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Daily Call Sheet: Underrated Woody, Defending Debasement, and It's Friday!

THE ARTIST STAR’S RACY ‘LES INFIDELES’ POSTERS DRAW COMPLAINTS

JoBlo’s Alex Riviello chimes in:

It’s always amazing to me how a few morally uptight individuals can ruin things for everyone else. Enjoy the posters.

Maybe I’m a prude or just old-fashioned, but men used to reflexively want to defend women, to protect their dignity and honor.

What a con that feminism has made it not only a virtue for women to behave in this fashion, but also for men to wag their fingers at the rest of us for wanting to speak out against women demeaning themselves.

THE UNDERRATED FILMS OF WOODY ALLEN

Other than “What’s up Tiger Lily,” which I’ve always felt was OVERrated — a 3 minute joke taken to feature-length excess, I am in full agreement. I would also add “Mighty Aphrodite,” “Manhattan Murder Mystery,” “Another Woman,” “Cassandra’s Dream,” and “Sweet and Lowdown.”

Other overrated titles would most definitely include “Midnight In Paris,” which was nominated for an Oscar this year. But that probably says more about the state of movies today than anything else.

I’m a die-hard Woody Allen fanatic, not of his recent work, and everything prior to the execrable “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (other than the just as awful “Melinda and Melinda”) holds a proud spot in my collection and is visited frequently.

‘CHRONICLE ‘ HITS THEATRES TODAY

Don’t know if it’s any good, but the concept is genius and the trailer looks great. The title, however, sucks.

Our friends at Screen Rant enjoyed it.

WORKING TITLE FILMS DEBUNKS ‘BRIDGET JONES 3’ RUMORS

Unfortunately the false rumors aren’t about the choice being made to produce a sequel. “Bridget Jones’s Baby” appears close to becoming a reality.

Is there any actress who has lost more charm than Rene Zellweger? I can’t even explain what happened. She used to seem so accessible and warm. Somewhere along the line that all changed. I actually find her off-putting now.

’30 ROCK’: IT’S A JACK-OFF!

Throughout all of cable and broadcast about a hundred shows aired last night, but EW is all excited about the one nobody watched.

Boy, that “Entertainment Weekly” sure has their finger on the pulse of Hollywood’s backside.

THE WORST POSSIBLE TRAILER FOR STAR WARS: ‘THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D’?

No, it’s not a joke. It is, however, aimed at kids. Very dumb kids.

‘INSIDIOUS’ SEQUEL ON THE WAY

There was a first one?

HITCHCOCK SHOWS US HOW TO DO A FLASHBACK IN ‘REBECCA’

Absolutely. A marvelous cinematic moment and probably the best example of a director manipulating the mind’s eye of his audience.

It was crucial to the mystique surrounding the deceased Rebecca that we never get even so much as a glimpse of her, and that limitation was undoubtedly the inspiration for the best scene in the film. Nothing is better for art than limits. Once you remove those, everything becomes art and then nothing is art. That, of course, is what we have today. But we also have DVD, which means true art is only a click of the remote away.

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COMING SOON TO HOME VIDEO

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR CHRISTMAS: Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download arrives February 7 from Warner Home Entertainment Group.

John Cho and Kal Penn reprise their title roles in “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,” which comes after the 2004 cult hit “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” launched the franchise, followed by “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” in 2008. The third installment is the first to highlight the guys’ outrageous escapades in 3D.

And it would not be a “Harold & Kumar” film without Neil Patrick Harris.

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack each include the Extra Dope Edition – Extended Cut (Presented in 2D only), with new cuts of favorite scenes, now extended. Also included is the UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film, which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the film to many computers, tablets and smartphones.

Trailer here. Scene here.

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HBO Home Entertainment is proud to announce the Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download release of Treme: The Complete Second Season on April 17, 2012. Fans can head back to New Orleans with every episode from season two of the critically acclaimed series, as well as tons of special features, which highlight the city’s culture, food and music.

Bonus Content Includes Interactive, In-Episode Blu-ray Viewing Modes & Featurettes That Explore the Music & Traditions of New Orleans.

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LAST NIGHT’S SCREENING

The Hidden (1987) — I love movies set in Los Angeles because they remind me I don’t live there anymore. One of the longer sequences set outside a strip club is actually filmed outside our favorite restaurant just off Hollywood Boulevard and just down the street from a production office I spent two years working out of.

What a marvelous film, though, a smart concept and an opening car chase that rivals anything a big studio has ever produced. Which is even more impressive when you learn “The Hidden” was an independent film produced for less than $5 million.

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SCOTTDS’ EPIC LINKTACULAR

AL PACINO, CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, AND ALAN ARKIN TO STAR IN ACTION-COMEDY ‘STAND UP GUYS

SHORT CIRCUIT’ REMAKE BEING PLANNED AS FRANCHISE

DIRECTOR MARC FORSTER TO HELM ‘THE WAR MAGICIAN,’ BASED ON DAVID FISHER’S NOVEL

DIRECTOR JOE JOHNSTON TO HELM THRILLER ‘NOT SAFE FOR WORK

TWELVE MOVIE COMEDIES TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2012

AN INTERVIEW WITH ‘JUSTIFIED’ ACTOR WALTON GOGGINS

BEHOLD THE FIRST SET PHOTO FROM THE ‘STAR TREK’ SEQUEL!

FREAKS AND GEEKS’ CREATOR PAUL FEIG DEVELOPING ANOTHER COMING OF AGE TV DRAMEDY

ANOTHER REASON TO LIKE ‘THE IRON LADY’

WHY AREN’T THERE ACTION ROLES FOR OLDER ACTRESSES?

GARY OLDMAN PERFORMS A DRAMATIC READING OF SNOOKI’S PEE PROBLEMS

HOW THE ACADEMY AWARDS SLANT OUR VIEWS OF MOVIES

BARRY WILLIAMS AND DANNY BONADUCE TO STAR IN NEW SYFY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE ‘BIGFOOT’

10 FILMS THAT SHOULD’VE WON BEST PICTURE

TV’S ‘MUNSTERS’ REBOOT RENAMED ‘MOCKINGBIRD LANE’

10 OUTSTANDING NEO-NOIRS OF THE 2000S

COOL STUFF: LEGO HILL VALLEY 2015 FROM ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II’

INFOGRAPHIC: THE HARDEST WORKING SITCOM ACTORS

EARLY BUZZ: ‘AMERICAN REUNION,’ THE BEST OF THE SERIES?

5 AWFUL THINGS NOBODY TELLS YOU ABOUT BEING AN ACTOR

‘EVIL DEAD’ REMAKE: CASTING UPDATE & FIRST SET PHOTO

‘JOHN CARTER’ FEATURETTE LOADED WITH NEW FOOTAGE

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CLASSIC PICK FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

TCM:

8:00 PM EST: My Fair Lady (1964) — A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway. C-172 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format.

Movies and musicals just don’t get better than this. Charming from beginning to end.

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