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    Is Adult Swim Stuck in a Rut of Nostalgia Bait?

    Describing the current slate of programming on Adult Swim, which takes over Cartoon Network every evening from 9pm to 6am, is like trying to explain why crude sex and drug jokes get old after a while. There’s nothing wrong with “Venture Brothers,” Odd Future’s “Loiter S...

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    New Image Of Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan In 'The Great Gatsby'

    Well, the first trailer for "The Great Gatsby" arrived earlier this week and it proved two things: 1) there seems to be no limit to where Kanye West and Jay-Z's "No Church In The Wild" can be used, and 2) for better or worse, this movie is a Baz Luhrmann film all the way.

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    CANNES 2012: Gael Garcia Bernal's 'No' and 'El taaib' Are Among Directors' Fortnight Films Honorees

    Though the Cannes Film Festival does not give awards to its Directors' Fortnight films, several organizations annually honor films of note. This year, Pablo Larrain's Gael Carcia Bernal film "No" and "Merzak Allouache's "El taaib" led the honorees.

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    Make Your Own Mixtape: 17 Songs From Wes Anderson's Films That Are Not On The Official Soundtracks

    Today sees the latest film from director Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kingdom," hit theaters, and consistent with the music-obsessed filmmaker's work, it's as much a treat for the ears as it is for the eyes. 'Moonrise' boasts another soundtrack of unexpected cuts assembled with the great music supervisor...

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    Cannes Review Round-Up: David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" with Robert Pattinson

    If anything, judging from Cannes critics, David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" is a faithful adaptation of the Don DeLillo source material. The consensus is that Cronenberg keeps his fierce and trim style, despite striving to stay true to the novella.

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    Mercurial Sacha Baron Cohen Takes on Freddie Mercury: Performance or Impersonation?

    Trying to take the measure of Sacha Baron Cohen, who has played a Kazakh journalist visiting the US in "Borat," an Austrian fashionista voguing in "Bruno," a North African dictator demoted to ordinary US immigrant in "The Dictator." His Halloween parade of beards and costumes and accents makes it ha...

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    "Black Filmmakers Are (Or Should Be) Obligated To Tell Stories Primarily About Black People" (Discuss)

    Slow news day, so how about a survey? :)

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    Sony Pictures Acquires Dark Comedy "Revenge for Jolly!"

    Sony Pictures acquires "Revenge for Jolly!" for US and Canadian distribution - marking the first acquisition for the newly-formed affiliate company of Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment. "Revenge for Jolly!" premiered at the 2012 Tribeca FIlm Festival. The dark comedy e...

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    Relativity Media Will Co-Finance Luc Besson's Next Two Films: "Three Days to Kill" and "Malavita" with De Niro

    Relativity Media struck a co-production and co-financing deal with Luc Besson's ("The Lady," "Taken," "Transporter") EuropaCorp on his two upcoming action flicks, "Three Days to Kill" and "Malavita" with Robert De Niro...

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    VIDEO: The Magnificent Andersons

    Wes Anderson has established himself as an irreplaceable and elusive American storyteller. Yet, for a director who addresses such heavy themes in his work, Anderson himself remains an enigma.

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