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    TV Review: Shameless, Now With U.S. Welfare Fraud

    Can a falling-down drunk, single father of six, who pays his $700 a month bar tab – when he pays it at all – with his fraudulently-gotten disability checks be the hero of a series? Well, sure. It’s not easy. The original British Shameless, about an irresponsible father and his children, all of them resourcefully skirting the law, was about a family with accents that were sometimes hard to decipher, living in Manchester council housing. They were original, surprising, and they were Britain’s problem. The American remake follows the original almost to the letter, but the distance vanishes when the family lives in Chicago and is cheating the U....

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Sundance Flashback, Part One

    In less than three weeks, 2011 will see its first major batch of new independent films when this year's Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City on January 20th. Documentaries have always been a major component of the event, with two of the four competitions devoted to US and World Cinema docs....

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    Sundance Selects Picks Up 'Mad Bastards'; Roadside Attractions Gets 'The Music Never Stopped'

    As luck would have it, two Sundance bound films have already found homes. When the list of titles were announced for this year's Sundance festivities, those included were a tad underwhelming and we were starting to wonder if it was going to be a lackluster year for the snowy peaks of Park City.Sunda...

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    Review: 'If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle' Starts Off Well But Takes The Path of Least Resistance

    Movies tend to to depict jail in one, collective fashion: scummy, bleak, frightening. Juvenile prison, however, is rarely touched upon in cinema. For this writer's money, the only film to represent it at all was the pretty terrible "United States of Leland." Although the inclusion of classes, work, sport, etc. are more or less offered in "big boy" prison, the way juvie implements them make it feel more like a super strict boarding school than a place of punishment. Quite an oddity indeed, so much that it's a wonder why few filmmakers have taken a dip into that world. Leave it to Romania, motherland of broody art house affairs, to set one of t...

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    Diego Luna & Lukas Haas Join Mark Wahlberg's 'Contraband'

    With lensing set to begin shortly, the cast of the relatively low budget thriller "Contraband" is taking its final form.

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    Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann To Reprise "Knocked Up" Married Roles For New Judd Apatow Spin-Off

    Think Along The Lines Of 'Get Him To The Greek'Update: Judd Apatow tells HitFix, "It is just a story from Pete and Debbie's current life. People really responded to their characters and problems. I felt like there was a lot of ground I could explore with them....There are some fun details yet to rev...

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    Carter Burwell Returning To 'Twilight' Franchise To Score 'Breaking Dawn'

    Oscar Winning Joe Wright Regular Dario Marianelli To Score 'Jane Eyre'; Asche & Spencer Work Again With Marc Forster On 'Machine Gun Preacher'Coen Brothers and Spike Jonze regular collaborator Carter Burwell is set to return to the 'Twilight' since working on the first film to perform scoring duties...

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    Details Emerge On Elijah Wood's Appearance In 'The Hobbit'

    As word of Elijah Wood's potential return to the franchise that made him a worldwide star picked up yesterday, it was a bit of a question mark how Frodo would factor at all into the story that doesn't feature him at all. Well, the very well informed and well sourced fansite, The One Ring, have picke...

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    Eminem Getting Ready To Commit 'Random Acts Of Violence'

    Considering the long, troubled history of musicians playing thinly veiled versions of themselves, it's still surprising, almost a decade on, how well Eminem's acting debut, in Curtis Hanson's "8 Mile," turned out. The film has its problems, but it was well above average for the genre, and the rapper...

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    Edgar Ramirez & Toby Kebbell Getting Ready To Unleash Their 'Wrath Of The Titans'

    Bill Nighy May Also Join, Hayley Atwell & Clemence Poesy Testing While critics firmly came in against in "Clash Of The Titans," the film did boffo box office taking in nearly $500 million worldwide so it's no surprise that a sequel is on the way. Everyone from new director Jonathan Liebesman ("Batt...

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