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    Spy Thriller 'Page 8' Starring Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy & More Hits PBS This Fall

    Is 2011 the year the top tier spy film makes a comeback? Tomas Alfredson's hotly anticipated "Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy" -- starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Svetlana Khodchenko, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham and Kathy Burke -- will hit theaters this fall and if it lives up to even half of its promise, it should be a knockout. But you won't have to necessarily go to the multiplex to get all of your secret agent kicks as PBS has landed a project on their slate that boasts an equally first class cast.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Remember This Name - Whitney Cummings

    So the TV lineups for next season are set and the writers and producers are getting to work trying to make their shows the ones that stick. One of the interesting things to note from the upfronts this year is that there is a new rising star -- Whitney Cummings. Cummings is the star and creator of the Whitney which will air on NBC, and the second is 2 Broke Girls starring the awesome Kat Dennings which Cummings created with Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City).

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  • The Playlist
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    More Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

    It's been six years since Cameron Crowe's disappointing "Elizabethtown" but if 2011 goes as planned, it should mark one helluva comeback year for the director. With three movies slated to hit before the end of 2011, he's never been busier. His Elton John/Leon Russell documentary "The Union" recently opened the Tribeca Film Festival, he's got "Pearl Jam Twenty" coming in September and he'll cap off the year with the sure to be Oscar contending "We Bought A Zoo."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    How Did "35 & Ticking," "Video Girl," "Louder Than A Bomb," & "Cost of A Soul" Do At The Box Office?

    Missed this last week... but better late than never.

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  • The Playlist
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    Max Irons, Clare Foy, Elle Fanning & Neve Campbell To Star In Boris Damast's Vivaldi Biopic

    Tom Wilkinson, Alfred Molina & More In Talks To JoinThere's been "Amadeus" (Mozart), "Immortal Beloved" (Beethoven) and now the life of Italian virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi will be the next celebrated composer who will receive the silver screen biopic treatment. The picture will come from little known director Boris Damast, and for a filmmaker with only the generally-panned 1999 film "Pros & Cons" under his credits, Damast has conjured up quite the ensemble cast with Max Irons and Clare Foy set to star while Elle Fanning, Neve Campbell, Jacqueline Bisset, Tom Wilkinson, Alfred Molina and Sebastian Koch are all in advanced talks to join the leading duo of up-and-comers.

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  • Spout
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    "League of X-Men" Mash-Up Recalls a Major Disappointment, Begs for a Reboot

    Remember how disappointing the film adaptation of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" was? In addition to not doing justice to the brilliant concept of the comic books series by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, it is also the movie that made Sean Connery quit the business, having realized he had no radar for crap anymore. He had taken on the role of Alan Quatermain in this tale of an early super-group comprised of 19th century literary characters (including Captain Nemo, Mina Harker and Dorian Gray) after admittedly declining the part of Gandalf for the "Lord of the Rings" movies because he didn't understand them. That role of course went to Ian McKellan, who also played Magneto in "X-Men," and now here is a mash-up trailer that puts Connery in the part of Magneto for an alternate version of the new prequel "X-Men: First Class."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    George Lucas Says He Has 50 Hours Of His "Star Wars" Live-Action TV Show Ready...

    George Lucas says he apparently has 50 hours worth shot of the Star Wars live-action TV series previously announced, but he's waiting for "a different type of technology we can use so it's economically feasible to shoot the shows.," he told G4TV in an interview last week.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: The Fellini-Esque Trailer For Terry Gilliam's Short Film 'The Wholly Family'

    While Terry Gilliam has struggled to get a new feature film mounted since 2009's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," that's hardly stopped the ever busy director. Last year he directed a webcast for Arcade Fire, and this year he launched his excellent stage show of "The Damnation Of Faust" and sandwiched in between, he shot the short film "The Wholly Family."

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Hank Blumenthal "Towards An Aesthetics Of Producing Indie Movies"

    What is a Producer's "Vision"? How does she keep it all together and manage to lead all the various pursuits to a common goal? Do different approaches assure different results? Does different content require a different process?

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