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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Janet McTeer Talks Gender-Bending Albert Nobbs and Glenn Close

    Janet McTeer didn't mean to steal the gender-bender drama "Albert Nobbs" from its writer-producer-star, Glenn Close, who developed and willed the $8-million period film into being. But McTeer does, partly because the tall powerful stage actress (Oscar-nominated for "Tumbleweeds") has the showier part as free-wheeling house painter Hubert. Actors will recognize the degree of difficulty for the diminutive Close, whose character is locked in a 30-year prison, passing as a man in 19th century Dublin. While Nobbs is closed in, lonely and isolated, hiding behind a mask, frightened of any disturbance in her world, Hubert owns the physicality and freedom of a man--and lives with a woman. My video interview with McTeer is below.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Robert De Niro Writes Masterpieces In Trailer For 'Being Flynn' With Paul Dano

    It's pretty easy to be hard on Robert De Niro these days, given his ratio of good/bad tends to be wildly uneven, but every once in a while he seems to pull out a decent movie. Last year's "Stone" was tremendously underrated by most, and featured a pretty terrific turn by De Niro and this latest effort looks like a return to the form that we often forget the actor has.  Asking yourself why you haven't heard of it? Well, perhaps you remember it as the adapation of Nick Flynn's acclaimed memoir "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City."

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Up Close & (More) Personal

    I received a few nice messages since my first blog post, which has motivated me to begin writing this (my second) one earlier than I expected. One “reader” already suggested that I make them (my posts) “more personal”, which made me think more about their purpose and my intention for writing them. PERSONALLY, I think it is too early to predict how personal my contributions will become, although it is true that I have an aversion to writing about myself. I mean, who really cares what I did on the weekend or what my favourite (that’s “favorite” to some of you!) short and feature films are?

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Kevin Spacey Does Triple Duty In Ads For American Airlines

    While most Hollywood actors go overseas to get paid big bucks to do TV ads, Kevin Spacey isn't your average actor. He's been working with American Airlines for a while now and just in time for the holiday season, he's done three more spots for the company, that are actually not too bad at all.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Episode 1 Of New Comedy Web Series "The Married Bachelor"

    Continuing the S&A web series kick... here's another one for you all to watch and comment on. It's called The Married Bachelor, a relationship comedy that comes from writer/producer/director Marquis Smalls. 

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    TRAILER WATCH: Hunger Games Arrives with Stoic Jennifer Lawrence, Photo Gallery

    The trailer for the first installment of "The Hunger Games" looks like solid commercial mainstream fun--with a reality TV vibe. Will it please fans of the Suzanne Collins novels? Tell us what you think. Here's more of our coverage. The trailer is below, along with a trailer photo gallery.

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  • The Playlist
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    Wes Anderson Says 'Moonrise Kingdom' Has A "Big Musical Element" To It, But It Won't Rely On "Songs"

    Wes Anderson Says 'Moonrise Kingdom' Has A "Big Musical Element" To It, But It Won't Rely On "Songs"

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    A Good Day for Women and Film

    This morning I posted the trailers for both The Iron Lady and The Hunger Games.  I watched them both, got excited and then I went off to do other things.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Muppets' Dial Up A New Photo & Clip

    Are you tired of the marketing onslaught yet for "The Muppets"? Considering Disney is banking on revitalizing an entire franchise based on the success of the film, we suppose we can't blame them for blanketing the web and everywhere else with material from the movie, but we just hope there is something left to savor when we finally catch up with it.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Harry Potter' Director David Yates To Helm Big Screen Reboot Of 'Doctor Who'

    You might only be barely aware of his existence, but mathematically speaking, David Yates is the most successful film director in history. Sure, James Cameron might have made more successful films, but Yates has consistency on his side; his last four films have grossed a grand total of $1.032 billion. Of course, those four films are the final four in the gigantic "Harry Potter" franchise, but still, that's not a bad way to start your career (and to be fair, Yates has a string of tiny-grossing Britflicks in his past that bring the total average down).

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