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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Video Clip Of Thandie Newton Speech On Self-Identity Issues

    In this Ted video clip, Thandie Newton explains her journey of discovering self-worth and identity. She explains some of the issues she identified with growing up and how acting became a haven for her.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Friends With Benefits' Becomes The Average Rom-Com It Tries Hard To Avoid

    Yes, there is another movie that "Friends with Benefits," the new R-rated rom-com starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, closely resembles. As seemingly endless articles, rants, and cleverly edited YouTube videos can attest, both the plot (about a pair of young, emotionally distant urban professionals looking for physical satisfaction over romantic completion) is strikingly similar to Ivan Reitman's lame duck comedy "No Strings Attached" (which opened earlier this year and, like 'Friends,' even sports a "Black Swan" ballerina in Natalie Portman). But in a weird way "Friends with Benefits" is reminiscent of another, entirely different movie – Wes Craven's "Scream."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    'Twilight' Actress Toni Trucks Joins Fox Searchlight Dramedy 'He Loves Me'

    Toni Trucks, who can be seen as the nomadic vampire Mary in this fall's The Twlight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, has been added to the cast of Fox Searchlight’s dramedy He Loves Me.

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  • The Playlist
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    Comic-Con '11: 'Twilight' Cast Says Don't Expect Any More Sequels Or Spinoffs

    The first day of the San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing, and it's starting off with a bang as the cast and filmmakers for the final chapter(s) of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" have gathered to show off some footage and do a Q&A with fans later this afternoon. How devoted are the Twihards? They've been lining up for days just to get a peek at what's to come.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Samuel L. Jackson Producing Live Action "Afro Samurai" Film

    Here's some exciting news from a press release for you Afro Samurai fans:

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Tender Is The Night In 'The Myth of the American Sleepover'

    When you’re a teenager, the last days of summer take on a kind of sanctified status – responsibilities loom ahead and the dog days are behind you. David Robert Mitchell’s tender, observant debut feature "The Myth Of The American Sleepover" follows several young souls in a listless suburban town that seems to stretch on for miles and miles of pale blue roads and identical picket fence houses. Over the course of a single night, a substantial (and almost uniformly Caucasian) cast of non-professional actors spills out across town to a host of sleepovers, hangouts by the lake and whatever soul searching they manage to salvage.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    See You At Comic-Con!

    The Comic-Con in San Diego, California is the epicenter of pop culture this weekend, so why should I be a holdout? I will be hosting a meet-and-greet session sponsored by Movies on Demand at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday from 4:00-6:00 pm. Since I’ll be previewing movies on Comcast’s barker channel beginning next week, the timing couldn’t be better.

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  • The Playlist
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    Peter Jackson Says 'The Hobbit' Will Be More Humorous Than The 'Lord Of The Rings' Trilogy

    And Five More Minor 'Hobbit' Revelations From The New Issue Of EmpireComic-Con 2011 is descending upon us like a dark cloud of Sauron forces, but instead of rushing out early to appease the insatiable nerds, studios are wisely taking an approach of caution. Andrew Stanton realizes he'll "gain nothing" from showing unfinished footage of "John Carter" (though, what they couldn't have held that recently unveiled trailer for a few days?), Warner Bros. is not hocking "The Dark Knight Rises" or "Man Of Steel," and Marvel is seemingly saving everything for Disney's D3 since the studio is now under the corporate Mickey Mouse umbrella.

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  • The Playlist
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    As 'The Dark Tower' Crumbles, Here Are 10 Dead Projects In Search Of Resurrection

    One of the more ambitious projects in recent memory, "The Dark Tower," was canceled earlier this week by Universal Pictures. It's not a surprise, as the studio also recently put the kibosh on a $150 million-budgeted R-rated take on "At the Mountains of Madness" by Guillermo del Toro and Ron Howard, and Akiva Goldsman's multi-platform, multi-film Stephen King adaptation was arguably more risky and definitely much more expensive. We here at The Playlist root for movies to be good, but we mostly root for movies to be made, for a director to complete their vision and for it to have a chance to reach an audience and possibly become a part of the popular culture.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Look at The Darkest Hour: Aliens in Moscow

    Emile Hirsch is moving from the isolation of the Alaskan wilderness in Into the Wild to a more dystopian terror in The Darkest Hour, Chris Gorak's 3-D science-fiction film. While Hirsch won't have to lose 40 pounds, he'll be part of another environment of trepidation and isolation--in Russia.

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