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    Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno Join Michael Cera in 'Magic Magic'

    Now here's an interesting project that is newly on our radar thanks to Cannes. Just last week, we learned that Michael Cera would join "The Maid" director Sebastian Silva for a thriller called "Magic Magic." Variety reported yesterday that three lovely ladies -- Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catal...

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    Joel Edgerton, Luke Evans Competing For Role Of Tom Buchanan In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    The list of go-to names for big roles, particularly for male leads, is an ever-changing one. We ran down a list last year, but even in the few months since then, new names have come to the forefront, and some have jumped to the front of the queue. "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth, for instance, who just locked down the title role opposite Kristen Stewart in "Snow White and the Huntsman," is a newbie, while his co-star in the forthcoming film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" romantic lead Sam Clafin, not only bagged the prince part in the fairy tale, but also the lead in would-be-'Harry Potter'-replacement franchise "The Seventh Son,"...

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    Cannes Review: Why is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Fest?

    What motivates a groggy, jet-lagged scribe to crawl out of bed for an 8:30 AM press screening of Pirates of the Caribbean? Schadenfreude. The word on the Croisette was that the fourth Pirates installment was lousy. Safe to say I wasn't expecting to have a good time. (I didn't even see Number Three, ...

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    Cannes Review: 'The Kid With The Bike' Rides Into Trouble, Crashes Into A Savior

    All the books on parenting notwithstanding, it's always been pretty simple: kids not only want love, they need it. And in the latest from Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne that need is amplified into a mellifluous tone of desperation encapsulated in little Cyril (Thomas Doret) the titular 'kid with a bike.' When the film opens Cyril literally can't believe what he's hearing: left by his father in a children's home (it's hinted that his mother is dead), he calls the number he has for his Dad, only to hear that the line is no longer in service. He's told that his father has moved without leaving a forwarding address and, unconvinced, he leaves schoo...

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    Ashton Kutcher Stops Pretending He Is A Movie Star, Signs To 'Two And A Half Men'

    Theoretical Hollywood leading man Ashton Kutcher has decided to take a knee on his big screen career. The former “Punk’d” creator is now gunning for those lucrative TV dollars by replacing Charlie Sheen on the show everybody watches and nobody likes, “Two and a Half Men.”

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    Ti West, Nacho Vigalando, Many Others To Teach Us 'The ABCs Of Death'

    Directors Of 'Hobo With A Shotgun,' 'A Serbian Film,' 'The Kill List' & Many Others Also On BoardAre you ready to learn “The ABC’s of Death”? The good people at Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films and Magnet Releasing are behind the anthology horror film, an unprecedented effort that will feature 26 vig...

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    Despite Decline In Viewership HBO Renews "Treme" For 3rd Season

    I still haven't watched a single episode of this yet. So little time with a lot to watch, read, listen to etc.

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    Director Paul Feig Developing Romantic Comedy For 'Bridesmaids' Break-Out Star Melissa McCarthy

    Plus 'Bridemaids' Writer Annie Mumolo & McCarthy Sell Comedy Pitch To ParamountEarlier this week, The Playlist's Drew Taylor spoke to director Paul Feig about this weekend's raunchy and funny R-Rated wedding-themed comedy "Bridemaids" (which looks like it's on track to be a $21 million opening weeke...

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    Wakah Wakah: First Poster Arrives For 'The Muppets'

    There are plenty of films coming in the rest of the year that we're excited about. "The Tree of Life," obviously. "Hugo Cabret," "Drive," "The Skin I Live In," "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and many, many more. But this writer has to confess that he's almost as excited about a somewhat less highbr...

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    Cannes Director Preview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

    Here's the second in our continuing series of Cannes director profiles.Country: Belgium

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