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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Official Theatrical Trailer For "The Interrupters"

    Here's the official theatrical trailer for a documentary we informed you about back in January called The Interrupters. If you'll recall, the film premiered at Sundance film festival this year and has been on the festival circuit since then.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Premiere Nabs Show's Highest Ratings in Seven Years

    The new season premiere of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm was the most-watched episode in the past seven years of the show’s eight seasons. This is up 53% from the opening of the last season.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Revisiting Pre-Code Hollywood

    If you like snap, crackle and pop in your storytelling, dialogue, and performances, you want to watch films made in the early 1930s—through mid-1934, to be exact—when to avoid censorship on a broad, national scale Hollywood revised its Production Code and started enforcing its tenets. Almost everything changed: hemlines, modes of love-making, references to everything from drugs to suicide. Writers had to be clever if they Regis Toomey, Marian Marsh and Warren William in Beauty and the Boss (1932).

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For Sean Penn's Weird Goth Holocaust Dramedy 'This Must Be The Place'

    So, here's the skinny: in Paolo Sorrentino's follow-up to his critically acclaimed "Il Divo," he cast Sean Penn as a (seemingly) barely functioning goth rocker who finds out his father he hasn't seen in 30 years is dead and then goes on a road trip to find the SS Officer who made his life hell when he was imprisoned at Auschwitz.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Picton Picturefest In Pictures, Part 2

    These all from the shoot that resulted in this film, and were taken by a mix of Barry Silverthorn, Guntar Kravis and Maddy Pilon:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Codeblack Ent. Announces 7-Picture Deal w/ NY Times Bestselling Author Mary “HoneyB” Morrison

    I'm not familiar with Mary “HoneyB” Morrison or her works - specifically the Soulmates Dissipate series mentioned here. Anyone read any of them? If so, clue the rest of us in on what to expect is contained within the pages; or should I take a wild guess? :)

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  • The Playlist
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    'Gossip Girl' Chace Crawford Joins 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

    'Children's Hospital' & 'Human Giant' Star Rob Huebel Also JoinsOh no, it's happening again. This writer fell down the weirdly compelling rabbit hole of casting on "New Year's Eve" and that same feeling of obsession is now creeping for "What To Expect When You're Expecting." Somehow random cast ensembles are my porn. Anyway, taking narrative cues from "Love Actually" and "Valentine's Day," the film actually tracks four different couples on their various journeys to parenthood and it is assembling a huge ensemble to tell the tale.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Oprah Names Herself CEO Of OWN

    In a move to make herself more "hands on" and involved with her rating challenged cable network, Oprah Winfrey announced today that she will become the permanent CEO and chief creative officer of OWN.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For 'The Interrupters' The New Documentary From The Director Of 'Hoop Dreams'

    It has been over 15 years since Steve James delivered his beautiful and heartbreaking documentary, "Hoop Dreams." A powerful look at the lives of two high school boys who are working on making it to the NBA, James' sensitive film didn't just focus on the journey of his subjects but also opened the lens to the impact their goals had on their families and on the community as a whole. The film initially flew under the radar but was tirelessly championed by Siskel & Ebert and it has since earned the rightfully deserved status of one of the best documentaries of all time. Since then, James has directed a handful of films -- the narrative feature "Prefontaine" and the docs "Stevie" and "Reel Paradise" among them -- none have been met with same buzz as "Hoop Dreams," but that may all change.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Roseanne Shows Her Nuts on TV

    I am not a person who watches reality shows regularly. I want to slit my wrists when I am at the gym and those Housewives or Kardashians come on. But I have to say I was very intrigued to see that Roseanne was going to allow Lifetime onto her macadamia nut farm in Hawaii where she now lives.

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