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    Watch: #2 Full-Length Trailer For 'Cowboys & Aliens' Beams Onto Earth

    Well, if the goal was to hit mainstream America with this admittedly tough-to-market genre mash-up of western and sci-fi, Universal couldn't have chosen a more meat-and-potatoes crowd than the "American Idol" audience to show off the film to, and now that trailer has landed online for the rest of us...

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    Review: 'Armadillo' Is A Stark Portrait Of War That Asks Tough Questions

    You're not alone if, when discovering the release of a new war documentary, you let out a tired groan or mechanically turn away. These things have been coming out in droves for nearly a decade now, and truth be told, they're often similar in nature or intent and not always helmed by the swiftest of thinkers. That said, is it morally justified to ignore a contemporary subject because of over-saturation? As a society we can easily forget certain issues or events no matter how horrifying or terrible as they drift out of vogue (though we're not wholly responsible -- the media's focus is out of our hands), so how bad is it if we are consistently r...

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    Good News: A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster Might be Heading Back to Criminal Minds

    Less than a year after making the bone headed decision to cut A.J. Cook and then Paget Brewster from Criminal Minds it looks like they might be heading back into the BAU. The show did a really good arc (one of the most interesting on the show) to say farewell to Brewster and also brought in a newbi...

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    Sidney Lumet

    Early in 1958, Sidney Lumet directed me in a live TV production of Hemingway’s short story, Fifty Grand, starring Ralph Meeker; I was still 18, and it was a bit part: in the boxing sequences, I was the kid who walked around the edge of the ring, holding up a sign of which round it was. As a director, I noticed, Sidney moved fast, in complete control of the set. Everybody—cast or crew alike---were all “darling,” “sweetheart,” “honey,” “baby” to Sidney. He was very New York theatrical---having made his stage debut at age four---acting on Broadway and at the Yiddish Theatre, he learned on his feet what actors go through, what they need and wha...

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    'The Tree Of Life,' 'Drive' & 'Melancholia' Head Up Mouth-Watering 2011 Cannes Line-Up

    Almodovar, Paolo Sorrentino, Takashi Miike, The Dardenne Brothers & Lynne Ramsay; Also In Line-Up; 'Pirates 4,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2' & 'The Beaver' To Play Out Of CompetitionThis morning brought one of the moments on the calendar that every serious film lover awaits with bated breath: the announcement of the line-up for this year's Cannes Film Festival, still the most prestigious on the circuit. Year after year, some of the world's best directors hold off to debut their new films on the Croisette, and virtually every year brings at least one stone-cold classic -- along, of course, with the famous Cannes bombs. With last year's selection generall...

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    Cannes Preview: First Official Look At Sean Penn In 'This Must Be The Place'; Clip From 'Miss Bala'

    Based on that pic alone, via InContention, we'd already be lining up for "This Must Be the Place," but with the great cast and talent behind the film on top of it, it's yet another exciting entry in what is shaping up to be one helluva year on the Croisette. Starring Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Harry Dean Stanton, Kerry Condon, Judd Hirsch and Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson, the film, directed by Paolo Sorrentino ("Il Divo"), centers on Penn's character, an aging rock star, who becomes obsessed in tracking down the Nazi criminal who tortured his father. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, if that's not enough, David Byrne is collaborating with Wi...

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    Michael C. Hall & Vera Farmiga To Share 'Love, Scotch And Death'

    Michael C. Hall has had no problem being a TV star. He broke out in "Six Feet Under" and currently leads the popular "Dexter," but his moves into film have been less successful. "Gamer" was terrible and "Peep World" never lived up to the promise it had on paper. But he's hoping that James Manos Jr.,...

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    Watch: Will Ferrell Is Still Hilarious In Spanish, Trailer For 'House Of My Father'

    We have to say, we're pretty impressed by Will Ferrell's ability to speak Spanish, and while we were initially a little bit in the dark about what this mysterious project, "Casa de mi padre" (aka "House of My Father") -- a front-to-back Spanish language comedy featuring the funnyman -- would turn ou...

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    Put Down Your Flip Cam! UCLA's First Barbie Video Girl Film Festival

    If Todd Haynes could make a Barbie Doll movie-- Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (trailer below) broke him out at Sundance 1987, but was not cleared for theatrical release--why not UCLA film students?

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    Cannes 64 Official Selection: Winds of Change, Rookies, Four Women in Competition (UPDATED)

    So we now know who will be walking up the red carpet steps of the Cannes Palais this year, and which world auteurs will be announced as they walk into the Theatre Lumiere. We already knew that Woody Allen is bringing Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen with opener Midnight in Paris on May ...

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