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    New Pics Of Matthew McConaughey & 'Tree Of Life' Star Tye Sheridan In Jeff Nichols' 'Mud'

    While bigger pics like "Lawless," "On The Road," "Cosmopolis" and "Killing Them Softly" dominated the buzz when the Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced a couple of weeks back, one film that we're eagerly awaiting that's also playing In Compe...

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    Watch: Exclusive Trailer for Broadway Understudy Documentary 'The Standbys'

    Ahead of its world premiere at the Tony Awards Film Series on May 12, Indiewire has the exclusive trailer for Stephanie Rigg's Broadway understudy expose, "The Standbys."

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    Austin Film Festival Announces 2012 Conference Panelists

    The Austin Film Festival & Conference continues its week-long exchange of ideas between industry icons and new visionaries with an impressive line-up of speakers and panelists for its 19th go-round, listed below.

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    Nelson Mandela Became South Africa's President Today... Watch "The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela"

    Nelson Mandela Became South Africa's President Today... Watch "The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela"

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    'The Corrections' The TV Series is a No-Go

    Sorry, Franzenites. According to Deadline, HBO has scrapped its plans to make a series based on Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed 2001 novel about a Midwestern couple and their three grown children after considering its pilot. "The Corrections" was shaping up to be high-end TV indeed, with Noah Baumbach ...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Queen: Days Of Our Lives' Is A Good Overview Of The Classic Band's Career

    Compared to other mega-selling bands like say, The Beatles, the story behind Queen is not quite as widely known. Formed in London in the early ‘70s, the band was responsible for a slew of hits over the two decades or so, traversing genres from rock to opera to disco sometimes within the same song, b...

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    Tony Nominations: Good for Female Directors, Horrible for Female Writers

    Last June after a season where not a single female playwright was produced on Broadway it was announced that there would be at least five women with plays in the just ended 2011-2012 season.  Four of the expected plays opened: The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond, Relat...

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    Court Rules On "Tintin In Congo" Suit Claiming It "Commercializes Racial Superiority"

    Remember this case we told you about last fall... as I noted back then, if the court ruled in his favor, this could certainly open a Pandora's Box, as suggested by the attorney for the defendants.

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    Sharlto Copley Will Lead 'Apollo 18' Helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's 'Open Grave'

    Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" and "Elysium," Joe Carnahan's "The A-Team," the sci-fi epic "Europa" and Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake. South African thesp Sharlto Copley -- who has or will feature in all those mentioned projects -- hasn't exactly done small scope features has he?

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    Abigail Spencer To Climb 'Kilimanjaro' With Brian Geraghty; Steve Coogan Lends His Voice For 'Despicable Me 2'

    It seems we hear more about rising talent Abigail Spencer than we actually see of her onscreen but, as fans of "Mad Men" may attest to, she's certainly someone to keep an eye out for. In the near future, the actress will feature in Curtis Hanson's surfing drama "Of Men And Mav...

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