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A Candid Mila Kunis Covers 'Esquire' As the Sexiest Woman Alive

The November issue of "Esquire", which names Mila Kunis as the sexist woman alive, begins with her recount of the odious pressure she received while promoting 2008 action film "Max Payne." When she refused to pose for the cover of a certain magazine, she explained that standing up to a few jerks was one of her most important career moves:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 8, 2012 1:16 PM
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Best of the Week: Oscar Talk, 'Wuthering Heights' & 'Frankenweenie,' Interviews, Reviews & More

This week on TOH!, we discuss the Best Actress race and indie film chances on Oscar Talk, we interviewed director Andrea Arnold on "Wuthering Heights" (releasing this weekend, along with a slew of other films which we review in the Weekend Preview), considered the possibility of Tim Burton's first Oscar for "Frankenweenie" and much more!
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  • October 5, 2012 4:43 PM
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Studio Ghibli's 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Gets English-Language Voice Cast, Includes Curtis, Howard, Hendricks

Studio Ghibli's latest film "From Up on Poppy Hill" looks to be a subtle, melancholic coming-of-age tale reminiscent of some of Ghibli's finest dramas, such as "Whisper of the Heart" and "Only Yesterday." The sprawling American voice cast for the film has just been announced, and includes...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 5, 2012 4:14 PM
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Bin Laden at the Movies: 'SEAL Team Six' Airing on NatGeo & Netflix Before Election; Plus Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' and Tell-All 'No Easy Day'

Sorry, Mitt, but NatGeo is airing feature film "SEAL Team 6" on November 4, two days before the election. The film is a re-creation of the events, authorized by President Obama, that lead to the killing of the terrorist leader and, as the NYT puts it, serves as "the crowning national security achievement of President Obama’s term in office."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 5, 2012 2:15 PM
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Kino's 'Slapstick Encyclopedia' Now Cheap Enough for a Tramp

Silent cinema diehards, take note: Kino's DVD box set "The Slapstick Encyclopedia Videobook" was made available September 25 on Amazon for the frankly unbelievable price of $11.68. Any buyers of the company's previous VHS and DVD iterations of the high-quality, impressively-programmed collection know this is jaw-dropping.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 5, 2012 1:42 PM
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David O. Russell Lines Up Cooper, Bale, Adams and Renner for Next True Story Ensemble

David O. Russell wastes no time. After winning Toronto's Audience Award with "Silver Linings Playbook" (Oscars, here it comes), he's lined up the film's star, Bradley Cooper, plus "The Fighter"'s Amy Adams and Christian Bale, and Jeremy Renner for a new untitled ensemble project.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 5, 2012 1:05 PM
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Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Lesbian' Inspired by Disturbing True Story

Sacha Baron Cohen's Four By Two Films will team with Paramount to develop "The Lesbian." Yes, really. Baron Cohen works fast: the project is inspired by Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao, who this past September offered $65 million to any man who could successfully marry his lesbian daughter...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • October 5, 2012 12:43 PM
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Johansson, Hopkins & D'Arcy in New Retro Images of Gervasi's 'Hitchcock'

A pleasingly retro spread features new images from Sacha Gervasi's potential Oscar contender "Hitchcock" (November 23) in the current issue of People Magazine. James D'Arcy is a dead ringer for Anthony Perkins, while a coiffed Scarlett Johannson channels Janet Leigh.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 5, 2012 12:35 PM
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NYFF Secret Screening: It's Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

Using the old "work-in-progress" canard, in a move not likely to please LA's AFI FEST, which had booked Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" as its closing night gala, Disney/DreamWorks has added "Lincoln" as Monday night's secret screening in New York. This allows a film to gain media attention and buzz without officially being part of the line-up.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 5, 2012 12:20 PM
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Cinedigm Takes Jared Moshé's Western 'Dead Man's Burden' for 2013 Release

Cinedigm has acquired North American rights to release "Dead Man's Burden," from director Jared Moshé. The 1870-set Western premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is playing this weekend at the Hamptons Int'l Film Festival. Cinedigm plans a 2013 release with a VOD, digital and DVD roll out to follow.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 4, 2012 5:24 PM
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