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    Watch: Here's How Princess Elizabeth Was Introduced to the Public in 1926 (VIDEO)

    With Prince William and Kate Middleton expecting their first child this month, the British Film Institute has posted archival footage from Empire News Bulletin featuring the first photos of baby Princess Elizabeth before she was queen, born to George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.

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    Girls Are More Than Just Princesses

    As we've reported about before, images aimed at young girls in the media don't have much variety. As The Geena Davis Institute in Media has researched only 28.3% of speaking roles in family films are female and rarely are they in positions of power.

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    Trailer Watch - The Lifeguard - Directed by Liz W. Garcia

    We wrote last week about Liz W. Garcia's amazing and perfect quote about women working as directors in a recent interview. Garcia's latest film, The Lifeguard, premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Focus World and Screen Media Films.

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    Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Mystery 'Weird Woman,' Starring Lon Chaney

    Shock Theater with Joe Dante continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director and TFH creator Dante introducing Reginald Le Borg's 1944 mystery, "Weird Woman," starring Lon Chaney as a professor who takes a supernatural wife while on a South Seas expedition.

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    Watch: James McAvoy Flips the Bird to a Child and Takes His Balloon in New Red Band Trailer for 'Filth'

    Not having a U.S. distributor or release date hasn't stopped the promotional wheels from turning for "Filth," Jon S. Baird's dive into depravity starring a drunk, coked-out James McAvoy. Below you'll find the the second red-band trailer for the film, this time featuring a slightly cleaner -- though ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Siding with the Victim, Part I: THE SHINING: Death in the Family

    From the time we are little children we like hearing scary stories. Some psychologists claim it’s because we use these stories to work through our anxieties. Maybe there’s another explanation to why we like scary stories. Perhaps we don’t identify with the victors so much as the victims.

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    Watch Now For FREE: Award-Winning Malian Feature 'Swirl In Bamako'

    Watch Now For FREE: Award-Winning Malian Feature 'Swirl In Bamako'

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    Trailer Watch - Wadjda - Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

    We've written about Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda before and finally the first trailer for the film has been released. Al-Mansour is the first woman to direct and write a film in Saudi Arabia.

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    Watch: Kristen Bell Moves Back Home and Hooks Up With A Teen Boy in 'The Lifeguard' Trailer

    Kristen Bell's upcoming film "The Lifeguard" seems to be the late-blooming coming of age movie of the summer, albeit with a protagonist who's 29. Feeling lost, Leigh (Bell) quits her big time reporter job in New York to move back to the last place she felt happy: her hometown in Connecticut. But ins...

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    Watch: Trailer for M.I.A. Documentary Surrounded by Major Drama, Featuring Kanye West and Spike Jonze

    A documentary about South Indian-British hip hop artist M.I.A. is -- or perhaps the better word is "was" -- in the works. The film's director, M.I.A.'s longtime collaborator Steve Loveridge, uploaded the film's trailer to YouTube, and posted it to his Tumblr yesterday. Since then, he got a cease-a...

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