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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Hangover Part III Might Have a New Plot, Galifianakis & Cooper Slap Each Other Between Two Ferns

    The Hangover Part III will actually have a new plot, believe it or not. Zach Galifianakis tells Rolling Stone that his character will be broken out of a mental institution by cohorts Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms (sans tattoo). We don't really care. But here's Galifianakis interviewing Cooper on his Funny or Die series, Between Two Ferns. It's funny. In fact, we're thinking of starting a regular column called "Things That are More Entertaining Than The Hangover Part II." Here are parts 1 and 2.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Talking With Tommy Wiseau

    Check out part 1 of my interview with "The Room" director/writer/star Tommy Wiseau over at indieWIRE, which I have to say was one of the most entertaining interviews I've ever had the privilege of taking on. The first time I ever saw "The Room" was roughly 4 years ago, when a friend cleverly set up this scenario: At his apartment, after six of us had smoked a whole lot of weed, he put "The Room" with little to no explanation of what it was we were about to watch. I have never been so confused/laughed so hard in my entire life. So as weird and rambling as Wiseau was, he was also undeniably sweet and sincere, leading me to a newfound appreciation for the man who once (unintentionally) made me choke on a nacho because I was laughing so hard.

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  • The Playlist
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    Listen: James Franco's Musical Act Kalup and Franco, Debut EP Hits July 12th

    Short Gucci-Sponsored Film 'Rebel' (Maybe) About Brad Renfro Gets An Amazing BillboardThe man of a thousand trades, James Franco, is already quite the renaissance man so why not add musician to his already lengthy list of various artistic activities? Frankly, we're surprised it hasn't happened sooner.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    movie review: SUPER 8

    If you’re wondering what’s missing from so many big-budget, effects-driven Hollywood movies, the answer lies in J.J. Abrams’ Super 8: heart and passion. What’s happening onscreen really matters to the young people in the story—so it matters to us, too. Moreover, there’s no cynicism or aloofness in these characters or the way they’re depicted. Just look at the face of newcomer Joel Courtney, who plays the leading role in Super 8, and you see the kind of guileless all-American boy we don’t find too often in contemporary films.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Tracey Edmonds To Produce Films Based On E. Lynn Harris' Literary Oeuvre (Ted Witcher Adapting 1st)

    For you fans of the late E. Lynn Harris, who died in 2009, this should excite you, courtesy of The Root:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Wangover: Jon Stewart On Weiner, Clinton, Sexting: Kimmel asks Paris Hilton: "Hot or Huge?"

    We've been studiously avoiding anything Weiner--but Jon Stewart on day five was too funny to not share. And here's Paris Hilton's take on Weiner pictures: Jimmy Kimmel asks her: Hot or Huge?

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  • The Playlist
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    Is 'Midnight In Paris' An Oscar Contender?

    It's very easy to take Woody Allen for granted, and for the better part of the last ten or fifteen years, audiences have. Working steadily at his one-movie-per-year rate, in recent times, Allen hasn't exactly endeared himself to the movie-going public with a string of terrible films that felt more like contractual obligations or something knocked out half halfheartedly out of habit, than anything imbued with the wit, thematic scope and verve he displays when he's in top form. But recent years have found him on an upswing, with his European flavored films earning better reviews and more attention but "Midnight In Paris" is a concoction that is proving irresistible at the box office.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Happy Birthday, Gina Knegt!

    Happy birthday to my little sister, who is somehow 19 years old today. Only one more year and you can officially never have been a pregnant teen! Keep up the good work.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Look Pics Of Zoe Saldana & Bradley Cooper In Blacklist Plagiarism Project "The Words"

    Announced about a month ago... a film called The Words, which Zoe Saldana co-stars in alongside Bradley Cooper.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Super 8 Q & A: Spielberg and Abrams Talk to EW About Growing Up, Obsessions, Their Inner Child

    Writer-director J.J. Abrams was smart to pull Steven Spielberg in as a producer on PG-13 sci-fi adventure Super 8, set in 1979, which is the ultimate homage to the great Spielberg movies of the 70s and 80s, referencing Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and of course, E.T. Paramount understood that they were selling, in effect, a non-Spielberg Spielberg film. And the movie feels as comfortable as an old shirt: the second you enter this world, you know exactly what the rules are. As Abrams understood the DNA of the Star Trek universe, so he understands the kids at the core of Super 8, their relationship to their parents, their love of making movies, and each other. (Check out this six-minute MSN clip from the beginning of Super 8, and our collection of Super 8 early reviews.)

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