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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Finally! Laurel & Hardy On Dvd

    It’s a cultural crime that the greatest comedy team of all time has been so forsaken on DVD…until now. Therefore, I’m happy to report that Laurel & Hardy The Essential Collection (Vivendi) fully lives up to its name. It includes all of the team’s talkie shorts—including the ones they made in foreign languages for the international market—and most of their feature films for producer Hal Roach. (A handful of these films were released several years ago, but in slipshod fashion, using syndicated TV masters with fade-outs for commercial breaks!)

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Episode 4 Of New Sci-Fi/Thriller Web Series "Osiris"

    Here's episode #4 of Donnie Leapheart's 10-episode sci-fi/action/thriller web series titled Osiris.

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    More: Watch Now
  • Shadow and Act
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    New James Bond Flick Title Announced + Naomie Harris' Character Revealed (It's Not Moneypenny)

    So if you been anxiously awaiting the title of the new James Bond film your wait is over. The title for James Bond 23 is Skyfall.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Once' Helmer John Carney Hired To Direct Steve Carell In Drama 'Dogs of Babel'

    Making the leap from TV comic to big-screen star has always been a tricky route -- one flop can put you right back to square one, and conversely, the temptation to take every project that comes your way, risking over-exposing yourself, seems to be a common one. There's no denying that Steve Carell's had some missteps since breaking out of "The Daily Show" and "Anchorman" -- "Evan Almighty," "Get Smart," "Dinner for Schmucks" -- but crucially, most of his films, even the less well-received pictures, have performed relatively well at the box office, and he's now a bona-fide A-lister.

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  • The Playlist
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    Warner Bros. Hires 'Wrath Of The Titans' Writers To Pen 'Clash Of The Titans 3'

    With "Immortals" landing next week, "Wrath of the Titans" next spring and "300: Battle of Artemisia" arriving the year after that, you'd think that might be enough buff dudes yelling for the next little while. But apparently not, as Warner Bros. is banking on the fact you're gonna want to see more mythological figures clanging swords or whatever.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    A Woman Takes Over the Academy

    A Woman Takes Over the Academy

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    AFM News: Freestyle Digital Media to Focus on Digital, Cable, VOD Distribution

    In case you were wondering, VOD distribution is here to stay. Look at JC Chandor's $3.5 million Margin Call, which lured a strong ensemble of name actors led by Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto, and has passed the $1.5 million mark theatrically in limited release, as it was also available day-and-date on VOD. More and more people are learning, as Netflix had hoped, to download and stream movies from their cable companies or through Roku, iTunes, PS3 or TiVo. Several folks I know picked up on the publicity and ad noise surrounding Margin Call and watched it on its second weekend in theaters, at home. It's significant, too, that theater owners are lowering ticket prices for a change.

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  • The Playlist
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    AFI Fest Secret Screening Rumored To Be Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire'

    AFI Fest kicks off today with Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" getting its world premiere, and the lineup for the next week includes an array of awards season heavy hitters including "The Artist," "Carnage," "Shame," "Rampart" and more. However, just like last year, they've got one film yet to be announced. Festival-goers in 2010 were pleasantly surprised with a secret screening of David O. Russell's "The Fighter," and on Sunday night another mystery movie will be unveiled, one that should definitely get the adrenaline pumping of everyone in the room.

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    More: Films, Haywire
  • The Playlist
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    RZA & Misty Upham Join Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    With pretty much all the major parts now cast, it's just bits and pieces left to get into place for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," and he's got two more folks coming on board.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Thing to be Grateful For: The Hunger Games is Not Twilight

    As Part 1 of the final Twilight film Breaking Dawn gets set to roll out on November 18 to gigantic box office numbers (people are already buying tickets online in anticipation) the next big thing -- at least for us ladies and girls -- coming down the pike is The Hunger Games.

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