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    'Lockout' Illustrates the Diminishing Returns of Luc Besson

    Luc Besson's filmography has been spotty for years, littered with equal amounts of sensationalistic pop art and flashy duds, a tendency that extends beyond his directing credits. "Lockout," the latest Besson producing effort, falls into the latter category but doesn't go down quietly. Casting Guy Pe...

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    No, No, No: 'Nurse Jackie' Finally Heads to Rehab

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" has also turned into the show's biggest burden as it's gone into multiple seasons, kicking off its fourth this past Sunday. It's that the title character (played with both verve and abrasiveness by Edie Falco), a no-nonsense nurse who's ...

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    In Over Their Heads Or Investigative Journalism? New Clip From 'Sound Of My Voice'

    What would happen if you discovered that a young woman, claiming to be from the future, was recruiting followers in your neighborhood? Would you go check it out? And if you did, would you want to return to your everyday routine afterward? That's the question at the heart of this new clip from Za...

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #15 & #16: The Art of Cinema on French TV (Godard on Kubrick; Costa on Straub/Huillet)

    Godard rips into "Full Metal Jacket" while Pedro Costa observes one of cinema's legendary directing duos.

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    The War on Indie Docs: After Surviving PBS Debacle, NEA Slashes Doc Program Funds More Than 60%

    I'm beginning to wonder if there's a conspiracy afoot. After PBS' highly controversial move to re-schedule its independent documentary shows, Independent Lens and POV, damaging their playability and reducing their audiences, here comes the news that the National Endowment of the Arts ...

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    Michael Bay Adds European Actress/Model Yolanthe Cabau To 'Pain And Gain'

    Michael Bay is all about T&A up and coming talent, isn't he? The helmer is continuing the trend, plucking little known Spanish-Dutch actress/model Yolanthe Cabau out of obscurity for his upcoming dark comedy-thriller "Pain And Gain...

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    'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ryan Merriman To Play Fellow Dodger Dixie Walker In Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    If anything, the success of "Moneyball" last year has certainly brought about the revitalization of baseball-centered dramas. There's been no shortage of great ones in the past, from"Bang The Drum Slowly" to "Field Of Dreams" to The Natural," and now with ...

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    Phylicia Rashad To Direct Stage Play "Immediate Family" For The Goodman Theatre

    You can now add the title of theater director to the very long list of credits for actress Phylicia Rashad. The prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago announced yesterday that Ms. Rashad will direct a new production of the new play Immediate Family which will run at the Goodman from June 2 - Ju...

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    TRAILER MIX: VINTAGE MODEL: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

    This vintage edition of TRAILER MIX looks back at a film preview from days gone by, and measures its virtues in terms of nostalgia, contemporary comparison, and innate artistry. Vintage entries will appear periodically throughout the run of the column.

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    Anthony LaPaglia Reunites With Robert Connolly For Julian Assange Pic 'Underground'; Rachel Griffiths & Newcomer Alex Williams Also On Board

    With their promising adaptation of Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge," with names like Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska who were attached to star failing to materialize, Robert Connolly and Anthony LaPaglia (who previously teamed on "Balibo") have now set ...

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