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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Now: Destiny Ekaragha's Award-Winning Comedic Short "Tight Jeans"

    Thanks to a comment left by S&A follower ScreenNation, I was reminded of  emerging British filmmaker Destiny Ekaragha and after some quick research, discovered her acclaimed short film Tight Jeans is now available online.

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    Sullivan's Travels

    In 1941, the same extraordinary vintage year that saw the release of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley, Howard Hawks’ Sergeant York and Ball of Fire, John Huston’s first film, The Maltese Falcon, Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion, Raoul Walsh’s High Sierra and The Strawberry Blonde, among other memorable films, came the third and fourth brilliant comedies in a row from America’s first writer-director of the sound era, the incomparable Preston Sturges.  Early that year, there was Sturges’ scintillating romantic farce with Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck, The Lady Eve; and right at the end, an utterly unique achievement—light, even slapstick, comedy that veers into heavy drama—about a pampered hit-making Hollywood movie director who decides to find out what life is really like out there and does, with a fateful vengeance in Sullivan’s Travels (available on DVD).

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  • The Playlist
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    Joel Kinnaman Is Officially Your New 'RoboCop'

    Joining the ranks of Peter Weller, Robert John Burke ("RoboCop 3"), Richard Eden (the shortlived Canadian TV series), David Sobolov (the animated series "RoboCop: Alpha Commando") and Page Fletcher (the mini-series "RoboCop: Prime Directives"), Joel Kinnaman is now the latest actor to put on the metal helmet as Deadline confirms he will be the next RoboCop in the upcoming reboot.

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  • The Playlist
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    Here's All The Music That Pumped Up 'Project X' Including The xx, Four Tet, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem & More

    You wanted it, you got it. Whatever you think of this weekend's outrageous found footage party movie "Project X" there is no denying that the filmmakers provided a serious playlist to accompany the debauchery on screen. And while 13 of those songs were collected for the official soundtrack that was released earlier this week, we've heard from more than a few readers that they want to know every song that was featured in the film. Well, we've tracked down that list and here it is: all the music that rocked your eardrums in "Project X."

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  • The Playlist
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    Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade' Starring Brad Pitt Now Titled 'Killing Them Softly'

    The past week or so has seen a handful of new titles assigned to upcoming movies. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut is now known as "Don Jon's Addiction," David Chase's period-based music movie is now called "Not Fade Away" and Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden thriller has a fresh (working) title: "Zero Dark Thirty." And those are all fine changes, nothing too shocking and in keeping with what those films are about. But yet another movie has been given a new moniker, and we're less pleased about this one.

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  • The Playlist
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    Gael Garcia Bernal & Diego Luna Produce New Film By 'Leap Year' Director Michael Rowe

    There's a new wing at the mental hospital, one that few people know about. Netflix subscribers that were looking for a carefree, Jim Ferguson-approved romantic comedy available on Instant Watch instead stumbled upon a title with an uncompromising look at sex. No Amy Adams, just golden showers and sadomasochism. No cure has been discovered for these now-comatose victims, visitation is prohibited, and Netflix has been required to differentiate the two movies in question by forcing Michael Rowe's "Leap Year" to include its Spanish title, Año Bisiesto, nestled in parentheses immediately following its English name.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Oprah Winfrey Lands 1st Exclusive Interview w/ Whitney Houston's Daughter & Brother For OWN

    Oprah Winfrey has nabbed an exclusive interview with Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, as well as Houston’s sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston, and brother Gary Houston.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gabrielle Union Will Be Mara Brock Akil's "Single Black Female" In Upcoming BET Pilot

    Last May we announced the mega mutil-year production deal between BET/Viacom and husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game, the movie Jumping The Broom and the upcoming Sparkle remake.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Janet Jackson Not Joining "The X Factor" After All

    Two weeks ago I reported that Janet Jackson had begun early talks with Simon Cowell and the producers of Fox's The X Factor to join the show as judge when it begins its second season.

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