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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gabourey Sidibe Talks About Margaritas And Her Role On "The Big C" With Chelsea Handler

    You have to admit, no matter what you think of Gabourey Sidibe and her acting skills, the girl seems hell-of-fun! In the clip below, she chats it up with comedienne Chelsea Handler on the E! network.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For Pixar's 'Brave' Is More Epic Than 'Immortals'

    Earlier today, a new trailer dropped for Tarsem's "Immortals," his Greek swords and sandals thingy that confuses being "epic" with simply being loud and pretty ridiculous looking. Leave it to Pixar then to show 'em how to make something look epic and sweeping with their minute-long teaser for next year's "Brave."

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Muppets' Tribute Album Features Weezer, OK Go, Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket & More

    Yes, sometimes we're cranky, snarky and cynical but we're also big pushovers for gooey entertainment that hits the sweet spot just right, and from what we've seen of "The Muppets" so far in the multiple trailers, it is a film that is blending nostalgia, reverence for what makes those characters work and a rare, genuine sense of fun that we can't wait to be a part of.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (w/ Matthew Cherry) Episode 7: "Three Weeks And Counting "

    Continuing on with the series. 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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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch: "The Real Husbands of Hollywood" Starring Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Kevin Hart...

    From last night's BET Awards show... Funny or not?

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Peter Falk: As You Wish

    The obituaries of Peter Falk headlined his portrayal of Columbo on television, and understandably so. He played the character for years and years, so the wily detective burrowed his way into the consciousness of audiences around the world. But my daughter, who’s 25, never saw the show: she knows him best as the story-telling grandfather in The Princess Bride, and I suspect many other young people would concur. A colleague in my age range zeroed in on the hilarious picture The In-Laws, in which he worked so well opposite another masterful comedic actor, Alan Arkin. And I remembered how great it was to watch him and Jason Alexander perform a terrific two-character play called Defiled at the Geffen Playhouse back in 2000. It was an exceptional —

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Lloyd Kaufman "Some Of What I Learned From Porn About Marketing"

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman is the definition of independent. He doesn't ask for permission or even appreciation. He doesn't let anything get in his way. He keeps making movies and he keeps them making money. We can all learn a few things from the man.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Hot Coffee' An Eye-Opening, Must-See Doc About A Legal Case You Thought You Knew

    In 1994, a decision in a seemingly innocuous legal case made waves around the country, becoming fodder for "Seinfeld," late night stand-up routines and editorials around the country, and you probably remember it. A woman in New Mexico was awarded a judgment of $2.86 million dollars after suing McDonald's because her coffee was too hot. "Isn't coffee supposed to be hot?" seemed to serve as a punchline to numerous jokes, while most just read the headlines in newspapers and assumed it was yet more evidence of a legal system gone out of control. But did you know that the plaintiff, Stella Liebeck, was 79 years old? Did you know that the burns were so severe she required skin grafts? Did you know that she required two years of medical treatment? Did you know that McDonald's had actually been quietly settling out of court for years after numerous, similar complaints? And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Infuriating, shocking, riveting and one of the best legal documentaries we've seen in a long time, Susan Saladoff 's "Hot Coffee" uses Liebeck's lawsuit as a springboard to investigate how the public spin on that case was slowly used to strip the rights of regular citizens, consumers and employees to sue big business.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson & Smith Kids Win At 2011 BET Awards

    Any of you watch last night? I didn't. No cable. Though I'm sure it was streaming on line somewhere. But no matter, I got all the info and entertainment I needed from my Twitter and Facebook feeds ;)

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  • The Playlist
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    Show Me The Money: Tom Hanks Says 'Toy Story 4' In The Works

    Welcome to the new Pixar. With "Cars 2" driving its way to nearly $70 million in ticket sales this weekend, with a strong foreign haul expected, the worst-reviewed film in Pixar's history is on track to become studio’s tenth $200 million domestic grosser and more importantly, will keep selling related merchandise, which has already soared into the billions of dollars. And while last year's "Toy Story 3" seemingly brought that franchise to a poignant close, it looks like Buzz and Woody are going to be gearing up for yet another adventure.

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