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    Watch: Latest Trailer For Pixar's 'Brave' Is The Most Promising Yet

    With "The Hunger Games" now sitting pretty among the top twenty domestic grossers of all time (it's about to overtake "Jurassic Park"), the fallacy that wide audiences won't go to action-oriented films starring a female lead seems to have been disproven. And we're abo...

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    Predictions You Can't Refuse: Previewing the Sight and Sound Greatest Films Poll, Part III

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This summer Sight and Sound, the magazine of the British Film Institute, will issue the seventh edition of their international poll of critics and directors on the greatest films of all time. While there have been plenty of lists and polls of this kind conducted over the years by ...

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    Is Hong Kong Superstar Andy Lau Joining The Cast Of 'Iron Man 3?'

    The power shift in the blockbuster world is starting to drift away from Hollywood. The U.S. still makes the bulk of the product, of course. But particularly for action and science-fiction movies (doubly so for those in 3D), studios rely on overseas grosses, especially in Asian markets like Japan, In...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: The Alloy Orchestra Scores the WILD AND WEIRD

    Genius tinkerer Ken Winokur offers behind-the-score moments in the brilliantly strange silent films selections playing at Ebertfest.

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    Now and Then: Old-School Horror Is All in Your Head

    The most innovative thing about writer-director Ti West's "The Innkeepers" (on DVD today) is how low-fi it plays. The gore is minimal, the music restrained, the body count limited. Call it the rebirth of the classic American horror picture.

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    Michel Gondry's 'The We And The I', Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers' & More Headed To Cannes Directors' Fortnight

    Yes, there's even more. With the lineup at the Cannes Film Festival already boasting a plethora of top-tier talent and highly anticipated films, the sidebar Directors' Fortnight is not to be outdone, and today they have unveiled their unusually name-brand-heavy lineup.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #26: Jonathan Rosenbaum on GERTRUD and THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT

    Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum offers his personal insights on his favorite films by John Ford and Carl Dreyer.

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    And The Winner Of The "Guess 'Think Like A Man's' Opening Box Office" Contest Is...

    And here it is folks... the final box office tally is in, and, according to Box Office Mojo, Think Like A Man raked in $33,636,303 in ticket sales over the weekend, of course making it the number 1 film on the charts.

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    Robert Rodriguez Gets His Gringo, Mel Gibson Joins 'Machete Kills'

    We presume Robert Rodriguez didn't keep him waiting around for the script (ZING). Just over a week since it was reported that Rodriguez wanted Mel Gibson for a role in "Machete Kills," it looks like he got him.

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    Maysles Institute Accepting Applications For Summer Documentary Film Program For Teens

    I'd say this is a tremendous opportunity for any of you parents out there with teens who'll be home this summer, and are at all interested in cinema.

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