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    Colin Firth To Play Noel Coward In 'Mad Dogs And Englishmen,' & Co-Star In Rupert Everett's Oscar Wilde Biopic

    Colin Firth is set to play famed English playwright Noel Coward, in the Willy Holtzman-penned project, “Mad Dogs And Englishmen,” about Coward’s eventful two week-stay at The Desert Inn in Las Vegas in 1995. Although there’s still no director attached, this seems like a great role for the actor to s...

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    Rise And Rise Again: Batman, Catwoman & Bane In Three New Posters For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Ah, character posters. Once an innovative spin on movie marketing, now they're dragged out needlessly for any film on release. Want Jonny Lee Miller in "Dark Shadows" hanging on your wall? Or Alexander Skarsgard in "Battleship?" You got it. We've never seen any evidence of a Tom Wilkinson one-sheet ...

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    HBO Teases Details About the Upcoming Season of 'True Blood'

    HBO's supernatural soap "True Blood" is back for a 12-episode fifth season on Sunday, June 10th at 9pm. Ahead of the show's return, the network's released details about the first three episodes, below, which include some juicy (and, for the sensitive, spoilery) developments reg...

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    Cannes Interview: John and Katrine Boorman Talk 'Me and Me Dad,' 'Excalibur' & '70s 'Lord of the Rings'

    John Boorman has been in Cannes with daughter Katrine to talk up "Me & Me Dad," a documentary about the "Excalibur"/"Deliverance"/"The Tailor Of Panama" director that Katrine filmed over a period four years and that John jokingly says he hoped would never see the light of day...

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    Finding Danny McBride in Kenny Powers

    A conversation with Marc Maron on the WTF podcast reveals some interesting connections between the star and the subject of "Eastbound and Down."

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    Cannes Review: 'Me And You' A Middling Return For Bernardo Bertolucci

    It's been nine years since the last feature film from Bernardo Bertolucci, and for a moment there, it looked like "The Dreamers" would be the final effort from the currently wheelchair-bound filmmaker. And while we're glad he's re-energized and back to making movies, unfortunately, "Me And You" will...

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    Watch: Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina Star in Rodrigo Garcia's Short Film 'Serena'

    Jennifer Garner stars with Alfred Molina in short film "Serena," posted below, from director Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "In Treatment"). The twelve-minute short features Garner as a quietly deranged woman, desperately seeking attention from her priest by cataloguing a series of tormented confes...

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    Submarine Licenses Three Films to SnagFilms for VOD, Launches New Torpedo Pictures Genre Label

    Submarine Entertainment has licensed three films to on-demand hub SnagFilms: “Letters From the Big Man,” “Hi My Name Is Ryan” and “Arias With a Twist: The Documentary.” SnagFilms now has exclusive cable VOD and digital distribution rights to the films in the U.S. ...

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    Natalie Portman & Director Lynne Ramsay Teaming Up For Western 'Jane Got A Gun'

    Since starring in the surprise hit "Black Swan," and winning an Oscar for her troubles, Natalie Portman's been decidedly picky about her choice of roles. It's partly because she became a mother last year, and has been taking a little time off. But also, she's clearly not wanted...

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    Will The Current Unrest In Mali (And Elsewhere In Africa) Need To Get The Big-Screen Treatment Before You Take Notice?

    Civil and political unrest in Africa is not a new phenomenon.  For decades now, following centuries of colonial rule, many nations throughout the mother continent have struggled with self-governing, self-sustainability, and just plain old "getting along".  For many of us who are ...

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