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    Watch First Footage From Lee Daniels' First Post-"Precious" Directorial Effort "The Paperboy"

    No trailer yet, but here's your first look (other than the poster) at Lee Daniels' first post-Precious project that's actually gone through production.

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    Jaume Collet-Serra To Direct Liam Neeson To Punch People On A Plane In 'Non-Stop'

    It may not have been everybody’s cup of tea, but Jaume Collet-Serra’s 2009 film "Orphan" was bold and bonkers enough that it made us sit up and pay a little more attention to the director, whose previous efforts had been a “House of Wax” remake and “Goal II: L...

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    AUDIOVISUALCY: How to "Perform" the Video Essay

    Beautiful, stimulating, impactful, all the while in sync with the work it critiques, "A.I. Artificial Intelligence – A Visual Study" inspires new or awakens old curiosity about the film. And it does so by virtue of an exceptional performance.

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    First Images & 3 Clips From Thomas Vinterberg's 'The Hunt' Starring Mads Mikkelsen

    One of the biggest surprises in the Cannes lineup was the return of Dogme 95 co-founder and Lars von Trier cohort Thomas Vinterberg. Not only because his partner-in-crime was handed a persona non grata last year, but also because the helmer has more or less failed to live up to his first Dogme work,...

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    SIMON SAYS: An Interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

    When you talk to Bobcat Goldthwait, the American stand-up comic turned "Police Academy" sideshow attraction and now filmmaker, you see that his demeanor is very similar to the even-handed tone of his films. During our talk, Goldthwait casually referenced Preston Sturges and "Falling Down" as he addr...

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    Kristen Stewart Did 'On The Road' For The Price Of A Beatles Song On 'Mad Men' & More About The Walter Salles Adaptation

    The long, difficult journey from page to screen for Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" has been well-documented over the years, and one thing that has been consistent throughout is the passion and love evinced for the novel by all involved --particularly the godfather of it all, Francis Ford Coppola, who ...

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    REDucation X: The Digital Film Intensive With A-List Guests

    REDucation X may sound like a political punk band, but it's music to the ears of the next wave of digital filmmakers.

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    First Images From Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 'Mekong Hotel'

    This time next week we'll be in the midst of the Cannes Film Festival, with plenty of questions set to be answered. One answer we're eager to hear is in reponse to one of the more intriguing parts of the lineup: the return of former Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul with &...

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    Johnny Depp Says Dr. Seuss Biopic Will Involve Animated & Live-Action Characters

    After making Disney billions of dollars with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, Johnny Depp has started writing his own ticket through his Infinitum Nihil shingle, evidenced by "The Rum Diary" and the upcoming "Dark Shadows," which Depp produced and helped develo...

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    Watch: First Clip Of John Cusack & Matthew McConaughey In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

    Of all the movies that start to unspool at the Cannes Film Festival next week, perhaps the biggest question mark for us is "The Paperboy." Based on the novel by Pete Dexter, it seems to be, on the surface at least, a crime procedural that might make a decent amount of money, but wouldn'...

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