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  • Shadow and Act
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    7th Annual Women Of Color Arts & Film Festival Announces Opening, Closing, Centerpiece Films

    For those of you in ATL... all 3 films have been covered on S&A, so hopefully you're familiar. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Ron Perlman Will Give Your Kids Nightmares On The Poster For 'Frankie Go Boom'

    Don't let your kids catch a glimpse of this poster because this is an image that could haunt them for years and cost you thousands in therapy. Ron Perlman is front and center as a transgender computer hacker on the first poster for Jordan Roberts' eccentric-sounding SXSW comedy "Frankie Go Boom."

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Now is Good

    Dakota Fanning all grown up and falling in love

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  • Criticwire
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    Critics and Audiences Split on the Hits of 2012

    How many of the highest grossing movies of 2012 have been critically acclaimed? Uh, that'd be none of them.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Iran's Movie Diplomacy: How Can We Attack A Country With Such Great Cinema?

    In 2006, I wrote this headline, "How Can We Attack A Country With Such Great Cinema?" for a blog post, precipitated by a New York Times story I wrote about a number of Iranian films playing at that year's Tribeca Film Festival. Nearly six years later, the headline--and the thoughts behind it--seem as relevant as ever. With the success of Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" (an Oscar win, the highest-grossing Iranian film in the U.S. ever, and the most successful foreign film in many months) at the same time as we're seeing escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran over its nuclear ambitions, it seems little has changed. Except, I guess, this time, we have a more reasonable head of state.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    John Boyega To Headline BBC Drama On 2008 "Honeytrap Murder" Of 16-Year-Old

    A rather sad, sad real-life story.

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  • The Playlist
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    Kristen Bell Is The Snow Queen In Disney's 'Frozen'; 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' Gets New Trailer & WB Buys Graphic Novel 'Bolivar' For Animated Movie

    In a story on Kristen Bell joining the cast of Jennifer Getzinger's cinematic adaptation of Neil LaBute's play "Some Girls," The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that the actress-formerly-known-as-Veronica Mars will "provide the speaking and singing voice" as the lead in Disney's upcoming feature "Frozen," which means she will play the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale character the Snow Queen (first published way back in 1845). Additionally, the trade states that Warner Bros. and Weed Road (Akiva Goldsman's WB-based production shingle) have picked up the forthcoming graphic novel "Bolivar" for Irish animator Kealan O'Rourke to write and direct.

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  • The Playlist
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    Rose Byrne & Anna Faris Say 'I Give It A Year'

    We certainly never saw it coming back when he was turning in small but hilarious performances in Edgar Wright's "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," but in 2012 Rafe Spall is set to become a leading man in a Working Title rom-com. Neither did we imagine that any offspring of Timothy Spall (as much as we love him) would ever be a romantic lead. But after significant roles in "Anonymous" and "One Day" Spall the younger looks set to be a star, and now we know who his other half will be in his first big rom-com. And lucky, lucky him, because it's only the stunning and ridiculously talented Rose Byrne.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Danielle Nicolet To Join Edi Gathegi In ABC Pilot For "White Van Man"

    It's going to be difficult (thankfully) to complain about the lack of diversity on TV this year if a lot of the pilots that have cast black actors in the past few weeks get picked up by the networks.  And ABC just made it a little more difficult with the casting of Danielle Nicolet for their pilot, White Van Man.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'John Carter' Is One Long, Muddled, Uninvolving Flashback Made To Set Up A Sequel

    Arriving in theaters on a wave of press that has included much chatter about the film's budget, its reshoots and the expectations Disney has on the project, "John Carter" is not your ordinary tentpole in more ways than one. Rarely do films meet this kind of scrutiny on the way to the theater, but given the years in development this project has been through, and the new do-or-die, go big or go home ethos that Disney currently embraces, it was perhaps inevitable. But when the lights go down, the 3D glasses go on and the movie starts, it's all about what's on the screen and unfortunately for the studio and director Andrew Stanton, "John Carter" is a mess. Strangely uninvolving and needlessly convoluted, "John Carter" spends over two hours making the case for being a franchise, without ever really becoming a movie.

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