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    15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

    The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?

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    Trailers From Hell Takes 'The Trip' with Roger Corman

    Writer Jack Nicholson and star Peter Fonda told Roger Corman he couldn’t make a movie about LSD without trying it at least once. So Roger took a caravan of pals to Big Sur, where he dutifully dropped acid and communed with the elements for 1967's "The Trip."

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    Woody Allen Wants To Work With Kevin Spacey, Says Jack Nicholson Almost Starred In 'Hannah & Her Sisters'

    Earlier this week, we ran down The 10 Best Male Characters In Woody Allen's Films, and one of them was Michael Caine's terrific turn in one of the director's best films, "Hannah And Her Sisters." But as always, history could've played out differently as Allen revealed on a recent podcast with Sad Ha...

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    Watch: 13 Minutes Of Deleted Scenes From 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'

    Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Milos Forman’s fantastic and Oscar-winning “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” but it’s never too early to start celebrating a great film. To that end, some of the deleted scenes from the film have been posted online for your viewing pleasure.

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    Casting: Elle Fanning Will Learn 'How To Talk to Girls At Parties,' Penelope Cruz Joins 'Grimsby' & More

    The long developing adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" is finally getting a bit of traction. Elle Fanning will star in the "two-hander love story focusing on a schoolboy and ‎punk who uses music and art as a way to escape and a female alien tourist (Fanning) wh...

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    The Devil In The Detail: Thoughts On 'Chinatown' On Its 40th Anniversary

    I still remember the first time I ever saw a two-dollar bill. It was in a wallet, on a TV screen in the living room of my childhood home. The wallet belonged to a dead woman called Ida Sessions, and it was Jack Nicholson who was riffling through it: Social Security Card; Screen Actors Guild Membersh...

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    Michael Douglas Talks to 'Supermensch' Shep Gordon at the Tribeca Film Festival

    You may only know Shep Gordon as Alice Cooper’s manager and the executive producer of his TV movies, but after "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" you’ll most likely remember him as the guy who got punched by Janice Joplin, shared a cat with Cary Grant, brewed tea for the Dalai Lama, and partie...

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    Doug Liman To Direct Tom Cruise In Comedy 'El Presidente', Jack Nicholson Courted To Co-Star

    When we last reported on "El Presidente," the high concept buddy movie about a clean cut Secret Service agent and the disheveled, alcoholic schlub of an ex-president he's assigned to protect, Tom Cruise was loosely attached, as was directed "Recount" director Jay Roach, with Robert Downey, Jr. being...

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    The Essentials: Michelangelo Antonioni

    While he had made five previous movies, 1957’s “Il Grido” being the most essential of the bunch, Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni’s career didn’t really begin in earnest until a May 1960 evening at the Cannes Film Festival where his latest film, “L'Avventura” was met with boos, exaggerated y...

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    Calm Down Internet: Jack Nicholson's Not Retiring

    Screen legend Jack Nicholson, who has brought a certain amount of jovial lunacy to even the most trivial of roles (in everything from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" to "Mars Attacks!"), has not quietly retired, despite reports from Radar Online earlier today. The website reported that Nicholson w...

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