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    In Theaters: 'Green Lantern' Takes On 'Popper's Penguins'

    Hello darlings. Please be patient with me today. I have decided to take "Green Lantern" as a personal affront to my being a grown ass woman with a need for grown ass movies. I just can't anymore with this childishness! Adolescent boys are ruling the world, and it's never more apparent than when examining the steaming piles of CGI comic book hash we get served up every summer. And you know, I'll take an "X-Men: First Class" or a "Captain America." At least these enhanced beings are located in a world that is rooted in some kind of reality with real stories and real problems (Nazis!). Even just reading our review of "Green Lantern" confused me with the made-up planets and the imagining stuff and the glowing rings and Peter Sarsgaard's giant head. No. Just no. Do not want. And don't expect me to want it either! We can't have nice movies if we don't hope for and expect entertainments that are better than this. All of you are on notice.

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    The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (w/ Matthew Cherry) Episode 6: "AUDITIONS"

    Continuing on with the series. Again, not much of an introduction is necessary at this point, so I’ll just let you dive in. But if you’re just joining us, click HERE to go back to the beginning, find out what this is all about, and catch up!

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  • The Playlist
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    Will Keira Knightley's Lengthy Neurotic Monologue Steal The Show In 'A Dangerous Method'?

    Well, don't take place too much emphasis on it just yet -- this is based on one person's observation from an early screening -- but that said it's an intriguing bit of info that is certainly worth noting and paying attention to.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Emmy Watch: Comedy Actresses Fischer, Poehler, Cuoco, Michele, Hatcher

    The six funniest women in television—all around one table. The Emmy-nominated actors for best comedy meet up in a THR video round table (below) to talk about everything you want to hear comedians chat about: blanking on stage, improvising, and avoiding their own TV-shows on in-flight entertainment.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    movie review: Green Lantern

    It isn’t innovative, it isn’t deep, the characters aren’t particularly well-developed, but I still had a good time watching Green Lantern. It’s hard to dislike a movie that has shortcomings and still provides an enjoyable viewing experience. I even liked its use of 3-D, although those glasses are getting to be a pain.

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    Richard Linklater Says He's Got 3 Years Left On Annual Shooting On 'Boyhood' (aka 'Growing Up')

    Says 'Dazed & Confused' Spiritual Sequel 'That's What I'm Talking About' Will Feature New Batch Of CharactersLast night, Richard Linklater hit the Los Angeles Film Festival to unveil his latest film, the black comedy "Bernie." We caught up with Linklater on the red carpet and while comparisons to "Fargo" have been thrown around, he told us he doesn't understand where those parallels are coming from (he actually was the one who first mentioned any similarities to the Coen brothers film) and the only connecting tissue is that they are both based on true crime stories (well, actually, "Fargo" isn't). Anyway, the film stars Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine and centers on the titular character (Black), a beloved mortician in small Texas town who befriends a mean old widow (MacLaine) and commits a horrific crime. And while you'll just have to wait a moment to get our thoughts on the film, Linklater did talk about a couple long gestating projects he has in the works.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    movie review: The Art Of Getting By

    When a film covers familiar ground, as this coming-of-age story does, it had better offer an original point of view or, at the very least, interesting characters. The Art of Getting By has both, and while it loses its footing now and then, its leading actors help us to connect with it on an emotional level.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    movie review: City Of Life And Death

    Chinese filmmaker Chuan Lu has tackled a vast and ambitious subject in City of Life and Death. I knew very little about the siege on Nanjing (or Nanking, as Westerners have long referred to it) in 1937; I feel as if I understand it now, in all of its grim reality. A documentary might provide facts and figures, but Lu has used the dramatic form to personalize this story and fashion a powerful, multilayered film that shows what ordinary human beings are capable of in extreme circumstances.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    John Carter Early Poster Teases, Does Not Inform

    Hitfix's Drew McWeeny doesn't like the early teaser poster (below) for Pixar writer-director Andrew Stanton's long-in-the-works live-action debut, the sci-fi adventure John Carter, arguing that the Mouse House has plenty of rich visual material to work with--why go so stark?

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