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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: W.E. - Directed by Madonna

    The film will open on December 9.

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  • The Playlist
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    Lars Ulrich Regrets Turning Down Quentin Tarantino's Request For Metallica On 'Kill Bill' Soundtrack

    Chalk this up as yet another entry in the category of "What Could Have Been" but honestly, it's probably for the best that this never worked out.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    RIP: Sue Mengers

    Credited with being the first female super agent, Sue Menger aged 79, has died.

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  • The Playlist
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    Nicolas Cage Makes Another Dent In Tax Bill, Signs To Headline Thriller 'Black Butterfly'

    You'd be absolutely correct if you were to say that Nicolas Cage seems to be working more than usual these days. The actor has had three films in theaters this year, and could have as many as six next year. And there's a reason for this -- the eccentric star ran into major financial problems a few years ago, with several of his many homes being foreclosed on, following the discovery of a substantial tax bill owing to the I.R.S.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Zombieland' Writers Penning TV Series That Will Probably Kill Any Chance Of A Movie Sequel

    Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese Penning 'Micronauts' For J.J. Abrams To ProduceThis is a bit of a good news, bad news situation, but for fans of "Zombieland," at the very least it ensures that there is more undead killing comedy in your future.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Black Writers Sought To Write About Their Experiences In Germany

    Courtesy of the Black German Cultural Society (NJ) via the Afro-Europe blog... watch the video pitch below and follow the link (HERE) for more...

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  • Caryn James
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    Martha Marcy's Extraordinary Hugh Dancy On Playing An Ordinary Guy (Video Interview)

    With leading-man looks and serious talent, Hugh Dancy is an actor with options. He’s one of the stars of Hysteria (opening later this year) as the 19th century doctor who invented the vibrator, and is currently in previews in the two-character Broadway play Venus in Fur. So what’s he doing in the frankly supporting role of the brother-in-law in Martha Marcy May Marlene?

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Iran Update

    Mohammad Rasoulof Supporting Green OppositionThe verdict on Jafar Panahi and Mahammad Rasoulof was confirmed this Saturday by the Appeal Court of Iran : 6 years of jail and 20 years ban on any possibilities of filmmaking, writing, etc. and a 1 year jail term for Rasoulof. Iranian media report that the two filmmakers, Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, have been convicted of "activity against national security and propaganda activities against the regime". Panahi has also been banned from filmmaking, scriptwriting and media activities for 20 years. Panahi is only allowed to travel abroad for Haj [pilgrimage] purposes or emergency medical reasons, and only after posting bail.

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  • The Playlist
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    Johnny Knoxville & Forest Whitaker Round Out Cast Of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'The Last Stand'

    Harry Dean Stanton Also JoinsEven at 64 years old, Arnold Schwarzenegger is still capable of surprises -- and we're not just talking about bastard children. The action star's career has pretty much been one blockbuster movie after another to varying degrees of success but he's certainly never done something like "The Last Stand." A modestly budgeted quasi-western, with a gaggle of character actors in supporting roles, all in a film marking the Hollywood debut by a foreign filmmaker, in this case, “I Saw the Devil” helmer Kim Ji-woon. We're definitely curious and now that production is officially underway, a few more names have joined the genuinely random, sort of WTF cast.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    NYFF: Mia Hansen-Love's "Goodbye First Love"

    Goodbye First Love, the third feature from Cahiers du cinéma critic turned filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love, resembles her last, The Father of My Children, in several key ways. While the two films tell very different stories, both take a look at the fallout from personal catastrophes (in the new movie, the loss by attrition of a first love; in the older one, the death of a father), with a particular interest in these events as formative experiences for young adults. As time passes, via a steady rhythm of daily business (phone calls, appointments, parties, moping around), grief slowly begins to give way, as it never seemed it would, to a tentative levity. Hansen-Love also takes a loose before-and-after approach to these narratives. The Father of My Children is abruptly bifurcated; her new film spans years (around the turn of the twenty-first century) and drifts along episodically, though it also hinges on an imminent loss, if a less irrevocable one. Read Benjamin Mercer's review of Goodbye First Love.

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