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    First Official Look At Tyler Perry And Cast In "Alex Cross"

    Well... I did say that, with its release date just about 5 months away, a little bird told me that we should expect to see the first teaser/trailer for Tyler Perry's Alex Cross any day now. 

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    Cate Blanchett & Mia Wasikowska To Star In John Crowley's Patricia Highsmith Adaptation 'Carol'

    In the days before Andrew Garfield was Peter Parker or Eduardo Saverin , the actor made a name for himself as a blue collar worker trying to hide a dark past in John Crowley's excellent debut "Boy A.". Years later, the actor is now on the brink of stardom but Brit helmer Crowley, a stage veteran beh...

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    EXCLUSIVE CANNES CLIP: Bronx Taggers in Adam Leon's 'Gimme the Loot'

    I caught up with SXSW Narrative Grand Jury Prize-winner "Gimme the Loot" just before Cannes; it's playing in Un Certain Regard. What made this DIY film grab festival gatekeepers' attention? Well, it helps that director Adam Leon is the step-son of 42 West PR honcho Leslee Dart; but...

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    Cannes Review: Over The Top 'Broken' Starring Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy Can't Get It Together

    There is a difference between a kitchen sink drama and a drama that includes everything but the kitchen sink, and unfortunately for "Broken," it's more of the latter than the former. Marking the feature debut by theater director Rufus Norris and with Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear among t...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Matteo Garrone's 'Reality' is a Horrific Spin on 'Big Brother' Obsessions

    "Reality" makes the case that society renders everyone impossibly small. The first and last shots of Matteo Garrone's drama take place from extreme heights that make their focal point blend with their surroundings. Everything in frame takes on the dimensions of a dollhouse, as if the I...

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    CANNES: MPI Media Group Acquires Jaume Balaguero Creeper 'Sleep Tight' for Its Dark Sky Films Banner

    MPI Media Group has acquired all North American rights to the Spanish psychological thriller “Sleep Tight,” directed by “[REC]” co-writer-director Jaume Balaguero. MPI’s genre arm Dark Sky Films will release the film theatrically in the fall, followed by availability on...

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    CANNES: With 'The Oath of Tobruk' Pick-Up Is Harvey Weinstein Creating His Own Ad Campaign for Obama's Re-Election?

    Always one to wrestle his films into the popular conversation, Weinstein Co. co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been indulging his activist streak at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. On the heels of acquiring U.S. rights to the Osama bin Laden takedown project “Code Name: Geronimo,” which ma...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Zaillian's Film Rites Banner Signs with Fox; Whither 'The Girl Who Played with Fire?'

    There's no reason why screenwriter Steve Zaillian ("Schindler's List," "Gangs of New York") and his Film Rites banner with Garrett Basch shouldn't sign a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. The question is, why didn't Zaillian go with Sony, which backed his Oscar-nominated script for "Moneyball" ...

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    Battleship—movie review

    Finally, Hollywood has produced a movie for people who found the 'Transformers' series too intellectually challenging. This shouldn’t come as a complete surprise, since 'Battleship' is not based on a novel, or a magazine article, but a board game.

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    What To Expect When You’re Expecting—movie review

    I’m as susceptible as anyone to watching highly attractive people onscreen, which this movie has in abundance, but it took time for 'What to Expect When You’re Expecting' to win me over. I found some of its multiple storylines annoying and hopelessly contrived, at first; it’s only toward the end, wh...

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