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    Good News/Bad News: 'X-Men: First Class' Blu-Ray/DVD Will Feature 13 (Short) Deleted Scenes

    "X-Men: First Class" has grossed $132 million since its June 3rd release, so why wouldn't 20th Century Fox start leaking details about the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release? According to Bleeding Cool, via Cinema Blend, the "First Class" Blu-ray and DVD will include 13 deleted scenes which is enough to make the front of any fanboy's pants tighten. That's the good news. The bad news is the scenes will total less than 14 minutes of additional footage. Yes, that is the sound of wind being taken out of your sails.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Selena Gomez Takes It To The Next Level By Serena Donadoni

    Meeting Selena Gomez, itʼs hard not to notice what she doesnʼt do as much as what she does: she doesnʼt slouch or hesitate answering questions; sheʼs not testy or fatigued on this last stop of a cross-country mall tour; sheʼs punctual and conscientiously professional; and she seems perfectly content to be in Detroit during a stressful, career-defining week. Gomez is preparing for a summer music tour, having already made the transition from Disney Channel star (Wizards of Waverly Place) to successful singer, like Miley Cyrus before her. Sheʼs on the cover of this weekʼs Billboard, and When the Sun Goes Down, the third release from Selena Gomez & The Scene, climbed rapidly into the iTunes Top 5, buoyed by the platinum (1 million units sold) single “Who Says.” But itʼs another project that prompted the mall visits and rounds of publicity.

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  • The Playlist
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    Andy Serkis And 'Apes' Director Rupert Wyatt Want To Make Performance-Capture Take On 'Animal Farm'

    We're about a month from release, and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is still perhaps the biggest question mark of the summer. It's got a high-caliber cast, led by freshly-minted Oscar nominee James Franco and performance capture pioneer Andy Serkis as lead ape Caesar, a promising director, in Rupert Wyatt, who debuted with the little-seen-but-superb "The Escapist," and a script more effective than most tentpole flicks. But at the same time, we haven't really been feeling the trailers to date (the last was the best of them), the "Deep Blue Sea"-esque premise could risk looking silly, and the shunting of release dates (summer, then November, then summer again) has sent mixed messages.

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  • Spout
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    "Larry Crowne" Embarrasses Everyone Involved, Including the Audience

    Nia Vardalos’ and Tom Hanks’ script for “Larry Crowne” is a painful and embarrassing experiment in light-hearted comedy. This ridiculous disaster tries so hard to be funny and falls so violently flat to the floor that you almost want to give it a hug as the credits roll. The feeling is even more pronounced by the complete lack of emotion evoked by the characters themselves, and the plot moves forward in mindless and predictable fashion. Never for a single moment is the inevitable happy ending in doubt, no matter how desperately Vardalos and Hanks try to create narrative tension and real conflict. At times heart-wrenchingly terrible while in other moments simply dull, “Larry Crowne” will give you little more than a strong sense of empathy for the unfortunate cast and crew, shackled to a mind-bogglingly mediocre screenplay.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    In Theaters This Weekend - Marc Singer's Acclaimed Documentary "Dark Days" Gets A Re-Release

    Not interested in seeing Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, nor Larry Crowne this weekend, AND you live in New York City? No sweat, you won't be missing much. Trust me on that!

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Four MBA/MFA Students Graduate from NYU

    First Four MBA/MFA Students Graduate from NYU

    NYU is more impressive--and expensive--than it was in my day. When I transferred from upstate Hamilton College --having run the film society and disc-jockeyed at WHCL-FM-- to Cinema Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, my father was furious that I was giving up my hard-won scholarship aid for full-freight tuition. I had to work part-time at the Bleecker St. Cinema to make up the difference. But I loved it.

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  • The Playlist
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    Christopher Nolan Producing Supernatural Thriller For Terminally Underrated Director Keith Gordon

    Becoming a true titan of cinema, of which there are few, the kind who can get anything greenlit, who take critical plaudits and giant box office success in equal measure, isn't easy. Even Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick relied on studio patronage to get their films out, leaving... let's say Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron at the top of the list. And, by following up billion-dollar success "The Dark Knight" with "Inception," a difficult passion project that made a ton of money and got a Best Picture nomination, Christopher Nolan joined them.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Chris Rock Will Dish Out Fatherly Advice In Romcom "What To Expect, When You're Expecting"

    Chris Rock has reportedly signed on to co-star in a Lionsgate project titled What To Expect, When You're Expecting, which already stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker and Anna Kendrick!

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Romola Garai

    The 28-year-old busy actress (soon to be seen in One Day) is now appearing onstage in London at the Royal Court in The Village Bike by Penelope Skinner. In an interview with the London Evening Standard she talked about a variety of things including how gender politics has become "the binding theme of her work." (who says that?)

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