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  • Shadow and Act
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    Will Smith's "Men In Black III" Trailer-Gate (Diversions)

    So... Will Smith is in New York City shooting Men In Black III, and, to accommodate the mega-star, one of the line items on the likely centi-plus-million dollar movie includes a $9,000 a week trailer, that reportedly has 2 floors, a gym, a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, staff offices, a large bedroom and bathroom. Essentially, it's a home on wheels. And a lot of folks in the area are pissed off at how much space it takes up on the street it sits, apparently causing a few traffic disruptions. The raucous has made headline news over here, and may even be national at this point. I hear that, as of this morning, it's been moved to another location.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Hooray For The Movie Bridesmaids by Cory Kahaney

    Here we go again…my phone is ringing because some funny laaaady is getting lots of attention. In this case it’s ladies, and the movie is Bridesmaids. Someone is doing a piece on why this all female comedy is such an ‘anomaly’, and they want a female comic’s perspective. They always call me, they even called me when Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the house, to which I had to remind them, wasn’t a joke. Don’t get me wrong I am flattered that they still have me on the short list to call but the questions get really old.

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  • Caryn James
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    Will Ferrell's Best (Other) Dramatic Roles

    Will Ferrell is flawless and touching in Everything Must Go, an indie drama about a man who loses his job and his wife, and camps out on his front lawn while he figures out the future. But anyone who has seen Ferrell's earlier dramatic films won’t be surprised at his understated emotional depth, his way of making a character affecting without any manic comic moves. Everything Must Go is uneven, but absolutely worth seeing for Ferrell (here’s my full review. )

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Skateland' With Ashley Greene & Shiloh Fernandez Spins Its Wheels; Doesn't Get Very Far

    “Skateland,” opening this Friday, is not to be confused with “Stake Land,” the horror picture released in April. Though both pictures do share one story element: both take place in desolate lands of no purchase, with protagonists trying to fight the hopelessness and malaise of their surroundings. Instead of a mutated vampiric wasteland, the setting is small-town Texas, circa 1980’s. Instead of vampires, there are asshole townies who have nothing better to occupy their time than to make life miserable for others. Instead of stakes, there are sk- oh, wait, that’s there in the title.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability Part 2

    Today's guest post is Part 2 of Jon Fougner's guest series on Cinema Profitablility - today he focuses on the products that cinemas offer:

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  • The Playlist
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    Zoe Saldana & Dennis Quaid Join 'The Words' With Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons

    Word had gone quiet for a few months on "The Words," a Black List script that picked up Bradley Cooper as its star, with Jeremy Irons in negotiations, back in February. With Cooper proving himself a bona-fide movie star with the surprise success of "Limitless," and attaching himself to everything from "The Crow" and "Paradise Lost" to, more excitingly, Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine" follow-up "Place Beyond The Pines," we'd wondered if the project was still on the cards for the actor.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Moments at the On Demand Summit

    Moments at the On Demand Summit

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Producer Hilary Swank Talks Something Borrowed, May Star in You're Not You, Opposite Jeremy Renner

    Like many actresses these days, Hilary Swank has started a production company, 2S, with producing partner Molly Smith. One of their first optioned projects, the Emily Giffin wedding novel Something Borrowed, is the first film out of the gate, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield. "The business is ever elusive, always exciting, always frustrating.," she says. "I want to make movies that people talk about. There are only so many stories I can tell as an actor. I wanted to progress to be a producer."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Mara Brock & Salim Akil ("The Game," "Jumping The Broom") Sign Mega Multi-Year Deal With BET

    In a move that really shouldn't be much of a surprise, BET/Viacom has signed what is being called a mega multi-year production deal with husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game and, out in theaters currently, Jumping The Broom.

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    Milkman

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