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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Marina Abramovic, Melissa Leo and Independence Day Marathons

    Sure, Sunday is overcrowded with high-end TV like "True Blood," "The Newsroom," the just-returned "Weeds" and the can't-get-here-soon-enough "Breaking Bad," but what to watch the rest of the time? Each Monday, we bring you this guide to five noteworthy hig...

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    Oscar-Winner Melissa Leo & Til Schweiger Join Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

    In the time since he was first attached to “The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman,” Shia LaBeouf has knocked out a couple of "Transformers" movies, and even started his own graphic novel-penning career, while Zac Efron briefly took over the part. With LaBeouf back on board, however, he can final...

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    Ophelia Lovibond, Melissa Leo & More Round Out Cast For 'A Single Shot' Starring Sam Rockwell

    It's been a long, strange trip for "A Single Shot." Seemingly stuck in development hell, the project had an array of names circling over the past couple of years -- Michael Fassbender, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, James Badge Dale, Juno ...

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    Tom Cruise Gets Co-Stars: Melissa Leo For 'Oblivion' & T.I. For 'All You Need Is Kill'

    Tom Cruise is going to be spending the bulk of 2012 working on two sci-fi projects, and he's adding some interesting co-stars as both "Oblivion" and "All You Need Is Kill" gear up.

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    Melissa Leo Talks 'Francine,' The "Sacred Territory" Of Acting & What She's Looking At Next

    Having experienced something of a mid-career breakout with her Oscar-winning supporting role in "The Fighter," Melissa Leo's name has fast become something of a hallmark of quality. Recently she has lent her talents for startlingly authentic portrayals to the likes of "Treme,"...

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    Berlinale 2012 Review: Melissa Leo Shines In Minutely Observed, Minimalist 'Francine'

    Evoking films like "Winter's Bone" and "Wendy and Lucy" in presenting a sparse, narrowly focused portrait of a lone female protagonist in adverse, not to say desperate circumstances, "Francine" is the kind of small film made for the festival circuit, and for which t...

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    FESTIVALS: Berlinale Decision Points Pt. 3: Billy Bob Thornton and Melissa Leo play to their own tune

    Part three of my Berlinale coverage, focusing on decision points: the moment when I pretty much made up my mind about a film, and how that moment reflects on the film as a whole, capped by my Indiewire grade.

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    Exclusive First Look at Poster for Melissa Leo's 'Francine,' Premiering at Berlin

    Melissa Leo's "Francine," from directors Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky, is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival February 13. Check out the new poster for the American-Canadian co-production...

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    New Films Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Sean Penn Added to Sundance Film Festival Lineup

    The lineup now includes "Predisposed," a feature adaptation of the 2009 Sundance short. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan and Melissa Leo.

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    Melissa Leo & James Badge Dale Take 'Flight' Together

    Update: Shadow & Act reveal that "Franklin & Bash" star Garcelle Beauvais has also joined the cast.

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