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    More Images From Sundance Opener 'Wish You Were Here' Starring Joel Edgerton & Teresa Palmer

    After conquering Park City with "Animal Kingdom" two years ago, several members of the Blue Tongue Films gang are set to return to the snowy city once again next month for Kieran Darcy-Smith's directorial debut, "Wish You Were Here," which will also serve as the festival's opening night film premiere.

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  • Caryn James
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    Robert Downey and Jude Law in Joyful, Sparkling Sherlock Holmes

    Poor Watson, a smart guy fated to look dim next to his brilliant best friend, Sherlock, and often underused on screen the way Robert Sean Leonard is as Wilson on House (as the series’ creator has often said, Wilson is Watson to House’s Holmes).  The bright twist in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is that Jude Law’s devoted yet savvy Watson is at least as important as Robert Downey’s smartass Holmes.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Autistic Like Me" Documentary From A Black Father's Perspective

    Here's a look at a new documentary film film about autism told from a black father's perspective, something that, at least to my knowledge, has never been done before. The film is Autistic Like Me made by filmmaker Charles Jones which tells his story and of five other fathers coming to grips and understanding their children's autism disorder. Needless to say this is a worthwhile and valuable film.

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  • The Playlist
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    Kaya Scodelario Replaces Rooney Mara For Indie-Drama 'Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes'

    Just yesterday, we reported that current "it girl" Rooney Mara had amicably split with "Tanner Hall" co-helmer Francesca Gregorini for her next feature, "Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes," as she had grown too old for the part of the 17 year old lead. Variety now report that another rising thesp, Kaya Scodelario, has taken over the part.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    This Woman Is Going To Get An Oscar Nomination For Defecating In a Sink

    Most of us said it couldn't be, but with a Critics Choice Award nomination and SAG Award nomination, it looks like Melissa McCarthy is a very likely Oscar nominee come January for her work in "Bridesmaids." Not to say its undeserving (I'm all for it), or more importantly that its just for defecating in a sink, but it would certainly be an Oscar first.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cross-Post: No Women Allowed

    I was recently introduced to a very rare and beautiful creature – a woman who works within the top echelons of an almost exclusively male below-the-line craft in both film and television. There’s no question that she is well-respected; her filmography bears that out. Because so much often depends on her, she must assemble the best possible crew for each situation and therein lies the tale. It so happened that on one occasion that crew happened to be almost entirely female. In this particular case, they were the best “men” for the job. No one on set or in the production office batted an eye – the proof would be in the filming and as the leader, she would rise or fall with those choices. She hadn’t failed yet and they were confident in her decisions. Where it did attract notice, however, was at the network, triggering a visit from one of the executives who arrived with a mandate. “You may not hire any more women.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Marrakech Film Festival '11: Jean-Jacques Annaud Talks 'Black Gold' & The Importance Of "Discovering The Jungle Of One's Heart"

    For director Jean-Jacques Annaud ("The Name of the Rose," "Quest For Fire," "The Bear"), having served as President of the Features Jury some years ago, returning to the Marrakech International Film Festival with his new film "Black Gold" in tow was in some ways coming full circle. "[Marrakech] is a special city because this is the first Arab city I ever visited. There is no doubt that the beauty and the medieval ambience of the place inspired my desire to make a movie about this world -- this movie," he explained when The Playlist got to sit down with him prior to his Masterclass.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Best Songs of 2011, Part 2

    Here's the next batch... Check back Friday for the top 10 and head here for the first part.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Comes To America In Trailer For 'The Dictator'

    Having exhausted his former television characters with big screen adapatations -- "Ali G Indahouse," "Borat" and "Bruno" -- "The Dictator" finds Sacha Baron Cohen bringing a brand new persona to life. Presumably with the freedom to take his imagination wherever it pleases, which is perhaps why the first trailer for this movie feels so disappointing.

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    New Look At Daniel Day-Lewis In Costume (Not Eating Dinner) In Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

    When we recently caught up with Steven Spielberg's longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy, she addressed that picture of a bearded Daniel Day-Lewis that made the rounds of him eating dinner, but still looking every bit the lead of "Lincoln." "That's not actually his Lincoln beard," Kennedy told us. "That's just what he looks like right now. He wasn't in hair, makeup, wardrobe, or anything when that picture was taken. He had just gone out that evening, he was just having dinner, and someone snapped a photo of him. But doesn't he look like Lincoln in blue jeans?" Well yes, he does. And the good news is that in full costume, he looks the part too.

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