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  • Shadow and Act
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    Senegal Captured on Film, Tonight at MoMA

    Tonight, MoMA presents a set of documentary films by Laurence Gavron, the noted French filmmaker, photographer, and novelist, who became a Senegalese national in 2008.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jim Carrey Latest Big Star To Join Season Finale Of 'The Office'

    It may have suffered somewhat in recent seasons from a dip in form, especially compared to the superior nature of most of the rest of the NBC comedy line-up -- "Community," "Parks and Recreation" and "30 Rock" -- but for the most part, we've immensely enjoyed the last seven seasons of "The Office." While it may not be as near-flawless as the BBC series on which it was based, it's remained remarkably consistent across over ten times the length, thanks to a star-making performance from lead Steve Carell, and one of the deepest, richest comedic ensembles around, one that's helped to launch names like John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Ed Helms, as well as some still on the up, like Mindy Kaling, Rainn Wilson and Ellie Kemper.

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  • Caryn James
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    TV Tonight: National Geographic Channel Shows Restrepo, With Hetherington Tribute

    In honor of Tim Hetherington, the photojournalist killed while covering the violence in Libya last week, tonight the National Geographic Channel will show Restrepo, the Oscar-nominated film he co-directed with Sebastian Junger. The film is an extraordinary, visceral document based on a year the journalists spend embedded with U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2007.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hardy & Shia Labeouf In John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County'

    Is The Film Headed To The Cannes Film Festival This May?Here is the first look at Jason Clarke, Tom Hardy and Shia Labeouf playing the leading trio of brothers -- Forrest, Howard and Jack Bondurant -- in John Hillcoat's upcoming adaptation of "The Wettest County In The World," courtesy of what looks like a photo of dailies tweeted by producer Cassian Elwes ("Blue Valentine").

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch new Trailer For Byron Hurt's "Soul Food Junkies"

    Filmmaker/activist Byron Hurt has unveiled a brand new trailer for his much-anticipated soul food examination documentary titled Soul Food Junkies, which explores the health advantages and disadvantages of what we call Soul Food - this quintessential American cuisine.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Paul Rudd As A Lovable Stoner In 'Our Idiot Brother' Trailer

    If you weren't one of the lucky few who made it out to Park City a few months ago, this past week has been a good time to get a taste of what you missed. Trailers have been arriving for Sundance hits like the Brit Marling starring sci-fi drama "Another Earth," Ben Stiller produced British comedy "Submarine," and the John C. Reilly-starring coming-of-age indie "Terri." Plus The Beastie Boys even released their short film "Fight For Your Right: Revisited" in it's entirety, which had it's debut in January during the festival. The latest trailer to hit the web is for "Our Idiot Brother" (formerly "My Idiot Brother") which got picked up by the Weinstein Co. at the fest and is set for a late summer release.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Meagan Good Releases Poster for "Video Girl"

    Meagan Good recently released the poster for Video Girl, an upcoming drama in which she re-teams with actor/director Ty Hodges (Miles From Home).

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  • The Playlist
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    Updated: Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst Won't Re-Team On New Project 'Secret Door'

    Update: Sorry, Coppola fans, looks like we've been had by a hoaxer. When we ran the story yesterday, the account looked genuine enough, but subsequent tweets were more suspicious, in particular 8 pages of script 'leaked' onto the account, 8 pages of some of the worst writing we've ever seen (Sample: "It was he, I pondered most of"). With the legitimacy looking increasingly fishy, we have now confirmed with Kirsten Dunst's reps that this project is indeed a hoax. We're not quite sure who has the goddamn time to write a script pretending to be Sofia Coppola, but there we go. Apologies.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Preview - "Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê" (Challenging Standards Of Beauty)

    Intriguing-looking documentary here from Brazilian filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu titled Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê, which tells the story of 3 young women searching for identity and self-esteem in a competition for the Queen of Ilê Aiyê crown.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Elvis Mitchell Ankles Movieline: Why?

    Elvis Mitchell is such a fascinating, complicated character that he deserves a mini-series. I am not kidding. I could have predicted--would have placed bets--that he wouldn't last as film critic at Movieline, that it was a bad match--mainly because Mitchell is not internet savvy. To succeed online, you have to be able to interact with your readers on Twitter and Facebook, market yourself, have an instinct for building traffic for your stories. Mention Twitter to Mitchell and his eyes go blank. Why did he go there as co-chief film critic with ex-Salon scribe Stephanie Zacharek? For the money. Well, the trouble with making a hefty salary is that when you do not deliver, you make a convenient line-item deletion. And Movieline is in cost-cutting mode of late: they pared back the masthead and cut off all freelancers a few weeks ago, including Alonso Duralde.

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