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    Watch: Brit Marling Talks 'Another Earth' In New Look At The Sundance Hit Film

    EXCLUSIVE: There is perhaps no greater Cinderella story this year on the indie circuit than that of actress, writer and producer Brit Marling. Arriving at Sundance with two films, "Another Earth" and "Sound Of Your Voice," performing triple duties on each film, she soon saw major buzz surround both works, with Fox Searchlight picking up rights for the pair, and the former flick earning two prizes for director Mike Cahill. Certainly not a bad way to make your entrance into Hollywood. Well, "Another Earth" will be the first film out of the gate for the studio and Marling, and as it arrives in theaters this weekend, we're proud to present a new featurette with Marling talking about her unique picture, the character she plays with bits of footage from the film giving you taste of what's to come.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Marvel Plays Captain America Too Straight, Early Reviews UPDATED

    Marvel Plays Captain America Too Straight, Early Reviews UPDATED

    So far so good for Marvel Entertainment, which has churned out more blockbusters than stumbles. This year, both Thor and X-Men: First Class delivered, and Sony's 2012 reboot of Spider-Man will be previewed at Comic-Con, along with a full screening of Captain America: First Avenger, which always presented a challenge. How do you dust off a patriotic World War II Nazi-fighting hero--battling larger-than-life the Red Skull--and make ten-year-old boys believe in him again? Marvel bravely took on the task, starting out the movie with the discovery of a buried fighter plane in the Arctic, and reaching back in time to resurrect the origin story of Steve Rogers, a 90-pound weakling-turned-super-strong-war-hero.

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  • The Playlist
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    Geek Bits: Warner Bros. Pick Up 'Red Star'; Disney Likes Gargoyles; Captain Canuck Flies Into Movie

    Comic-Con starts tomorrow which means it's going to be veritable deluge of geek news for the next four days. We're sealing the exits and holding on tight for the ride to try and stay on top of it, but even before it begins, a few bits and bobs of geek news are already making their way out in pre-'Con' announcements. So here's a few things you might have missed.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Social Media Watch: Facebook Employees Sign Up for Google+, Most Active Users at Twitter or Facebook

    While Google+ hopes to replace Facebook as a social media site that allows you to compartmentalize your image, high-ups at Facebook have been signing up in droves for Google's new platform. See the complete list of Facebook employees using Google Plus at All Facebook, including founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, vice president Christopher Cox and vice president of human resources, Lori Goler. So far, Google+ has accumulated 10 million users in just two weeks, good progress but nowhere close to Facebook's 750 million. Perhaps Facebook's principals are conducting some competitive research at Google+ or maybe this is a friendly gesture to say that all social media can coexist together?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Your Mid-Year In Cinema Review (Survey)

    The above poster says it all doesn't it?

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    Popular UK Series "Misfits" Now On Hulu

    Seems like all the good shows worthy of viewing these days come from Great Britain. Adding to that growing list is the popular series the Misfits.

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    25 New Faces of Independent Film

    Filmmaker Magazine released today their annual list of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. A hearty congratulations to Rob Hauer, David Lowery, Alrick Brown and the rest of the honores. See the full profiles here here and the short list is after the jump.

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  • The Playlist
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    James McTeigue Gets A 'Message From The King'

    While James McTeigue hasn't made his defining film yet, under the guidance of The Wachowskis he has proven himself to be an able and stylish director. Cutting his teeth with the duo as an Assistant Director on "The Matrix" trilogy and a Second Unit director on "Speed Racer," he was given the his first shot behidn the director's chair with "V For Vendetta," a kind of silly, very Wachowski-an adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel. From there he tried to save the disastrous "The Invasion," brought in at the last minute to try and salvage whatever he could before moving on to his second effort, "Ninja Assassin." Next year's "The Raven" is poised to see him break out on his own in a big way and he's lining up a new project to keep that momentum going.

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  • Caryn James
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    Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Rap Again (Video)

    Justin Timberlake was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote his movie Friends With Benefits, which he called a romantic comedy for guys. We'll be the judge of that, but whatever the film is, Timberlake is always one of the great TV guests. Last night he and Fallon did a sequel to their viral hit History of Rap. Take a look at the sly, hip-hop History of Rap 2.

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    Watch: Daniel Craig Seems To Be Losing His Mind In Trailer For 'Dream House'

    Poor Jim Sheridan, we love the dude, but he seems to have fallen on a run of weird, wacky luck. The director followed up his beautiful and brave "In America" somewhat inexplicably with the 50 Cent thingy "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'." He seemed to return back to fare worth his talent with "Brothers," the remake of the Susanne Bier film, but the film was delayed and when it finally landed in theaters both critics and audiences shrugged off the war drama. A bit unfair really, since it was a very strong film with excellent performances all around by Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman with a breakthrough turn by Bailee Madison. But Sheridan's hard luck continued on "Dream House," another return to mainstream fare.

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