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    ‘The Amazing Spider-Man' 6-Minute IMAX Sneak Peek to Screen In Front of ‘Men in Black III,' New Viral Marketing Hints At The Lizard’s Origins

    “Men in Black III” faces a long road to success this weekend, with an inflated budget looming over a public opinion set firmly at “mildly amused,” but Paramount is hoping a little incentive in the form of an IMAX sneak peek will get people in seats for both of their upcoming ...

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    Webby Awards: Steve Jobs Tribute, Best of the Five-Word Acceptance Speeches

    The Webby Awards honored the best of the web (Indiewire included!), and shared a tribute video for Steve Jobs. Keeping with their acceptance-speech rule, the video features thanks from the likes of President Obama, President Clinton, Al Gore, George Lucas, Jon Stewart and Bono - all in five words or...

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    'Killing Them Softly' Star Scoot McNairy & Ruth Negga Join Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave'

    Scoot McNairy is on a hell of a run at the moment. The star of "In Search Of A Midnight Kiss" finally turned heads in a big way with Gareth Edwards' 2010 low-budget spectacular "Monsters," and ever since then he's been the toast of the town: he met for roles in "Prometheus" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vam...

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    Cannes: Michel Gondry Talks The Inspirations Behind 'The We And The I,' & Talks Criterion Appearance On 'Malkovich'

    Perhaps once regarded as a quirky, whimsical visualist known for his eye-popping music videos (Bjork, Beck, White Stripes) and his often pop-surrealist indie films ("Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind," "The Science of Sleep"), French filmmaker Michel Gondry has really challenged the boilerplate ...

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    Ruth Negga Joins Cast Of "12 Years A Slave;" Adepero Oduye ("Pariah") Confirmed As Well

    Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga (last seen as vixen alongside Samuel L. Jackson in The Samaritan, released last week) joins a now officially confirmed Adepero Oduye (Pariah), as well as newly-cast Paul Dano and Scoot McNairy, to the cast list of Steve McQueen's&nbs...

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    The Quebec Student Strike Turns 100 Days Old

    This was the remarkable scene a few blocks from my apartment earlier today. An estimated 250,000+ people took to the streets (some conservative press underreported "tens of thousands," which is total bullshit) to support the 100th day of the Quebec Student Strike in defiance of the ridi...

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    The Trouble With "Scandal"

    Like many, I eagerly anticipated the premiere of the show Scandal. A beautiful, black woman who is a power player in D.C., it had me chomping at the bit. With all of the strong television shows for women (Homeland on Showtime, The Good Wife on CBS - although, I don't know why the...

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    Does 'Game of Thrones' Need a Hero?

    "What kind of king do you want to be?" "I don't know -- the good kind?"      -- Talisa (Oona Chaplin) and Robb Stark (Richard Madden), "The Prince of Winterfell"

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    Colin Firth To Play Noel Coward In 'Mad Dogs And Englishmen,' & Co-Star In Rupert Everett's Oscar Wilde Biopic

    Colin Firth is set to play famed English playwright Noel Coward, in the Willy Holtzman-penned project, “Mad Dogs And Englishmen,” about Coward’s eventful two week-stay at The Desert Inn in Las Vegas in 1995. Although there’s still no director attached, this seems like a great role for the actor to s...

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    Rise And Rise Again: Batman, Catwoman & Bane In Three New Posters For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Ah, character posters. Once an innovative spin on movie marketing, now they're dragged out needlessly for any film on release. Want Jonny Lee Miller in "Dark Shadows" hanging on your wall? Or Alexander Skarsgard in "Battleship?" You got it. We've never seen any evidence of a Tom Wilkinson one-sheet ...

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