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  • Caryn James
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    Lisa Kudrow’s Brilliant "Web Therapy" on Showtime: Bigger, Longer, Should Have Been Cut

    This is therapy as it ought to be: three minutes long, by web-cam so you don’t have to leave your house, dispensing with all that dead-end foolishness about “dreams and feelings.” Voila. You have what Fiona Wallice (created to perfection by Lisa Kudrow) calls in her mincingly precise voice “a new treatment modality.” If only it worked.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Hunger Games' Poster Lights Up Katniss Everdeen's Mockingjay Pin

    Believe it "Hunger Games" fans, the movie is about eight months away and the marketing campaign is already heating up. We've already gotten our first peek at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Now a brand new "motion poster" has hit the web to stoke the fires even more (sorry, couldn't resist).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Everyday Sushine: The Story of Fishbone" Gets Theatrical Release Dates!

    Profiled on the old S&A site in April this year, when it was revealed that it would screen at the Atlanta Film Festival, Everyday Sushine: The Story of Fishbone will receive an official theatrical release this fall, courtesy of Pale Griot Films, opening in New York City, on October 7th, at ReRun Theater in Brooklyn, followed by an L.A. run at Laemmle Sunset 5, beginning on October 21st.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Decode the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Poster

    Appropriately enough for a spy thriller about deciphering codes, this Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster asks you to find clues embedded in its design. That's The Dark Knight's Gary Oldman playing MI6 agent George Smiley, a role made famous by Alec Guinness in John Irvin's 1979 mini-series based on John le Carre's Cold War thriller. (It's a great read.)

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  • The Playlist
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    Peter Buckley, The Worst Boxer Of All Time, Gets His Own Movie From The Director Of 'Soul Food'

    Director George Tillman Jr. has had quite an interesting career in Hollywood so far. After the release of his feature directorial debut "Soul Food," Tillman used the clout garnered from the surprise financial success of that film, and unselfishly threw it behind several other productions like "Barbershop" and the "Soul Food" television series (take that Tyler Perry). As for his directing career, that is an entirely different matter. After adapting two true life stories into decent films with 2000's "Men of Honor" and 2009's "Notorious," Tillman directed the confused and frankly awful revenge picture "Faster," which found itself spinning its wheels last Thanksgiving.

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  • The Playlist
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    Stephen King Not All That Surprised 'The Dark Tower' Fell Apart, Has Faith Ron Howard Will Make It

    Well, the writing was pretty much on the wall already before it was announced yesterday that Universal had yanked the cord on "The Dark Tower." Despite lots of movement late last year and early this year, with Javier Bardem being tipped for the lead role and lots of excitement around the multi-platform mega franchise that would've seen Stephen King's book series stretched out over three films and television series, word just as quickly quieted as the honchos over at Universal began to get cold feet over the scope and more importantly the cost of the project. Word was that the budget was being reworked and the production start pushed back, but as director Ron Howard begin circling new projects including a "Spy Vs. Spy" movie and the Formula 1 racing drama "Rush" which is already casting up we can't say anyone was shocked by the collapse of "The Dark Tower." Least of all, the author himself.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Breathtaking, Ass-Kicking Teaser Trailer For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters'

    While we finally got "The Dark Knight Rises" official teaser trailer earlier today and with spots for "The Avengers" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" due this week, it looks like Wong Kar-Wai has come out of nowhere and kicked all kinds of superhero ass.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "The Help" Will Open Deauville American Film Festival + Danny Glover Tribute

    I'll be seeing The Help this Thursday evening, and looking forward to finally taking a look at it, after over a year of discussing it, and reading your mostly derisive comments about it over that same period of time. Although I've read the book, and obviously familiar with the content, I really don't know what to expect here - whether it'll be a faithful adaptation, or something more transgressive. I'm leaning towards the former, but I'll find out for sure in a couple of days.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Brad Pitt Delivers His 'Field Of Dreams' In New TV Spot For 'Moneyball'

    'Friends With Benefits' & 'Conan' Go R-Rated In Clips Plus Extended Scene From 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'It's going to be that kind of week. With Comic-Con gearing up to start in about 48 hours, studio marketing departments are tossing out clips and peeks at their films -- even if they're not going to San Diego -- to capture the attention of film fans who will be devouring everything than can get their hands on over the next few days. So here's a bit of a roundup of a bunch of (official) footage that's making the rounds.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Mugabe And The White African" Makes US TV Debut On PBS Next Week

    It may come as a surprise to some that there was a time in Zimbabwe's history when Robert Mugabe was considered quite the heroic figure in continental Africa, after rising to prominence in the 1960s as a Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) leader in guerrilla warfare against white-minority rule in then Rhodesia. For his actions, he spent more than a decade in prison in the 1960s and '70s.

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