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    Blame Canada

    Fucking eh. How did this happen? After two weeks of the increasing suggestion of a Conservative minority/strong New Democrat opposition, the Canadian electorate surprised everyone by totally shaking up the country's political landscape. For the better as Quebec rejected its political history entirely and gave a remarkable gift to the rest of the country by voting in the New Democrats nearly every seat in province (reducing the Bloc Quebecois to just 4 seats as a result). The rest of the country, meanwhile, couldn't quite join Quebec's orange surge. Though the cores of urban areas went for Jack Layton's NDP, most of the rest of the country t...

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    Racy Poster For Cannes Contender ‘L’Apollonide’

    It looks like there's going to be a good amount of skin on display at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The trailer for Julia Leigh's provocative "Sleeping Beauty" with Emily Browning has already teased that you should expected some R-rated bits and pieces and early stills for "L’Apollonide" haven...

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    Trade Wars: Deadline vs. THR vs. The Wrap

    Anyone who deals with Nikki Finke knows her m.o. If she doesn't land a story first and early or doesn't like something, she will hit back hard until she terrifies her target into giving her what she wants. She is also thin-skinned. Hence her recent email assault on the MPAA's Howard Gantman, who sen...

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    Anna Kendrick & John Francis Daley Prepare For 'Rapture-Palooza' With Craig Robinson

    We have to be honest, when we first heard of "Rapture-Paloooza," a title that is being developed as part of Lionsgate's new micro-budgeted genre film division, we didn't think much of it. But studios are now wetting themselves over the possible gains to be made with no-budget fare as they watch "Ins...

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    Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with Sidney Poitier

    Last night, Sidney Poitier was honored at Lincoln Center, where he received this year's Charlie Chaplin Award. Coincidentally, it's also Teacher Appreciation Week in America. Specifically today is Teacher's Day. As Morgan Freeman recognized on stage at Alice Tully Hall, Poitier played a teacher in m...

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    Saoirse Ronan Takes Dual Roles In 'The Host'; Andrew Niccol Might Return To Direct

    Well here's some Saoirse Ronan news we didn't expect. Though it's largely assumed -- but still not confirmed -- that she will be re-teaming with Peter Jackson with a role in "The Hobbit" and Joe Wright is waiting on her for "Anna Karenina," Ronan's next announced project is neither of those and some...

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    Which Summer Films Won't Make You Feel Like You've Been Lobotomized? The May-August Movies: Part 1

    Something's in the air. The days are getting longer. The weather's getting warmer. Your IQ is dropping by the day. That's right, it's the start of the summer movie season! The critical darlings that get you through the winter moments are a thing of the past, replaced by CGI-packed blockbusters, come...

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    Indomina Launches International Sales Division

    The Indomina Group is expanding by launching an in-house international sales division to handle foreign sales for the independent studio. The company will be at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival to kick off their foreign sales activity with a slate that includes the vampire thriller "Reign of Blood,...

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    Todd Haynes Will Direct My Morning Jacket Concert Webcast

    So is American Express and Vevo like the concert webcast version of HBO? Sure seems like it. So far, they've lured Spike Lee, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch to direct concert webcasts for John Legend & The Roots, Arcade Fire and Duran Duran, respectively, and now they've nabbed another high profile h...

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    Looks Like Will Smith's "I Am Legend Prequel" Is Dead (Says Director Francis Lawrence)

    Well... maybe this is one project we can scratch off the list of 30+ projects listed on Will Smith's IMDBPro page of upcoming projects.

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