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Linda’s Best of 2009

Linda’s Best of 2009

A Single Man A Single Man – Gorgeous, swoon-worthy, heartbreaking, and uplifting. Colin Firth anchors this quiet, poetic day-in-the-life of a man who has been shattered by his lost love. Little Soldier – A mentally effed-up soldier returns home from war to work for her dad, becoming the driver and..

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The Runaways acquired, set to release March 19th

The Runaways acquired, set to release March 19th

Most Twilight fans were born way after Joan Jett and Cherie Currie fronted the all-girl punk/pop band The Runaways. But still, seeing Kristen Stewart snapped in candid photos (and at red carpet premieres) with her punky, Jett-black hair has given this indie about the band loads of attention. Plus, there..

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A&E’s The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty offers a peek behind the famous family

A&E’s The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty offers a peek behind the famous family

If it weren’t made clear from the start that the “real-life” series The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty began filming months before brother Michael’s death, it would have come across as crass exploitation, floating on the resurgence in popularity of the Jacksons most famous (dead) brother. But the show, loosely revolving..

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2010 Oscars’ Documentary race gets narrowed to 15 films

The shortlist of 15 films that will be considered for the Oscar for Documentary Feature has been announced. Looks like a good race, as several of these films, including The Cove, Food, Inc., Garbage Dreams, and Every Little Step were very popular with audiences in the film fest circuit. *..

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Gone With the Wind’s 70th anniversary? Oh, yes, I give a damn!

I’m one of the few people (of my generation at least) that I know that still gets all swoony over Gone With the Wind, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary (!) with the 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-Ray release today from Warner Home Video. If there is..

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The curious case of Ben Stiller bustin’ out of his pants

The curious case of Ben Stiller bustin’ out of his pants

It is common knowledge that actors and other celebrities are airbrushed for mass consumption. In print advertising, everyone is gorgeous, thinner, and has no pores. But one trend that I’ve noticed the last few years is not bigger breasts on the women (nothing new), but, well… how do you say…..

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Paltrow joins Kidman in cast of transsexual true story ‘The Danish Girl’

In an intriguing film development that I just got wind of, Nicole Kidman will be playing the lead role of Einar Wegener, the world’s first post-op transsexual, in the adaptation of the novel The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff. The novel, based on a true story, follows Einar’s struggle with..

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A Jacksons reality TV show? Is it too soon?

How much is too much, too soon? You’d think that the rushed released of the Michael Jackson concert film This Is It seemed just short of a crass commercial move, yet it has proved to be a hit among fans AND critics. Now A&E is giving us the first glimpse..

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American remake of Let the Right One In begins filming

It seems unavoidable that any awesome foreign film is bound for an American-style remake. Why? Because I guess Americans can’t read? Who knows. But one of our favorite movies from last year, the beautiful, sad, and chilling Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In, was unsurprisingly snapped up for..

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon cast tour dates announced!

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT OFFERS TWILIGHT FANS THE CHANCE TO MEET CAST MEMBERS OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON This November, Summit Entertainment invites Twilight fans to The Twilight Saga: New Moon cast tour, visiting 15 cities nationwide. The nationwide tour will kick off in Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood &..

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