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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Look At Henry Cavill as Superman

    Here's your first look at Henry Cavill as Superman in the upcoming reboot of the franchise titled, Man Of Steel, courtesy of the WB.

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  • Caryn James
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    Watch Josh Groban's Unexpectedly Funny Top Ten

    What would it take to make the lethally unhip Josh Groban funny? This thoroughly clever, hilariously–written Top Ten List of Rejected Josh Groban songs. He keeps a straight face and sings his lungs out on creaky standards – God Bless America, Somewhere Over the Rainbow – whose lyrics are twisted to include Kim Kadashian’s butt, Rupert Murdoch’s phone hacking and other cultural touchstones.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ Gets Another Terrific Trailer

    What is there really left to say that we haven't already said about "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"? Featuring a fantastic cast, with "Let The Right One In" director Tomas Alfredson making his English language debut, each successive look at the film keeps getting better and better, and this newest trailer pretty much puts it over the top for us.

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  • The Playlist
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    Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' & Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Get U.K. Release Dates

    International release dates can be a curious thing. With international box office making up bigger and bigger percentages of total grosses, many high profile films open abroad before they do in the States, with "Fast Five," "Thor" and "X-Men First Class" numbering among them. But then others, such as "Bridesmaids" and "Super 8," which require a little more work, get a steady roll-out, taking months to make their way around their world. And then there are the prestige pictures. The vagaries of international distribution mean that some pictures will sneak out abroad after festival bows -- "The Tree Of Life" opened in France weeks before the U.S -- while others can literally take years to find a big-screen home, like Oren Moverman's "The Messenger," which bowed in the U.K. in June, a full eighteen months after its American release.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch - Me And My Black Best Friend...

    Good morning! I tell ya, I think someone should create a series of videos similar to this that ridicule all those familiar cinema archetypes we talk about so often... there might be a goldmine there. Thank me later, whoever you are :)

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  • Caryn James
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    Meet The Trickler and Prof. Kvetch: Jon Stewart’s Superheroes of the New Debt Committee (Video)

    The Senate’s new Super Committee apparently has incredible powers to manage that nagging debt problem. Jon Stewart identifies the comics-ready cast, including: Harry Reid, The Senator Drone, with a superpowered bow tie; Chuck Schumer, Prof. Kvetch, “drowning out opponents with his supersonic whine,” and Old-Man Man John McCain.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Anika Noni Rose Will Haunt Pierce Brosnan In Adaptation Of Stephen King's "Bag Of Bones"

    Star of stage and screen Anika Noni Rose has been cast in cable TV channel A&E's upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's Bag of Bones, his award-winning 1998 novel.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Ghost Rider' Helmer Mark Steven Johnson Somehow Still Getting Work, Attached To Direct 'Autobahn'

    There are many, many bad directors who keep somehow finding big movies to direct: McG, Brett Ratner, Scott Stewart. But one of the most baffling is Mark Steven Johnson. The rare example of a filmmaker who seems to get worse rather than better, he started off, after penning the likes of "Grumpy Old Men" and "Jack Frost," by directing the sickly "Simon Birch." He then landed the big job of helming Fox's "Daredevil" -- no great shakes, but "Hiroshima Mon Amour" compared to his next superhero flick, "Ghost Rider." Last year, he proved there was no genre that he couldn't suck at by being the man behind the joyless, lifeless Kristen Bell rom-com "When In Rome."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    RIP Bubba Smith

    RIP Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, the former NFL All-Pro player turned actor, whom most will likely remember as Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movie series, a role he has reprised in all but one of the Police Academy sequels (7 in total with one due next year).

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Toronto Film Festival 2011: The Women Directed Docs

    TIFF unveiled its doc program and I have to say there are not too many female directed films. Usually there are way more women directed docs in film festivals because there are way more docs made by women. This year, not so much.

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