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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women in Film Hits Sundance

    Women in Film hosts its fifth "Meet the Filmmakers Panel" on Sunday, January 23 at noon. Bad news for those of you without tickets, it is sold out.

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  • The Playlist
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    Madonna's 'W.E.' To Screen Privately At Berlin Film Festival, Aiming For Cannes Premiere

    OK, so Madonna's first attempt behind the camera "Filth and Wisdom" was a bit of misfire, but damn if Ms. Ciccone isn't raising the stakes for her for sophomore effort "W.E."

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  • The Playlist
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    James Newton Howard Scoring 'Green Lantern'

    While it's been rumored in quieter circles for some time now, it's since been confirmed that eight-time Oscar nominated composer James Newton Howard (everything from "Liar Liar," to "The Dark Knight") will be scoring Martin Campbell's upcoming sci-fi superhero flick, "Green Lantern."

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  • Spout
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    Sundance 2011: "Silent House" Left Me Creaky Bored

    I know the headline for this review doesn't make much sense, but it is fitting since "Silent House" doesn't make much sense either. Sadly, I can't tell you why, because that would spoil the ridiculous twist and potentially ruin the rest of this highly tense horror flick for those of you who might actually be interested. The film is by the writer/director team of Laura Lau and Chris Kentis ("Open Water") and based on Gustavo Hernández's 2010 Uruguayan film, "La Casa Munda," which apparently was inspired by a true story. And like the original, the remake is completely shot in a single take, an ambitious yet well-executed gimmick that is the only real reason to give it any credit whatsoever. But the first film deserves the credit more for doing it first (please, Hollywood, don't let one-take horror films be the new trend).

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: No Strings Attached

    film review: No Strings Attached

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  • Caryn James
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    The Company Men: Best on Screen This Weekend

    A year after it played at Sundance, The Company Men opens wider today, with Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper as executives whose lives spiral down when they're laid off. And despite any rumblings of an economic recovery, John Wells' tough, poignant film is as wrenching and realistic as ever.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Ryan Gosling Promos Blue Valentine, Sings for Jimmy Kimmel

    It's not news: Ryan Gosling is talented. Jimmy Kimmel is another story. Gosling has been promoting the socks off Blue Valentine for a while now. Herewith, our video interviews with Gosling and director Derek Cianfrance (a year ago at Sundance) as well as co-star Michelle Williams.

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  • The Playlist
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    In Theaters: 'No Strings Attached,' 'The Company Men,' 'The Way Back' and more

    Has everyone recovered from their Golden Globes hangover? Ricky Gervais is now in witness protection and Hollywood is all in extra therapy after having jokes made at their expense by that mean, mean man. Let's just distract ourselves with the entertainment provided by the finger pointing blame game being played by "The Green Hornet" team. It's the number one movie in America, but someone must answer for its suckage! We've at least successfully scared Michel Gondry off doing any more studio action comedies, so there's your silver lining. Chin up, movie fans, it's a new weekend with a fresh new crop of cinematic offerings to get excited about. Aw fuck it, everyone's at Sundance, watching the movies we'll see in six months, so what we have is a sex-com, "No Strings Attached' (spoiler alert, there are strings attached), a pink slip drama, "The Company Men" (topical!) and a bunch of older festival stuff in limited release that are seeing the light of projection booths on our shores.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Costume Guild Nominations and Picks

    The Costume Designers Guild has weighed in with their nominations in several categories. The Oscar five usually favor period, musicals and complexity over contemporary. Of this list, likely nominees are: Black Swan (although the actual designers of the ballet costumes are not the recognized designer); Burlesque, The King's Speech, True Grit and Alice in Wonderland. Personally, I'd go for the costumes in Inception over Burlesque--think Ken Watanabe's elegant waistcoat and Marion Cotillard's fabulous dresses--but this is how it will likely go.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 'Scream 4' Trailer Asks "What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?" All Over Again

    New decade, new rules, same boring story.

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