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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Your Political Views and the Movies You See

    The Hollywood Reporter had a poll commissioned about how political views affect people's filmgoing habits. The results are interesting and basically say that you political views do make a difference in the types of movies you choose to go to. A star's political views will make a difference when people are picking movies but that issue is more important to Republicans. 52% of Republicans take that into consideration compared to 36% of Democrats. That's why producers hate when the stars of their big films get quoted about issues. Because it does matter to the box office.

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  • The Playlist
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    Leonardo DiCaprio Is The Most Powerful Man In The World In New Posters For 'J. Edgar'

    Along with "Young Adult" and "Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close," Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" is one of the few big remaining Oscar question marks for this year's awards season. And while the film penned by “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black boasts a solid ensemble supporting cast that includes Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Ed Westwick, Damon Herriman, Judi Dench, Ken Howard, Jeffrey Donovan and Stephen Root, these first posters make it very clear who the spotlight will be on.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Movies For The Kids... Your Input Requested (Survey)

    In short, to assist an upcoming screening program aimed at the under-18 crowd of African descent (black kids), I'd like some help from y'all in coming up with suggestions for feature films that would appeal to that specific audience.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Young Adult Written by Diablo Cody

    Here's the latest film from Diablo Cody starring Charlize Theron. Theron plays a woman who just is so full of herself that she goes back to her home town to "recue" her high school flame from his wife and new baby. She's a woman who just can't get out of her own way. I'll have more to report on this very soon.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Blackthorn' Catches Up With A Retirement-Ready Butch Cassidy

    The following is a reprint of our review from Fantasia.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    It Coulda Been So Much Worse...

    Thank you, Ontario, for not giving us the Conservative Hat Trick that seemed so certain all summer. The results ain't my dream come true, but I can certainly live with them. Although it seems like the right wing crazies at the Toronto Sun can't. Journalism at its finest:

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  • The Playlist
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    ‘The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ Gets A Sick & Probably NSFW New Poster

    Well, "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)" crawls its way into theaters today, filling any desire you have for a gruesome ass-to-mouth medical experiment movie. Whatever you may think about director Tom Six, you have to admit, no one else is making movies like his. Thank God.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New York Film Festival 2011 Entry #4 - Review Of Steve McQueen's "Shame"

    This is closer to a stream of consciousness, so let it rip... I thought about the film long after I saw it, chewed, swallowed, and then vomited this... *spoiler alert*

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Talking Pictures Arrived On The Silver Screen Yesterday...

    Didn't have time to post this yesterday... but yesterday in history, October 6th, 1927, The Jazz Singer heralded in talking pictures to prohibition era movie-going audiences. The film starring Al Jolson, features both silent and sound synchronized scenes.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch “The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl” Episode 9 (Web Series)

    Continuing on with Issa Rae’s immensely popular Awkward Black Girl web series; She dropped episode 9 yesterday, titled The Happy Hour which I embedded below.

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