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    New York Salutes Legendary Caribbean Actress Leonie Forbes w/ Film Retrospective

    If you're like me and you aren't too familiar with Leonie Forbes or her films (or even if you are), here's your chance to get acquainted with her and her works, if you live in NYC on Saturday, May 5; although even if you don't live in NYC, consider yourself informed :)

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    'Fast Five' Director Justin Lin Grabs Film Rights to David Henry Hwang's 'Chinglish'

    Director Justin Lin has acquired the film rights to playwright David Henry Hwang’s 2011 stage work “Chinglish.” Lin, who most recently directed Universal’s $626-million-grossing actioner “Fast Five,” will direct and produce the project through his Barnstorm Pictur...

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    Charlotte Gainsbourg to Star in Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

    Charlotte Gainsbourg’s bona fides as a daring actress have long been established, not least because she has starred in two films made by Danish enfant terrible Lars von Trier: “Antichrist” and “Melancholia.” Well, the actress has decided to join Von Trier’s cinema...

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    Sean Penn Seems Poised For A Cannes Appearance, But Is It With 'Gangster Squad' Or Something Else?

    Update: Looks like Penn will be in town to attend a fundraising gala, Haiti: Carnival in Cannes, for a cause close to his heart.

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    Peter Parker Gets 'Transformers'-ized, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci To Pen 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel

    It's not as if the script for "The Amazing Spider-Man" is lacking in the blockbuster quotient behind it. While "Zodiac" scribe James Vanderbilt brings a slight air of prestige in the credits, the screenplay for the upcoming reboot is also credited to Steven "Harry Potter...

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #27: Pass the Salt

    A seemingly harmless scene in Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder becomes an object of fascination until it reveals a startling significance.

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    New Film Term Alert! "HDTV Porn"

    We need something to describe movies you only watch because they look amazing on your HDTV.

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    Exclusive: Thomas Newman Scoring Steven Soderbergh's 'The Bitter Pill'

    Steven Soderbergh has long made a habit of keeping a wide-ranging roster of regular collaborators to turn to, depending on the needs of whatever project he's working on. And with the cameras now rolling on his next effort "The Bitter Pill" he's taking a step away from the electroni...

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    CinemaCon 2012: Sen. Chris Dodd's Opening Remarks: 'A Time of Transformative Change'

    This speech was given by Sen. Chris Dodd (Chairman and CEO, MPAA) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at CinemaCon 2012 and is reprinted here with his permission...

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    Watch Another Delectable Clip From Andrew Dosunmu's "Restless City;" Opening This Weekend Via AFFRM

    Another delicious (literally, I could eat it) clip from Andrew Dosunmu's feature debut Restless City, which AFFRM is opening this weekend!

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