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    New Bromance: Jamie Foxx & Ken Jeong Line Up Two Comedy Projects Together

    Jamie Foxx

    The tale of Ken Jeong is a pretty awesome one. He was working as a doctor while honing his comedy chops at stand-up clubs, and eventually moved to L.A. and started pursuing a career in showbiz full time. He worked the comedy circuit, did guest stints on a bunch of shows, eventually fell in with the Apatow gang, and came to much bigger attention after his turn as the asshole doctor in "Knocked Up." From there came "The Hangover," then "Community" and the rest, as they say, is history. Now he's stepping up into bigger and better things.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Call Me Maybe - Feminist Ryan Gosling Edition

    Who says feminists have no sense of humor? This is from the folks at the School of Social Work at Portland State U.

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    First Time Film Fest in New York

    This was an interesting new roll out of an upcoming NYC based Festival event . This announcement party was held in one of my favorite areas of Manhattan, Gramercy Park - and not far from the Hospital where I was born - NYC's Beth Israel. But seeing Tony Bennett in person was special. His daughter Johanna Bennett, an accomplished philanthropist, actor and social entrepreneur, is organizing this new Festival. Tony is a trim nice looking 85 year old - and who has not loved his singing??

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    The Wachowskis Have An Idea To Out-Do Bullet Time In 'Jupiter Ascending,' But Aren't Sure That It's Possible

    In advance of what may be the most ambitious and risky film of their career, the notoriously press-shy Wachowski Starship are on a press blitzkrieg right now, with a profile in The New Yorker and a fairly lengthy interview over at Hitfix. During their appearance at Fantastic Fest, the filmmaking pair teased their forthcoming return to the sci-fi action realm with “Jupiter Ascending.”

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  • Press Play
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    Animating the Folktale: The Puppet Animation of Ivo Caprino

    The classical fairy tales and fables have served as fodder for many film animators, from the pioneer days of Lotte Reiniger and Walt Disney onward. One filmmaker almost exclusively associated with this type of material is Ivo Caprino (1920-2001), Norway’s most famous practitioner of the art of animation.

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    First Look At James Gandolfini In 'Zero Dark Thirty,' CIA Role Revealed

    Finally securing its winter release spot as a compelling take on recent political and military events -- and not the piece of Obama propaganda as initially thought by watchdog groups -- Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden drama “Zero Dark Thirty” can now carry on being an actual piece of entertainment, which the first look at actor James Gandolfini's supporting role within the narrative certainly provides.

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    Foundas Found by Cannes

    I just saw Scott Foundas recently in New York when he was on a terrific festival panel at the founding session of the FFA / Film Festival Academy (of which Sydney and I are on the Advisory Board) held in association with the New York Film Festival.

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    L.A. Today: Guadalajara FF Comes to L.A.

    Los Angeles gets better and better! Last weekend with Rock the Boat: The L.A. River Expedition and CicLAvia and next weekend with GuadaLAjara Film Festival holding free screenings at AMC Universal Studios...

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  • The Playlist
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    Matt Damon Says Playing Jason Bourne Again Is Unlikely, But He Hasn't Seen 'The Bourne Legacy' Yet

    "You see there are several different programmes in the movie with different skill sets. All possibilities are open. My dream is that in the next one we see Matt [Damon] and Jeremy [Renner] team up," producer Frank Marshall said prior to the release of "The Bourne Legacy." But he's unlikely to see that scenario happen now. While Damon had kept his options somewhat open when asked about returning for a possible 'Bourne 5' -- "If we can make one where we go into it feeling it can be even better than those, and it ends up being in that same ballpark, then we should do it. But If we can't, then we really should leave it alone," he said this summer -- it looks like he's firmly closing the door.

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    How Much To Hire An 'American Assassin'? For Chris Hemsworth, It's $10 Million

    It seems everyone wants a piece of "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth these days. Steven Spielberg is rounding him up for "Robopocalypse," Universal is eager for more 'Huntsman' and Ron Howard is revving him up in "Rush." Now, CBS Films is ready to give the actor yet another franchise.

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