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    Casting: Michael Cera & John C. Reilly Provide 'Entertainment,' Gary Oldman Is A 'Criminal' And More

    Presumably Hollywood's next hot thing, with "Fifty Shades Of Grey" ready to shackle up audiences next year, Dakota Johnson is probably getting more than a few things crossing her desk. And one of them is "Forever, Interrupted." The actress will star in the adaptation of the Taylor Jenkins Reid novel...

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    LAFF Review: ‘Cut Bank’ Traps John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer & More In Half-Baked Caper

    Cut Bank, Montana might be the last place we’d expect to witness an “Office Space” reference, and yet halfway through “Cut Bank” there it is—actor Michael Stuhlbarg asking after a parcel just as Stephen Root’s Milton did with a stapler. The line is meant as a source of both laughs and menace, but th...

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    Review: Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Serves Up An Unsatisfying Home-Cooked Meal

    Ahead of the inaugural screening of Jon Favreau's latest film "Chef,” the movie is being heralded as a glorious return to the filmmaker's independent roots. Favreau, after all, wrote "Swingers," one of the more influential indies of the '90s, and reteamed with his "Swingers" co-star Vince Vaughn for...

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    Critic's Choice: Three Lively Discoveries From The Tribeca Film Festival

    Here are three lovely, beautifully-realized, low-key films worth catching at the Tribeca Film Festival. Two have well-known actors (though no superstars) and another none at all, but all three surprised me by making familiar ideas or approaches feel excitingly alive on screen

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    Watch: Toni Collette Tries to Find the One that Got Away in Trailer for 'Lucky Them'

    Oscar-nominated actress Toni Collette returns to the big screen in director Megan Griffiths' ("Eden," "The Off Hours") latest feature film "Lucky Them." Featuring Collette in her first major lead role in quite a few years, the music-centered dramedy will be screening at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festiva...

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    Watch: First Clip From Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Premiering At SXSW Plus New Pics

    In the next film from Jon Favreau, you won't see any Marvel superheroes, cowboys, aliens or elves from the North Pole lost in New York City. Instead, just a man with the modest ambition of trying to get a food truck off the ground.

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    SXSW Announces Films Jurors, Including Oliver Platt, Harry Knowles, and Dave Karger

    SXSW announced their lineup for Film Jurors in the 2014 competition.

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    Aubrey Plaza Joins Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai,' Elijah Wood 'Sets Fire To The Stars' & More

    Tonight marks the 100th episode of "Parks and Recreation," and that won't be the only thing Aubrey Plaza will be celebrating. The actress, along with Oliver Platt and Jeff Goldblum, has joined "Mortdecai" starring Johnny Depp.

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    Bob Odenkirk Joins 'Fargo' Ensemble; BBC's 'Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell' Starts Casting & More

    2013 will close out nicely for Bob Odenkirk, with the actor saying farewell to "Breaking Bad" and soon to be seen in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska." And while he waits for things to get moving on that Saul Goodman spinoff, he's joining another TV show that is already getting all sorts of attention. FX...

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    FREE 'Ginger & Rosa' Screening and Conversation With Director Sally Potter

    I'm so happy to invite all of you to this: a free preview screening at 92nd St. Y of Ginger & Rosa, one of my favorite films this year, followed by a conversation with the amazing director Sally Potter.  (March 12th at 8:15 at 92Y.)

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