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    Watch: Trailers For 'What Maisie Knew,' 'Won't Back Down,' 'The Possession' And 'Maniac'

    While the following films have all been simmering quietly on the burner while we usher in the major tent poles of the summer movie season, their trailers promise that once the explosions and action die down, we can get back to normal (for the most part).

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    Criticwire Picks: Russian Drama 'Elena' Celebrates Cannes-iversary

    Twelve months after its premiere, Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest headlines the week of new releases.

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    Review: Waterlogged 'Battleship' Is A Cynical, Nonsensical & Boring Blockbuster

    Expectations are a tricky thing with films. In an age where every teaser, trailer, teaser-for-a-trailer, poster and publicity still are pored over endlessly, many go into a film thinking they know what they'll think afterwards. This can lead to hopes being crushed, or sometimes, for a film that you'...

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    Sundance Lab Fellows Logan Kibens and Sharon Greene Debut 'Operator' in Screenplay Reading Series

    Writer-director Logan Kibens and co-writer Sharon Greene debuted "Operator" Monday evening at the Ivy Substation in Culver City as part of the Sundance Institute Screenplay Reading Series. "Operator," a tech-savvy (and tech-wary) relationship comedy, was selected for the highly selective Sundance Sc...

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    First Look: Liam Neeson Gets Badass Again In 'Taken 2'

    As it turns out, he still has a very particular set of skills. It's nearly four years since Liam Neeson action vehicle "Taken" became a surprise worldwide smash-hit: the Luc Besson-produced film made more than $200 million worldwide, which was particularly impressive given its meager $25 million bud...

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    Mads Mikkelsen To 'Move On' With Asger Leth, Agyness Deyn & Peter Mullan Lead Terence Davies' 'Sunset Song' & More

    Versatile Danish thesp Mads Mikkelsen is set to team with "Man On A Ledge" helmer Asger Leth for road film "Move On." Developed by Matt Greenhalgh (screenwriter of "Control" and "Nowhere Boy"), the story begins with a flawed hero, stepping off a boat in Rotter...

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    FUTURES: 'American Animal' Director and Star Matt D'Elia Gets Naked and Nutty

    Why He's On Our Radar: NYU Tisch graduate Matt D'Elia caused a stir at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival with his debut feature "American Animal," a dark and completely nutty comedy he wrote, directed, produced, edited and stars in. The film didn't go on to win any awards as the...

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    Berkeley Student goes to Cannes to serve as a Jurist and Critic

    As the recipient of a College to Cannes award from the San Francisco Film Society and French Consulate, Ryan Lattanzio, freshly graduated from UC Berkeley, will take an all-expenses-paid trip to be a jurist and critic at the Cannes Film Festival wher he will share an apartment with three other stude...

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    First Look: John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens In Serial Killer Pic 'Frozen Ground'

    Nicolas Cage has appeared in a seemingly endless stream of action-thrillers over the past several years, including treasures like "Bangkok Dangerous," "Seeking Justice" and "Trespass," — all done, we assume, to help pay down that mountain of debt Cage has accrued — but we're particularly intrigued b...

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    Larry David To Star In Improv-Heavy Comedy For Fox Searchlight And 'Superbad' Director Greg Mottola

    If you were as taken by “Superbad” helmer Greg Mottola’s coming of age comedy “Adventureland” as we were, you’ve probably been pretty eager to see what else he has in store. While he did helm the slight but entertaining road trip alien comedy “Paul,” he was also tapped to helm the pilot for Aaron So...

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