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    Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers: "Hit So Hard" Director P. David Ebersole

    This pull-no-punches portrait of the hell-and-back life of Patty Schemel, drummer for Courtney Love’s band Hole during its peak years, is no ordinary rockumentary. Told from the point of view of one band member, "Hit So Hard" takes an unprecedented inside look at one of the most crucial and controve...

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    Mike Skinner Of The Streets Writing Music For Film Version Of Hit British Comedy 'The Inbetweeners'

    The idea of popular musicians being used to score films is by no means a new one -- indeed, some of the top composers at present, such as Danny Elfman and Clint Mansell, got their start in bands (Oingo Boingo and Pop Will Eat Itself, respectively). But we seem to have reached an interesting tipping ...

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    What the Hell is Abbie Cornish Doing in Sucker Punch?

    I must say that I found the film Sucker Punch to be very confusing. I had no idea what it was about except that it was clear that young women were in peril, stuck in a mental institution or brothel. (I couldn't tell the dream sequences from the real sequences -- if anything was real -- since there ...

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    Tom Hooper In Negotiations To Direct Musical 'Les Miserables'

    In the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, the grand-scale movie musical was the equivalent of today's big-budget 3D sci-fi actioners -- star-packed blockbusters, often based on Broadway hits that were guaranteed to bring in hefty box office hauls. 1965's "The Sound of Music," one of the last whoppers of the genre, for instance, became the biggest film of all time on its release, and remains the third highest grosser of all time when adjusted for inflation. But a series of expensive flops, from "Doctor Dolittle" to "At Long Last Love" and "New York, New York," saw the genre fall out of favor, and the movie musicals nearly disappeared altogether in the 19...

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    Emir Kusturica To Head Un Certain Regard Jury At The Cannes Film Festival

    Two-time Palme d'Or winnter Emir Kusturica -- in 1985 for "When Father Was Away On Business" and in 1995 for "Underground" -- will be returning to the Croisette this year, but this time, he won't have a film in his hands.

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    Michael Shannon Rumored As Candidate For 'Superman' Villain

    Well, here's the best fucking idea we've heard all day. This morning the rumor mill started around Zack Snyder's "Superman" again with word that Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos") was being considered for a villain role in the upcoming film. Well, another actor has now emerged -- someone who is perhaps one of...

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    Hole To Reunite On Stage For ND/NF's "Hit So Hard" Screening

    For the first time in 13 years, "Hole" members Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson and Melissa auf der Maur and Patty Schemel will publicly reunite. The occasion is the New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) screening of P. David Ebersole's documentary "Hit So Had," which is a portrait of Schemel, Hole’s drummer...

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    Joel Edgerton, Dominic Cooper, Garrett Hedlund & Luke Evans Will Test For 'Bourne Legacy' Lead

    Shia LaBeouf And Logan Marshall-Green Are Also Names New To The Casting MixThe field for the next Jason Bourne -- well not really, but the next guy who will be-on-the-run in his footsteps is narrowing. About a month ago, a long list of contenders emerged including names both big and small such as Ja...

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    James Vanderbilt Hired Back To Write Sequel To 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    With shooting still underway on "The Amazing Spider-Man," Columbia is wasting no time in getting their ducks in a row for the inevitable sequel.

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    Tim Dowling Takes Pen To 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake; Will Smith & Denzel Washington May Star

    'Wedding Crashers' Helmer David Dobkin Still Attached To DirectDevelopment hell can be torture for whoever wants to see their pet project brought to the big screen, so good news for the folks behind "Uptown Saturday Night" remake. Movement is happening once again.

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