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    Casting News: Madsen in Red Riding Hood, Irons in Margin Call, YouTubers in Life In A Day

    - Catherine Hardwicke has cast Virginia Madsen (Sideways) as the mother of Amanda Seyfried, who plays the title role in Red Riding Hood, repots Variety. Julie Christie has already been cast as the grandmother, Gary Oldman the werewolf hunter, and Lukas Haas the big bad werewolf that terrorizes Red's village. New to this re-telling of the fairy tale, David Leslie Johnson's script features an orphaned woodcutter (played by Shiloh Fernandez) and a blacksmith's son (Max Irons) - the former the object of Red's love and the latter her foredestined fiance. Love will certainly complicate the story, and the combination of stars and relative unknowns ...

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    Todd McCarthy's 1st Cannes

    Earlier this year, shortly after it was announced that veteran film critic Todd McCarthy had joined indieWIRE's blog network, the longtime film critic did something he's quite familiar with. He jetted off to Cannes Film Festival, an event he has a long history with.

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    The Girl with the Foreign Language Franchise

    With the release on DVD of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" yesterday and the theatrical distribution of sequel "The Girl Who Played With Fire" in theaters on Friday, I examine the Swedish phenom for IFC.com in this article "The Girl with the Foreign Language Franchise":

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    From South of the Border to Restrepo, Docs Fill Media Gap

    There has never been a richer time for documentaries, nor a greater need of them.

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    Rückkehr nach Berlin!

    After seven jam-packed days of British debauchery, I've arrived in my favourite city in the entire world to spend 12 days wanting to never leave (thanks to Ryanair, which despite, sure, costing next to nothing, is such a fucking nightmare to deal with I'm paying the extra $100 next time). I'm too l...

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    Big Screen | Cholodenko's Anticipated "Kids" Opens To Raves

    One of the most anticipated specialty releases of the summer, Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids are All Right," finally arrives in theaters this week amidst a batch of newcomers that also includes Ben Steinbauer's festival circuit favorite "Winnebago Man" and the sequel to "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo...

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    TIFF Announces Extra Day of Films, Venues, and a New Box Office

    The Toronto International Film Festival returns for its 35th year with a new Festival Box Office location at 363 King Street West, opening on August 24. New features include a ticket package that celebrates Canadian film, a refined definition of Premium Screening that offers red carpet experiences a...

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    Lindsay Lohan Breaks Probation, Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail

    It's like watching a train wreck. A Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday that Lindsay Lohan has violated her parole in a 2007 drug case and sentenced her to 90 days in jail, reports AP: "Prosecutors said she failed to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes."

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    Cannes Winner "Uncle Boonmee" Picked Up For U.S. Release

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives." The deal was negotiated between Strand's Jon Gerrans and Michael Weber of "Boonmee" sales agent The Match Factory.

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