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    CinemaCon in 3-D: Scorsese and Ang Lee and Oscar Contender 'Life of Pi'

    At this point, the folks at Twentieth Century Fox don't need to promote Ridley Scott's "Prometheus." So co-chairmen Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos ran through the summer and fall slates--diverse, something for everyone, etc--and saved the big guns for something new they hadn't promoted before: Ang L...

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    Tribeca: David Riker & Abbie Cornish Discuss Immigration Tale 'The Girl'

    Known for his neo-realist film about the plight of Latin American immigrants living in New York City, "La Ciudad," indie writer/director David Riker has spent the better part of 14 years evolving story of his latest feature, "The Girl" which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. In the m...

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    Watch: Blake Lively & Chloë Moretz Go White Trash In Red Band Trailer For 'Hick'

    Well, we will say this. You ain't seen Blake Lively or Chloë Moretz -- or hell, most of the other cast really -- in anything like this before. Whether it all works or not is entirely a different matter, but the red band trailer for "Hick" is sure to grab your attention.

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    24th James Bond Film Now Slated For A 2014 Release, But Will Daniel Craig Return?

    It has been a long four years since we last had James Bond saving the world on the big screen. Throughout the history of the franchise, the producers have generally stuck to a new Bond film every two years, though there have been hiccups along the way (the longest gap was six years between &quo...

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    Review: Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' Starring Jack Black Is A Harmless, But Charming & Funny Effort

    Employing a laid-back, jovial and amiable mien, Richard Linklater's latest effort, the East Texas-set black comedy "Bernie," is not unlike the Austin-based filmmaker himself: affable, eager to please without pandering, and highly likeable. In fact, "Bernie," starring Jack Bla...

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    Sean Penn's Peace Summit Award Acceptance Speech: Haiti, Systemic Moral Corruption, A Sacred Debt

    On April 25, Sean Penn accepted the Peace Summit Award at the twelfth annual Nobel Peace Laureate's World Summit in Chicago. The award was given to him by Nobel Peace Laureate president Mikhail Gorbachev and Mr. Udo Janz. His Holiness The Dalai Lama was also present. Penn's acceptance speech is belo...

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    Amandla Stenberg ("Hunger Games," "Colombiana") Signs with WME

    Looks like we'll be seeing more of Amandla Stenberg, the adorable young actress who co-starred as the character Rue in The Hunger Games.

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    Alan Cumming on "Any Day Now" and Queer Complacency

    Alan Cumming was famous (and out) for quite a while now, but it's been a while since he's been front and center. "Any Day Now," playing this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a subtle, simple showcase. It's the story of a mismatched gay couple in the 70's who find thems...

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    'An Education' Director Lone Scherfig To Helm 'My Life In Orange'

    With Lone Scherfig breaking out with "An Education" in 2009 and discovering a star in Carey Mulligan, it made it all the more disappointing when she returned two years later with the relatively limp rom-com "One Day." It took a bit off our shine for the helmer, but we're stil...

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    Sly, Ahnuld, Willis: Every 'Expendables 2' Character Poster Arrives

    Do you love the smell of napalm, old sausage fests, sulphur, Old Spice and Ultra Strength Bengay in the morning? If so, you probably can't wait for "The Expendables 2."

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