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    Zach Braff Joins Chloe Moretz & Jessica Biel In 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea'

    Planning To Adapt Stage Play 'All New People' Into A Feature FilmFor a moment there, the world seemed be his oyster for Zach Braff. The "Scrubs" star wrote and directed the mega indie hit "Garden State" which not only did gangbusters at the box office, but also spawned a best-selling soundtrack that suddenly had music supervisors everywhere looking at independent labels to find the music for their films. And then...Braff seemed to fade into the background a bit. He returned to his hit show and outside of "The Last Kiss" didn't do too much film work and found his sophomore directorial effort tough to get off the ground. But it looks like this year, Braff is going to be coming back in a big way. He stars in "The High Cost Of Living" which is now available on VOD and he's lining up a couple of more films, both of which are news to us.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Race/Class Examination Play "Clybourne Park" Wins Pulitzer Prize For Drama; Here's Our Review

    Announced 3 days ago, Bruce Norris' play titled, Clybourne Park, which examines race relations in the 1950s as well as in modern-day Chicago, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Jodie Foster on Why There Are So Few Female Directors

    I've been a bit hard on Jodie of late for her support of Mel Gibson and for taking a gig with Roman Polanski, but it seems she is taking one for the team when talking about why there are so few female directors.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Polishing 'The Ten Commandments'

    dvd review

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Incendies' A Strong Film Ultimately Held Back By A Nauseating Final Plot Twist

    Oh egregious plot twists, when will you stop ruining our movies? You've already turned us against M. Night Shyamalan (though we can't blame you for his last three disasters) and consistently do everything you can to obliterate affection for anything that precedes you. Well, we're not going to let you win this time, because Denis Villeneuve's 2011 Foreign Oscar contender "Incendies" was completely competent before you reared your despicable head. Maybe it's not very profound, but there's good work here. You'll get yours in a little bit.

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  • Spout
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    "Greatest Movie Ever Sold" Review and Morgan Spurlock Interview

    The following are excerpts from my review of Morgan Spurlock's "POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" and a conversation I had with the director, both from Sundance and both posted at Cinematical. Due to the fact that parts of the popular documentary have changed and because of my initially harsh rating (I gave "Greatest" an 'F' on the iW criticWIRE), I hope to revisit the film at some point in the future and see if I still have so many problems with it.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Canadian Prime Ministerial Candidates When They Were Sexy

    The newly launched website Vintage Voter has awesomely collected old photographs of Canada's Prime Ministerial candidates in their youth, and it's pretty incredible how aesthetically pleasing most of the quintet were in their prime... So in order of retroactive fuckability, I present are your potential leaders, Canada:

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    HBO To Screen Many Docs by Women This Summer

    HBO announced their summer documentary lineup and there are many great looking women directed films -- two from Liz Garbus -- and others including one about Gloria Steinem directed by men. The 11 week series begins June 6.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Common Will Play An Ex-Con Uncle Whose Past Life Of Crime Catches Up To Him In "L.U.V."

    Just received a press release announcing Common's attachment to an independent feature film titled L.U.V., which centers on a day in the life of William “Woody” Watson (played by newcomer Michael Rainey Jr), a shy and timid 13-year old in search of a family and a better life, who looks to his Uncle Vincent, an ex-con, played by Common, hoping to find the father figure he’s never had. However, Uncle Vincent's past life of crime catches up to him, and young William is forced to decide on whether to stay on his uncle's side, or against him.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn Join Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds"

    We somehow missed this yesterday... and we aren't alone it seems.

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