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  • Shadow and Act
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    T.I. and Tiny's Reality Show Pulls In Big Numbers for VH-1

    VH-1's new reality series T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle pulled in some really big ratings and a whole lot of viewers for the network.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Bounce TV Acquires "Fat Albert," "The Cosby Kids" Series + Hits 72% Penetration Of African American Households

    Anyone of you been watching the new black TV network, Bounce TV? And if so, thoughts on programming thus far? It's still a little early in the game I suppose, but I'm sure some of you have already started forming your opinions of it, based on its current offerings.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Images Of Kirsten Dusnt & Jim Sturgess In 'Upside Down'

    It was almost a year ago that we showed you the first images from the sci-fi romance “Upside Down,” a film we’re particularly interested in starring Kirsten Dunst and “One Day” actor Jim Sturgess, and a project which Dunst recently referred to as "kind of like an accessible 'Brazil.’” Now, some more images have surfaced of the bright and cheery Sturgess courtesy of the fansite Jim Sturgess Online.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Interview with Diablo Cody

    Diablo Cody

    Diablo Cody was kindly able to take a few minutes to talk Young Adult and feminism in the film business on the eve of the opening of her new film.  It's good to know that we have a strong feminist voice out there unafraid to own up to her convictions.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    CONFIRMED! Eddie Murphy To Star In Marion Barry Biopic Directed By Spike Lee For HBO

    UPDATE Friday morning, 12/9: It's not a question mark anymore folks; this is very real and is indeed happening, as has been confirmed by some of the industry trades, like The Hollywood Reporter. So, wow! This should be very interesting... VERY interesting. It just came out of nowhere. I'm waiting to hear all the backstory on this, like how it all came together, how long those involved had been chatting about doing it, etc. I also look forward to finding out how they plan to attack it.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Catch .44' Is Fully Loaded With '90s Crime Movie Clich├ęs

    "In The Tradition Of The Usual Suspects And Reservoir Dogs" proclaims the back of BluRay box of the copy we received. If only. The spirit may be willing, but the movie from writer and director Aaron Harvey is weak. Seemingly cobbled together out of leftover ideas from every movie that came in the wake of those aforementioned films, with a big debt owed to Quentin Tarantino, "Catch .44" is a bunch of stylistic choices looking for something resembling a movie to hang on to.

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  • The Playlist
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    Neil Marshall To Direct Horror Flick 'Hellfest'

    For some of us, including many of The Playlist’s own writing staff, “The Descent” director Neil Marshall is a purely hype-fueled helmer that never quite delivers on the promise of the former film or his chilling debut werewolf picture “Dog Soldiers.” For others, he’s a talent who has made two great genre pictures in the previously mentioned titles, then decided to step outside his comfort zone with the unofficial “Mad Max” homage “Doomsday,” along with the Michael Fassbender-starring Roman war flick “Centurion,” with both achieving varying degrees of success. Regardless of which camp you fall into, Marshall’s name has been floating around a handful of projects, from the Sam Raimi-produced 3D body horror film “Burst” to an ambitious foodie genre flick.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    UPDATED: Is San Francisco's Castro Theatre Finished as a Movie Venue? Not So Fast?

    Earlier this week, it was reported the famous Castro Theatre, long a cinematic home for the queer community, art-house gems and one of San Francisco's classic movie palaces (built in 1922), was finished as a movie theatre, according to the blog, the Petrelis Files. Many staffers were fired, it was suggested, and next year, it would no longer regularly book films. But according to a new report at BayCitizen.org, the Castro isn't fading to black. Or is it?

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  • Spout
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    The Doc Option: Instead of "W.E." Watch "A King's Story"

    You may not be looking forward to Madonna's new directorial effort, "W.E.," which is supposedly quite terrible. Or, if you are interested, it's actually to see the train wreck -- what Daniel Walber excitedly called "marvelously wretched," "perhaps the most hilariously dreadful period piece ever filmed" and "destined to become a cult classic, with accompanying drinking games galore and even the occasional costume party." But this sort of celebration of camp might have to wait until after the drama opens and presumably bombs at the box office. Out of respect to those with more serious moviegoing intention.

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  • The Playlist
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    Paul Greengrass & Tom Hanks' Pirate Movie 'Captain Phillips' Sails Into Theaters On March 22, 2013

    So, we guess it's happening then. First announced over the summer under its earlier title "Maersk Alabama" with Paul Greengrass to direct and Tom Hanks to star, not much was heard since and we began to wonder if it was yet another project stuck in development for the director. But nope, that's not the case at all as Sony has earmarked the film, now titled "Captain Phillips," for a March 22, 2013 release.

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