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    Hong Sangsoo Tops Un Certain Regard

    The new film by Hong Sangsoo, "Ha Ha Ha", won the top prize for a film in the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section tonight in France.

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    Rafat Ali To Leave PaidContent Behind for New Chapter

    One of my daily reliables is respected digital news site PaidContent, founded by Rafat Ali eight years ago. Ever since he sold PaidContent to The Guardian's ContentNext two years back, Ali's future has been unclear. The last time I met with him, before he moved to New York some months back, he was p...

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    Batman in UCR.

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    Jagger Hits Cannes with Stones in Exile Doc

    Mick Jagger gave a Q & A for the new Rolling Stones doc, Stones in Exile, about the recording of the 1972 double LP Exile on Main Street. In exile from Britain for tax evasion, the Stones holed up in a Riviera villa not far from Cannes, where they reveled, noodled, created and recorded one of the gr...

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    Weinsteins May Lose Miramax Deal, Kerrey Mulls MPAA, IFC and Sony on Cannes Buying Spree

    I'm sitting in a JFK airport restaurant charging my computer, my BlackBerry and my iPod, steeling myself for another long flight. I flew into NY a month ago, so I have to fly back to LA from here, too. Sigh.

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    R.I.P. Will Munro

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    Sony's Among "Gods and Men"

    Following its acquisition earlier this week of Mike Leigh's Cannes Competition title "Another Year," Sony Pictures Classics today announced they've taken all rights in the US and Australia/New Zealand for Xavier Beauvois' "Of Gods and Men," also screening in Competition on the Croisette.

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    IFC Goes "Kaboom"

    IFC Films continued its dealmaking on the Croisette today, scooping up US rights to two more films: Gregg Araki's "Kaboom," screening out of competition in the official selection; and Jorge Michel Grau's "We Are What We Are," from the Director's Fortnight. The latter title will be released through I...

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    Poster of the Week

    "They got little hands/Little eyes/They walk around/Tellin' great big lies . . . They got grubby little fingers/And dirty little minds/They're gonna get you every time." Surely, Randy Newman didn't have in mind this poster for William Castle's long forgotten Deliciously Grotesque . . . oops, I mean, sorry, I need my bifocals . . oh, right, Shanks, when he penned his 1977 hit "Short People," but now that I've seen this image I doubt I'll ever be able to separate the two. If there's anything stranger than Newman's endlessly controversial (really?!) ode to all the little people out there, it's certainly this odd bit of business starring none o...

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    Why the Weinsteins Won't Get Miramax Back

    News of the day about the always interesting Weinstein brothers is quoted here from The Daily Beast article by Peter Lauria. Bob, left, and Harvey Weinstein with British Consul General Sir Philip Thomas as Harvey Weinstein receives a Commander of the British Empire award. (Sylvain Gaboury / DMIPhot...

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