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    Watch: First Clip Of John Cusack & Matthew McConaughey In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

    Of all the movies that start to unspool at the Cannes Film Festival next week, perhaps the biggest question mark for us is "The Paperboy." Based on the novel by Pete Dexter, it seems to be, on the surface at least, a crime procedural that might make a decent amount of money, but wouldn'...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'The Hobbit,' Higher Frame Rates, and Virtual Production at FMX [Updated]

    I'm in Stuttgart, Germany, this week for the FMX conference on animation, VFX, games, and transmedia. Not surprisingly, the emphasis at FMX is on virtual production, the hottest industry topic, thanks to the influence of "Avatar" and the lingering interest in last year's Oscar winner, "Hugo," among...

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    Hollywood’s Hobo In Residence

    Had I not been lucky enough to see William Wellman’s 1928 silent film 'Beggars of Life' years ago, or read the works of Gene Fowler, I might not know about Jim Tully, the scrappy Irish-American who became celebrated for writing about the subject he knew best: the hardscrabble life of an orphan turne...

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    Kyle Chandler To Catch 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' While Jon Hamm Finds 'Million Dollar Arm'

    Great news breaking tonight for fans of two very excellent TV shows. First comes word that "Friday Night Lights" star Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor!) will be joining Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street." Based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort and his experienc...

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    Watch: Ray Liotta Gets Manhandled In Solid First Clip From Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly'

    We're less than a week away from the Cannes Film Festival and over the next few days a plethora of clips and trailers will be arriving for the slew of highly anticipated titles making their way to the south of France. And a first glimpse at one of the most anticipated has made it's way onlin...

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    Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler To Star In Rom-Com Spoof 'They Came Together,' From David Wain & Michael Showalter

    Anyone watching "Parks and Recreation," which wraps up its fourth season tomorrow night on NBC, at the moment is being treated to a match up between two of the finest comic performers of their generation, in the electoral battle between Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope and Paul Rudd's Bo...

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    Watch Hip-Hopping First Trailer For "The Gangster Squad" (Anthony Mackie Co-Stars)

    A project I actually kind of forgot all about... no official release date announced yet, but here's our official first look via its first trailer.

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    "Every Kingdom Comes Up Bloody": Trailer For 'Gangster Squad' Arrives Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling & Josh Brolin

    Despite having ceded its release date to a fellow Warner Bros. film, "Argo," it appears the studio has not given up on its drama "Gangster Squad." Directed by Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland," "30 Minutes Or Less") and featuring the all-star cast of Josh Brolin, ...

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    Now Funding: Doc "Street Fighting Man" Follows 3 Inner-City-Men In Post-Industrial Detroit

    Now funding via Kickstarter with 32 days left in its campaign, the feature length documentary Street Fighting Man, is directed and photographed by Andrew James and edited by Greg Snider (How To Die in Oregon).

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    Watch Olivia And Fitz Tango In Preview Clip Of Tomorrow Night's Episode Of "Scandal"

    Well just 2 more episodes to go, starting tomorrow night, with episode #6 titled The Trail, the flashback episode in which we'll learn a number of things, including how Olivia Pope's relationship with the Prez was started, and how Olivia's team was assembled.

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