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    Watch: VH1 Releases Super Trailer For Upcoming Season 2 of "Single Ladies" (Debuting May 28)

    Time flies doesn't it? I feel like it was only recently that this series made its debut on VH1, and recall a lot of you complaining about it :)

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    CANNES 2012: Matteo Garrone's REALITY

    The classic fairy tale is an artificial creation in Matteo Garrone’s "Reality," something wedding planners and television producers manipulate to create the best possible pomp and circumstance product for their Pavlovian audiences.

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    Duplass Brothers Kidnap Hollywood and The New York Times Magazine

    They call each other Dupes and keep their brotherly spirit at the fore. In a New York Times Magazine profile of the Mark and Jay Duplass, Gavin Edwards details the pair's evolution from a budget of $3 (2002's "This is John") to $40 million comedies. Their partnership is thrilling to watch (our vide...

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    Cannes Virgin Diary #1: Berkeley Grad Hits Critics Week

    Cannes is a crazy place for a first-timer. There's the dicey wi-fi to contend with. The 7 AM queues of pushy cinephiles waiting outside the Grand Theatre. The possibility of not getting into a screening because you don't have the clout. The nagging urge to nod off during a film at the behest of jet-...

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    Cannes Review: Faith & Love Collide In Cristian Mungiu's Powerful 'Beyond The Hills'

    Can blind, unquestioning devout faith be just as corrupting as sin? Can love be as all consuming as evil? These are the big, broad themes being explored in Cristian Mungiu's deliberate and somewhat cryptic "Beyond The Hills," a very slow burn drama that finds both religious and emotion...

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    John Waters is Hitchhiking; Indie Band Picks Him Up in Ohio

    Baltimore's own indie auteur John Waters ("Pink Flamingos") likes the occasional hitchhike.  An indie band called Here We Go Magic recently picked him up in Ohio and took him on a six hour road trip as Waters entertained the group telling stories. He has hitchhiked with Patty Hear...

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    Trailer Watch: Bill Murray is FDR in 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

    Bill Murray stars as President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Roger Michel's "Hyde Park on Hudson," about the true story of a the President's country retreat on the Hudson when he, his wife (Olivia Williams) and mistress (Laura Linney) were joined by King George VI (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth (Olivi...

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    IN THE WORKS: 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Blanchett-Wasikowska Lesbian Romance, Paltrow for Picasso & Dujardin's Next

    Ridley Scott has an idea for a sequel to his classic 1982 film "Blade Runner," and the original's writer Hampton Fancher is in talks to put it into action on paper. Scott and Alcon Entertainment say only that the story would pick up "some years after the first film concluded."

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    Sky 1's "Sinbad" (Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Walters, George Harris, Estella Daniels Co-Star) Gets A Trailer

    The BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad - a TV series that will feature performances from the likes of Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Ashley Walters and Estella Daniels - is scheduled to air in the UK this July.

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    Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante Says 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' Features the Greatest Satanic Performance of All Time

    Director Joe Dante ("Gremlins") and co-creator of Trailers from Hell guides us through today's Trailer From Hell feature: 1941's "The Devil and Daniel Webster." Dante claims this movie contains "probably one of the greatest satanic performances of all time."

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