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Every Monday, Flashback brings you up to speed with the buzz and latest news on all things arts and entertainment you may have missed during the weekend.

Counterclockwise: crazy, crazier, craziest.

Angelina Jolie in serious mode or Angelina with guns and in high boots? EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum and Owen Gleiberman discuss the question. Personally, we prefer our Angelina Jolie very crazy and threatening to jam a pen in our aorta.

The Los Angeles Times profiled Shawn Ryan, the man behind FX’s The Shield. The show starts its seventh and final season September 2—also known as the day after the return of Gossip Girl.

With Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Woody Allen has found funny again. Or so we hear. Every screening we tried to attend this weekend at E Street Cinema was sold out. If the film is half as funny as Allen’s production diary, we can understand the craze.

The Post’s Bob Thompson, or Prose Guy as he calls himself in the article, examined the renaissance of the graphic novel—and some of the medium’s most influential players—in the world of publishing.

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