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    Jesse Eisenberg To Reteam With Aaron Sorkin For 'The Newsroom,' Kinda; First Footage From Heist-Actioner 'Now You See Me'

    Look, we'll be the first to admit that the headline here is all types of deceptive (hence the "kinda") but here we go: yes, Jesse Eisenberg is set to re-team with his 'Social Network' scribe Aaron Sorkin on his new HBO series "The Newsroom" but it's not exactly wh...

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    "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" and Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" Possible Cannes Selections

    Variety is reporting that both Benh Zeitlin's magical realism film Beasts of the Southern Wild and Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, his period crime thriller set in 1960's Florida, are very stong contenders to be selected for this year's Cannes Film Festival, which will be held this y...

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    Sex & the Gritty: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Pilot is Coarse, Sensitive, and Promising

    The most compelling aspect of Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls" is a tone and spirit that balances sincerity and satire. When the goofy protagonist Hannah (Dunham) proclaims in the first scene that she is "busy trying to become who I am," the series arrives with a strong, clear voice.

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    Career Watch: Michelle Yeoh Builds on Asia Powerbase, But "The Lady" Opens Soft

    A 1984 TV commercial with Jackie Chan was the start of Michelle Yeoh's on-camera career. While she ranks #7 on EW's Best Bond Girls list for her kick-ass role in "Tomorrow Never Dies," and is the most bankable Asian actress in the world, the martial arts action star ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)...

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    In ProMotion Pictures Competition, Students Tell Subway Stories

    At first glance, the term 'branded content' sounds to me more like a rancher's term than a filmmaker's, but in the ProMotion Pictures competition, it's the stuff that sells.

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    Watch The Insanity That Was 2Pac's Hologram Performing at Coachella

    Sixteen years after he was shot and killed, Tupac has risen. Technology allowed a insanely lifelike hologram version of the rapper to address the Coachella crowd last night, and then peform "Hail Mary" as a duet with Snoop Dogg. It's genuinely mid-blowing. Should we expect Notorious...

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    'Mad Men' Episode 5 Review and Recap: In 'Signal 30,' Pete and Lane Throw Feeble Punches at Despair

    In Sunday's all-new "Mad Men" episode, death and despair continue to seep into the big picture. But in the midst of sniper shootings, highway crashes and men who "have nothing," is there a faint signal of hope?

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    MAD MEN RECAP FOUR: SIGNAL 30

    “I’m through with all that fantasy stuff.”

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    Recap: Season Premiere Of 'Girls' A Confident, Funny Start For Lena Dunham's Series

    Update: Viewers on the U.S. can now watch the pilot episode of "Girls" on YouTube without an HBO subscription. Unembeddable, but watch here.

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    GIRLS RECAP 1: PILOT: ONE FINAL PUSH

    Short verzh: yeah, it's niche and occasionally obnoxious. It's also super-watchable and good (in that "extractions portion of a facial" way at times, but still). Give it a chance. 


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