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    Trailer Watch: Director Cherien Dabis Makes Her Screen Debut in May in the Summer

    The "Amreeka" director plays a NYC writer trying to convince her Christian mother to come to her interfaith wedding.

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    Felicity Jones Answers ‘A Monster Calls,’ Emily Browning Joins Tom Hardy In 'Legends' & More

    "The Impossible" filmmaker J.A. Bayona is prepping his next project, and it's a doozy, with an adaptation of Patrick Ness' fantasy novel "A Monster Calls," and he's now putting his cast together. And the first one on board is Felicity Jones, with the actress joining the Black List approved story tha...

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    SXSW Review: Madcap Murder Mystery 'Wild Canaries'

    Writer/director Lawrence Michael Levine’s film “Wild Canaries” is a tonal and genre departure from his previous feature, “Gabi On The Roof In July,” but his hipster Brooklyn milieu remains the same. This film poses the question: just how might a murder mystery in this yuppie brownstone setting play ...

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    SXSW Review: How the Murder Mystery 'Wild Canaries' Transcends the Clichés of NYC Hipster Comedies

    The struggles of young New Yorkers have provided fodder for countless middle-of-the-road portraits of urban angst that vainly strive to reach for the tropes of Woody Allen angst. "Wild Canaries" has all the markings of this formula but makes some admirable attempts to shake it up by stuffing the usu...

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    Kristen Wiig & TV On The Radio Frontman Tunde Adebimpe Will Make A 'Nasty Baby'

    You've got to hand it to director Sebastian Silva... he has certainly defied all expectations. After scoring a little arthouse hit with 2009's festival fave "The Maid," Silva didn't cash in those chips for something mainstream, but instead pivoted around and let his freak flag fly. He teamed up with...

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    The To Do List

    A bright cast and a promising comedy premise don’t entirely pay off in Maggie Carey’s feature debut as writer and director, "The To Do List."

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    Review: 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader & Alia Shawkat

    For those of us who came of age in the '90s it has not been uncommon to notice a certain nostalgia creeping up on you these last few years. At first maybe you were happy to revisit some old songs or movies you hadn't heard/seen in a while but before you knew it, pop culture artifacts you didn't part...

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    Watch: New Trailer & 3 Clips From Sex Comedy 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza

    Blowjobs! Handjobs! Pearl Necklace! SEX! Do we have you attention? It's summer, the days are long, the nights are hot and everyone is half naked anyway, so it's the perfect recipe for getting it on. And CBS Films is hoping to tap into those hormonal urges with "The To Do List," the upcoming raunchy ...

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    Watch: Aubrey Plaza is Looking for Lust in Raunchy 'To Do List' Red-Band Trailer

    Even if you aren't in love with "Parks and Recreation" star Aubrey Plaza — and by this point, who isn't? — the red-band trailer for her new movie "The To-Do List" features so many familiar faces, you're bound to come across someone — likely a TV star — you love.

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