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    CANNES REVIEW | Takashi Miike's 3-D "Hara-Kiri" Falls Short Of Its Bloody Potential

    In Japanese filmmaking machine Takashi Miike's loose adaptation of the 1962 "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai," the best moments come at the end. A despondent samurai faces down the minions of a feudal lord, staging a ferocious battle for the memory of the relatives whose lives were lost to the lord's cruel mandates. The swordplay buzzes along at a breathtaking rate, the bold fighter takes on dozens of foes at once, and Miike cuts to the fleeting image of a cat watching the whole thing go down. In that passing shot, which lasts no more than a second, the director suddenly elevates the material with the welcome element of surprise. Unfortunately,...

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    BBC Officially Declares Season 2 Of "Luther;" Releases Official Synopsis + A New Video Teaser!

    Not like we didn't already know it was coming... the BBC just posted an official press announcement for season 2 of Idris Elba's Luther. Iit doesn't contain a debut date however; just a season synopsis, along with interviews with Idris, and writer Neil Cross. Also, you'd might be glad to see another...

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    The World's Most Powerful Celebrity is Lady Gaga

    Forbes has put out another one of its list, this year's most powerful celebrity list. This list is not just about money. Here's the methodology:The Celebrity 100, which includes film and television actors, TV personalities, models, athletes, authors, musicians and comedians, is a measure of entert...

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    Watch - An Introduction To African Cinema

    The word "Introduction" is key... while not an exhaustive history of African cinema, it's a decent start/introduction for the uninitiated. I just realized that I don't think I've watched a documentary that I'd say does a really thorough, comprehensive job of documenting the history of African cinema...

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    Lars Von Trier Apologizes For Nazi Comments. Sort Of.

    Welcome back to the newly renamed Von TrierList, with the latest update from Cannes on the horrifying controversy the storm in a teacup that followed Lars Von Trier's comments at a press conference for his latest film about his 'Nazi' heritage, and the subsequent statement by festival officials anno...

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    A Week in Cannes Is Worth A Month in the Real World... But More Exhausting

    View from the press wifi cafe in the Palais des Festival

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    If You Missed It...Listen To Last Night's S&A Podcast With Clifton Powell

    If you missed all the good talk last night, you can catch it here again...right now. The S&A crew talked about "A-List" celebrities and the Nina Simone production with Mary J. Blige. Tambay gave his interpretation of the Nina script.

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    CANNES REVIEW | Jafar Panahi Turns Censorship Into Art with Stunning "This is Not a Film"

    Jafar Panahi has taken risky circumstances and turned them into art. "This is Not a Film" delivers a sharp, measured critique of the conditions that now find him on his way to jail. A first-person account of the Iranian filmmaker at home awaiting news of his upcoming prison sentencing, it puts a hum...

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    Shonda Rhimes On Her New Series + Her "Pessimistic" Brand Of TV

    It doesn't have a lot of shiny, happy people. I don't know if that's a real hallmark. I'm always very sensitive to the fact that people somehow think the shows are light and airy or optimistic. I don’t feel like I've ever written anything light, airy, or optimistic, because I'm not that person. Peop...

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    Posts About "Green Lantern"

    “Green Lantern” is a Lousy, Lazy Success

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