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    Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, J.K. Simmons & John Hannah Join Bradley Cooper In 'The Words'

    If there was any doubt before that Bradley Cooper is a fully-fledged movie star, the first few months of 2011 have wiped that away: he took an underdog genre picture "Limitless," sold almost entirely on his name, to an impressive gross of nearly $150 million worldwide, while "The Hangover Part II" overcame its poisonous reviews to make nearly that much in only a week of release in the U.S. alone. And, while we're not convinced of his charms just yet (he comes across as a little smug), Cooper's certainly made some interesting choices with his stardom.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Has Kickstarter Reached its Goal of Changing the Way Movies are Made?

    Has Kickstarter Reached its Goal of Changing the Way Movies are Made?

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    A Eulogy for The Chicago Code

    I watched the Chicago Code for Jennifer Beals. I watched it because she played the Chicago police superintendent which made her the highest ranking female on the force. I continued to watch it for her battle of wills with Alderman Gibbons played wickedly by Delroy Lindo. I liked it because they made her a complicated character and as the first female and bi-racial leader she did have to be better than the guys and above reproach. I loved how she worked with her former partner Jarek Wysocki to try and bring down the bad guys. I loved that she didn't care that people all assumed that they slept together. I also loved that some of the great young actors from Friday Night Lights are continuing to play cool parts like Matt Lauria did on this show.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Sexist Jackass of the Day: Writer VS Naipaul

    Here's what this jackass said at the Hay Festival in Britain:

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  • Week of Wonders
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    Photo Op: Cannes best actor (for THE ARTIST) Jean Dujardin at the IFC Center

    Photo Op: Cannes best actor (for THE ARTIST) Jean Dujardin at the IFC Center

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  • The Playlist
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    Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser & Craig Robinson Join 'Freaky Deaky'

    Slowly coming together over the last 10 months or so, it looks like the Elmore Leonard adaptation, "Freaky Dreaky," is finally moving full steam ahead. The project first started picking up steam during TIFF last year when William H. Macy signed to the film. A number of names then followed, rumored to be circling the project, but not until now has the full crew for the twisty crime tale been assembled.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    2nd Trailer For "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Gives Us More David Oyelowo + CGI Apes

    It's about 20 seconds longer than the first, and in addition to showing more of David Oyelowo's seemingly "bad corporate guy" character, we get even more computer generated apes, which I can’t say I’m sold on just yet. Can’t get past the obvious effects, especially when juxtaposed against the real.

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    Watch: Chimps Go Ape In 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Trailer

    BRAAAAAAAAAHM! BRAAAAAAAAAHM! BRAAAAAAAAAHM! BRAAAAAAAAAHM! You hear that? Nope, it's not the trailer for "Inception," it's the copycat sound design used by every tentpole film now -- yeah, we're looking at you "Battle: Los Angeles" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" -- and that appears right in the midst of the latest spot for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."

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    Interview: Richard Ayoade Talks Influences Of 'Submarine' And His Take On 'The Double'

    Arguably best known as the man responsible for the Channel 4 faux-'80s sci-fi parody "Garth Marenghi's Dark Place" and as the shouting nerd Moss in "The IT Crowd," you've likely seen British comedian Richard Ayoade's work behind the camera, yet been completely unaware. The Arctic Monkeys have recruited his talent for a triple-threat of songs ("Fluorescent Adolescent," "Crying Lightning," "Cornerstone"), not to mention they commissioned him to direct their live show "At The Apollo"; indie-pop staples Super Furry Animals put him to work for "Run Away" which starred BFF Matt Berry; and hipster approved group "Vampire Weekend" hired Ayoade to helm videos for debut album singles "Oxford Comma" and "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa." So yeah, not exactly any obscure, Plan-It-X Records musicians on his CV.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Are These Videos Part Of "The Dark Knight Rises" Viral Campaign?

    About 10 days ago, the viral campaign for The Dark Knight Rises (the third installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, currently shooting) began, with a live website (HERE), and a puzzle which, after it was solved, lead to the eventually unveiling of a photo of Tom hardy as Bane - one of the film's villains.

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