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Greta Gerwig Regrets Working With Woody Allen: “I Will Not Work for Him Again”

"If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again", says the Lady Bird director.

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Things We Saw Today: Amber Tamblyn Would Like to Focus More on Women, Less on “the Redemption of Men”

Tamblyn's new piece addresses how quickly many people, especially many men, seem to want to move past this uncomfortable moment and let these accused men find redemption. As Tamblyn states, though, "I'm not ready for the redemption of men."

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Things We Saw Today: That Time Harrison Ford Punched Ryan Gosling in the Face

Straight from the Harrison's mouth are some incredible anecdotes about the actor punching Ryan Gosling on the set of Bladerunner 2049.

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Things We Saw Today: New Ghostbusters HQ Gets a LEGO Look

The new team of Ghostbusters has a new HQ, and now they have a brand new LEGO-inspired look thanks to assembler Eric Druon. He said he's going to keep working on it once the movie comes out and more of the inside of the building is revealed--but in the meantime, this is really cool.

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Things We Saw Today: Emma Watson Interviewed Malala Yousafzai!

Emma Watson interviewed Malala Yousafzai before a screening of He Named Me Malala!

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Women: They’re Just Like Us! Aaron Sorkin Reveals Approach to Writing Female Characters

There's a difference between writing a believable female character and writing a female character you believe you'd like to sleep with.

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Things We Saw Today: Singing Opera with Helium Sounds Strangely Beautiful

Inhaling helium can be dangerous, since it involves oxygen deprivation, so listening to opera singer Christina Elizabeth singing "Deh Vieni Non Tardar" from Le Nozze Di Figaro with the aid of a helium balloon is quite the guilty pleasure.

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The Trailer for Steve Jobs Is Like Apple’s Gritty Origin Story

The Aaron Sorkiniest.

Apple's Steve Jobs was a pretty huge public presence for the company, so the heavy (over?) dramatization of his life in his Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle biopic was fairly inevitable—and this trailer certainly meets those expectations.

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Things We Saw Today: BATMAN THE RIDE


"MY PARENTS ARE DEEEEEEeeeeeaaaaadddddd!" (via Neatorama)

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[UPDATED] Aaron Sorkin Threw Female Newsroom Writer out of the Writers Room Over Rape Storyline

I started seeing rumblings on Twitter last night of some sort of epic train wreck about to take place on HBO's The Newsroom. The train, it did wreck, but what came after is even more horrifying.

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Steve Jobs Flick Owes Much to Jobs’ Daughter, Says Aaron Sorkin

*West Wing theme plays*

Aaron Sorkin is at pains to stress that his untitled Steve Jobs biopic is not. A biopic, that is. That may be why he's giving a dollop of credit to Jobs' daughter Lisa.

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Things We Saw Today: A KRANG Halloween Costume


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Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs, Promises “Crushing It” to Come


Get ready for walking and talking! Aaron Sorkin has confirmed to Bloomberg that Christian Bale will star in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.

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Things We Saw Today: Hobbit Feet Socks

Things We Saw Today

Things like these are the reason I love ThinkGeek so very much. (via Laughing Squid)

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Is “Historical Accuracy” a Good Defense of Patriarchal Societies in Fantasy Fiction?

Olden Lore

Are you aware that human history is full of examples of sexist, patriarchal societies where women were discriminated against? I'm sure you are, as a reader of The Mary Sue. I'm pretty sure you are as a person alive in the 21st Century, too. Yet so many of the historically inspired fantasy worlds we love are remarkably intent on reminding us of this. When I raise this issue with someone, I often get some variation of this in reply. Sexism in (to pick the most obvious example) medieval fantasy is okay or even desirable, the thinking goes, because in the real European Middle Ages sexism was the status quo. There's no denying that, but fantasy is called fantasy because it's a fantasy. There were no dragons in the real Middle Ages either, but we don't have a problem including them.

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Watch The Latest Episode Of The West Wing (Basically)

Great Moments in Advertising

You know, the wait between seasons of our favorite shows are just getting longer and longer these days. I think we need to start a petition or maybe put the decision to some kind of vote. Wait, this isn't the premiere of Season 8 of The West Wing but a clever political ad with a huge Hollywood assist? Still awesome. Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff, Melissa Fitzgerald, Joshua Malina, and Lily Tomlin help Mary McCormack's sister, Bridget Mary McCormack (interesting names, McCormacks), in her political aspirations. Earlier in the year, some of the cast reunited for a Funny or Die video, but this is even better. I won't ruin anything by listing my favorite parts, just please, let me present to you the best four minutes you'll spend doing anything today. (via Mashable)

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What Was President Obama’s Favorite Part Of The Dark Knight Rises?

I Guess I Can't Argue With That

"She’s spectacular. I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That’s just my personal opinion." - President Barack Obama stating for the record that Anne Hathaway was the best part of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. He was speaking at a fundraiser hosted by Hathaway, Aaron Sorkin, and Joanne Woodward

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You Can Watch the Full Pilot for HBO’s The Newsroom On YouTube for Free

If you didn't catch the premiere episode of Aaron Sorkin's new show, The Newsroom, yesterday on HBO, and feel guilty about procuring it via somewhat common, though nefarious means, good news: You can watch the pilot right now, for free, on YouTube.

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HBO’s The Newsroom Is Pretty Great, If You Like Aaron Sorkin, That Is

I'm a very big Aaron Sorkin fan, from Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, to his most recent crowning achievement, the somewhat embellished Mark Zuckerburg biopic, The Social Network. He's a very good writer, and gets the most out of his actors, arguably more than any other showrunner or supervisor in the business. After Sorkin "left" television following the end of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and with The Social Network being nominated for and winning multiple awards, his return to television looked bleak. Luckily for Sorkin fans, it didn't actually take very long for him to return, and this time, he's on HBO, which provides a higher quality audience and isn't a slave to ratings as much as the networks on which his past shows have aired. The Newsroom airs this Sunday, and if you dig Sorkin's style, you're going to love it.

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Why NBC and Sony Continue to Make Community the Rodney Dangerfield of Sitcoms


Back in its 1990s heyday, NBC latched on to its sitcom hits and ran with them. Friends and Seinfeld were like the golden children who could do no wrong. And yes, those were good shows. You know what's also a good show? Community. So why does NBC continue to treat it like its red-headed stepchild? That red-headed stepchild is hilarious, sweet, and has tons and tons of friends! Well, as one of those friends (and a fake redhead), I want to discuss how Community became the Rodney Dangerfield of television.

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