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    Pew: Media's Future Bleak (So What Else Is New?)

    On March 18, the Pew pollsters unleashed a blizzard of bleak data describing the media industry's future. You probably saw the highlights splashed across many media outlets (because the media love to cover the media; their appetite for self-examination knows no bounds).

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    How Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Outsiders' Got Made, with Help from School Librarian

    As we know from the hugely successful "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter that reached its goal in record time on March 13, fans have a definite sway in getting movies made. Check out this fascinating correspondence from 1980 between elementary school librarian Jo Ellen Misakian and Hollywood producer Fred ...

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    Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Christopher Guest's New HBO Comedy Series 'Family Tree'

    Last night, "Girls" closed out its second season with a rather lacklustre finale, and while "Game Of Thrones" is HBO's next big series out the gate, later this spring they'll be returning with more laughs. The second season of "Veep" will kick off in April, with a new trailer recently arriving, and ...

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    Watch 2 New Clips From Russ Parr's Contentious 'The Undershepherd' (On TV One 3/30)

    As previously announced, Russ Parr's contentious drama The Undershepherd, will make its broadcast TV premiere on TV One on Saturday, March 30th at 8pm/ET, and will screen again on Sunday, March 31, at 5:30pm/ET.This will be the very first time most of you will get a chance to see it actually, since ...

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    Films Targeting Women Dominate the Box Office This Weekend

    Maybe we can call this a bit of poetic justice but it looks like the big boys are floundering and the girls are on the rise. This weekend, the female targeted, yet not very feminist, Oz - The Great and Powerful was again number 1 at the box office. (I haven't seen the movie but here are two pieces...

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    COLCOA Classics Abound! - Preliminary Programming Announced

    This is one of my favorite L.A. Events!! The 17th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (4/15-22) will feature a bevy of homages, classics, restorations and retrospectives of renowned French filmmakers. The festival is also inaugurating its first producer focus, highlighting two films of the honore...

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    'The Host' Soundtrack Features Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Skylar Grey & More

    Stephenie Meyer is hoping to strike franchise gold again next week when "The Host" is unveiled. Directed by Andrew Niccol, it's another supernatural tale with a beautiful young girl, caught between two L.L. Bean models as the fate of the world or something hangs in the balance. And while the "Twilig...

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    First Look: Gritty and Grizzled Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in David Michod's 'The Rover'

    Check out this first new image of Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce in David Michod's "The Rover," the Aussie director's follow-up to 2010's critically praised "Animal Kingdom."

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    Man Behind Michael Haneke Spoof Twitter Account Talks the Director's Taste in Movies, "Parms Dorz" and Stinky Cats LOL

    Shortlist.com deputy editor Benjamin Lee is the man behind the spoof @Michael_Haneke Twitter account that kept more than 30K followers amused during the ramp-up to the Oscars, and the film's Best Foreign-Language win. Lee has a feature in the Guardian discussing his experience while running the Twit...

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    Max Irons Confirmed To Lead Lone Scherfig's 'Posh'

    The Irons family are really cornering the market when it comes to big screen YA adaptations in 2013, with father Jeremy hamming it up to great effect in "Beautiful Creatures" and son Max soon to be seen as one of the leads in Andrew Niccol's "The Host." Not content with simply having a truly badass ...

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