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    Festival Watch: 65th Cannes Festival Jury - Abbass, Kruger, Gaultier, McGregor, Arnold, Payne

    The Competition Jury for the 65th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Nanni Moretti, welcomes to its ranks:

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    Watch: International Trailer For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Still Kinda Dumb, But It Does Have Ninjas

    While "Battleship" will probably still be the dumbest movie of the summer by a country mile (though with $129 million in the bank already thanks to international ticket sales, it's Universal who's laughing last), "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" could be coming in at close second.

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    Review: 'Sound Of My Voice' A Sparse, Sturdy Debut By Zal Batmanglij With A Star Turn By Brit Marling

    A sterile basement, untouched by tainted hands. A small coalition of the willing, clean, bright-eyed and brimming with a mixture of fear and optimism. A beautiful woman with a secret, clad in white, attached to a breathing apparatus, telling an outlandish story. Like the listeners, you hang on to ev...

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    Tribeca: 'Cheerful Weather' Star Elizabeth McGovern Talks 'Downton Abbey' and Why She Left America

    In the Tribeca Film Festival Spotlight entry "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," Academy Award-nominee Elizabeth McGovern plays the matriarch of a upper crust British family in the 20th century who's intent on marrying off her daughter ("Like Crazy" star Felicity Jones) to a ...

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    Taika Waititi to Direct Pilot Presentation of His New Zealand Comedy 'Super City' for ABC

    Taika Waititi, the New Zealand-born filmmaker behind Sundance picks "Eagle vs Shark" and "Boy," is attached to direct a pilot presentation for "Super City" for ABC. According to Deadline, the potential series is a U.S. remake of a New Zealand show of the same name featuring Madeleine Sami, New Zeala...

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    Garret Dillahunt Says First Cut Of 'Killing Them Softly' Was 2.5 Hours, Not Sure If He Made The Final Edit

    Director Andrew Dominik is no stranger to long first cuts. As anyone who followed the tortured post-production on the director's contemporary classic "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford" knows, the director battled Warner Bros. over the length and tone of the mo...

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    Requiem For a Hit List

    The loss of a popular feature at the Internet Movie Database and what it means for film critics.

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    10 Of Saul Bass' Greatest Title Sequences

    The art of movie titles is becoming an increasingly lost one: aside from a few films (the Bond movies) and directors (Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Jason Reitman always take particular care over their credit sequences), it feels like relatively little care is taken over such things, with many ...

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    Groundbreaking 1986 Hip-Hop Doc ("Big Fun In The Big Town") Commercially Available For 1st Time Ever

    All you hip-hop heads,or just lovers history, should really dig this... I'm just going to post this quickly, as I have a lot on my plate this morning.

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    Jason Statham Talks About Being Part Of A Legacy of Bad-Asses, 'Safe' & The Remake Of 'Heat' With Brian De Palma

    Jason Statham has joked that the reason he gets hired is because he's cheap and he does all of his own stunts. But this is devaluing his many strengths as an actor – he's an amazing physical performer and has a fair amount of screen presence with a kind of old school macho charm that isn't seen on t...

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