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    International Documentary Association Files an Amicus Brief

    Founded in 1982, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization, that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. IDA believes that the power and artistry of the documentary art form are vital to cultures and societies globally, and they exist to serve the needs of those who create this art form. IDA's major program areas are: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cross Post: Copycat Crime: That’s Flattery Not Mockery by Thelma Adams

    Maybe someone should tell Jimmy Kimmel that he shouldn’t lead with his cleavage. But, then, a lot of people told Melissa Leo — after the fact — that she shouldn’t pay for her own “Consider…” ads. And then she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Fighter and it was New Year’s Eve set to the anthem “I Did it My Way.” With both Kimmel and Paul Reubens posting copycat ads, nothing could be truer than the old adage that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — er, except, flattery.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Bobby Fischer Against The World' An Intriguing Portrait Of Genius & Madness

    It's hard to believe, but at one time chess was a national obsession and that was all due to one man: Bobby Fischer. A genius, enigma, egotist and sensitive recluse all rolled into one, Fischer's dynamic and unparalleled performance with chess pieces was matched by his notably eccentric personality when out in the real world. His tragic story -- from a beloved American icon to an embarrassing, blowhard bigot -- is already well documented, but director Liz Garbus breathes new life into it with "Bobby Fischer Against The World," the most compelling chess documentary you're ever likely to see.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Everyone Gets Invited To Watch Edward & Bella Do It In Trailer For 'Breaking Dawn'

    Let's be honest here. The "Twilight" franchise thus far has been one long cocktease as audiences have patiently waited for Edward and Bella to stop brooding and pouting and just fuck already. Well, that day is soon upon us.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Remember When The MTV Movie Awards Weren't Just The "Twilight" Awards?

    I used to actually watch the MTV Movie Awards, and genuinely appreciated the sort of cool populism their winners portrayed. Mind you, I was 8 or 9 years old, but the days when "Pulp Fiction," "Menace II Society" and "Seven" would take the top prizes helped make the awards a respectably hip cousin to the regular awards circuit. But like their video award counterpart, the awards have seen a bland and predictable mainstreaming that have essentially turned them into a teen version of the People's Choice Awards. Last night continued this trend, with the "Twilight" series continuing what looks to be a half-decade of dominating all the major categories.

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  • Caryn James
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    Watch Extended Super 8 Trailer

    J.J. Abrams' not-quite-so-secret anymore Super 8 arrives on Friday. Peeling away a little more of its mystery, Abrams, stars Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney and producer Steven Spielberg presented a new, action-fueled trailer during the promo-heavy MTV Movie Awards. Take a look.

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  • The Playlist
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    Rupert Grint & Jonathan Pryce To Star In WW2 Soccer Drama 'Wartime Wanderers'

    Considering how hard it is to make a decent sports movie at all (boxing and baseball seem to fare best, but even then there's plenty of dross focusing on both pastimes), it's not surprising, considering the general American apathy towards the game, that soccer, or football as the rest of us call it, hasn't had much success on the big-screen, bar Ken Loach's "Looking for Eric" and Tom Hooper's mostly strong "The Damned United" a couple of years back. "Escape to Victory?" No. "Kicking and Screaming?" Not so much. "When Saturday Comes?" Definitely not.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: First Clip From '30 Minutes Or Less'

    If the trailer for "30 Minutes Or Less" didn’t get you excited about what will likely be one of the funniest movies of the summer, this clip from the film will. Jesse Eisenberg plays Nick, a stoner pizza delivery guy who gets a bomb strapped to his chest by two wannabe criminals (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) who tell him to rob a bank in nine hours or the bomb will explode. Freaked out by the threat of being blown up, Nick goes to the worst place possible: an elementary school to see his best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari).

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Breaking Dawn Part 1

    Film Opens November 19

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  • The Playlist
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    Terrence Malick’s Next Film Includes ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Charles Baker (aka Skinny Pete)

    Though most audiences are waiting to see Terrence Malick’s latest film "The Tree of Life" as it continues to roll out across the country, the filmmaker’s most loyal fans can’t wait to hear details about what he is working on next. In the midst of a Fort Worth Weekly feature on Texas filmmaker and producer James Johnston, it's revealed that, Charles Baker, who plays the recurring character Skinny Pete on AMC’s "Breaking Bad," will appear in Malick’s next, as-yet-untitled film. Baker has a varied CV to date, but Malick's film will definitely be his biggest gig to date and may help bring "Breaking Bad" fans into the ever-growing fold of Malick obsessives.

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