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    'The Beaver,' Greg Mottola's 'Paul' & Ti West's 'The Innkeepers' Added To 2011 SXSW Film Fest Sched

    Conan O'Brien Documentary, 'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' Added As WellAlright, it's 2011, people. Time to get in with the new. The Sundance Film Festival is just right around the corner, but not far off in March is the SXSW Film Festival, which continues to get better and better each year. While the opening night film has already been announced -- Duncan Jones' "Source Code" -- new editions to the line-up have been made including Jodie Foster's "The Beaver," starring persona non grata Mel Gibson, Greg Mottola's alien roadtrip comedy "Paul," starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," a documentary that follows the behind-the...

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    Avert Your Eyes! The Trailer For 'A Little Bit Of Heaven' With Gael García Bernal & Kate Hudson

    Dear Gael García Bernal, Why? Why? Did you need the money? Did you lose a bet? Did you do it as a dare? Whatever the reason, you have shattered our little hearts by agreeing to star in this abomination of a romcom, "A Little Bit of Heaven" with Kate Hudson. Dude, you are so much fucking better than ...

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    Paul Greengrass May Direct 'Memphis,' A Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Thriller

    Well, so much for "Cleopatra." Vulture reports that director Paul Greengrass is eying, for his next directorial effort, a script he's penned titled "Memphis." The story centers on the final days of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the springtime of 1968, when he was trying to help the city's sanitation...

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    Shane Black To Direct Live Action Manga 'Death Note'

    Shane Black, who rose to fame penning films like "Lethal Weapon," "The Last Boy Scout" and "The Monster Squad," made his return to Hollywood after a long absence with the witty action comedy "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang." It didn't exactly light up the box office -- it made back its $15 million budget in wo...

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    Geldof at SXSW

    Geldof at SXSW

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    MoMA Takes On "A Fire in My Belly"

    The Museum of Modern Art has acquired both the full cut and a seven-minute excerpt of David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in My Belly," following its controversial removal from the Smithsonian Institution last December. Made during the AIDS crisis in the late 80s, the short film came under attack last year ...

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    A Major French Film Festival, Online

    One of the best little thrillers I’ve seen lately is Espion(s) (translated with bizarre spelling as a Spy(ies) ) with charismatic Guillaume Canet as a baggage handler blackmailed into working for MI-5 in London, helping them trap a businessman smuggling explosives from Damascus. It’s a highlight amo...

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    "The Green Hornet" is Appropriately the Anti-"The Dark Knight"

    Regardless of whether you like Christopher Nolan's take on the Batman franchise (and there are only a few I know who don't), you'll find that Michel Gondry, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's version of "The Green Hornet" is quite the opposite of "The Dark Knight." This doesn't mean that if you do like ...

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    First Look: Jim Carrey In 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

    Jim Carrey is everywhere....at least this week. Last weekend he hosted a surprisingly not completely awful episode of "Saturday Night Live" (he does mean impressions of Billie Holiday and Alan Thicke) and his stint on "Inside the Actor's Studio" aired a few days ago as well. And while we're not quit...

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    Updated: Kathryn Bigelow To Hunt Osama Bin Laden In Her Black Ops Thriller? Nope

    Updated: Reps for Mark Boal have told The Playlist that the plot details regarding Osama Bin Laden are untrue and IM Global does not have worldwide rights to the film.

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