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    'The Guard' Writer/Director John Michael McDonagh Reteaming With Brendan Gleeson For Drama 'Calvary'

    Also Has U.S.-Set Comedy 'War On Everyone' And French Crime Flick 'The Bonnot Gang' In WorksReleasing a foul-mouthed black comedy full of thick Irish accents and taboo-busting jokes at the height of summer was always going to be something of a risk. But John Michael McDonagh's "The Guard" has proved to be something of a sleeper hit; the film became one of the biggest-grossing home-grown movies of all time in Ireland, and has managed decent grosses in other English-speaking territories, including the U.S, where it's proved to have more legs than most speciality releases since it hit theaters back in August.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Mighty Macs Finally Reaches Theatres Today

    I've been following the film The Mighty Macs for a number of years. It's been one of those films that has been on the brink on release for what seems is a really long time. I was very excited to be able to include it this past February at the inaugural Athena Film Festival.

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    'Eastbound & Down' Star Steve Little Says 'The Catechism Cataclysm' Is Just Like The Bible

    There are a lot of foreheads being scratched over at the IFC Center, where "The Catechism Cataclysm" is currently playing. Steve Little stars as Father William, a wayward priest who undergoes a series of blood-soaked trials when he meets up with an old friend and strays from the Word of the Lord. Director Todd Rohal, who has since moved on to "The Scoutmasters" with Johnny Knoxville, Patton Oswalt and Rob Riggle, has made a film that we described as "an unforgettable and indescribable curio," and we sat down with Little to discuss what it all means.

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    TV Review: Gus Van Sant (!) Directs Kelsey Grammer in "Boss"

    It’s one thing to know where the bodies are buried and another to know how to use that information. The best dramas about political thugs - and they are a fascinating breed - show us the behind-the scenes payoffs, blackmail schemes and turns of the screw that a politico uses to wield his power. So far the new Starz series Boss, with Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the corrupt mayor of Chicago (I guess Chicago is so used to charges of corruption, using its real name isn’t even an insult) comes through with those sinister, twisty plots.

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    "Idlewild" Director Bryan Barber Developing Live Action Version of "Gigantor"

    You remember Idlewild don't you; the film which came out during the summer of 2006? The film that was supposed to make Andre 300 and that other guy in Outkast big movie stars?

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    Tim Burton Brings Goth Aesthetic In Balloon Form For The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Quick question: what's more badass than having your own Macy's Day Parade balloon? If your answer was, "Absolutely everything else" then you win an official Playlist No-Prize! Tim Burton is finally getting to live the dream, bringing his creation, B. Boy, to the parade. Or B. for short. Because B. Boy obviously needs to be shortened.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Gotham Award Nominations: The Women

    Award season has begun and yesterday the Gotham Awards released their nominations. The awards will be handed out on November 28 in NYC.

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    Marvel Demotes 'The Punisher' To TV With Fox Pilot Commitment

    When we last talked to Ray Stevenson, star of "Punisher: War Zone," he revealed that the rights to the character, adapted into financially unsuccessful movies by New World Pictures, Artisan and Lionsgate, had returned to Marvel. He suggested there were plans to utilize the brand again, and that he may be involved. We're not sure about that last part, but the character is set to appear again, this time on Fox television. Because what better place for a trigger-happy, murdering vigilante than the home of Animation Domination?

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    Antoine Fuqua's Boxing Drama "'Southpaw" Starring Eminem Revived By MGM

    We last announced Dreamworks pulled the plug on this project back in August. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Entertainment now plans to distribute the new MGM's boxing drama Southpaw starring Eminem. The film, previously set up by Dreamworks, is back on path and still set to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film, written by Eminem and Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, tells the story of a left-handed welterweight boxer who becomes a champion before undergoing a tragedy, and later becomes determined to make a comeback.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Interview with Anne Buford - Director of Elevate

    After premiering this past spring at SWSX, Elevate reaches theatres this weekend. Here's a comment from Anne on what the experience has been like since the film premiered last spring:

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