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  • Shadow and Act
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    Urbanworld 2012 Preview: Maya Washington's 'White Space'

    Among the highlights of the short film categories at this week’s Urbanworld Film Festival in NYC is a short making the festival rounds worldwide, White Space.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women Created 26 Percent of the Television Shows in the 2011-2012 Season

    As we get ready to launch the new television season the statistics are out for how women fared last season behind the scenes in the TV business. According to the Center for Study of Women in Television and Film the annual study, Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes Women in the 2011-12 Prime-time Television Season by Martha Lauzen, women make up 26% of all creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and directors of photography.

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  • Criticwire
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    All of Indiewire's Reviews From the 2012 Toronto Film Festival

    There's 99 of them. Links and grades galore.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Dredd' A Visually Strong, Engaging But Ultimately Empty Cinematic Experience

    Remakes and reboots always seem to demand comparisons to their predecessors, but “Dredd” evokes a slightly different relationship: What Zack Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” is to George Romero’s original, Pete Travis’ film is to, no, not Danny Cannon’s 1995 film “Judge Dredd,” but Paul Verhoeven’s “Robocop.” In both cases, gifted visual stylists took fertile, socially-conscious subject matter, pared out the cultural commentary, and left behind an engaging, if empty, cinematic experience. And for the most part, that works, although the abrupt ending of Travis’ film only highlights its thematic vacuousness, while Snyder’s bleak post-credits punchline successfully disguised it (at least at the time). Nevertheless, by far the better of the two cinematic interpretations of this particular character, “Dredd” is a video game procedural tied to great visuals, but one without deeper substance to make its experience remotely meaningful.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    'Intouchables' Oscar Contender

    Well, France has chosen its contender for this years race for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards; The Intouchables. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Coulson Lives (Kind Of) In 'The Avengers' U.K. Home Video Release

    Is he or isn't he? When Joss Whedon decided to kill off beloved Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) in "The Avengers," fanboys immediately took to the interwebs to declare, speculate and hypothesize that he wasn't really dead, and that if viewed a certain way, he could still be alive. Or maybe it was a grand fakeout by Nick Fury to motivate the superheroes to work together. Well, whatever the fate of Coulson in the Marvel universe (though if they bring him back, it sort of takes the emotional stakes right out of Whedon's film) there will be more fodder for fans to pick over.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Who's Watching Sky Atlantic Period-Comedy Series 'Hunderby'?

    Described as a period-comedy series, set in the 1800s, Hunderby recently premiered on U.K. network Sky Atlantic.  And until it becomes available to us here in the U.S, via DVD or otherwise, I'm going to to have to rely on our readers across the pond to tell me what's up with actor Daniel Lawrence Taylor's character, Geoff.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 2 Deleted Scenes From 'Prometheus,' Plus Listen To Unreleased Track From The Score

    Since its premiere earlier this summer, Ridley Scott’s polarizing “Prometheus” has provided the sort of much-needed discussion that is sorely missed during the blockbuster season, and despite a lot of the vitriol launched against the film, its impending home video release is garnering a lot of excitement. Much of that excitement is due to Scott’s precedence of providing a different experience on home video than the theatrical versions (see: the Director’s Cut of “Kingdom Of Heaven”). Although there won’t be a director’s cut of “Prometheus,” the Blu-ray release will feature some deleted and extended scenes, two of which you can see one below.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Master' Secret Screening Poster Becomes Official One Sheet In France

    God forbid, but if Paul Thomas Anderson ever steps away from the moviemaking business, the advertising game is something we think he'd excel in. In case you forgot, the filmmaker was the brains behind the campaign for "The Master," cutting the trailers himself (cleverly utilizing footage not in the finished movie) and going somewhat rogue with the surprise screenings, often keeping The Weinstein Company out of the loop until literally hours before they were set to happen.

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  • Criticwire
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    In the Battle for Paul Anderson Supremacy, Armond White Sides With W.S.

    The controversial critic prefers "Resident Evil: Retribution" to "The Master." What else is new?

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