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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Ape Get Very Angry In New Extended Clip From "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

    The movie hits theaters August 5, 2011.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Deadline Hollywood Game Launches on Facebook

    In Nikki Finke's intro to her own press release (below), she declares that she dreamed up Paramount Digital/Liquid Entertainment's Deadline Hollywood Game, which purports to reflect the real, nasty Hollywood, while reminding that she doesn't cover video games. LA Observed tracks responses to this breaking Deadline news. And here's @johnaugust: "Such a great day to announce Nikki Finke's new Facebook game, since everyone's already talking about journalistic integrity."

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Steve Carell Advises Ryan Gosling Not To Be Himself In New Look At 'Crazy Stupid Love'

    Yep, this week is pretty much going to be nothing but tentpole movie news and comic book updates as Comic-Con gets into full swing. And meanwhile, at your local multiplex it seems to be nothing but wizards, robots, pirates and foul mouthed comedies, which makes next week's arrival of the layered, PG-13 rom-com "Crazy Stupid Love" all the more interesting.

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  • The Playlist
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    Decoding 'The Dark Knight Rises' Teaser Trailer

    Neeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrd! Ok, we'll admit, we don't normally do this type of thing, but there's been so much bitching about the apparent lack of goods delivered in "The Dark Knight Rises" teaser trailer (at least on our blog) that this writer figured he'd deliver his take on the trailer. And because our two dads said it was ok.

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  • Spout
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    The Originals: Could the 1990 "Captain America" Have Been Any Worse?

    This week I'll be seeing "Captain America: The First Avenger," an adaptation of a comic book I always avoided in my youth because the idea of a patriotically costumed superhero seemed so silly to me. At the time he was as hokey as Captain Planet or Ray Cycle, a character starring in a one-off comic published by the State of Connecticut at the start of the late '80s recycling revolution. Suffice to say I haven't been that excited about the new movie even if it is a part of the current Marvel repute (though "Thor" put a damper on that already for me). So to give myself some perspective, I watched the infamously bad 1990 film of "Captain America," assuming it would make the 2011 version seem like "Citizen Kane" no matter how terrible it is.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trey Songz Will Make Big Screen Acting Debut In New "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" 3D Reimagining

    Wait, you mean another version on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is being developed? As my Australian pals would say, Crikey!

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  • The Playlist
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    Crispin Glover Replaces William H. Macy In 'Freaky Deaky,' Film Now Has Weirdest Cast Ever

    Tom Arnold Also Circling A Role As Crispin Glover's BrotherHow far and strangely we've fallen. For "Freaky Deaky," the adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel that at one time had folks like William H. Macy and Sienna Miller in the leads before going through a few casting shifts and settling on the lesser, but still somewhat respectable quartet of Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Craig Robinson and Katie Cassidy. The cast was recycled again, settling on a straight-to-DVD strong bunch of Billy Burke, Christian Slater, Michael Jai White, newcomer Breanne Racano and Roger Bart. That pretty much killed whatever interest we had in the project -- until now.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Errol Morris Talks Mysteries of Tabloid's Joyce McKinney: Victim or Dominatrix, Virgin or Whore?

    Errol Morris Talks Mysteries of Tabloid's Joyce McKinney: Victim or Dominatrix, Virgin or Whore?

    Errol Morris knows that the luck of the Gods is with him. Suddenly, Brit tabloids are all over the media, and his new doc Tabloid is far more au courant than it might otherwise have been. Tabloid is a rare delight that does not have all the answers. Morris keeps us guessing.

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  • The Playlist
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    Captain Planet Film In Development At Cartoon Network

    With a TV series, toys, comics and video games already developed out of media mogul Ted Turner's brainchild, Captain Planet, the do-gooder environmentalist superhero is finally getting the big screen treatment. So for the millions who have been waiting in agony for a Captain Planet movie, today is your eco-friendly Christmas.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    White Audiences/Black Films And Other Tiresome Tales Of Ignorance & Myopia...

    "Movie producers are often reluctant to cast more than a few minority actors in otherwise race-neutral movies for fear that the White audience will largely avoid such films. Two experiments were conducted to test the idea that the racial makeup of a cast could influence White audiences' selective exposure to movies. Results revealed that actors' race does influence selective exposure in certain contexts... regardless of racial attitudes, White participants showed significantly less interest in seeing movies with mostly Black casts than in seeing movies with mostly White casts."

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