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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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  • The Playlist
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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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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Directors UK and BBC Studying Lack of Women Directors

    Directors UK and the BBC are working together to investigate the lack of women directors in television.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Alex Cox's 1999 Documentary 'Kurosawa: The Last Emperor' With Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Verhoeven & More

    When you're one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, your life is likely to be thoroughly documented by others, and that's certainly the case for Akira Kurosawa. The director behind "Seven Samurai," "Rashomon," "Ran" and many, many more seminal works has been boxed, written about, discussed at an...

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    About That Will Smith Undiscovered TV Writers Contest... Be Sure To Read The Fine Print

    About That Will Smith Undiscovered TV Writers Contest... Be Sure To Read The Fine Print

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  • The Playlist
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    Terrence Howard Says Marvel Tried To Kill His Career & One-Sided Contract Led To His Exit From 'Iron Man' Series

    Ever since it was revealed that Terrence Howard wouldn't be reprising his role in "Iron Man 2," ultimately replaced by Don Cheadle, there has been plenty of ink spilled about why the actor was bounced from the Marvel universe. Way back in 2008, EW reported that circa "Iron Man," it was Howard -- not...

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    Right-Wing Unveils More Poorly Made Agit-Docs: Watch Out for D'Souza's "America"

    At CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, NPR reports that there were more than 20 new right-wing documentaries on display, from "Hating Breitbart" to "FrackNation," as well as a trailer for author Dinesh D’Souza's follow-up to his right-wing agit-doc “2016: Obama’s America," simply cal...

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  • The Playlist
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    "This Movie Gets Worse Every Screening": Producer Notes For 'Blade Runner' A Fascinating Look At The Sci-Fi Classic

    That Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" had a troubled production is no secret, with currently four different versions of the movie -- 1982 Theatrical Version, 1982 International Version, 1992 Director's Cut and 2007 Final Cut -- all readily available for those who truly want to dip into the tweaks and c...

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  • The Playlist
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    Rob Thomas Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Doc In The Works, Says He Considered Making 'Veronica Mars' As "Cool Noir"

    After Warner Bros. promised to back a "Veronica Mars" movie if fans raised $2 million within a month and the Kickstarter campaign proved more than successful (it currently sits at $3.6 million raised), there is no official word on whether the studio will help fund the film (they have agreed to distr...

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    Watch: Get Put Under A Spell With 3 New Clips From Danny Boyle's 'Trance'

    While he’s been talking up the film all over the place over the past week, Danny Boyle’s mind-fuck thriller “Trance” doesn’t arrive in theaters until next month. If you’ve already heard some of Rick Smith’s score and still need something to hold you over until April, three new clips from the film ha...

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