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    First Look At Olivia Thirlby & Lena Heady In 'Dredd'

    Update: A couple more scanned pics from /Film.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Comic-Con Costume Photo Gallery

    Comic-Con Costume Photo Gallery

    While covering Comic-Con is a logistical nightmare, the folks who go there to pursue their muses are having a fab time. Herewith a sampling of costumes caught on the fly as I went about my chores. I particularly admired some of the folks coming out of a panel on Steampunk. Photo gallery is below.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Media Watch: Gawker Takes Fox To Court, Youth Watch TV Online, and On-Demand Market to Soar

    The popular, vicious, and gossipy blog Gawker will go to court in order to investigate communcations between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes. In order to obtain communication records between the two men, Gawker plans to file a civil suit against Governor Christie today, reports the NYT:Mr. Cook, who regularly uses freedom of information and open public records acts to ferret out information for his Gawker articles, said the court action represents the first lawsuit filed by Gawker to obtain information.

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  • Spout
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    "Fake It So Real" Observes the Truth and False Fronts of Pro Wrestling and Macho Men

    Robert Greene's new vérité wrestling film, "Fake It So Real," kind of has a catchphrase, which is fascinating because I can't recall the last documentary I saw that has one. Unfortunately, this phrase is possibly alienating to homosexuals. It's complicated because the offense stems from the world being observed, and to an extent it's probably intended as a kind of innocent self-satire to begin with, but it still rubbed me the wrong way. Not the film, which is simply a window through which we witness the unsurprisingly homophobic indie pro wrestling scene in North Carolina, at least not at first. While watching it, though, I tweeted that I was doing so, and later I was re-tweeted by someone who added a double shot of this apparent 'memorable quote' from the doc: "Solar is gay!"

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    DVD review: Forget The Film, Watch The Titles!

    I’ve always loved ingenious title sequences. Saul Bass, who created some of the greatest movie openings of all time (Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, Walk on the Wild Side, That’s Entertainment, Part II and a handful of Martin Scorsese films, to name just a few), remains one of my heroes, along with Maurice Binder (who did those unforgettable James Bond titles) and Pablo Ferro (who once sent me a hand-inked note in the exact typeface he used for Dr. Strangelove!). In recent years such talented conceptualists as Kyle Cooper and the team at yU & Co. have generated graphic ideas as innovative as any of their predecessors.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Images From Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Still Shows The Same Fighting Scene

    A couple of new images have arrived from Wong Kar-wai's latest, "The Grandmasters," but somewhat disappointingly, they continue to simply show the same fighting scene which has dominated all of the film's limited marketing so far.

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  • The Playlist
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    Shailene Woodley Eyes 'Easy A' Writer Bert Royal's Directorial Debut 'A Thousand Words Or Less'

    The sleeper success of "Easy A" seems to have brought good fortune on the major players involved. It certainly launched the career of already rising star Emma Stone into the stratosphere, with Will Gluck quickly moving up the ladder with "Friends With Benefits" opening this past weekend, with a few more projects in the works including another team-up with Stone and an adaptation of "Sex On The Moon." Moreover, he also inked a two-year deal with Sony. Not bad. And if we're feeling generous, we'll even say that Penn Badgley's recent casting in "Greetings From Tim Buckley" where he'll play Jeff Buckley certainly wasn't hurt by his turn as the harmless love interest in the comedy. Now, another name from the film is ready to capitalize on its success.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Somersault' Director Cate Shortland Begins Production On Adaptation Of Rachel Seiffert's 'Lore'

    First Look Still On The Production Arrives As WellAfter boldly making her mark with 2004's expressive and poignant coming-of-age tale "Somersault," which catapulted the careers of both Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington long before they became relative house-hold names in Hollywood, Australian director Cate Shortland has begun production on her long-awaited follow up, an adaptation of Rachel Seiffert's novella "Lore."

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Producer's Corner: Adele Romanski - The Myth of the American Sleepover by Serena Donadoni

    It’s been three years since producer Adele Romanski was in the blue collar suburbs just north of Detroit with writer and director David Robert Mitchell trying to capture the fleeting moments of romantic yearning of a group of teens savoring their last night of summer freedom. So she appreciates that now, as their micro-budget feature The Myth of the American Sleepover is finally making its way to theaters, it’s being compared to other insightful adolescent films like Dazed & Confused – and especially American Graffiti.

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  • The Playlist
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    America Ferrera Joins Cop Drama 'End Of Watch' With Jake Gyllenhaal

    Has anybody seen America Ferrera since "Ugly Betty" ended? Ever since the sitcom went off air in mid-2010, Ferrera has been seemingly off the radar in terms of projects we genuinely care about (though she did lend her voice to the beloved animated film "How To Train Your Dragon").

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