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    Review: More From Anderson Cooper's First Show (Video)

    There were a couple of things on Anderson Cooper’s new talk show that you wouldn’t have seen on CNN:

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  • The Playlist
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    TIFF '11 Review: Haphazard 'Your Sister's Sister' Ambles Towards Drama With Little Consequence

    Independent filmmaking has become somewhat hyper-obsessed in the last few years with "realism." Lighting rigs have been put away, available light filling in where it will and scripts tossed out for sketches, shaped by improvisation in an attempt to capture as close to an approximation of real human interaction as possible. It's an admirable approach and not just limited to "mumblecore" movies -- Terrence Malick has followed this path pretty closely throughout this career. However, the risk in this style is that if it's too loose, it can structurally crumble the emotional and narrative focus. And for "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister," that's the unfortunate result of the ten day shoot on the film that gathered together a game cast -- Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass -- and sets them loose on a good dramatic premise ill-served by a far too casual approach.

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  • The Playlist
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    Rooney Mara Reportedly 'Locked' For Lead In Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Film

    But Andrew Garfield Apparently Won't Be Doing ItAfter the publication last year of Peter Biskind's biography "Star," his victory in a "Dick Tracy" lawsuit, and his wife Annette Bening's Oscar-nomination this year, Warren Beatty has been more visible of late than he has been in a decade; the actor hasn't directed a film since 1998's "Bulworth," and hasn't been on screen since the 2001 train wreck "Town & Country." With all this attention, the 74-year-old star has done something productive with it; namely, started moving towards a new film: a comedy that seems to be the Howard Hughes project that Beatty's been working on for decades.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    BET Continues To Build Original Series Lineup With "Reed Between The Lines" Spin-Off

    BET is really stepping up on the original series front, as they said they would; most recently was last week's announcement of an original film titled Gun Hill, written and directed by Reggie "Rock" Bythewood, which will star Larenz Tate, Tawny Cypress, and Aisha Hinds.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Hellraiser' Remake Loses 'Drive Angry' Team Todd Farmer & Patrick Lussier

    We're not saying that it's "The Shining" or anything, but as far as horror movies go, the original "Hellraiser" was something a little different. Some truly innovative imagery, some original mythology, and a nasty little mood. Unfortunately, the series has been dragged into the mud by a series of increasingly awful direct-to-video sequels, leaving the franchise just as tarnished as any other over-extended horror series, and culminating in the imminent "Hellraiser: Revelations," denounced by creator Clive Barker, and made essentially as a way to hold on to the rights.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch 3 Clips From Police Corruption Drama "Rampart" (Ice Cube Co-Stars As Good Cop)

    A Toronto International Film Festival selection this year, anticipation for it was high, however, since it screened at the festival (its debut) reviews have been mixed. Though there's still buzz around it, especially with regards to star Woody Harrelson's performance. Some are talking Oscar.

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  • Press Play
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    RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 9: "Bug"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following contains spoilers for Breaking Bad season 4, episode 9. Read at your own risk.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "'Easy' Rawlins" Returning To The Screen As A TV Series For NBC

    Whoa! This is certainly an interesting development. A TV drama series based on Walter Mosley's fictional African American private investigator Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins. Not a film, but a TV series.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    indieWIRE Intern Oliver Skinner on "Faust"

    More from indieWIRE's intern takeover of this blog:

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Toronto Day 5 - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

    It's Day 5 and I just feel like I've gotten my groove on. I think I've seen 10 movies and I have one more today. Power watching films is a skill, and I haven't yet developed those chops. Since most people at the screenings I attend are all film people -- writers, buyers, sellers, programmers and filmmakers -- everyone has an immediate opinion either good or bad. There are no so so opinions. There is a lot of love and hate.

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