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    Sean Penn To Direct Robert De Niro In 'The Comedian'?

    We have to admit, when we first heard about "The Comedian" with Robert De Niro attached and the project being spun as a possible reteam with Martin Scorsese, we didn't give it much thought. With the project sounding similar in tone to "The King of Comedy" and just the overall scarcity of info, it se...

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    Harold Perrineau Joins Cast Of Dark Comedy "Sexy Evil Genius"

    Missed this announcement earlier this month...

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    Ben Affleck Signs On To Direct Remake Of 'Tell No One'

    With David Fincher getting ready to unveil his take on the acclaimed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" just two years after the popular (but not so hot) Swedish version, it seems Hollywood has found a new niche to exploit: English-language versions of popular foreign films (okay, so maybe it's not that new). Back in 2008, Guillaume Canet's French thriller "Tell No One" was blowing away American critics and audiences as well as becoming one of the biggest foreign hits that year at the box office. Talks of a remake weren't far behind, and last year Andrew Dominik ("Chopper," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford") was repo...

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    Green Lantern Reviews: "Inert, Underwhelming," Reynolds "Little More than a Torso and a Smirk"

    Warner/DC's Green Lantern wants to blow your mind, starting June 17, one day after its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Even the more generous reviews below suggest that we shouldn't expect a mind-blowing quality film. (We see it Wednesday.) Best case scenario: the comics fanbase will jump...

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    Watch: Cruddy Bootleg Of 'A Dangerous Method' Trailer Makes Us Yearn For The Real Thing

    Has Sony Pictures Classics Picked Up The Film?No, this isn't like the "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" red band trailer which was (fake?) leaked to the interwebs and got a gajillion hits. Nope, this is a legitimately shitty capture of the trailer for David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," seeming...

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    Criterion Releases Nic Roeg's Significant Insignificance

    The new Criterion DVD of Insignificance prompts Simon Abrams to ruminate on director Nic Roeg:Essayist and film critic Chuck Stephens aptly calls British director Nicolas Roeg a “Cine-Cubist” in his new essay on Insignificance for the Criterion Collection, which just released Roeg’s hard-to-find 198...

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    Rethinking Oscar If There Had Been "5-10" Nominees: 2001-2010

    I know I complained earlier about the Oscars and their new decision to have the best picture nominees come on a sliding scale of 5-10 (based on % of #1 votes), but it does present a fun game (and will make predicting the nominees much more interesting): What it would have looked like if this rule ha...

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    "Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons" Premiering On Documentary Channel Next Month

    Premiering on the Documentary Channel next month (July), in continuation of its Black Documentary Cinema series, is the award-winning film film Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons.

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    New Look At Rachel Weisz In Terence Davies’ ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

    Film Will Premiere On The Fall Festival CircuitWhile it may not have as much heat right now as a number of other films gearing up for awards contention later this year, Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea" is certainly one to be keeping an eye on. The legendary director who works about as often as Te...

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    Watch: The Onion Offers The Best Assessment Yet Of 'Green Lantern'

    With reviews dropping today for "Green Lantern" -- you can read ours right here -- the overall consensus is that it's a massive misfire with negative word coming from the most hardcore fanbase. That said, there are always the few fanboys who insist that anyone who doesn't like the movie has an axe t...

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