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    Are You My Mother and Who’s Your Daddy?

    Hollywood has not been quiet on the third-party reproduction front. Movies such as Baby Mamma, The Back-Up Plan, The Switch and The Kids are All Right, highlight the silly and light-hearted approach to modern day family building.

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    First Look At 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    While Ben Wheatley’s grim and disturbing “Kill List” isn't exactly an awards season kind of movie (though it did earn some nods from the British Independent Film Awards) this low-key British thriller has propelled the director onto many cinephile lists of rising directors to watch. One of those cinephiles, in fact, and a director in his own right, is “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” maestro Edgar Wright who’s executive-producing Wheatley’s next directorial effort “Sightseers,” which we first heard about during the summer. At the beginning of January, Wheatley told us he had a cut ready to show Wright at his Big Talk production house, and now we have a first official look of the film for ourselves.

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    Joe Carnahan Says 'The Grey' Will Head Back To Theaters For An Oscar Qualifying Run In October

    Writer/director Joe Carnahan has no regrets. The twists and turns many up-and-coming directors face during their first brush with a big budget studio project could leave anyone bitter and jaded. Instead, Carnahan took his ill-fated experiences on “Mission: Impossible III” (which was ultimately directed by J.J. Abrams) and began looking to the future. After proving he could blow stuff up with the best of ‘em on 2010’s “The A-Team,” Carnahan finished an adaptation of the short story “Ghost Walker” by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers and began casting.

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    Emma Roberts & 'Submarine' Star Craig Roberts To Star In 'I Am My Family Secret'

    She’s from New York City, the niece of one of the world’s most recognizable actresses, and has been on the big screen since she was ten years old. He’s from (the considerably less glamorous) Maesycwmmer, Wales, and made his feature film debut as recently as 2010. So, on the surface, Emma Roberts and Craig Roberts appear to have little more in common than merely sharing a surname...and before you ask, no, they’re definitely not related.

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper & Thandie Newton To Star In Adaptation Of Bestseller 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

    It's not been documented much abroad, but Nigeria has one of the most vibrant, active film scenes in the world; over the last couple of decades, it's overtaken the United States to become the nation that produces the second largest quantities of film per year, behind only India. And while the films and stars of "Nollywood," as it's nicknamed, haven't yet crossed over to the Western mainstream, it's surely only a matter of time before their influence becomes felt. And now, it's been announced that Nigerian backers are teaming with British producers for a star-laden adaptation of a novel that tells a key part of the nation's history.

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    First Look at Ashley Judd in Missing

    I know this is not the best quality, but this looks like it's going to be a good and fun show.

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    'The Crow' Remake Flies Again With Director F. Javier Gutierrez & Writer Jesse Wigutow

    Until very recently, the long-gestated remake of the 1994 cult hit "The Crow" looked to all intents and purposes like it was dead and buried, with Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company locked in a legal battle over the distribution rights to any potential reboot. But like it’s titular hero "The Crow" seems unable to stay dead for very long, with the two companies settling amicably out of court a few days ago and agreeing to work together on the picture.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch: Trailer For Upcoming BBC Crime Series "Inside Men", Starring Ashley Walters

    Premiering Thursday, February 02 @9PM on BBC1, Inside Men is a 4-part series that focuses on four men connected to one bank, who must decide if they are willing to take a risk that could either leave them set for life, or doing life sentences.

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    Feed is Fixed

    Thanks to a heads up we learned that the RSS feed for Women and Hollywood was broken. It took a bit of detective work but the good folks at Indiewire have now fixed it so you probably got all the feeds at once last night. We also migrated some old feeds to the new feeds so you might get two. Sorry about that. You can deactivate one of them.

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    Sundance Review: 'Liberal Arts' Is A Mostly Charming Sophomore Effort From Writer/Director Josh Radnor

    Every young filmmaker dreams of getting their debut into Sundance and hopes that if it goes over well, they can turn that buzz into a distribution deal with a successful theatrical run not far behind. But getting in to the festival is only the beginning. Even if your film is a hit, Sundance audiences are not always the most reliable indicator of what will click with audiences outside the buzzy confines of Park City. Just ask “How I Met Your Mother” actor Josh Radnor, whose debut film as a writer/director "Happythankyoumoreplease" received the audience award back in 2010 only to hit theaters over a year later and fizzle with critics and audiences (though the film has developed a following since becoming available on Netflix Instant). Radnor is back this year with his sophomore effort "Liberal Arts," which has already garnered comparisons to some of his cinematic idols and received not one but two standing ovations during festival screenings. Whether that buzz will translate into a wider audience is anybody's guess but right now things are looking pretty good for the actor-turned-filmmaker.

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