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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Cars 2 & Fast Five Mashup

    Check out ScreenRant's mash-up of Fast Five and Cars 2:

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  • Caryn James
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    Review: Vampire Kisses Werewolf at MTV Movie Awards (Video)

    Thank goodness for Robert Pattinson – not because he can act (the jury’s out on that) but because he was the loose cannon livening up last night’s MTV Movie Awards, the closest thing this supposedly young and unpredictable show had to Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. In the night’s two high points, Pattinson left Kristen Stewart’s side on stage to kiss Taylor Lautner (planned) and gave a free-wheeling tribute to Reese Witherspoon that let the word “fuck” slip by the censors (that part, at least, unplanned).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    MTV Movie Awards Show Pushes Raunch with Pattinson/Lautner Kiss, F-Bombs, Sex Tape Advice

    Amidst all the shameless self-promotion and PR-mongering that is the MTV Movie Awards, inappropriate behavior raged on at the Sunday night event. There was Jason Sudeikis's "I might be a dad soon," Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis's groping, alluding to what "may or may not be" Blake Lively, Rob Pattinson kissing Taylor Lautner and in his intro for The Generation Award-winner, boasting to his Water for Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon: "I did get to fuck you."

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  • The Playlist
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    ‘The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)’ Banned In The U.K.

    In probably the best piece of marketing "The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)" could receive, Empire reveals that the BBFC -- British Board of Film Classification -- has rejected the sequel to the cult film, effectively barring any screenings or DVD release for the film in the country.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Little Rascals Back In Action

    My wife and I love tchotchkes—little knickknacks that remind of us favorite movies or cartoon characters—but we’ve tried to restrain ourselves in recent times because we’ve used up all the shelf space in our house. (My desktop has no room for actual desk work like signing papers; it’s full of figurines.) Still, every now and then, we just can’t resist. That’s how Alice felt when she walked into our local drugstore, which doubles as a gift emporium, and found brand-new salt-and-pepper sets featuring the Our Gang kids, better known today as the Little Rascals. They’re made by Westland Giftware and they’re actually quite nice; the product line also includes two ceramic cookie jars.

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  • The Playlist
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    Brooklyn Film Festival Review: 'Amy George' Nails The Innocent & Free Feeling Of Childhood

    With all of the children-centric movies that populate the cinema landscape, why do so few of them actually feel like adolescence? For the most part (obviously depending on how and where you grew up), childhood represents the ultimate freedom. The heavy responsibilities of life have yet to strangle all the glorious fun out of the being; one has all the time in the world and it's spent trying to figure out what amusement will come next. Unfortunately, movies tend to bog down all of that with plot points, character arcs, etc, actively destroying the genuine feeling of being a wee lad or lady, naive and innocent. If any kind of person (in this case, character) should just "be," it should be the youth, possibly the most illogical of us all. In "Amy George," the very competent indie debut outing by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas (C & Y), the filmmakers refrain from even the lightest story devices, fully embracing the essence of being young without relying on contrived incidents to fall back on.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Keke Palmer Starring In Nick Cannon-Produced, Billie Woodruff-Directed "Reverse-Gender" Fairy Tale

    Keke Palmer will star in an upcoming movie for Nickelodeon titled Rags, described as a "music-infused modern-day fairy tale... with a hip-hop flare," to be executive produced by Nick Cannon, who apparently came up with the idea, and Billie Woodruff directing.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour directed by Kerthy Fix

    Feminism is alive and well -- at least to me -- as I watched the road movie Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour, a film that showed the band on a world tour that took place in 2004-2005. The film will play tomorrow night in NYC prior to its DVD release at the Maysles Cinema, and several of Le Tigre members Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman will be in attendance as well as director Kerthy Fix. Tickets are available here.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "I See Dead People" - Trailer For Ghanaian Horror Flick "Grave Yard"

    More Monday fun :) Trailer for a Ghanaian horror flick that promises "thrills" and be "suspense-packed," titled Grave Yard. In it, a group of college kids performing research in a forest, face strange occurrences; the forest happens to be an "evil forest," as each now has to fight to survive.

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  • The Playlist
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    Italian Actors Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabella Ferrari & Sergio Rubini Join 'Bop Decameron'

    While "Midnight In Paris" is still rolling out in theaters across the country, Woody Allen is already at work on his next film set to shoot this summer in Rome, continuing his diligent one-movie-per-year work ethic that has persisted for four decades. With Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis and Maricel Álvarez already on board, some Italian thesps have now joined the picture.

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