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    "Social Network" Recalls a Classic, Marilyn Monroe in "Kill Bill" and More Discussion Fodder

    - For the "Spaceballs" fans, above is an image from a tshirt available at RedBubble. [via /Film]

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Talk: King's Speech Sweep vs. Inception, Social Network, and Alice, Foreign and Shorts Picks

    On this week's Oscar Talk (podcast is below), Kris Tapley and I get a tad testy as Oscar season takes its toll. Kris insists that The King's Speech will dominate the categories (unlike the BAFTAs) and therefore does not throw out my Helena Bonham Carter theory. He sees Tom Hooper, I see David Fincher for best director. I believe that the actors love The King's Speech much as they did Shakespeare in Love, while bigger-scale pictures such as The Social Network, Inception and Alice in Wonderland could pick up some tech Oscars. (We'll see what wins this Saturday's ACE editing award.)

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Vanishing On 7th Street' Disappears From Memory Quite Easily

    Rules. We sign a contract when we enter the theater, a contract usually based on an awareness of plot, genre, or even title. We expect certain elements to be present in a movie, certain laws the universe we witness abides, understands, and even subtly subverts. The horror genre differs in that it tries to reach out to universal uncertainty, to the sensations of the unknown.

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  • The Playlist
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    EXCLUSIVE: Louis Leterrier To Direct High Concept Heist Pic 'Now You See Me'

    While he didn't land the gig directing the James Cameron produced 3D remake of "Fantastic Voyage" -- the job has gone to Shawn Levy -- Louis Leterrier hasn't wasted any time in finding another project, and it's a pretty intriguing high concept heist movie.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Christine Lahti and Maria Bello Book Pilots

    Not only are Hollywood directors booking pilot gigs, but TV has become the place for female actresses over 40 whose names are not Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren to get substantive gigs.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Hollywood Hates Emma Watson's Hair

    For an industry that puts wigs on everyone all the time the blow back that Emma Watson has gotten over her pixie cut seems bizarre. Emma couldn't cut her hair for a decade while she filmed the Harry Potter films and the first thing she did when she was done was get a haircut.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Kimberly Peirce Gets a Studio Directing Gig

    Interesting News - director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry, Stop-Loss) just got a gig directing The Knife for Universal and Imagine. The reason why this is interesting is because so few women get studio directing gigs, and because Peirce continues on the path ala Kathryn Bigelow of directing films outside of typical female centric fare.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Unknown' Director Jaume Collet-Serra Eyes Remake Of Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Cercle Rouge'

    Director Jaume-Collet Serra is hot hot hot. The "Orphan" helmer has the relatively warmly received thriller "Unknown" hitting theaters this weekend -- a film that seems to be getting a "it's good for what it is" pass from a decent number of critics -- and he recently signed on to direct "Harker," a reimagining of the Dracula for Warner Bros. Additionally, Paramount has also shortlisted the helmer for "G.I. Joe 2" and now one more project is crossing his desk.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    "Putty Hill" Needs You

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    The Golden Age of American Talkies: 1931

    The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch)City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)Tabu (F.W. Murnau & Robert Flaherty)Street Scene (King Vidor)Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg)The Champ (King Vidor)The Struggle (D.W. Griffith)The Criminal Code (Howard Hawks)Arrowsmith (John Ford)An American Tragedy (Josef von Sternberg)The Skin Game (Alfred Hitchcock)Private Lives (Sidney Franklin)Wicked (Allan Dwan)Bad Girl (Frank Borzage)Chances (Allan Dwan)The Miracle Woman (Frank Capra)Girls About Town (George Cukor)Frankenstein (James Whale)The Public Enemy (William Wellman)Seas Beneath (John Ford)The Yellow Ticket (Raoul Walsh)Tarnished Lady (George Cukor)The Guardsman (Sidney Franklin)Dirigible (Frank Capra)The Squaw Man (Cecil B. DeMille)The Brat (John Ford)Doctors’ Wives (Frank Borzage)

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