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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Bad Teacher Box Office Report

    Cameron Diaz' film Bad Teacher took second place at the box office this weekend with a total of $31 million.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Hollywood Chases Bin Laden Capture

    Hollywood is always responsive to trending hot topics--like the death of Osama bin Laden. Who will get close to the secretive Navy SEALS to dramatize this pivotal moment in American history? First at bat is Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and producer/writing partner Mark Boal, who are ramping up a SEALs bin Laden movie for Sony. The film will focus on the black ops mission that ended with bin Laden’s death in May 2011. Producer James Jacks is also developing a SEALS Afghan war movie, Hindu Kush, that is picking up steam.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jodie Foster Courted To Join Ryan Reynolds & Jeff Bridges In 'R.I.P.D.'?

    After many years of worthy, middlebrow would-be-Oscar pictures and my-daughter-is-in-peril films, it finally seems like Jodie Foster is ready to have fun again. Playing a character described as "a magnificent c**t" in Spike Lee's "Inside Man" seems to have loosened the Oscar-winning actress up a bit, with subsequent roles including kids' flick "Nim's Island," voicing Maggie Simpson, and trading barbs in Roman Polanski's upcoming "Carnage."

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: One Day Directed by Lone Scherfig

    Film opens August 19

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  • The Playlist
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    Warner Bros. Goes All In On Superheroes, Plans 'Green Lantern 2'

    "Green Lantern," which "reportedly" cost $300 million to make and market, opened to a soft $53 million last weekend, before plummeting 65% in weekend two amidst bad buzz from critics, audiences and the general press. Sounds like it's time for a sequel!

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Footage From "Prometheus" & Full Screening Of "The Help" At Cine Europe Expo This Week

    It looks like attendees of the Cine Europe Expo which takes place in Amsterdam starting today, through Thursday, the 30th, will have the opportunity to see footage from Ridley Scott's super-secretive sci-fi project Prometheus, which co-stars Idris Elba, alongside Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Noomi Rapace (the original Girl With The Dragon Tatoo), to name a few, and is currently shooting in the UK.

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  • Caryn James
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    TV Review: Laura Linney and The Not-Depressing Big C

    There is obviously nothing Cute about Cancer, and last season Showtime’s The Big C tried a little too hard to be whimsical in the face of death. Laura Linney was appealingly rooted in the real world in spite of that as high-school teacher Cathy Jamison.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Robert Rodriguez and the 4th Dimension: Aromascope

    Didn't they used to call it Smell-O-Vision? Dimension Films plans to add a revolutionary dimension to Spy Kids: All the Time in the World: smell. Calling the addition of olfactory senses 4-D, director Robert Rodriguez wants audiences to rub special cards they'll get with their tickets. They can rub corresponding numbers to release whatever action-related odor at the right moment. Rodriguez gets credit for helping to revive 3-D and now, might bring back an extra dimension to the filmgoing.

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  • The Playlist
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    Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer , Aimee Teegarden & More Go 'AWOL' In Vietnam War Drama

    After taking on the role of Gale Hawthorne in the wildly-anticipated film adaptation of "The Hunger Games," Variety has announced that Liam Hemsworth will appear in the indie drama "AWOL" for first-time director Danny Mooney. Written by Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff, the film is based on a true story of a soldier (Austin Stowell) in Vietnam who is dumped by his girlfriend (Aimee Teegarden). Hemsworth will play the best friend who joins the the soldier in going AWOL ("Absent Without Leave") in order to return to the states to get her back. The story's action will be set against the backdrop of an anti-war movement at the University of Michigan. Fast-rising actress Teresa Palmer -- seen this year in "I Am Number Four" and "Take Me Home Tonight" -- is also among the cast, though her role is not yet known. Chris Lowell ("Private Practice") and Max Adler ("Glee") will round out the cast.

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  • The Playlist
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    It Keeps Getting Better: Ray Liotta Joins 'A Place Beyond The Pines'

    If you weren't already pumped for "A Place Beyond the Pines," director Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to "Blue Valentine," you'd better be now. Variety reports that Ray Liotta, one of the most manic and entertaining actors working today, will be joining 'Pines' which already includes "Blue Valentine" star Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Greta Gerwig. Cianfrance, who co-wrote the film with Ben Coccio, has compared the tone of the film to "The Godfather" and "The Deer Hunter" (Holy crap!). Sidney Kimmel, Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell and Alex Orlovsky are on board as producers.

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