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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Making the Money Talk for Women Filmmakers

    Oscar night is coming. The pinnacle of a year in film. What’s deemed to be the best fare from the brightest stars in entertainment. For most, the event brings little excitement beyond the best/worst-dressed lists and results of the office pool.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch "Crispus Attucks: Today Was a Good Day" w/ Wayne Brady, Michael Kenneth Williams, Keith David

    It's Friday... so here's a *funny*... or die?

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Clive Owen Searches For Hollow Face In New Trailer For 'Intruders'

    When Juan Carlos Fresnadillo burst onto the scene with his Spanish-language feature “Intacto” in 2001, many took notice, including director Danny Boyle who would pass the torch of the undead along to the young helmer for the second installment of the “28 Days Later” franchise. Paying respects to Boyle’s work, while also acting as a perfectly capable standalone film, 2007’s “28 Weeks Later” surpassed many audience’s expectations. With so much momentum in his career, it was odd to watch the hype surrounding Fresnadillo dissipate, and that was certainly not helped by Bradley Cooper-starring remake of “The Crow” stalling before it ever really got off the ground.

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  • The Playlist
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    Chloë Sevigny To Guest On 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Breaking Bad' Star Giancarlo Esposito To Appear In 'Community'

    There appears to be some kind of legal mandate that any actor who spends time on the East Coast has to, at some point, guest star on "Law & Order" or one of its many spin-offs. Over the 20-year history of the franchise, it's managed to find room for the diverse, acclaimed likes of Robin Williams, Angela Lansbury, Marcia Gay Harden, Ellen Burstyn, Brenda Blethyn, Dianne Weist, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, Stephen Rea, Sharon Stone, Jeremy Irons, Laura Linney, Liza Minnelli, Holly Hunter and Julia Roberts. Hell, there are not many shows that have had guest appearances from both Ludacris AND Isabelle Huppert.

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  • The Playlist
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    Roger Ebert Floats First Review Of 'Titanic 3D,' Says 3D Conversion "A Shabby Way To Treat A Masterpiece"

    While the jury was out before James Cameron's "Avatar" opened on whether or not 3D would be a one-time novelty or a new trend, the absolutely massive success of that film meant the format was here to stay. And while we could argue about whether or not it has been used artfully or simply as way to get a few more dollars out of your wallet (in case you missed it, we discussed that in depth right here) the bottom line is that with more than 25 movies arriving his year in three dimensions, those funky glasses aren't going away anytime soon.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    2012 Oscar Contenders Fail the Bechdel Test

    Another brilliant cultural criticism from Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency

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  • The Playlist
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    Rising Brit Actor Jamie Blackley Lands Co-Lead In '300: Battle Of Artemisia'

    Remember back in 2007 when Zack Snyder delivered his first motion comic? Sorry, no, we mean remember back in 2007 when Zack Snyder directed his first graphic novel adaptation which stuck closely to the visuals of its source material? Well, audiences worldwide loved it to the tune of about $450 million, and although it's taken nearly five years to set up a sequel, the pieces are finally beginning to fall into place for the prequel "300: Battle of Artemesia."

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  • The Playlist
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    Imogen Poots, Anna Friel & Tamsin Egerton Join Steve Coogan In Michael Winterbottom's 'The King Of Soho'

    He might be coming off one of the more unsatisfying films of his career, in the shape of "Tess of the D'Ubervilles" adaptation "Trishna" with Frieda Pinto and Riz Ahmed, but given his career so far, we're always going to be keenly watching what Michael Winterbottom is up to.  And that goes double for anything he's working on with British comic/actor Steve Coogan, who he's previously teamed with on "24 Hour Party People," "Tristam Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story" and "The Trip." And the good news is they're on the verge of getting going on another collaboration, and  a trio of actresses has just joined them.

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  • Press Play
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    GREY MATTERS: LOST GIRL is goofy, sexy entertainment, in a BUFFY vein

    "Lost Girl" is no big deal, and yet, for me, on sheer level of affection, it’s up there with the ludicrously better "Luck," and I can barely wait for each episode to air. So WTF, right? Looked at on paper (or screen) my affection becomes even more baffling. It’s yet another televisual offering where creatures of legend turn out to be true – see "Grimm," "Mirror, Mirror," "Once Upon a Time," "Red Riding Hood," "Snow White and the Huntsman," etc. The production values and directorial style vary between modest and meh, and on first approach it at best achieves the amusement level of a third-tier "Buffy" episode.

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    OSCARS DEATH RACE: WAR HORSE

    In his review of "War Horse" for IFC.com, Matt Singer noted that "I did like one scene which is complete enough as its own unit of story and character that it could be pulled out of the film and played as its own short subject." The scene, of course, is the one in which said horse, Joey, makes a gallop for freedom but becomes hopelessly entangled in the barbed wire that separates the British and German lines. A soldier from each side comes out to aid Joey; for a moment, the Great War pauses to admit compassion -- and Steven Spielberg pauses to work small.

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