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  • Leonard Maltin
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    A Clearer Picture

    I abhor sloppy reporting, and now I have been guilty of it. Somehow I managed to garble the facts in yesterday’s post about this week’s blogathon. No great harm has been done, but I would like to set the record straight.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Poster Watch: One Day's Hathaway and Sturgess in the Clinch

    Clearly director Lone Scherfig's follow-up to An Education is worth anticipating, so I am eager to check out her upcoming Brit romance One Day. Focus Features has released a nostalgic new poster that conjures up references to vintage photos of Bob Dylan and that iconic VJ Day photograph (see below). Anything else? UPDATE: I've added the famous Robert Doisneau kiss photo and Weegee's "Lovers at the Palace Theatre," c. 1940.

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  • Caryn James
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    Coming Tonight: The Good Wife Meets The Social Network

    The Good Wife is one of the best series on TV with Julianna Margulies as Alicia, a lawyer whose professional and romantic life intersects with politics in the most sophisticated, deliciously tangled way.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Roseanne on "Oprah"

    There's few moments I miss having a television, but when I heard Roseanne - and the cast of "Roseanne" - was on Oprah yesterday, I had one of those moments. Thankfully, it was YouTube to the rescue today... and I figured I should alert any Roseanne fans out there to the same:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Watch Your Back Haba Haba, Lady Gaga's Out For Blood

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  • The Playlist
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    Oscar Winner Florian Gallenberger To Rewrite & Direct Long-Gestating Milli Vanilli Film

    Here's the answer to an age old question. Ok, well, a question and rumor from 2009. Is Brett Ratner directing the long-gestating biopic of 'late-80s fraudulent pop stars Milli Vanilli? The answer is: no.

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  • The Playlist
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    Lars Von Trier Is Selling His Diesel Smelling Mobile Home On eBay

    As fans of Lars Von Trier know, the provocative director is deathly afraid of flying, one of the key reasons he's never been to the United States. In fact, his preferred method of transportation has been his 1992 Dethleffs Advange, the mobile camper that he's driven a handful to times Cannes when he's premiered his films but alas, it is the end of an era.

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  • Spout
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    On DVD: "Unstoppable" is an Action Packed Toy Story

    The other night I was watching "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and during the playroom-set introduction to the Nearys, I became jealous of Richard Dreyfuss as he plays with a train set. First recalling that in my youth I always desired but never had an extensive set of trains and tracks, one that took up most of my basement, I quickly realized that I can still want it, and some day actually buy and build one. I'll probably wait until I have kids (and a basement), so I have that excuse, but as is the case in many families, that set will be primarily Dad's toy. Maybe as an homage, I'll also build a Devil's Tower in the center, just not using dirt and plants from my wife's garden.

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  • The Playlist
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    'How To Train Your Dragon' Director Dean DeBlois Confirms Gerard Butler Back For Sequel

    Roger Deakins Will Also Return As A Visual Consultant For The SequelIt looks like one of the last holdouts for the returning cast of "How To Train Your Dragon" has finally come on board.

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  • Spout
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    Video: A Parodic Return to "The Social Network" Racism Accusations

    Is "The Social Network" guilty of "brownface"? Back when the film came out, there was much debate about its possible sexism and, to a lesser extent, racism. But most of the accusations regarding the latter seemed to involve the portrayal of Asian women as generally crazy and romantically suited to Jewish guys. I didn't see as much address of the issue of having actor Max Minghella, the son of a white filmmaker and a Chinese-Scottish dancer, portray the Indian-American Divya Narendra. Was his skin actually darkened for the role? I'm not sure, and I can't find confirmation that this is true. According to a Washington Post query, Sony Pictures claimed at least no make-up was used for the portrayal.

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