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  • Caryn James
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    Watch Miley Cyrus Play Justin Bieber on SNL

    The Miley Cyrus Show, with Vanessa Bayer playing a babbling, "Pretty Cool"-spouting Miley, has been a highlight of Saturday Night Live's season. So when Cyrus hosted last night you might have expected dueling Mileys. Instead, she played that calculating kid - even his winks are planned - Justin Bieber.

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Teresa Palmer Talks 'Take Me Home Tonight' & Her Return To Drama In 'Say Nothing'

    Though it finally hit theaters this weekend, "Take Me Home Tonight" had a bumpy road there, sitting on the shelf for a few years due to the heavy drug content in the film. However, actor and executive producer Topher Grace fought for the film, mega-producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer from Imagine Entertainment came in and encouraged Grace to keep the cut he wanted and he got the final boost of approval from Ryan Kavanaugh, the CEO of Relativity Media who released the movie. But the wait hasn't hurt the film as it boasts an array of talent -- Grace, Anna Farris, Chris Pratt among the ensemble -- whose profile has only gone up in the intervening time. Also making big strides since the movie wrapped is Teresa Palmer who plays Tori, the object of affection that powers the film. We recently spoke with the actress and she revealed that for her first big Hollywood film, she was just trying to keep up with her co-stars.

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  • Spout
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    John Landis Brings Black Comedy "Burke and Hare" to Lincoln Center and Comments on His Legacy

    A few years ago I covered a special advance screening of "Hot Fuzz," which the Film Society of Lincoln Center previewed a week prior to its U.S. release. Director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were in attendance for a Q&A, which was moderated by Kevin Smith, and the event was beyond sold out (a long line of waiting-list hopefuls stood outside NYC's Walter Reade Theater with little luck on their side).

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  • The Playlist
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    Liam Neeson Says He's Not Been Asked To Return For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Rutger Hauer Also Says He's Not Likely To Reprise His RoleAll we know so far about "The Dark Knight Rises" is that Christian Bale will play Bruce Wayne, Tom Hardy will take on the villain role of Bane and Anne Hathaway will purr as Catwoman. But that hasn't stopped speculation from running wild and one of the longest rumors knocking around the film is that Talia al Ghul is one of the major female roles still to be cast. If true, we speculated it would likely mean she would team with Bane to seek revenge on Batman for killing her father, Ra's Al Ghul, from "Batman Begins." Badass Digest recently spilled that according to their sources, Talia will head up The League Of Shadows and Catwoman will fight alongside Batman. And while we'll have to wait to see if that's accurate, Liam Neeson has confirmed that he's not been asked to return for the sequel.

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  • The Playlist
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    Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige & Julianne Hough Join 'Rock Of Ages'

    While audiences this weekend didn't seem too eager to travel back to the 1980s as "Take Me Home Tonight" scrapes the bottom of the top ten, Hollywood is going to take another swing at the decade with a big musical; three more names have come aboard "Rock Of Ages," joining Tom Cruise.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Thomas Mai On Today's New Film Business

    Have you heard Thomas Mai's presentation on Social Media and what it means to the film business? I had the good fortune to witness it this past summer, and thus am very happy that it is now up on the web for you all to benefit from. Thomas used to run Trust Film Sales which handled Lars Von Triers' films and many others. These days he generally travels and spreads the social media gospel for the filmmaking set. The full presentation runs an hour, but frankly if you are reading this now, you must take the time this weekend to make sure you are up to speed. I am sure you will be glad you did.

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  • The Playlist
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    Film Comment Selects: 'Insidious' Is A Haunted House Movie That Leaves Us Cold

    This film played as part of the Film Comment Selects program at Lincoln Center.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Happythankyoumoreplease' A New York Oddball Version Of 'The Blind Side'

    Early on in the flawed Happythankyoumoreplease, Sam Wexler (Josh Radnor), the center around which the film spins, is informed that the novel he is desperate to get published is "just kind of, well kind of" meh and ironically it is also the most on-point review of the film. "Happythankyoumoreplease" was written and directed by the How I Met Your Mother star, which might explain the lack of real plot and the suspiciously enormous New York City apartments owned by artists with part-time jobs in this indie romantic comedy.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Free Money for Your Transmedia Projects!

    Well... Tribeca is helping that heaven get a tad closer to your daily existence. The deadline to help shape it is coming up fast, so in case you missed it...

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    Friday Funny-day

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