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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri': Give Frances McDormand the Oscar Now

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri': Give Frances McDormand the Oscar Now
Duck, you suckers – this darkly comic bonfire of a movie shoots off dangerous sparks that can burn and leave marks. A livewire Frances McDormand will blow you away as Mildred Hayes, a divorced woman who's mad as hell at the police in her town of Ebbing, Missouri. So mad, in fact, that she rents three billboards at $5000 per month to embarrass the local cops who haven't found the killer who raped and incinerated her teen daughter seven months before – since, according to Mildred, cops are "too busy torturing black folks.
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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Milk and Honey Route': For old times' sake

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Milk and Honey Route': For old times' sake
A review of last night's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I'm the quick brown fox... "We both know things can't be undone." -Trudy "Says who?" -Pete "Mad Men" has chronicled a period of enormous social change (and taken place in a time of enormous change in television), yet it's often seemed agnostic on whether individual change is possible. Over the course of the series, fashions shifted and opportunities rose for women and minorities, but were the "Mad Men" characters themselves really changing with the times? Peggy has certainly grown, yet we've seen Don and Roger and Joan and others have epiphany after epiphany, only to eventually lean back on their old habits. (And even Peggy hasn't been immune to stagnation in her personal life, even as she's evolved professionally.) If anything, Don's frequent backsliding has been one of the most common complaints I've heard about the series'
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Acteurism: Joel McCrea in "He Married His Wife"

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With such a definitive and spoiler-happy title as “He Married His Wife” (even with pronouns lending a level of mystery), plot quickly becomes unimportant. Even the contemporary micro-genre this 1940 film fills, the comedy of remarriage, immediately announces T.H. Randall’s (Joel McCrea) eventual reunion with estranged wife Valerie (Nancy Kelly). In order for the couple to come together, both actors must switch between clown and straight-man acts at screwball pace using the supporting cast as colorful props.This outline worked well for Howard Hawks’s Bringing Up Baby (1938) two years earlier, but that had the remarkable advantage of both Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, both known for versatility in anything their studio would throw at them. Conversely, 20th Century Fox put director Roy Del Ruth to the task of He Married His Wife as a workman director capable of identifying the strengths of a trending narrative style for economic opportunity.
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Telluride Film Review: ‘Natan’

Telluride Film Review: ‘Natan’
Natan” elaborates on a footnote in French film history, offering a one-hour documentary portrait as a sort of substitute for a man completely forgotten — or worse, unflatteringly misremembered — to all but the most devoted cineastes. Ironically, what makes Jewish entrepreneur Bernard Natan most interesting is the very charge this quixotic docu seeks to challenge, questioning whether one of the key architects of France’s modern film industry could possibly have gotten his start peddling silent-era pornography. While scholars will appreciate the efforts to clear Natan’s name, the vintage stag-film footage greatly limits the pic’s prospects with polite audiences.

Surely an interesting study could be made of the first erotic films committed to celluloid, though “Natan” veers in the opposite direction as it tries to shake the potentially slanderous notion that its subject (born Natan Tanenzapf) distributed, directed and starred in a handful of saucy short subjects (including one,
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Sdcc 2011: Sunday Comic-Con Schedule

Sdcc 2011: Sunday Comic-Con Schedule
San Diego Comic-Con has released its full schedule for the Sunday activities at the 2011 event. We have pulled all the movie, DVD, and TV events at the Con's last day, but you can clickHere for the full programming schedule. Take a look at all the movie, DVD, and TV events below.

Sunday, July 24

10:00-11:00 Young Justice Screening and Q&A

Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Red Arrow, and Superboy -- these aren't your average sidekicks and this isn't your average cartoon. In a short amount of time, and with just a small number of episodes, fans have embraced this new action-adventure series as Warner Bros. Animation has brought some of their favorite DC heroes to life. Following a special screening, producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and members of the creative team will answer your burning questions on what the future holds for "the team.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Sdcc 2011: Full Comic-Con 2011 Sunday Schedule

Sdcc 2011: Full Comic-Con 2011 Sunday Schedule
San Diego Comic-Con has released its full schedule for the Sunday activities at the 2011 event. We have pulled all the movie, DVD, and TV events at the Con's last day, but you can clickHere for the full programming schedule. Take a look at all the movie, DVD, and TV events below.

Sunday, July 24

10:00-11:00 Young Justice Screening and Q&A

Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Red Arrow, and Superboy -- these aren't your average sidekicks and this isn't your average cartoon. In a short amount of time, and with just a small number of episodes, fans have embraced this new action-adventure series as Warner Bros. Animation has brought some of their favorite DC heroes to life. Following a special screening, producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and members of the creative team will answer your burning questions on what the future holds for "the team.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Comic-Con 2011: Full Schedule for Sunday July 24th

Comic-Con International has released the full schedule for Sunday July 24th for San Diego Comic-Con 2011. This is the final day of the convention. Sunday is known as Kids day and is usually the slowest of all the days, there are a few surprises though. In all my years of going to Comic-Con I've never been to a panel in Hal H. Usually nothing is happening in Hall H on Sunday, this year there are a few TV programs going on in Hall H such a as Glee, Supernatural, Doctor Who, The Cleveland Show, Sons of Anarchy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and this year Buffy the Musical will be in the great Hall as well. I've never been to the Buffy Musical event, and I think I finally want to go this year. A couple of other things worth noting are a one on one panel with Nathan Fillion, and Max Brooks talks about zombies.
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Three Burning Questions Surrounding Disney And Marvel's Deal

By now, you've all heard the new: the Walt Disney Company announced plans to buy Marvel Entertainment. The $4 billion deal would give Disney ownership of Marvel's stable of characters, as well as Marvel Studios, Marvel Animation and the various other entities falling under the Marvel banner.

While few details of the Marvel/Disney deal have gone public thus far, Marvel stock prices jumped more than 25 percent at the start of trading today—so the deal has yielded at least one immediate result.

However, with so many concerns surrounding the news, here are some of the biggest questions about the Disney/Marvel deal we hope to see answered in the near future.

1. How will the deal affect Marvel Comics?

Marvel has always been known for publishing edgy material, so how will adult-oriented titles be affected by Disney's ownership? From old favorites like The Punisher to new and popular characters like Kick-Ass,
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