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  • Eric Kohn
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    Fired for Being Too Skinny

    The Megan Fox saga continues. The Wrap is reporting that the reason why Megan Fox was let go from Transformers 3 was because she showed up looking "pale," "underweight" and "unhealthy" and the director, Michael Bay didn't like how she looked.

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    World Wide Webbing: Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Micmacs"

    The last time we heard from Jean-Pierre Jeunet—the only person realistically competing with Luc Besson for title of France’s Most Popular Director—was 2004, when A Very Long Engagement followed his Amélie with an unflatteringly dour Audrey Tautou and an awkward blend of glossy WWI combat horror and search-for-a-lost-beloved romance. Engagement was no box office or critical bomb, but with it Jeunet’s limitations were made clear—for all his visual extravagance, “serious” and “epic” are two modes he just can’t pull off. And so he’s returned to his roots with the magical realist band-of-underdogs yarn Micmacs, reveling in a nearly (more on this q...

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    Fox Launches Snarky "Don't F**K My Mom" Cyrus Campaign

    Hand it to Fox Searchlight. They know how to get a movie attention.

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    May Slam Comes With a HEADSHOT

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    12 Must See Films from Cannes '10 (plus five worthy extras)

    For all of the banter that this year's Festival de Cannes was going to be a lackluster one, it was not at all difficult to come up with a dozen new films to spotlight as "Must sees" for in the coming year, in fact there are several bonus titles as well.

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    "Living Wake" Director Sol Tryon on his "little morsel of goodness"

    A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed "artist and genius" K. Roth Binew, "The Living Wake" is currently screening in limited release. Directed by first-time filmmaker Sol Tryon, the film stars Mike O'Connell, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Gaffigan and Ann Dowd, and has b...

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    Up In The Air: To and From Cannes

    As much as George Clooney did in that movie last year, I crave my privileged hours in the other-worldy bubble of airport lounges and long-haul flights; I want to make the most of them, to think, read, write, make lists, talk to my seatmate if so inspired and, very occasionally, watch a movie. The se...

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    Uncle Boonmee's Charmed Current Life

    With jury president Tim Burton's off-hand remark about how the annointed film took him to another world, it became clear how Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" surprised many Cannes Film Festival experts by winning the Palme d'or at the 63rd Cannes Film Festiva...

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