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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Producer's Corner: Adele Romanski - The Myth of the American Sleepover by Serena Donadoni

    It’s been three years since producer Adele Romanski was in the blue collar suburbs just north of Detroit with writer and director David Robert Mitchell trying to capture the fleeting moments of romantic yearning of a group of teens savoring their last night of summer freedom. So she appreciates that now, as their micro-budget feature The Myth of the American Sleepover is finally making its way to theaters, it’s being compared to other insightful adolescent films like Dazed & Confused – and especially American Graffiti.

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  • The Playlist
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    America Ferrera Joins Cop Drama 'End Of Watch' With Jake Gyllenhaal

    Has anybody seen America Ferrera since "Ugly Betty" ended? Ever since the sitcom went off air in mid-2010, Ferrera has been seemingly off the radar in terms of projects we genuinely care about (though she did lend her voice to the beloved animated film "How To Train Your Dragon").

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  • The Playlist
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    'Game Of Thrones' Star Elyes Gabel Enlists For 'World War Z'

    Brad Pitt is an actor who's in league with somebody like George Clooney: a name that can help get the films he wants to be in get made.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Fast Five" Gets Blu-ray/DVD Release Date, Price; Pre-Order Starting Today

    It's raked in over $600 million in worldwide box office since its April release. Nice chunk of change! You can guarantee that another one will be made.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Kristen Stewart as a Way More Interesting Snow White

    Kristen Stewart as a Way More Interesting Snow White

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  • The Playlist
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    Fan Alert: Four Original Cast Members Will Cameo In Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

    If done properly, there's nothing better than a self-referential cameo to get audiences excited about a re-make or adaptation (fingers crossed for Johnny Depp in "21 Jump Street," and director Fede Alvarez recently confirmed Bruce Campbell's appearance in "Evil Dead'). Bloody Disgusting has reported that at a "Dark Shadows" panel at Comic-Con 2011, it was announced that four original cast members of the cult '60s show will be making cameos in Tim Burton's long-gestating adaptation, starring Depp. Stars Lara Parker (Angelique), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans and Josette du Pres), David Selby (Quentin Collins) and the one and only Jonathan Frid (who played Barnabas Collins in the TV show, the role Depp has taken over) spent three days filming at Pinewood Studios. No word on what their roles will be or how they will fit into the movie.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Immortals' Use Of 3D Enhances Storytelling, Yet Director Tarsem Doesn't Believe In Its Longevity

    Comic-Con '11: After Sony’s "The Amazing Spider-Man" presentation Friday afternoon, Comic-Con attendees appeared to have relatively few other films or properties to get excited about. But Relativity Media maximized the potential of their upcoming sword-and-sandal opus "Immortals" with a panel featuring cast and crew members as well as a presentation of some footage which, as one colleague put it, felt about perfect for screening in the convention’s centerpiece showroom, whether or not its charm translates to commercial success down the road.

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  • Spout
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    Short Starts: Watch Miranda July's Maddeningly Whimsical "Nest of Tens"

    I don’t entirely understand this new wave of Miranda July enthusiasm. She does have a film coming out this weekend, but that alone can’t fully explain this rush of good will for the director/writer/actress/performance artist. The New York Times Magazine just gave her quite the feature and even Michael Idov has changed his mind after previously dissing her in song. Not that I’m bitter, but I’m not the biggest fan of “The Future” and as it turns out July’s early short films are mildly stress inducing. So to remind everyone of why Idov took issue with this multi-talented performer in the first place, here’s a look at “Nest of Tens.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Liev Schreiber Joins P.J. Hogan's 'Mental' Starring Toni Collette

    Anthony LaPaglia & Rebecca Gibney Also Apart Of CastPJ Hogan, the director behind '90s hits "Muriel's Wedding"and "My Best Friend's Wedding," is once again returning behind the camera again, this time reuniting with his Emmy-winning former lead, Toni Collette for "Mental."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Two Documentaries Get Personal: The Kids Grow Up vs. Sherman’s March

    Two Documentaries Get Personal:  The Kids Grow Up vs. Sherman’s March

    Sometimes it’s personal, writes Matt Brennan in this week’s “Now and Then” column on the two documentaries The Kids Grow Up and Sherman’s March (trailers below):One is inherently subjective, a collation of interviews, impressions, laughter and tears. The other is only ostensibly objective, a historical artifact turned private heirloom. Both, however, are sure on one thing: there really is no place like home video.

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