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    First Clip From Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' Starring George Clooney Unveiled

    The Fox Searchlight marketing department seems to be embracing the web with more enthusiasm this year than they have in the past. Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" has an official Fox Searchlight page, a Tumblr and its own detailed standalone site. Clearly, it's helped push the arthouse film in t...

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    The Weinstein Company Make First Big Buy At Cannes, Pick Up Black & White Silent Film 'The Artist'

    While the Weinsteins are no strangers to picking up movies that are tough to market, they've really outdone themselves this time. But we have to applaud the distributors for taking on a film that frankly, not many would take a chance on.

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    James Franco Casts Val Lauren As Sal Mineo In Forthcoming Biopic

    James Franco Will Direct, But Won't Be Starring In The FilmBookies could make serious money laying odds on which of the many James Franco-associated projects will go in front of cameras first. It always seems to be a bit of a surprise, and today's news is definitely a bit out of left field.

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    The Small Screen: Zooey Deschanel Sitcom 'The New Girl' Gets Series Order From Fox

    J.J. Abrams' Series 'Alcatraz' Also Picked Up, But Mark Romanek's 'Locke & Key' Is DeadWith so much big-screen talent migrating to television, we're starting to cover more TV news here at The Playlist: while our heart will always be with the cinema, its upstart little cousin has wiped away any stigma that once remained, and in general, there's more good scripted comedy and drama around, both on network TV and on cable, than ever before. The current season is coming to a close over the next few weeks, which means that the networks will start unveiling their line-up for the coming 2011-12 season, and word's already started to leak with regards ...

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    Woody Allen's Rome-Set Pic Has Working Title Of 'Bop Decameron,' Based On Boccaccio's Novellas

    Allen & Roberto Benigni Confirmed To Be Taking Acting Roles In Project Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," unspools in Cannes tonight -- in fact, its screening to the press on the Croisette is already over. And we're cautiously optimistic. While Allen's recent London and New York excursions have varied from the disappointing ("Whatever Works," "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger") to the disastrous ("Scoop," "Cassandra's Dream"), but when he ventured to more exotic climes, for "Vicky Christina Barcelona," the prolific writer-director ended up producing his best work in years, and the promising trailer for the Paris-set picture suggests...

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    Rachel Weisz In Talks For Female Lead In 'The Bourne Legacy'

    For an actress who has largely steered clear of the tentpole world, it looks like Rachel Weisz is ready to trade in status as a top tier actress for some mad bank.

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    Nicole Beharie's "My Last Day Without You" Will Premiere At The Brooklyn Film Festival

    My Last Day Without You is a film we've anxiously awaited here at S&A...getting tidbits here and there. And now it looks like the movie, starring Nicole Beharie and Ken Duken, will premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival this June (11th and 12th).

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    Woody Harrelson To Play Haymitch Abernathy In ‘Hunger Games’

    For a hot minute, it looked like the role was going to go to John C. Reilly but another big name has boarded the forever and neverending casting of "Hunger Games."

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    Jean Reno To Add Some French Class To Tyler Perry's 'I, Alex Cross'

    While we definitely have given Tyler Perry his fair share of grief around here, the writer/director/actor/producer is certainly ready move on from the hugely successful niche he's carved out and try something with broader appeal, so we commend him for that. He's set to topline "I, Alex Cross" a thri...

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    Review: Even Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Natalie Portman Can't Save The Oddly Off 'Hesher'

    The following is a reprint of our review that ran during the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.

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