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    Cannes Virgin Diary #1: Berkeley Grad Hits Critics Week

    Cannes is a crazy place for a first-timer. There's the dicey wi-fi to contend with. The 7 AM queues of pushy cinephiles waiting outside the Grand Theatre. The possibility of not getting into a screening because you don't have the clout. The nagging urge to nod off during a film at the behest of jet-...

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    Cannes Review: Faith & Love Collide In Cristian Mungiu's Powerful 'Beyond The Hills'

    Can blind, unquestioning devout faith be just as corrupting as sin? Can love be as all consuming as evil? These are the big, broad themes being explored in Cristian Mungiu's deliberate and somewhat cryptic "Beyond The Hills," a very slow burn drama that finds both religious and emotion...

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    John Waters is Hitchhiking; Indie Band Picks Him Up in Ohio

    Baltimore's own indie auteur John Waters ("Pink Flamingos") likes the occasional hitchhike.  An indie band called Here We Go Magic recently picked him up in Ohio and took him on a six hour road trip as Waters entertained the group telling stories. He has hitchhiked with Patty Hear...

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    Trailer Watch: Bill Murray is FDR in 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

    Bill Murray stars as President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Roger Michel's "Hyde Park on Hudson," about the true story of a the President's country retreat on the Hudson when he, his wife (Olivia Williams) and mistress (Laura Linney) were joined by King George VI (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth (Olivi...

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    IN THE WORKS: 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Blanchett-Wasikowska Lesbian Romance, Paltrow for Picasso & Dujardin's Next

    Ridley Scott has an idea for a sequel to his classic 1982 film "Blade Runner," and the original's writer Hampton Fancher is in talks to put it into action on paper. Scott and Alcon Entertainment say only that the story would pick up "some years after the first film concluded."

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    Sky 1's "Sinbad" (Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Walters, George Harris, Estella Daniels Co-Star) Gets A Trailer

    The BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad - a TV series that will feature performances from the likes of Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Ashley Walters and Estella Daniels - is scheduled to air in the UK this July.

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    Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante Says 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' Features the Greatest Satanic Performance of All Time

    Director Joe Dante ("Gremlins") and co-creator of Trailers from Hell guides us through today's Trailer From Hell feature: 1941's "The Devil and Daniel Webster." Dante claims this movie contains "probably one of the greatest satanic performances of all time."

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    Michelle Monaghan & Susan Sarandon Enter ‘Still of Night,’ Naveen Andrews Joins Naomi Watts In ‘Diana,’ Julianne Hough Finds ‘Safe Haven’

    Since her breakout role in 2005’s “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” Michelle Monaghan has been steadily turning in solid supporting performances in everything from big-budget thrillers (“Mission Impossible III”) to more character-based dramas (“North Country”), but Ho...

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    Dorian Missick Will Play Boston Street Smart Detective in 3rd Season of Syfy's "Haven"

    Dorian Missick has joined the cast of Syfy's third season of Haven, based on Stephen King's novel titled The Colorado Kid, about a former FBI agent (Audrey Parker), who unravels the town's many secrets after she becomes a cop. Emily Rose will return as the lead of Audrey Parker.

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    Cannes Review: Xavier Dolan's Messy 'Laurence Anyways' Is Both Ambitious & Admirable

    "The sky's the limit," Fred (Suzanne Clement) says when she's asked about what people will say when her boyfriend Laurence (Melvin Poupad) decides to become a woman. It's 1989 and she believes that her generation is ready to handle transsexuality -- and perhaps they are -- but ...

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