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    Chris McKay Announces Next 'LEGO' Movie Will Tell Better Female Stories: Here's 5 Reasons That Matters

    "The Lego Movie" was all about utopian alternatives to dull reality. But for a film so devoted to resisting convention it risks looking a little conventional.

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    Jude Law On Saying Goodbye to Vanity in Order to Play 'Dom Hemingway'

    On screen, Jude Law is a very pretty man. In person, the actor doesn't disappoint. At 41, he still looks like Dickie Greenleaf, the bronzed, handsome playboy he played to cocky perfection in 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley." So it's therefore alarming to see him as the titular goon in this Wednesday...

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    Attention Cartoonists, Comic Writers and Artists: 'Queers and Comics' Announced; Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse to Speak

    The wonderful folks over at The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the CUNY Graduate Center have just announced their "Queers and Comics" LGBT Cartoonists' Conference for next year.

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    Watch: Martin Scorsese Talks Characters & Directors Who Took Bold Risks

    Martin Scorsese knows a thing or two about taking risks—there aren't many 71-year-old directors who stake their reputation on 3-hour depictions of orgiastic financial crime, or on similarly lengthy children's films about the earliest days of cinema and the internal politics of large train stations. ...

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    Lego Movie Sequel Director Regretful Original Film Fails Bechdel Test, Wants to Do Better

    "We were always constantly saying to ourselves, 'Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view?'"

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    Review: Reserved & Quiet 'Hateship Loveship' Starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte & Hailee Steinfeld

    Following the smash success of "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has actively subverted the obvious expectations of the career choices that would follow a hit film. The actress has largely gravitated toward small-scale projects ("Girl Most Likely," "Friends With Kids"), in roles that still fit within her ...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Rio 2' Edges 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'; 'Noah' Plummets, 'Only Lovers' Leads Specialty Openers

    "Rio 2" took the lead in the Friday box office with $12 million reported, placing it just ahead of the second weekend for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at $11.9 million. "Noah" plummeted in its third weekend. Three specialty openers disappointed.

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    Latino Buzz: March was the Month of Latino Networking Around the World

    Once again the top Latino works in progress that we will see in the coming year's festivals are showing along with the best completed films selected for these March film festivals and events: Carthegena Film Festival in Colombia (FICCI), Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) in Mexico and Cinélatino in T...

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    'Mad Men' Preview: The Sense of an Ending

    Given everything we know about Mad Men -- that its final season is about to start, that its main characters have been in a constant state of emotional torture lately -- it's no surprise that by the end of Sunday's new episode one character is in a puddle of tears on the floor.

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    TFF 2014 Preview: Desperate Fisherman Traffic Drugs Up Pacific Coast of Colombia in 'Manos Sucias'

    Executive produced by Spike Lee and directed by NYU grad Joseph Wladika, the Columbian production Manos Sucias will screen at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 16 through April 27. The film just had its world premiere at the NY Colombian Film Festival at the end of March.

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