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    Watch: New Clip From Cannes Entry 'This Must Be The Place' With Sean Penn & Frances McDormand

    If you hadn't already clocked it, the 2011 Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday night, and every day it gets closer we get more excited by the cinematic riches on the way. Our man's packing his bags for the Croisette as we speak, but the rest of us are making do with the clips and images that have started to leak out. The last few days have seen footage from Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" and Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin That I Live In" hit the interwebs, both looking extremely promising, and the weekend brought some video from one more of the starrier offering that'll be lighting up the South of France this year: Paolo Sorrentino's "Th...

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    Watch The Complete, Revealing Obama Interview On 60 Minutes

    President Obama's interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes took up most of the program, and the headlines (why the photos of Bin Laden's corpse aren't being released, for one) have already been in the news. But the experience of watching went beyond the headlines. Seeing Obama answer the questions ...

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    Watch Episode 1 Of Chiwetel Ejiofor's New BBC Crime Series "The Shadow Line"

    Well, look what we have here... I figured it'd be just a matter of time before someone uploaded this... and, sure enough, here it is - episode 1 of that new Chiwetel Ejiofor BBC crime series, The Shadow Line , which made its TV debut on BBC 2, in the UK, last week Thursday!

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    “Sparkle” Remake Will Include Music From Original

    The first bit of news to follow March's announcement that Sony Pictures is teaming up with the creative team behind the hit BET series The Game and Jumping The Broom (Mara Brock Akil and husband Salim Akil) for a remake of the 1976 film musical, Sparkle...

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Tayrona

    Sales Vet Lars Bjorck has changed companies and will be in Cannes with Tayrona Entertainment Group which has been acting as a production services group for films such as The Mission and The Dancer Upstairs and developing, producing, co-financing as well as distributing commercial feature films in a...

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    SNL's great Bin Laden sketch

    SNL's great Bin Laden sketch

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Thor' Soars, Romcoms Prosper, 'Beaver' Gets Plugged

    As far as blockbuster debuts go, “Thor” didn’t perform too badly. The first big release of May thundered its way to a $66 million weekend, slightly above what industry analysts predicted for the God of Thunder. The film benefited from the biggest 3D berth of any major release...

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    Woody Allen Acts Again in Rome Movie

    As Woody Allen does the advance press rounds for his new movie Midnight in Paris, a valentine to the City of Lights which will play like gangbusters when it opens the Cannes Film Festival May 11, he is also revealing some tantalizing tidbits about his new movie, which he will shoot in Rome this summ...

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    Weekend Box Office: Thor Hammers Competition with Mighty $66 Million Opening

    Marvel spent a fortune bringing audiences yet another superhero adventure: Thor delivered the goods with a mighty $66 million opening salvo. Romantic comedy Jumping the Broom outperformed Something Borrowed. Anthony D'Alessandro does the numbers:On opening day, Thor hammered out $25.7 million at 3,9...

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    Box Office: Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson Fail To Find Audiences With "The Beaver"

    Jodie Foster's long-awaited third directorial effort, "The Beaver," opened in 22 theaters across North America this weekend to dismal box office returns. Starring PR nightmare Mel Gibson as a clinically depressed toy company CEO who finds solace through a beaver hand puppet, the film grossed an esti...

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