fairytale “Hugo,” and a plum role in Sacha Baron Cohen's “The Dictator” on the way for next spring, Kingsley is as busy as always. So it should come as no surprise that he's now heading up a pretty impressive cast for the big-screen adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House.”

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Denzel Washington In 'Safe House' & Poster For The Film

    Update: Moviefone has unveiled the poster for "Safe House" which you can check out below.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    10 Questions With Barry Jenkins

    Here's a new S&A feature, among many others to come, that I've long been working towards implementing...

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  • The Playlist
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    Bryan Singer-Produced Thriller 'uwantme2killhim?' Starts Shooting With Cast Shake-Up

    If Hollywood is to be believed, the internet is pretty much a deathtrap. Whether it's Jeremy Northam destroying Sandra Bullock's life online in "The Net," Tim Robbins' murderous software billionaire in "Antitrust," sentient computers like Skynet or Shia La Boeuf's adversary in "Eagle Eye," there's no overblown, ludicrous web-based plot that hasn't yet been mined. And to be fair, they're pretty much on the money; the internet is stuffed with psychos, and when we're not cyberstalking our commenters, we're arranging Satanic rituals on LinkedIn.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Girls' Empowerment Doc 'The Black Girl Project' Screens in New York Tonight

    Tonight at New York's Harlem Stage, Black Documentary Collective will screen The Black Girl Project, a documentary that takes a look at nine African American women between the ages of 18 and 21 as they speak of hope, triumphs, education, sex, relationships, abuse, love and more.

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