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    Criterion Adds 'Carlos,' (Finally) Some Claude Chabrol & More To Their September Release Slate

    It's the middle of the month, so you know what that means: an announcement from The Criterion Collection about what they've got coming next, and September looks like yet another strong month from the boutique label.

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    David O. Russell Loves Jolie, Eyes her for Silver Lining, in the Running to Direct Maleficent

    Angelina Jolie, who remains attached to star in Maleficent, still lacks a director. Tim Burton bowed out in May, making room for David O. Russell and others to be considered by Disney. Russell was available for consideration after parting ways with Columbia Pictures over creative differences on the ...

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    Dueling Snow Whites: Relativity Shoots First with No Title, Universal's Huntsman Gets Rewrite

    Relativity may be first out of the gate in the dueling Snow White competition, but they could also be the first to crash and burn.

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    Russell Crowe To Father Superman As Jor-El In 'Man Of Steel'

    Sean Penn & Clive Owen Were Also In ContentionOne thing has been clear, Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan have been sniffing around a big talent to join the upcoming "Man of Steel" in an important role. Earlier this spring, Daniel Day-Lewis was rumored as being sought for an unspecified part and whi...

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    Conan O'Brien's Brilliant Commencement Speech: "Disappointment Stings"

    In case you missed it, Conan O'Brien shows what a masterful stand-up comedian with great writers can do to target a specific audience--the graduating class at Dartmouth College, whose black hats bob gratifyingly with every joke-- with viral video on the worldwide web in mind. (Video is below.) After...

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    Sean Penn To Direct Robert De Niro In 'The Comedian'?

    We have to admit, when we first heard about "The Comedian" with Robert De Niro attached and the project being spun as a possible reteam with Martin Scorsese, we didn't give it much thought. With the project sounding similar in tone to "The King of Comedy" and just the overall scarcity of info, it se...

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    Harold Perrineau Joins Cast Of Dark Comedy "Sexy Evil Genius"

    Missed this announcement earlier this month...

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    Ben Affleck Signs On To Direct Remake Of 'Tell No One'

    With David Fincher getting ready to unveil his take on the acclaimed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" just two years after the popular (but not so hot) Swedish version, it seems Hollywood has found a new niche to exploit: English-language versions of popular foreign films (okay, so maybe it's not that new). Back in 2008, Guillaume Canet's French thriller "Tell No One" was blowing away American critics and audiences as well as becoming one of the biggest foreign hits that year at the box office. Talks of a remake weren't far behind, and last year Andrew Dominik ("Chopper," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford") was repo...

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    Green Lantern Reviews: "Inert, Underwhelming," Reynolds "Little More than a Torso and a Smirk"

    Warner/DC's Green Lantern wants to blow your mind, starting June 17, one day after its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Even the more generous reviews below suggest that we shouldn't expect a mind-blowing quality film. (We see it Wednesday.) Best case scenario: the comics fanbase will jump...

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    Watch: Cruddy Bootleg Of 'A Dangerous Method' Trailer Makes Us Yearn For The Real Thing

    Has Sony Pictures Classics Picked Up The Film?No, this isn't like the "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" red band trailer which was (fake?) leaked to the interwebs and got a gajillion hits. Nope, this is a legitimately shitty capture of the trailer for David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," seeming...

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