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    Authors Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Developing 'Hobgoblin,' HBO Series About Magicians In WW2

    Michael Chabon is, incontestably, one of our favorite working writers. A terrific short-story writer and essayist, he particularly shines in his longer-form work, where he often tinkers with genre tropes, applying them to recent Jewish history to frequently astounding effect, as in "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" and "Gentlemen of the Road."

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    Rising Star Miles Fisher Latest Name Added To Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

    Filming's been underway for some time now, but more are being added to the starry ensemble for Clint Eastwood's latest film, a collaboration with Oscar-winning "Milk" writer Dustin Lance Black, which follows the life and career of legendary, much-feared F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover. "J. Edgar," as the project is titled, stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, with "The Social Network"'s Winklevi, Armie Hammer, as his colleague/rumored love Clyde Toulson, Judi Dench as his mother, Naomi Watts as his long-time secretary and a who's who of character actors in support, including Ken Howard, Stephen Root, Josh Lucas and "Justified" co-star Damon Herriman.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Recent Media Pieces

    Here are some cool pieces that I was interviewed for:

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  • Caryn James
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    Moviegoer, She Married Him: Wasikowska and Fassbender in a Glorious Jane Eyre

    That woman with the braids on her head, struggling to walk through lashing rain, falling in the mud, determinedly fleeing we don’t know what – in the dramatic opening of Cary Joji Fukunaga’s new film, she could be any fiery 19th century heroine, from Tess of the D’Urbervilles to Cathy in Wuthering Heights. Yet within minutes we see she could only be Jane Eyre.

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  • The Playlist
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    Resoundingly Crap New Posters For 'X-Men: First Class' Debut

    We're beginning to suspect that someone at 20th Century Fox's marketing department is deliberately fucking with Matthew Vaughn, perhaps as revenge for bailing on "X-Men: The Last Stand" all those years ago. For some time, the "Kick-Ass" director's return to the mutant franchise, in the form of prequel "X-Men: First Class" was a mystery, outside of a few spy photos of the cast filming. Then, our first look at the film's line-up of heroes and villains came in a campy, badly-Photoshopped image that mysteriously leaked onto the net back in January.

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  • Hope for Film
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    WHAT INDIE FILMMAKERS CAN LEARN FROM THE REVOLUTIONS IN THE MIDDLE-EAST

    Art and revolution both allow us to recognize that tomorrow does not have to replicate today. They offer us hope for change. Both art and revolution begin with the same word: "no". And each is always a model for what may next be offered.

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  • Spout
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    On DVD: "The Next Three Days" is a Better Movie About Free Will Than "The Adjustment Bureau"

    Chance happens all the time. After asking my Twitter followers which theatrically under-performing, new-to-DVD film to rent this week, I was all set to give "Morning Glory" a go. But I couldn't get a copy of it quick enough, so I tried "The Next Three Days" instead. And I'm glad, because I did in fact enjoy it -- all 134 minutes of it. I guess it helps that I was simultaneously plotting out my next ten days (scheduling Miami Film Fest and SXSW plans), which is fine since many who finally see the movie will probably similarly be multitasking. Or otherwise only slightly focusing on it. Don't worry. This film is slow and long enough, and visually bland enough, to do so without guilt.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Summit Closes $750 Million Funding; Develops New York Times Article "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour"

     No, James Cameron has not picked up the rights to the December 25 New York Times article Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour, although he might turn up as a character in the final movie that Summit Entertainment and Participant Media are developing about the BP Oil disaster (with backing from Imagenation Abu Dhabi). And Summit confirms that it has finally closed a new $750 million deal, for a $550-million term loan plus a $200-million revolving line of credit, led by banks JP Morgan and UBS AG.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    I Saw The Devil

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