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    Matté! Phillip Noyce Reaches Career Trough As Director Signs To Remake 'Bloodsport'

    Director Phillip Noyce has always embodied the word "workmanlike." Not quiet an auteur, but not a faceless hack either, Noyce has succeeded in making above-average or at least financially successful studio fare like "Patriot Games," "Salt," "Clear And Present Danger" and "The Bone Collector." Every ...

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    Kubrick's 'The Killing,' Cocteau's 'Orpheus,' Polanski's 'Cul-De-Sac' Head Up August Criterion Slate

    Plus The Complete Jean Vigo, Lee Chang-Dong's 'Secret Sunshine,' And 'The Battle of Algiers,' 'If...' & 'Orpheus' On Blu-RayPut the kids to bed. Turn off your cellphones. Feed the cat whiskey until it goes to sleep. Yep, it's our favorite time of the month again: Criterion announcement time! Our fav...

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    The Weinstein Company Close To Picking Up 'The Wettest County,' Film Will Land Before End of Year

    Cannes is one of the biggest markets, if not the biggest, for acquisitions in the film calendar, with hundreds of deals made, ranging from pre-sales for star-laden properties to distribution rights to terrible B-movies. This year, as with the unusually busy Sundance, has already been packed with deals, happily suggesting something of a renaissance in the independent film world. On top of the news that landed over the weekend that Rian Johnson's "Looper" heads up a pack of high-profile buys also including "Playing the Field," "Arabian Nights" and "The Iron Lady," another of our most anticipated films of the moment looks to have landed an Amer...

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    More Pilot Pickups Created by Women

    NBCUntitled Parham/St. Clair - Jessica St. Clair and Lennon ParhamAre You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea - Dottie Zicklin and Julie Larson

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    Trailer Watch: Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs Remake, Starring Marsden, Skarsgård, Bosworth

    Check out the trailer for Rod Lurie's remake of Straw Dogs, starring James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth. Dustin Hoffman starred in the controversial 1971 Straw Dogs, based on Gordon Williams' 1970 novel, The Siege of Trencher's Farm (directed by Sam Peckinpah). The film is in theat...

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    Cannes Review: 'The Tree Of Life' Is Terrence Malick's Universe-Spanning Search For God

    It's a bit unfair, after years of waiting and anticipation and with a world of expectation weighing on the film, to begin writing a review of Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" just minutes after leaving the screening this morning. With nearly as much time spent in line waiting to get in as watching the actual film, we would have preferred a bit more of a chance to let it linger and marinate (and perhaps more thoughts will follow in the coming days). But let's get a couple of things out of the way to start with. Firstly, "The Tree Of Life" is not the cinema-changing, soul-shattering masterpiece it has been built up into. That said, it's a h...

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    Cannes Review: Tree of Life Lures Packed House, Oscar-Worthy Pitt Speaks for Missing Director Malick

    In all my years coming to Cannes, I've never seen the 8:30 AM Palais press screening fill up so fast. Guards were turning people away by 8 AM, who literally ran across the grass to queue for the back-up 9 AM screening at the Soixantieme. I decided not to wrestle my way in and took the path of least ...

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    First Full Trailer For "The Playboy Club" Gives Us A Little More Naturi Naughton

    We saw just a glimpse of Ms Naturi Naughton in the clip posted over the weekend; we see a little more (or less depending on your POV) of her in the series' first full preview trailer below, which clocks in at about 4 minutes.

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    Stanley Tucci & Cloris Leachman Join Colin Firth & Cameron Diaz In Caper Comedy 'Gambit'

    Plus Earth-Shattering, Game-Changing First Look At The FilmAre you a young filmmaker, slowly coming to the realization that the film you've been sweating over for months, if not years, isn't quite going to be what you hoped, even before you start filming. There's one simple solution. Cast Stanley Tu...

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    BET Wants To Reboot "Showtime At The Apollo" w/ Jamie Foxx

    BET plans to reboot Showtime At the Apollo!

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