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    Chloë Sevigny To Play An Irish Transsexual Assassin In New Miniseries

    Not many actresses would be able to recover from doing "that scene" in Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny," but then again, Chloë Sevigny has hardly played by anyone's rules. She broke out in the controversial "Kids" and from there has amassed an impressive CV working with directors like Lars von Trier ("Dogville," "Manderlay"), David Fincher ("Zodiac"), Woody Allen ("Melinda & Melinda"), Whit Stillman ("The Last Days Of Disco"), Jim Jarmusch ("Broken Flowers") and Harmony Korine ("Gummo," "Julien Donkey-Boy"). And oh yeah, there was that Oscar nomination for "Boys Don't Cry" as well. She's also come on the radar of mainstream America with her ...

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    J.J. Abrams Says 'Super 8' Is Not Just A Monster Movie Or A Spielberg Homage

    It wouldn't be a summer blockbuster year without a super-secretive J.J. Abrams project and thanks to the director, and in part, producer Steven Spielberg, summer 2011 delivers just that with his latest back-to-basics inspired sci-fi thriller, "Super 8."

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    UK's Guardian Doesn't Think Idris Elba Has Done Anything To Earn "Django Unchained" Lead

    "Love him or loathe him, Quentin Tarantino has always been able to cherry pick his actors, and it looks like his forthcoming Django Unchained project may be his most tantalising so far. Until recently there were suggestions that Will Smith was lined up to play the lead role of Django, an escaped slave who learns to become a contract killer and heads home to his old plantation to free his wife in the film's 19th-century deep south setting. The latest rumour is that The Wire's Idris Elba may play the part. Quite what Elba has done to deserve such elevation in a movie career that includes Fatal Attraction rip-off Obsessed and cheap supernatural ...

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    Kevin Smith Developing Reality Show For AMC About "The Comic Book Lifestyle"

    AMC, home to such acclaimed programs as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Killing"....and a Kevin Smith-produced show about comic nerds? That appears to be case.

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    Josh Duhamel Pulls A Franco, Will Reprise 'All My Children' Role For Finale

    Like oversized glasses with no lenses or ironic moustaches, celebs seem to be flocking to daytime soaps as some sort of winky performance piece. Of course, you already know about James Franco and his turn as an evil version of himself on "General Hospital," and back in 2010 Julianne Moore reprised h...

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    Angelina Jolie Chooses Wisely: Salt Sequel Moves Forward

    Angelina Jolie may have said no to a Wanted sequel (for another film that eventually lost her, Gravity), but that doesn't mean she doesn't know a good franchise when she sees one. Salt went from a Tom Cruise vehicle to an Angelina Jolie action classic, and it's getting a sequel. We've said it before...

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    Manhattan Film Fans Should Flock to Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Theater Complex; Will They?

    New Yorkers can celebrate the imminent arrival of two new art-house cinemas in a city that has long been underserved by movie theaters. IndieWIRE reports on the Film Society of Lincoln Center's ribbon-cutting for the 17,500 square foot Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on 65th Street, which begins its...

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    Early Reviews for Sarah Palin Doc "Undefeated": A Conservative Critic Calls it "Excruciating"

    Last month, indieWIRE reported on the two-hour Sarah Palin-sanctioned documentary feature, "The Undefeated," which has been crafted to boost her pre-presidential campaign (and counter the HBO Palin-McCain biopic "Game Change"). Directed by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. B...

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    dvd review: Night Flight

    dvd review: Night Flight

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    Melanie Griffith Wants Her Daughter Dakota Johnson To Star In 'Cherry 2000' Remake

    Some parents want bigger and better for their children. In the case of Melanie Griffith, she would be happy if her offspring followed in her footsteps. Literally.

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