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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women Films at the Theatre This Weekend - April 1, 2011

    Women's Films Now PlayingMiral - written by Rula Jebreal Potiche Sucker Punch Desert Flower - written and directed by Sherry Hormann Cracks - directed by Jordan Scott, co-written by Caroline Ip I Will Follow - written and directed by Ava DuvernayRed Riding Hood - directed by Catherine Hardwicke Jane Eyre- written by Moira Buffini The Roommate From Prada to NadaTrue Grit Bhutto Winter's Bone - directed and co-written by Debra Granik, co-written by Anne Rosellini

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Robert De Niro In Rodrigo Cortes' 'Red Lights'

    No that isn't Robert De Niro getting ready to accept a film award, present a movie or host the Daytime Emmys. It's the enigmatic first look at the actor in the upcoming thriller "Red Lights" from “Buried” director Rodrigo Cortes.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Expendables 2' Will Deliver The Old Man Action On August 17, 2012

    With "The Expendables" and "Red," audiences are telling Hollywood they like watching old people blow shit up. Well, honchos already knew audiences liked watching shit blowing up, but who knew old people could do it too? So there you go, score one for the retirement set. So no surprise after the surprise smash of Sylvester Stallone's brainchild, that a sequel is underway. It now has a release date and Lionsgate isn't messing with what worked the first time around.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    "The Hangover Part II" Gets a Full Trailer

    So far "The Hangover" sequel is looking like a total rehash the first but in a wilder, bigger-budget style setting. Probably good for a dozen laughs, but as someone lukewarm on the original, I'm not feeling it... Studio wise, it looks like this summer has very little options for which I'm particularly in to... "Bridesmaids," "Super 8," "Crazy Stupid Love," and maybe "Bad Teacher" and "Cowboys & Aliens" (sure, "Thor," "The Green Lantern" and "Captain America" all look like drooling-over-abs fests, but I've never been much of a superhero type). After that, I have zero to mild interest in everything else. Not even Pixar is doing it for me this summer.

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  • The Playlist
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    Steve Carell & Keira Knightley Will Find Love At 'The End Of The World'

    As most movies -- and sometimes real life -- will tell you, love is all about timing. Those infinitesimal choices we make that lead us to running into someone we'll spend the rest of our life or just one night. And sometimes, the timing is just off. You're got a job in another city, or they're graduating and moving back home. Cupid can be a total asshole sometimes, but even he wouldn't be this cruel.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At James Franco & Harmony Korine's Street Gang Project

    Franco Also Options 'Zeroville' As Yet Another Potential Directorial GigJames Franco. Actor, director, student, artist, teacher...he's a modern renaissance man and though he's teetering on the edge of overexposure, you gotta kind of love an Oscar nominee who also dabbles in soap operas. And while at times it may seem he's just yanking on the chain of the industry that feeds his stomach, Franco does seem to have a sincere interest in truly artistic endeavors, so when we heard that he was going to be working with Harmony Korine, it made a lot of sense in a way.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    In a Better World - directed by Susanne Bier

    We spend so much time talking about how men are hired to direct women's stories (because men are hired to direct more movies in general) but much less time taking about how women have a much harder time getting hired to direct stories about men. Most of the women who tell stories about men do it through the indie route like Kathryn Bigelow. Danish director Susanne Bier is another. While she might be an art house director here in the states, in Europe she is considered a commercial director and her milieu is the stories of men. It is where she is most comfortable. You can learn more about Bier from an interview I did with her here.

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  • The Playlist
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    Drew Pearce Will Write Script For 'Iron Man 3,' Not Shane Black

    Talk about taking the one element nearly every comic fan otherwise was excited about, and tossing it out the window. When Shane Black was hired on direct "Iron Man 3," fans hoped that Marvel, known for making their presence heavily felt in every step of way, would at least concede to let the practically legendary writer -- “Lethal Weapon” and “The Last Boy Scout” rank in his credits -- shape the script. He's already directed Robert Downey Jr. in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," a comeback vehicle for both of them, so it seemed like an no brainer. And earlier this month, Black told an audience at the Omaha Film Festival that he would be writing the script. Guess no one at Marvel got the memo.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Hop' Is Like Opening An Easter Egg And Finding Nothing Inside

    "Hop," the new animation/live action hybrid from the folks that brought us this past summer's surprise smash "Despicable Me," comes with a premise so ingeniously prepackaged that you'll wonder why nobody had come up with it before. A canny hodgepodge of "The Santa Clause," "Elf," and a handful of other holiday classics (or would-be classics), it hopes to do for Easter what these films did for Christmas, complete with zippy visual effects and a chewy moral center about the nature of family and togetherness.

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  • The Playlist
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    Chloe Moretz Joins Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

    Just last week, Chloe Moretz hinted via Twitter that she'd landed a role in a big, huge upcoming film with an incredibly famous director. Everyone was talking about "The Hunger Games," but Gary Ross isn't exactly a household name. We had our suspicions, especially when she gave an interview to MTV saying that the ensemble cast was the best part of the gig. Deadline has confirmed one of our guesses, announcing that Moretz will join Tim Burton's adaptation of the camp '60s television show "Dark Shadows."

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