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    Patton Oswalt Disappointed Charlize Theron Wasn't Nominated At The Oscars, But Thrilled For Melissa McCarthy & Demian Bichir

    The Oscars, remember those? It all seems like a distant memory now, and it's hard to believe it was just a couple of weeks ago that we were sitting down in extra stretchy pants with some beer and unhealthy snack food to watch the annual Super Bowl for the movies. And while time will tell what th...

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    Diablo Cody Adds Comedienne Sarah Colonna To Directorial Debut; Describes Story As "Weird" & "Uplifting"

    Diablo Cody is a bit of maverick around Hollywood circles so it shouldn't come to anyone's surprise that she's set to tackle her directorial debut on a project formerly titled "Lamb Of God" with an eclectic cast in tow, including Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Holly Hunter and Nick ...

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    Diablo Cody Says The Lack Of Women In Creative Positions In Hollywood Is "Deeply Depressing"

    Diablo Cody is depressed about the Oscar nominations. Not just because her screenplay for "Young Adult" was snubbed -- she already has one statuette at home for "Juno" -- but more so because she wasn't the only woman overlooked this year. Only three were nominated as screenwriters -- Annie Mumolo an...

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    In The Works: Whedon's 'Much Ado' and Supernatural Romance; Cody's 'Sweet Valley' R-Rated Musical

    With "The Avengers" (May 4) in the bag, director Joss Whedon has already shot a "Much Ado About Nothing" adaptation. He shot the film in twelve days in "glorious black and white," with "Firefly"'s Nathan Fillion and "a stellar cast of beloved (or soon...

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    Diablo Cody Reveals 'Sweet Valley High' Will Be A Musical

    Diablo Cody has spent the last few months doing the circuit with Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," and along the way she talked up "The Evil Dead" remake that she recently gave a polish to, as well as the long-developing "Sweet Valley High." What we learned over the pa...

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    The Athena Film Festival Awardees and Lineup

    Most of you dear loyal readers and friends know that I am the artistic director of the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College.  It is something very near and dear to my heart and keeps me quite busy this time of the year.  The second annual festival will take place from February 9-12.

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    Diablo Cody, Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig Get Nominated for WGA Awards

    It seems that women's orginal work is being recognized this year by the WGA with two out of the five slots for original screenplay taken by women.  Diablo Cody was nominated for Young Adult and Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo got a nod for Bridesmaids.

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    Steve Zaillian Earns 2 WGA Nominations; Woody Allen, Diablo Cody & Alexander Payne Also In The Race

    Scorecards will be adjusted and awards prognosticator types will have to adjust their bets, as the WGA have revealed their nominees for their annual awards. Why do we care? The guilds have traditionally been the best augurs for how the Oscar nominees will take shape, mostly because these are the sam...

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    The Year That Was

    Happy new year everyone. Thanks so much for the great support over the last year.

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    Young Adult

    I heart Young Adult.  I heart it because it is an awesome and original story.  I heart it because Charlize Theron hits it out of the park as the horribly bitchy Mavis a woman stuck in her high school self because that was when she was queen.  You know when you look at the male footbal...

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