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    Watch: Zoe Saldana Swims With Sharks & Kneecaps A Baddie In New 'Colombiana' Clip

    While Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron seem to get the few scripts in town requiring a kick-ass female lead, it boggles our mind that Zoe Saldana doesn't rank just as high as her colleagues. Ably showing in "Avatar" and "The Losers" (where she was pretty much the only thing worth watching) that she can deliver action chops just as well as her male counterparts, we're at least glad she's going to get a full film to showcase her stuff, even if it's in the likely-to-not-be-so-good "Colombiana."

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    Today's Birthdays - 7/22/11 (Danny Glover and Lonette McKee)

    Actor and producer Danny Glover welcomes 65 today. The San Francisco native has an impressive career list which includes hits like Hill Street Blues, Places In The Heart, Witness, Silverado, The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon, Mandela, A Raisin In The Sun, Lonesome Dove, Predator 2, Rage In Harlem, Grand Canyon, Queen, Bopha!, Dreamgirls, Honeydripper, ER , Be Kind Rewind, Brothers & Sisters, Moozlum, The Harimaya Bridge, Psych and much more. He's also produced some projects including The Harimaya Bridge, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 and the Indian film, Dum Maaro Dum.

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    Fists Up! Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Trailer Is Ready To Knock You Out

    And timing is everything. Just as director Steven Soderbergh has taken the stage at Comic-Con 2011, a first for the Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Relativity Media has released the trailer for his upcoming action-thriller, "Haywire."

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    Watch 4 1/2-Minute Preview Of AMC's "The Walking Dead"

    One of the few shows that was "must-see" TV for me last season when it premiered, is The Walking Dead, and since the last episode aired months ago, I've been eagerly anticipating season 2.

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    "Friends with Benefits" Proves the Romantic Comedy Is So Broken, Not Even Sex Can Fix It

    The death of the romantic comedy has been pronounced so many times in the past few years it is impossible to keep track. It’s understandable, given the extraordinary number of terrible examples that Hollywood has inflicted upon us recently. Yet they keep on coming and some of them even seem to think that they can revitalize the genre. “Friends with Benefits” is one of those attempted saviors. It’s even being advertised as somehow hipper than the rom-com, led by a daring and sexy premise that we haven’t seen before and that doesn’t even have recognition on Facebook!

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    Comic-Con '11: Steven Spielberg Acknowledges The Common Spirit Between 'Tintin' & 'Indiana Jones'

    Spielberg Also Confirms A Story For 'Jurassic Park IV' Has Been Locked DownWhile Peter Jackson made it clear that he wouldn't be attending Comic-Con with "The Hobbit," the fan-friendly director still bought a plane ticket to San Diego and today he was the (not so) surprise guest at the panel for "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.” (And yes, that image above is a brand new look at the film released not-so-coincidentally just before the the festivities this afternoon got underway).

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    Trailer For Mozambique-Set Crime Drama "The Last Flight Of The Flamingo"

    It's played at several international film festivals, from Pusan in South Korea, to Festival Des Film Du Monde in Montreal, to Pan-African in Cannes, France, FESPACO in Burkina Faso, and a few others. And by all accounts, it's been mostly well-received.

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    Steve Carell, Jack Black & Nicolas Cage Sign On For Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis'

    Sorry Comic-Con (and the currently ongoing "Tintin" panel), you just got served. At least for now.

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    Disney-fied: Jon Favreau Talks 'Magic Kingdom' & Guillermo Del Toro Discusses 'Haunted Mansion'

    Comic-Con '11: Del Toro Says He "Wishes" He Was Making Marvel's 'Dr. Strange,' Plus Talk On 'Pinocchio,' 'Pacific Rim' & MoreAfter a long day of panels from a variety of studios and filmmakers, Jon Favreau and Guillermo del Toro took the stage in Hall H for Entertainment Weekly’s annual “Visionaries” panel, where the two filmmakers talked about their upcoming projects, traded insights and endlessly complimented one another. Like other honorees from past years, such as J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson and Joss Whedon, Favreau and del Toro tapped into their personal fandom as they talked about their professional futures, offering a fun and insightful portrait of their working methods.

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    In Theaters: 'Captain America' Doesn't Want To Be 'Friends With Benefits'

    Ohhhh, Christopher Evans. Is Chris Evans 2011's Crush of the Year? Edgar Wright has a crush on him. GQ has a crush on him. And you know I wave my Chris Evans Crush Flag every day, readers. I mean, I suffered through THE SECOND FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE FOR HIM. That is how I show my love. I watched "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" in the theaters. Also, I saw "The Losers" in theaters and greatly enjoyed it. Yes, I know that this is The Playlist, but I will admit that here in that forum. I will also admit this: I had a dream last night that I was flying around in a space shuttle above LA with Chris Evans and January Jones. So yes, you could say I am looking forward to "Captain America" A LITTLE BIT. But this weekend brings us a Sophie's Choice: everyone's other universal crush Justin Timberlake has a new movie in theaters! And "Bad Teacher" is still playing! Timberlake in glasses! 2 much Timberlake 2 choose. And he possibly shows his bum in "Friends With Benefits." Even the straight men want to see that! Guys, what are we going to do?! Blah blah there are also some other movies playing if you hate beautiful men.

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