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  • The Lost Boys
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    Song of the Week: HAIM's 'Don't Save Me'

    What's really fun about this week's pick is that it reminds me the 1990s era boy and girl bands. Spice Girls, Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys....  HAIM is sort of an 2010s indie version of them. They consist of three sisters from Los Angeles who grew up in a musical family.  They've perform a lot with their siblings until they decided it was time for them to build their own little show. We can easily feel the classic, folk and R&B influences of their childhood in their pop. "Don't Save Me: is the first single of their upcoming album. Their last EP "Forever" showed everyone how these Californian sisters can easily blend almost any kind of musical styles that would normally be so far apart into a perfectly catchy three minute track. I can't wait to hear more from them. They are definitely a great 2012 discovery. You'll like them if you like: Cyndi Lauper, First Aid Kit, Regina Spektor What to wear while listening to that song: Ripped jeans shorts and Rayban What to do while listening to that song: Biking What to drink while listening to that song: Soda Pop

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Killing' Comes Back To Life At AMC, Season 3 Set For May 2013 Premiere

    At the end of July, AMC closed the curtain on "The Killing" after a disappointing second season that saw flagging viewership and overall criticism for an arc that routinely saw the narrative spin its wheels. But, less than a month later, word emerged that both Netflix and DirecTV came calling, looking to team up with Fox TV Studios to revive the show. Then, a few weeks ago, AMC was back in the game, with reports that they might team with Netflix to make the third season happen. And well, for fans of the show, the good news is that the show is definitely coming back.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Rawi Screenwriters Lab In Jordan 8 Projects Selected for 2012

    Screenwriting fellows for the eighth edition of the Rawi Screenwriters Lab have been chosen by The Royal Film Commission-Jordan and Sundance Institute. The Rawi Screenwriters Lab is an example of Sundance Institute’s longstanding international work to support emerging filmmakers around the world. Former Rawi Fellows include Cherien Dabis (Amreeka), Mohammed Al Daradji (Son Of Babylon) and Sally El Hosaini (My Brother The Devil).

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women in Film International Chapters Hit DC

    I'm here this weekend. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Samantha Barks & More Sing In 5 Clips From 'Les Misérables'

    With the movie now playing for critics and screeners already in the hands of many, Universal's push for Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables" is going into the final stretch as it heads toward a release later this month, and now the biggest taste yet of the movie has arrived in five clips from the film.

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  • The Playlist
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    Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander & Gabriella Wilde In The Mix For The Title Role In 'Cinderella'

    Remember "Order Of The Seven"? Well, if you don't, it was the Disney Snow White re-imagining that was developing for years until two other movies came along -- "Mirror, Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" -- and took the wind out of its sail. Unsurprisingly, the studio ended up scrapping the project that had Saoirse Ronan set to lead, but now it looks like she'll get another shot at a Disney reboot.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Hannah Job Cast In BBC Three "Assisted-Suicide" Comedy 'Way To Go'

    Former Coming Of Age cast member Hannah Job was recently announced as a co-star of the upcoming "assisted-suicide" black comedy Way To Go.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Comedy Sketch Web Series 'Last Laff' Premiering in Dec

    Chicago based filmmaker Maurice Dortch , who we last profiled HERE about his short film Don't Bite The Apple last year, is the executive producer for a new comedy sketch web series Last Laff, which will premiere in December

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Coming Soon: 'Milli Vanilli' The Experimental Opera... aka 'WOW' (Details...)

    We almost skipped the below press release from BRIC Arts | Media House in Brooklyn, when a closer read was encouraged, to reveal this, about midway through it:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Review: 'Killing Them Softly' Has Bold Style, Skips Heartbeat

    Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," adapted from George V. Higgins' 1974 crime novel "Cogan's Trade," takes place in an atrophied post-Katrina New Orleans in 2008. Brad Pitt plays Jackie Cogan, a hitman whose preferred method of execution is explained in the film's updated title.

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