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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Marion Cotillard Takes on Sexism

    Sometimes the easiest way to make people aware of sexism is to make fun of it. This video cracked me up.

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  • The Playlist
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    Cameron Crowe Has Discussed Possible Sequel To 'Say Anything...' With John Cusack

    At Least He's Not Planning 'Elizabethtown: The Golden Age'Until 1989, Cameron Crowe was known principally as a journalist, who'd also managed to turn his impressive undercover-at-high-school book "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" into one of the best teen films of the decade. But follow-up "The Wild Life" was poorly received, and it took him a while to work in film again. But James L. Brooks (and the late Polly Platt) brought Crowe into their fold, and the result was "Say Anything...," a teen rom-com of rare complexity and feeling, and the film that truly launched John Cusack onto the A-list: for all the great work the actor's done over the years, the image of Lloyd Dobler wooing Diane Court (Ione Skye) with a boombox playing Peter Gabriel is the one that will likely represent him for most.

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  • The Playlist
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    Unbowed Lars Von Trier To Shoot 'Nymphomaniac' In Summer 2012

    Plus Von Trier Responds As 'Dogville' Is Named The Favorite Film Of Norway Killer Anders Behring Breivik Danish enfant terrible Lars Von Trier managed to top even his own record of being a complete jackass at the Cannes Film Festival this year when, at the premiere of his latest film, the apocalyptic drama "Melancholia," he made a string of comments, including describing himself as "a Nazi," which saw the long-time supporters on the Croisette declare him "persona non grata." Was this the undoing of one of the film world's most provocative directors?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Harry Belafonte Urges NAACP To Form "Radical" Think Tank Group

    At the 102nd annual NAACP national convention currently taking place in Los Angeles, actor and activist Harry Belafonte echoed statements we've all heard before regarding blacks in film. He stated the Hollywood industry will..."never ever yield to the needs of people of color."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide; Joins Top Nine Grossers

    Since it opened 17 days ago, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 has been breaking box office records, but remember--the series finale had a 3-D boost. Anthony D'Alessandro does the global numbers:In just 17 days, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 flew past the $1-billion mark at the global box office, making it the highest grossing chapter in the franchise as well as the ninth film ever to cross this benchmark (top nine grossers list is below).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    So How Did "Attack The Block" Do This Weekend?

    Actually pretty damn good all things considering. The film opened in only 8 theaters across the country making a total of $130,000 with an average of $16,250 per screen.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Clips for Shocking Documentary "Angel"

    The documentary Angel, directed by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva and produced by Laurent Segal, is another film screening at next month's New York International Latino Film Festival.

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  • Press Play
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    SIMON SAYS: LIFE DURING WARTIME examines how outsiders can alter a family's perception of itself

    By Simon AbramsPress Play Contributor

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Torchwood: Miracle Day, Escape to L.A., Episode 4 Recap and Review

    Torchwood: Miracle Day confounds and delights reviewer David Chute, in equal measure:An embarrassment of riches, in narrative terms, as Torchwood: Miracle Day continues. If the show has a single defining problem, so far, it’s overcrowding -- it races through so many complicated plot twists, and downloads so much information on the fly, that we’re distracted from big moments that should reverberate a lot more.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Weekend B.O. (July 29-31)

    It wasn't supposed to happen this way. How did some half-forgotten kids cartoon wind up tying with what was supposed to be the this weekend's big movie Cowboys & Aliens? People are stunned (and that includes me) that The Smurfs movie did a lot better than everyone predicted, and Cowboys and Aliens underperformed, pulling in $10 million less than everyone predicted. If you have any answers let us know.

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