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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Garry Trudeau

    A big shout out to the funny guys on TV like John Stewart and Stephen Colbert -- who are standing up for women's rights during this absurd period where the right wing thinks its possible to push back the clock and take away our rights.  

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  • Press Play
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    VIDEO: The story of BREAKING BAD, as told by its opening scenes, seasons 3 & 4

    Season 3 opens with a surreal scene of a group of people crawling in the dirt through a rustic Mexican village. It seems that some well-known ritual is taking place. Nobody seems too surprised at the sight. A gleaming car pulls up and two men get out. They are bald, handsome, and dressed in immaculate suits. They are also identical twins. Without hesitation, they join the ritual, lying down in the dirt, despite their silk suits, and crawling along with the others. The destination is a run-down shack which has been built into some kind of shrine. Inside there are lit candles with dripping wax and bouquets and skulls draped in beads. The men in suits pin a picture up on the wall. It is a sketch of the chemistry teacher. Wherever we are in this opening scene is far from the sun-blasted streets of Albuquerque (the stomping grounds of the chemistry teacher), but it is clear that his fearsome influence is spreading.

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  • The Playlist
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    Literally Tiny Rumor Leaks About Plot Element For 'Iron Man 3'

    If you thought "The Avengers" was going to be the grand climax of the Marvel movies, you'd be way, way off. The ever expanding, never ending big screen universe of these comic book movies will continue to grow as just as Joss Whedon's film rolls into theaters, filming will kick off on "Iron Man 3." And while we have yet to get any official word on the plot, villain or who will joining Robert Downey Jr. from the regular cast of Marvel players with contract obligations to fill, it appears at least one element from the story has made its way online.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sundance London Brings 14 Park City Titles Across the Pond

    The Sundance Film Festival arrives in London at the end of next month. To put it mildly, it’ll be different from the real thing.

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  • The Playlist
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    20 Seconds Of The New 'Prometheus' Trailer & Javier Bardem As A Blonde Bobby In 'Skyfall'

    Well, at least it's better than those absolutely ridiculous one second clips before the first teaser for "The Hunger Games" landed. The practice of releasing scraps of trailers before the full trailer arrives is becoming increasingly irritating and silly, but alas, here we are and in case you just can't wait until next Saturday when the new trailer for "Prometheus" will arrive, here's 20 seconds of stuff. We'll leave it to the nerdier sites to deconstruct or whatever, but don't get too excited. However, in case you're wondering, in these brief seconds you'll see Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba. Hooray. "Prometheus" arrives on June 8th and was recently announced as being given an IMAX upgrade as well. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Cary Fukunaga Says Civil War Heist Flick 'No Blood, No Guts, No Glory' Is Next, Compares Film To 'The General' (But From The Yankee Side)

    Cary Fukunaga is one of the most exciting directing talents to come along in the last few years. The 34-year-old filmmaker made a storming debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with the gripping immigration thriller "Sin Nombre," and then took a severe left turn last year with the costume drama "Jane Eyre," which managed to make a much-adapted tale feel genuinely fresh, as well as demonstrating the young director's impressive versatility.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    From Renoir To Ellington: Scanning Recent DVDs

    I haven’t been able to keep up with Twilight Time’s limited-edition DVD and Blu-ray releases since the company launched last year, so it’s ironic that the first disc I’ve spent real time with—Jean Renoir’s 'Swamp Water' (1941)—benefits least from the label’s innovative offering of isolated music tracks. That feature is much more valuable in other Twilight Time releases with scores by Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, Hugo Friedhofer, et al., as well as 'Picnic', which I’ll discuss in a moment.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    'The Walking Dead' Review: Killing Them Softly

    Ever since the decision was made to keep him alive in the "Walking Dead" (rather than allow Carl to kill him as he did in the first volume of the comic), the question the writers never seemed to answer was, “What can we do with Shane?”

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Mexico is on the Move!

    FICG (pronounced FeeSeeg and standing for the Festival International de Cine in Guadalajara), displayed a new vibrancy. Besides some great films, great attendance and great organization, several Latin American countries are entering the international film business for the first time (Peru and Ecuador) with subsidies from their government pointing to an optimism for film production as an economic factor in their country's growth.

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW '12 Review: 'See Girl Run' Has A Slightly Too Leisurely Stride

    There's a fine line between delicacy and fragility, between a gentle unfolding and a stubbornly slow series of revelations. That line is what keeps Nate Meyer's "See Girl Run," a midlife romantic drama, from succeeding as well as the great cinematography and talented cast would have you hope. Robin Tunney's marriage is foundering in familiarity in New York; Adam Scott's relationship and life are stalled and stuck in the town she left behind, even as he draws elegant and joyous frogs and caricatures. So she comes home, to see her parents and her brother, and he sees her. And remembers how much he used to love her. And she remembers, too. But love is not memory, and love is not hope.

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