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  • ‘UnREAL’ Director On Why ‘White Men’ Shouldn’t Be Hollywood’s Only Storytellers

    Sexism is not good for business.  In a July 28 TED Talk, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro explained how hard it is for female directors and writers to break into the film industry. The co-creator and director of Lifetime's new TV show, "UnREAL," discussed why it's so problematic that women are left out of…

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  • Irrational Man : Film By Woody Allen

    I can't remember which documentary it was in which Woody Allen stated that he didn't think of himself as "an intellectual" a statement that's patently specious especially if one listens closely to most any of the dialogue in Annie Hall, but that's Woody Allen. The blurb on his new film Irrational…

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  • Jill Soloway: ‘Transparent’ “Taking Bubble Wrap Off ” From Here On Out – TCA

    “Our culture has caught up to Transgender 101,” Transparent creator Jill Soloway  said of events that have transpired since the launch of her Amazon series, most particularly the very public transition of Caitlyn Jenner. Soloway said recently that Jenner’s post-transition visibility and widely…

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    Kareena and Arjun have started preparing for ‘Ki and Ka’ (12 photos)

    Filmmaker R. Balki, whose upcoming film has been titled “Ki and Ka” and stars actors Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead roles, says the film stresses upon the equality of genders. “It is titled ‘Ki and Ka’. Hindi is a language where just not human beings, even objects have genders.…

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  • What to look for in Disney’s earnings

    Walt Disney will report third-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday. Most people will be looking for any mention of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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  • Alec Baldwin Elected Co-Chairman of Hamptons International Film Festival

    The Hamptons International Film Festival has elected Alec Baldwin and attorney Randy Mastro as co-chairmen, the festival announced Monday. The two will start their term after this year’s festival, which will run Oct. 8-12. The two will replace festival founding member Stuart Match Suna, who steps…

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  • Inside Out Passes $600 Million Milestone

    Pixar’s latest smash hit, ‘Inside Out’, has not only been well received critically, but it’s made a bucket load of cash at the box office as well.

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  • Intimate Alt-J Concert Film Coming to U.S. Theaters: Get Exclusive Details

    Alt-J is one of the top festival acts in the alternative music game, and for a new feature-length film, fans can catch a one-of-a-kind live undersell show. Out Sept. 2, Artists Den Presents alt-J will premiere in over 400 theaters across the United States’ biggest markets.

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  • Pez Candy Animated Movie in the Works

    Pez candy is getting the movie treatment. Envision Media Arts is developing an animated film based on the 88-year-old pressed, chalky, tablet-shaped candy and dispensers, which often feature iconic pop culture characters. Cameron Fay (“Brother in Laws”) will write the screenplay, while Lee Nelson…

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  • TV Review: ‘Back On Board: Greg Louganis’

    In terms of Olympic champions who harbored personal secrets, Greg Louganis’ story feels like a timely companion to that of Caitlyn (nee Bruce) Jenner. Yet the documentary devoted to Louganis’ life, “Back on Board: Greg Louganis,” is solidly produced but doesn’t deliver quite the splash that it…

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  • Are humans allowed in VR storytelling?

    This is Henry, and this is Henry, Story Studio's latest venture into narrative VR experiences. The new short premiered last week in Los Angeles, and it's the studio's latest attempt at a proof-of-concept for virtual reality stories.

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  • The Force Is With Disney: Stifel

    Disney (DIS) shares were rising on Monday, thanks in part to a bullish note from Stifel . Analyst Benjamin Mogil reiterated a Buy rating and upped his target price by $10 to $130, while also increasing his earnings estimates for the stock, citing his new expectations for “Star Wars Episode VII The…

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    America Declassified: A Radioactive Movie Set

    Was the cast and crew of a John Wayne film exposed to nuclear fallout?

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  • Banderas depicts ordeal of trapped Chilean miners in 'The 33'

    (Reuters) - Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is bringing the ordeal of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months to the cinema screen, five years after the drama of their rescue gripped TV viewers around the world. The men were trapped 700 meters (2,300 feet) underground after…

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  • 6 Biopics That Hollywood Should Make Next

    What biopics should Hollywood tackle next? We've got a few ideas.

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  • 5 Dos And Don'ts Of Quoting Insurance

    The Internet has made shopping for auto insurance very convenient. Take the time and think through your actual auto insurance needs.

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  • Film Review: ‘Miss Hokusai’

    The annals of Western art are woefully sparse when it comes to female painters, which is just one of perhaps a dozen reasons that “Miss Hokusai” comes as such a refreshing anomaly among anime exports.

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  • Deadpool's trailer for the Deadpool trailer is better than most trailers

    The upcoming Deadpool film now officially has a trailer ... for tomorrow's trailer. Featuring jokes about the disastrous first appearance of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and winking knowledge of how stupid it is to do a trailer for a trailer, the whole thing is more fun than it has any…

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