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    Venice Review: Ramin Bahrani's 'At Any Price' A Patchy But Powerful Melodrama With A Fantastic Performance By Dennis Quaid

    The first three feature films by Ramin Bahrani – 2005’s “Man Push Cart,” 2007’s “Chop Shop” and 2008’s “Goodbye Solo” -- were extremely well-regarded by festival and art-house crowds (Roger Ebert called Bahrani “the director of t...

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    Ugandan Donald Mugisha's 'Bicycle Thieves'-Inspired 'Boda Boda Thieves' Gets Another Boost

    Congrats to Ugandan Donald Mugisha whose feature film project, The Boda Boda Thieves, continues to attract the right kind of international attention.

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    Slamdance Award-Winner 'Punching the Clown' Being Developed as a Showtime Series

    Director Gregori Viens' indie comedy/future cult film "Punching the Clown" won the audience award for best narrative feature at Slamdance in 2009 before a small self-distributed theatrical release in 2010. The film, which Viens co-wrote with star Henry Phillips, is loosely based on Phi...

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    Guy Pearce Says His 'Iron Man 3' Role Is "Cameo Stuff"

    Guy Pearce is a man of many faces. This year alone he went from being a space jock hero in "Lockout," to a sneering effeminate baddie in "Lawless" in two wholly different performances. That the actor is talented and versatile, you already know, and his choices tend to be both int...

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    "No F*ckin Cops!": It's The Red Band Trailer For 'Seven Psychopaths'

    As you likely already know, Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" is one of our most highly anticipated movies of the fall. For one, its cast, which includes Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell to name just a few, rules. Secondly, it's directed and written by McDonagh...

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    Holy Shia! LaBeouf Says Lars von Trier Cast Him In 'Nymphomaniac' Because He Sent a Sex Tape to the Director

    This "Lawless" press tour just keeps getting nuttier and nuttier thanks to aspiring indie stalwart Shia LaBeouf.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'The Iceman' With Michael Shannon Features A Parade Of Facial Hair

    Well, the verdict is in from Venice on hitman thriller "The Iceman" and unfortunately...it's not great. Our man on the ground filed his review this morning and said, "being based on a true story isn’t enough to elevate a film in a well-worn genre ahead of the pack. Fans of [Michael] Shannon might ge...

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    Netflix Series 'Orange Is The New Black' Finds Its Incarcerated Lead in Taylor Schilling

    Taylor Schilling landed the lead role of NBC's 2009-2010 medical show "Mercy" as an unknown with only one screen credit (in the indie academic drama "Dark Matter") to her name. She proved herself an interesting, offbeat lead as a nurse recently returned from a tour of du...

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    Good Lord: FX Picks Up Charlie Sheen Sitcom 'Anger Management' for 90 More Episodes

    In the rotating cycle of raging showbiz personas, Charlie Sheen has outshone Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin by not only shouting incoherently at things, but also expressing himself to the attention of 4.53 million viewers. After pulling in those numbers -- the largest audience for a primetime sitcom ev...

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