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Burn After Reading

Cool Factor 'The Women' Everyone always complains there are no good parts for women in Hollywood. That’s because they’ve all been saved up for this movie that’s been in development hell for 15 years. It’s cool to see who was once set to star in it: Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Whitney Houston and Queen Latifah among them. 'Burn After Reading' Name a film geek who doesn’t worship at the feet of the Brothers Coen. Add to that their newfound acceptance among the Hollywood bluehairs (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and the timeliness of their subject matter: spies in Washington. Winner: “Burn” is totally cool. Even when it’s rather cold towards the fate of its characters.Focus Features