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Judith Crist, a blunt and popular film critic, has died at age 90. Her son, Steven Crist, said his mother passed away Tuesday at her Manhattan home after a long illness.

Crist was a popular figure for the Today show, TV Guide and the NY Herald Tribune; her reviews were at times so harsh that she earned the nickname Judas Crist.

Starting in 1963, at the Tribune, Crist wrote about and discussed thousands of movies for millions of readers and viewers, and also covered theater and books.

J Crist

Judith Crist was the first woman to become a full-time critic at a major U.S. newspaper and was among the first reviewers of her time to gain a national following.

Roger Ebert credits her with making all critics better known, including contemporaries as The New Yorker's Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris of the Village Voice.

Long before movie news and commentary were commonplace, the 1960s and 1970s were an inspiring time for reviewers. While Crist duly celebrated many great movies, she didn't mince words: her trademark quickly became the putdown.

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Meta Golding is the latest name added to the cast of Catching Fire.

The actress - who has appeared on such shows as CSI: Miami, Burn Notice and House - will come on board The Hunger Games sequel in the role of Enobaria, the District 2 tribute who won her competition by tearing open the throat of her rival with her teeth.

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Golding joins a cast of newcomers - who will join Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and others - that includes:

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Lindsay Lohan will star in Scary Movie 5, sources confirmed over the weekend.

The comeback kid continues her recent winning streak - Lifetime's Liz & Dick stars Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor and The Canyons features Lindsay and porn star James Deen - as E! News reports shes "definitely" doing the film.

What's more, Charlie Sheen may appear along side her. Seriously.

  • Lindsay Lohan's Teeth
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Despite him being uncomfortably killed off in Scary Movie 4, Sheen is said to be in talks to return for the franchise's fifth installment, due out in 2013.

It's being touted as a complete reboot of the franchise, so it's easy to invent ways to bring Charlie back ... hopefully in scenes with Lindsay.

It would be a watershed moment for celebrity gossip if these two train wrecks / tabloid staples had some sort of fight scene to the death.

Anna Faris, meanwhile, will not appear in Scary Movie 5.

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Movie goers this weekend proved they are not sick of The Dark Knight Rises. But they may be sick of remakes.

The final installment of Christopher Nolan's trilogy earned $36.4 million, enough to place it atop the box office for the third consecutive week. It has now garnered $354.6 million domestically in 17 days.

Go Batman!

In other movie news, Sony's remake of Total Recall - with Colin Farrell in the role Arnold Schwarzenegger made famous - did not make the major dent many expected.

It finished in second place with $26 million, which (adjusted for inflation) is nearly $20 million less than the original on its opening weekend.

Take a look at the top five below:

  1. The Dark Knight Rises: $36.4 million
  2. Total Recall: $26.0 million
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: $14.7 million
  4. Ice Age: Continental Drift: $8.4 million
  5. The Watch: $6.4 million
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Kristen Stewart has found a role that won't involve any awkward off-set drama. At least we hope.

The actress has reportedly beaten out Jennifer Lawrence for the lead in Lie Down In Darkness, a big screen version of William Styron’s 1951 novel.

Set in that same decade, the story will find Stewart portraying Peyton Loftis, a member of a dysfunctional family who becomes the target of her mother's jealous hatred and her father's alcoholic, incestuous lust. Ewwww.

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Other movie news is a lot more awkward for Stewart these days:

She's schedule to promote Breaking Dawn Part 2 in the fall... alongside a young man who is currently a mess as a result of her cheating actions.

She's also attached to a Snow White and the Huntsman sequel... possibly opposite a director with whom she engaged in an affair and who has since been barred from contact with Stewart.

It should be interesting to note the career arc of Kristen going forward. How much will this sordid deed affect her on-screen future? It's early, but if this role nabbing is any indication, the answer is a resounding: in no way at all.

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Lynn Cohen is set to enter The Hunger Games arena.

The actress has been cast in the sequel to this blockbuster as Mags, an elderly Tribute from District 4 who has served as a mentor to Finnick Odair.

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Cohen is the latest addition to the impressive Catching Fire crew.

Aside from returning stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin is reportedly on board as Finnick, while Philip Seymour Hoffman will take on Plutarch Heavensbee and Jena Malone plays Johanna Mason.

Catching Fire comes out on November 22, 2013.

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The movie's two leads may not be on speaking terms, but that won't stop the Breaking Dawn Part 2 promotional train for taking off as scheduled.

Amid questions over how the Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart saga will affect marking - she cheated on him with Rupert Sanders; he's gone into hiding and is considered a total mess - a spokesperson for Summit Entertainment has taken the unusual step of issuing a press release.

  • Robert Pattinson as Edward
  • Kristen Stewart as Bella

Says Nancy Kirkpatrick to Entertainment Weekly:

“While it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead and looking forward to this November’s opening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.  We are confident that the film delivers amazing entertainment for our passionate fans and general audience alike.”

Earlier this week, actress Christian Serratos said she can't imagine the Robsten drama affects the film's box office haul, but we're not so sure.

Will you go see Breaking Dawn Part 2 despite this scandal?

 

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Lindsay Lohan's sex scene in The Canyons, which co-stars porn actor James Deen, came with an interesting caveat that viewers of the film will never see.

The actress was hesitant, according to TMZ, to shoot the steamy scene, but agreed after the crew filming the romp fulfilled an very unusual request.

What was it? That everybody take part! Sort of.

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The scene showing Lindsay Lohan nude (or at least topless) made her so unsettled that she made every one of the 10-man crew strip down to boxers.

The crew was hesitant at first, but eventually obliged, stripping down and preparing for the scene in their underwear. After that, things went great!

One would think that Lindsay Lohan, whose Playboy photos were among the most-viewed in the magazine's history, would be totally uninhibited.

Then again, one would think a lot of things about Lindsay Lohan that aren't true. Girl has a tendency of defying logic ... as well as many, many laws.

In any case, you can see her boobs, if you're into that sort of thing, in the new movie, due out next year. This concludes today's most pointless movie news!

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The Wolfpack will eventually be back.

In anticipation of the third film in this comedic trilogy - expected to hit theaters on May 24 - Legendary Pictures has released a logo that teases new adventures to come for Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper in The Hangover 3.

Check it out now:

The Hangover 3 Logo

The only movie news we know of related to the follow-up is that the men (boys?) will stop by Las Vegas once again.

While the sequel wasn't met with strong reviews, it did garner $254 million domestically, making a third Todd Phillips-directed film a no-brainer for this studio.

Cooper, Helms, Galifianakis, and Ken Jeong are all expected to return, leaving fans with just one question: What about Mike Tyson?

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This certainly puts a whole new spin on The Matrix: Revolutions.

Larry Wachowski, the acclaimed Hollywood director responsible for the hit movie franchise has apparently outed himself as a pink-haired transsexual.

He recently made an unexpected public debut as Lana Wachowski.

Larry Wachowski Sex Change

Wachowski has been undergoing hormone therapy as part of his sex change treatment for nearly a decade now, according to the Daily Mail (UK).

In a trailer for his latest film, Cloud Atlas, Wachowski says in a soft voice: ‘Hi, I’m Lana.’ It's the first time he has appeared publicly as a woman.

Wachowski's new film, which stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon, is one of the most hotly anticipated of the year.

At the height of The Matrix's popularity, Wachowski left his wife for a dominatrix called Ilsa Strix. Here's hoping he's found happiness since then.

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