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    First Look: Liam Neeson Gets Badass Again In 'Taken 2'

    As it turns out, he still has a very particular set of skills. It's nearly four years since Liam Neeson action vehicle "Taken" became a surprise worldwide smash-hit: the Luc Besson-produced film made more than $200 million worldwide, which was particularly impressive given its meager $25 million bud...

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    Mads Mikkelsen To 'Move On' With Asger Leth, Agyness Deyn & Peter Mullan Lead Terence Davies' 'Sunset Song' & More

    Versatile Danish thesp Mads Mikkelsen is set to team with "Man On A Ledge" helmer Asger Leth for road film "Move On." Developed by Matt Greenhalgh (screenwriter of "Control" and "Nowhere Boy"), the story begins with a flawed hero, stepping off a boat in Rotter...

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    FUTURES: 'American Animal' Director and Star Matt D'Elia Gets Naked and Nutty

    Why He's On Our Radar: NYU Tisch graduate Matt D'Elia caused a stir at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival with his debut feature "American Animal," a dark and completely nutty comedy he wrote, directed, produced, edited and stars in. The film didn't go on to win any awards as the...

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    Berkeley Student goes to Cannes to serve as a Jurist and Critic

    As the recipient of a College to Cannes award from the San Francisco Film Society and French Consulate, Ryan Lattanzio, freshly graduated from UC Berkeley, will take an all-expenses-paid trip to be a jurist and critic at the Cannes Film Festival wher he will share an apartment with three other stude...

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    First Look: John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens In Serial Killer Pic 'Frozen Ground'

    Nicolas Cage has appeared in a seemingly endless stream of action-thrillers over the past several years, including treasures like "Bangkok Dangerous," "Seeking Justice" and "Trespass," — all done, we assume, to help pay down that mountain of debt Cage has accrued — but we're particularly intrigued b...

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    Larry David To Star In Improv-Heavy Comedy For Fox Searchlight And 'Superbad' Director Greg Mottola

    If you were as taken by “Superbad” helmer Greg Mottola’s coming of age comedy “Adventureland” as we were, you’ve probably been pretty eager to see what else he has in store. While he did helm the slight but entertaining road trip alien comedy “Paul,” he was also tapped to helm the pilot for Aaron So...

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    CANNES: Can Harvey Weinstein Use 'Code Name: Geronimo' to Help Win the Election for Obama?

    When Harvey Weinstein decided to plunk down about $2.5 million for U.S. distribution rights to “Code Name: Geronimo” at Cannes Wednesday, he was pocketing more than just a rousing real-life story about the fatal takedown of Osama bin Laden. The Weinstein Co. topper’s ambitions extend beyond the box ...

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    Imogen Poots Joins Nick Hornby Adaptation 'A Long Way Down,' Steve Coogan Returns To '70's Brit Music Scene In "Northern Soul' & More

    Rising starlet Imogen Poots has joined the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel "A Long Way Down," which has Pascal Chaumeil at the helm. She'll star along side Toni Collette, Pierce Brosnan and Emile Hirsch, who previously joined the tale of four disparate individuals who meet one another on a Lo...

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    CANNES 2012: Jacques Audiard's RUST AND BONE

    Jacques Audiard only knows how to pummel us. The French director of "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" and "A Prophet" wouldn’t know a subtle musical cue or composition if it were staring him in the face.

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    Watch: First Brief, Deeply Weird Clip From Leos Carax's Cannes Entry 'Holy Motors'

    One of the big question marks of the Cannes film festival has been "Holy Motors." The film marks the return of Leos Carax, the French auteur behind critically acclaimed pictures like "The Lovers On The Bridge" and "Pola X." Other than a segment of 2008's portmanteau...

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