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    Movies Go to Facebook, Legos, Lebanon, Redbox and Wellywood

    Media Watch: Vibe could be coming back to--digital--life, while it looks like those wild and crazy salad days at Conde Nast are finally over.

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    The Time Traveler’s Wife: Flash in Pan or Classic?

    With very few impediments to romance left in conventional storytelling, writers are forced to add a touch of fantasy or sci-fi to create artificial barriers to love.

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    Hughes Pen Pal Blogs and Talks

    Alison Byrne Fields, who became Hughes' pen pal when she was 15, blogs about it and talks about it. I was moved by the fact that she contacted him as an adult to tell him how she turned out, and he responded by telling her he was proud of her. She has been overwhelmed by the enormous fan and media r...

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    Hughes Tributes, Limon on Hudson, Fall Indie Previews, Where the Wild Things Are Trailer

    John Hughes tributes are ubiquitous online today. Herewith a sampling:

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    Lee Revamps Ride with the Devil

    In the stellar career of Ang Lee, one movie stands out like a sore thumb, not only as one of his few boxoffice clunkers, but as a film which he edited for a studio. "Of the 11 films I worked on with Ang, it's the only one that was not his cut," says Lee's longtime writer-collaborator James Schamus, ...

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    John Hughes Dead of Heart Attack at Age 59

    John Hughes died of a heart attack Thursday while visiting family in Manhattan. He was 59.

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    Talk Conjures Era, Movie Jargon, Fantastic, Other, Serious Trailers

    Every day, I round up some items for your delectation:

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    TV's Revenge of the Boomer Women

    It's the revenge of the boomer women. As the movie business has largely abandoned the female demo, especially older segments, television has picked up the slack. Here's my story at More Magazine, which boasts Saving Grace star Holly Hunter on the cover. I'm still catching up with the last season of Damages, starring the ravishing Glenn Close. The ABC soap opera Brothers and Sisters, starring mighty matriarch Sally Field, is a guilty pleasure. And this summer's manna from heaven is Nurse Jackie, starring Sopranos great Edie Falco as a complicated, fallible, sexy New York hospital nurse who cares about saving lives--while popping pills and chea...

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    The Proposal's Writer and Director Talk Comedy

    The rom-com seems doomed by studio formulas and misogynistic concepts like Bride Wars, which I refused to go see. Thank God for Judd Apatow and John Hamburg, but still, their bromances are aimed mostly at men. So when a fresh chick flick comes along that isn't a dumbed down vehicle for Kate Hudson, I cheer. Written on spec over several years by production exec-turned-scripter Peter Chiarelli and directed by choreographer-turned-helmer Anne Fletcher (Step Up, 27 Dresses), The Proposal stars Sandra Bullock, who pokes fun at her age and credibly falls for a younger man without turning shrill and brittle. Her chemistry with Reynolds, who she's k...

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    Star Trek Opens Strong; Kurtzman and Orci Talk

    You can look at tracking all you want, and listen to studio marketers downplaying expectations. But truth is, if a movie plays as well as Star Trek does, the word gets out. The movie opened to an estimated $31 million on Friday (including Thursday night numbers), and we know that the WOM will be str...

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