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    Note to Studios: Stop Trying to Get the Boys Back and Chase the Women

    Telling stories from the female perspective is good box office. However, only 16 percent of movies are made specifically with women in mind, even though half of the ticket buying public is female, which means Hollywood is missing the bet financially—with a few notable exceptions that prove my point...

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    'Waiting to Exhale' Moves Ahead Sans Whitney Houston: 'In Her Honor'

    The "Waiting to Exhale" sequel is going forward, despite Whitney Houston's sudden death. "I don’t think she would want it to [perish]," said Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler (who just renewed her deal). Soldiering on with the project is "almost in her honor," she adds.

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    Oscar Watch: Casarosa Talks 'La Luna,' Pixar's Longest Short

    Pixar, of course, cut its teeth on shorts, winning its first Oscar for "Tin Toy" (1989), which paved the way for "Toy Story." Since then, Pixar has continued to regularly leverage its shorts program as a training ground for directors and incubator for technology.

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    Who Sold You at Super Bowl XLVI 2012? Vote for Best TV Spot

    Like many folks on my movie-oriented Twitterfeed, I watched and tweeted the entertainment side of the Super Social Bowl and tuned out the game. And I was disappointed as hell by the super-expensive ($3.5 million per 30 seconds) TV spots created by the Hollywood studios' best and brightest.

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    Pixar's 'La Luna,' Timeless Coming of Age Fable from Director Enrico Casarosa

    Here's a first look at Pixar's latest short film, La Luna, which premiered at the Annecy International Animation Festival, running June 6-11. The short's director and Head of Story, Enrico Casarosa, began with Pixar in 2002, working as a story artist on Cars, followed by Ratatouille and Up.

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    Lionsgate Acquires Summit for $412.5 million UPDATED

    Hollywood insiders have been speculating about just how the long-simmering Lionsgate/Summit merger will close. The problem? While Summit had every reason to cash out at the height of their value before the "Twilight" franchise comes to an end in November with "Breaking Dawn- Part Two"...

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    Universal Digs Into Archives to Celebrate 100 Years of Movie History Throughout 2012

    Universal Pictures is planning a yearlong centennial celebration to celebrate 100 years of the studio's history and legacy. The celebration aims to engage with a wide range of audiences, and it will include the restoration of thirteen titles, including "To Kill a Mockingbird," "All Quiet on the West...

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    Weekend Box Office: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Ignites Moviegoers Worldwide, The Descendants Delivers

    Christmas arrived early this year at the box office as Summit’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One” racked up the fifth biggest opening weekend in boxoffice history with an estimated $139.5 million. On Friday alone the total was some $72 million, marking the third...

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    WEEKEND PREVIEW: Unmissable Apocalyptic Melancholia, Herzogian Into the Abyss, J Edgar & More

    WEEKEND PREVIEW: Unmissable Apocalyptic Melancholia, Herzogian Into the Abyss, J Edgar & More

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    Pixar Launches Legacy Start Up in Vancouver, Air Mater Short Takes Flight

    It’s been a great week for Pixar, writes TOH columnist Bill Desowitz in this week’s Immersed in Movies.

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