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    The 20 Worst Films Of 2013

    You know us, dear reader, we’re on the side of the angels. Most days of the year will find us, Pollyanna-like, looking on the bright side of the movie world, championing the weak, giving succour to the neglected and finding the silver lining to every cinematic cloud. But not today. Today, screw that...

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    Contest: Win 'Paradise' Poster & DVD Signed By Diablo Cody, Julianne Hough & Octavia Spencer

    Screenwriters turning directors is not a new phenomenon and it's also something we covered recently in this extensive feature. The latest scribe to give it a whirl is Diablo Cody ("Juno," "Young Adult") with "Paradise" featuring Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and other...

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    Diablo Cody Talks the "Weirdest Thing" about Directing Debut 'Paradise,' Her Love of VOD and More on Interview Trail

    Diablo Cody's directorial debut, "Paradise," hits theaters this weekend, starring Julianne Hough as a religious small-town woman whose faith is put to the test when she suffers terrible burns. Taking matters into her own hands, she heads to Vegas for some soul searching, where she meets up with Russ...

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    Review: Diablo Cody's Insipid & Cloying Directorial Debut 'Paradise'

    ​The prestigious fall film festival, in which anyone who remotely mattered in cinema (or Hollywood), trotted about their latest vehicle. But one name, an Academy Award-winner with a brand spanking new movie, was conspicuously absent. While plenty of unknowns, first-timers and even actors-turned-dire...

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    Diablo Cody on Feeling Vulnerable About Her Directorial Debut 'Paradise' and Directing While Pregnant

    Diablo Cody is terrified. Her directorial debut, the heartwarming comedy "Paradise," opens in select theaters this Friday (it's currently available to watch on VOD) and Cody is feeling vulnerable. This coming from a woman who won an Oscar for "Juno," her screenwriting debut, seven years back.

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    Interview with Diablo Cody - Director of Paradise

    Diablo Cody's directorial debut, Paradise, is out on October 18th, 2013 in Los Angeles and New York theaters.

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    Surprises, Oscar Clout & The "Magical Negro" Trope: Diablo Cody, Octavia Spencer & Julianne Hough Talk 'Paradise'

    For such a notable first-time event from one of our favorite screenwriters, Diablo Cody's directorial debut “Paradise” certainly stuck a soft landing. First popping up under the title “Lamb of God” with an odd blend of cast members—Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, and Julianne Hough—it then promptly ...

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    LatinoBuzz: Interview with Dir. Mariana Chenillo on her film 'Paraiso' (Paradise)

    Following her debut feature Nora's Will, Mexican director Mariana Chenillo presents her sophomore effort Paraiso (Paradise) a love story that defies physical appearances and has plenty of heart. Read our review HERE

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    LatinoBuzz Review: Paraiso (Paradise)

    Departing from a short story by Mexican writer Julieta Arevalo, and with the support of the very progressive Mexican production company Canana, owned by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, Mariana Chenillo’s sophomore feature is a breath of fresh air both in the romantic comedy genre as we...

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    "What's The Magical Negro" Narrative Convention? Watch The First 2 Clips From Diablo Cody's 'Paradise'

    "Young Adult" rules, the wry '80s teen horror homage "Jennifer's Body" would have fared far better with another director, and "Juno"—regardless of what you think of that film and its pop-culture referencing protagonist—has become an indie film classic (haters, let us remind you it won an Academy Awa...

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