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    Listen: Sneak Preview Of Take That's "Love Love" That Is Inexplicably In 'X-Men: First Class'

    Listen, we're all for anachronisms when it comes to music choices. Hell, the trailer for the Cannes film “L’Apollonide” does a great job of mixing soul music with a period film. But there are times when it's just clunky and plain absurd, which brings us to "X-Men: First Class."

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    Watch Anthony Mackie Play A Boxing Promoter In 1st Full Trailier For "Real Steel"

    I thought there had already been a trailer for this, but, a quick check informed that the first one was just a teaser, clocking in at just over a minute long; this is the first FULL trailer for DreamWorks’ Real Steel, the Shawn Levy-directed sci-fi flick, starring Hugh Jackman as “a former boxer who...

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    TV Review: What "Bhutto" Reveals About Pakistan Today

    Bhutto, a documentary about the life and assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the daughter of privilege and violence twice elected Pakistan’s prime minister and twice forced out of office on corruption charges, is in many ways frustratingly out of touch with today’s news. Even though Bhutto’s life was f...

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    Watch: 'Real Steel' Trailer Is Essentially A Robot Rocky Story

    Plus 5 New Images From the Film Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly And Anthony MackieThere's no doubt about it. DreamWorks already believes in "Real Steel" with work already starting on a sequel, but the question is, will the rest of us care. And with the first full-length trailer for the film ...

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    A Look At "Le Bonheur d'Elza" - A Young Woman's Search For The Father She Never Met

    Released in Paris in April, with no word on whether it'll travel (though it screened in Martinique as well), is Mariette Monpierre's Le bonheur d'Elza (which I believe translates to English as Elza's Happiness, although, you French speakers out there can correct me if I'm wrong).

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    In Praise of Melissa McCarthy

    I finally saw Bridesmaids last night. LOVED IT. Will have a longer piece later this week, but I wanted to single out Melissa McCarthy for a gush of love immediately. She almost stole the movie from Kristen Wiig. Almost, but not quite. I was so impressed with how they handled the different chara...

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    Speaking Of "Goodbye Uncle Tom" - Wanna See It?

    In our endless discussion about Tarantino's Django Unchained , a few commenters have mentioned the film Goodbye Uncle Tom (AKA Addio Zio Tom).

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    RS 29—That Awkward Age: "The Savages" and "On Golden Pond"

    Let’s look, if we must, at the posters. Not that one should judge or evaluate a film in this manner, but a one-sheet, commissioned to aptly represent a movie’s spirit and tone, will also, in retrospect, say a lot about the spirit and tone of the era from which it comes. The poster for Tamara Jenkins’s The Savages looked familiar upon its release in 2007: it was designed by comic-book artist Chris Ware, known for beautifully static, melancholy cartoons of doughy-faced, moist-eyed personae with all the flexibility of Charles M. Schulz figures. The act of using this particular style to represent the essence of a film like The Savages undoubtedly...

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    Small Screens: indieWIRE's Top 5 Releases This Week

    DVD/Blu-ray Top Pick:Title: "Blue Valentine"Director: Derek Cianfrance

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    Cannes Film Festival: 10 Films That Will Be Making Noise On The Croisette

    This year at Cannes, it seems that you'll be able to throw a rock and manage to hit a celebrity. In stark contrast to last year's festival -- which some colleagues told us was the worst in a decade -- Cannes honcho Thierry Fremaux is bringing the goods this year with a cineaste's wet dream of films from some of the finest auteurs working today. However, what unfolds over the next few days will be fascinating. Not everything can be a masterpiece, there will be some unexpected disasters and more enticingly, some pleasant surprises. We've run down the list of the films that are likely to be making the biggest noise on the Croisette this year, an...

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