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  • Shadow and Act
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    Is Nicole Beharie Out of "The Good Wife"? Monica Raymund Steps In As 'Cary's' Possible Love Interest

    For those of you who watch the show and have been following my posts regarding Nicole Beharie's character on The Good Wife, it seems like I totally missed a new development in the plot. I first noticed when I didn't see Nicole Beharie listed on the imdb for the upcoming CBS episode.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Black Swan' Scribe Mark Heyman's Darren Aronofsky-Produced Thriller 'XOXO' Finds Home At Lionsgate

    If you're in with Darren Aronofsky, you're certainly in our good books. The writer-director has a keen eye for talent, shining a light on names like Sean Gullette, Clint Mansell, Matthew Libatique and Robert D. Siegel. And let's not forget the revitalization of Mickey Rourke.

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    Oliver Stone To Direct 'The Power Broker' For HBO

    While he's taking a rare detour into straight up genre territory with the thriller "Savages," Oliver Stone is making a return to the familiar world of power and intrigue that has dominated the bulk of his work. From "Wall Street" (x2), "W.," "Nixon," "JFK" and "Alexander" to documentaries "Commandante" and "South of the Border," the director has never found a shortage of material with which to engage in his fascination of men, corruption, politics and power, and once again, he's found another film to exercise those themes.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Why Marshall McLuhan would Dig Transmedia and DIY Distribution

    UCLA is hosting a DIY Day this Friday 9AM to 7:30 PM and The Film Collaborative's Orly Ravid and Jeffrey Winter will present their new must-read book "How to Sell Your Film Without Selling Your Soul" at 6:30. It will all take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library on the north side of the UCLA campus. Parking in Structure 3.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Messages of Disney Princesses

    This speaks for itself.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Official Look At Sean Hayes, Will Sasso & Chris Diamantopoulos As 'The Three Stooges'

    Are you ready to see a movie starring that guy from "Will & Grace" and two people you never heard of? Would it help if we told you it's based on slapstick comedy show your Dad grew up watching? While we'll ways been dreaming of what could've been with the Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro incarnation, we're gonna have to live with Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos as our "The Three Stooges." The dream project by the Farrelly Brothers has been in the works for a long time now, and expectations will be riding high, but we dunno, somehow even looking at this first picture of the trio from USA Today we're already bored.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Images From 'J. Edgar' Gives Us A Better Look At Leonardo DiCaprio As Young & Old Hoover

    One of the few remaining pieces in the upcoming award season puzzle will soon be uncovered with the premiere of "J. Edgar" at the AFI Fest now only a week away with its general release due a week after that. Can Clint Eastwood bounce straight back from "Hereafter" and find his way into voters' minds again? How will Leonardo DiCaprio fare as the Bulldog Hoover? And can Dustin Lance Black prove his Oscar win for "Milk" wasn't a fluke?

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Tim Burton's Full Length 'Frankenweenie'

    Looking at back at his films since the start of the 2000s, Tim Burton has done two remakes ("Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" and "Planet of the Apes"), one Broadway adaptation ("Sweeney Todd"), another book adaptation ("Big Fish") and a fairy tale movie ("Alice In Wonderland"). "Corpse Bride" is his last original creation and with the TV-based "Dark Shadows" around the corner, the opportunities to see Burton doing something wholly from his brain seem to be diminishing. So while a full-length version of his 1984 short film "Frankenweenie" might seem a bit underwhelming at first, at least it's a return to world of his own making. And as these first looks at the film from EW reveal, he's full embracing the black-and-white aesthetic that was part of the charm of the original.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Slick Bollywood Behemoth 'RA. One' Delivers Fleeting Pleasures

    While Hollywood holds the world's audience enraptured, unleashing big, burly CGI extravaganzas, burgeoning international companies are revving up to put a dent into the market. Enter "RA. One," Bollywood's most expensive production and arguably the first straightforward superhero film to come out of India's massively prolific movie factory. As with any tentpole (with a warm reception pouring in from the Indian press, news of a sequel in the works are inevitable), the film comes packaged with a colossal star -- Shahrukh Khan, probably most familiar to American viewer as the star of 2010's heavy-handed drama "My Name Is Khan"). Equally important is the merchandising push, which can challenge even the most gregarious stateside rollout (the Wikipedia page expounds on coffee mugs, Happy Meals, a video game, game tournaments, action figures, comics -- major steps for an Indian film with an eye on the world market). So what you're probably asking yourself is, can director Anubhav Sinha's "RA. One" keep up with the big boys? With a 2 hour 40 minute running time and several standout set pieces, it certainly can, meanwhile sacrificing the bare minimum of character development and delivering a sluggish second act that marries "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Bicentennial Man" with little success.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Help Hits the UK

    How lucky are the folks thinking about The Help Oscar campaign that they have another opportunity to get Viola Davis out in the press talking about the film and challenging Hollywood to create more films like The Help. (Next time we will hope for the African American women to have some other occupation in the film)

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