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    Robert Pattinson Reveals He's Met With Jeff Buckley's Mom About The Upcoming Biopic

    We guess the producers behind the upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic aren't laughing anymore. Earlier in the year, a report popped up in the U.K. press that Robert Pattinson was being considered to take on the role of the late singer. When we reached out to one of the producers on the film at the time the...

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    Cannes' 50th Critics' Week Lineup Announced

    The lineup for the 50th anniversary of the Critics' Week program at the Cannes Film Festival has been announced. The oldest of the parallel sections at Cannes, Critics' Week will have 7 feature films comprising the main selection, as well as 4 special feature film screenings and 10 short films. Jef...

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    The Economist Film Project and PBS Newshour Announce Documentary Series

    The Economist Film Project which was introduced to the film community with a series of panels during Sundance has announced the PBS NEWSHOUR slate of documentary films that reflect the types of issues The Economist is known for covering. The Edge of Joy, Wagah, Last Train Home (to be released by Zeitgeist in U.S.) and Good Fortune have all been selected as part of the Project’s initial slate of films. The featured films cover a wide variety of issues ranging from Nigeria’s battle against maternal mortality and the annual mass migration of China’s urban workers back to their villages, to a nightly ritual celebrating the closing of India and P...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Semper Fi: Always Faithful" Directors Libert and Hardmon

    Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger's loyalty belonged to the Marine Corps for 25 years. But when his nine-year-old daughter dies of a rare leukemia, Jerry gives up all else to investigate the cause of her death. His exhaustive search for answers leads to a shocking discovery: one of the largest water c...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Romantics Anonymous" Director Jean-Pierre Ameris

    A recent surprise hit in France, the delectable comedy "Romantics Anonymous" tells the story of Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré, "Private Fears in Public Places"), an unemployed but gifted chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness that prevents her from properly sharing her co...

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    First Look At Michael Mann's Horse Racing HBO Drama Series 'Luck' Starring Dustin Hoffman

    Yeah, yeah, you know the drill by now. HBO is home of yadda yadda projects that typically aren't the yadda yadda of major studios or networks. Basically, their lineup keeps getting stronger and stronger, attracting some of the biggest names in the business and Michael Mann's forthcoming horse racing...

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    New Pics: 'Super 8,' 'X-Men: First Class,' '30 Minutes Or Less,' 'Cowboys And Aliens' & More

    New Looks At 'Shark Night 3D,' 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' & 'Crazy Stupid Love'Summer movie season is a just a couple of weeks away, kicking off with "Thor" and in order to get you prepped, EW just released their massive summer preview issue with a boatload of new images (pr...

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    Summer Preview: X-Men: First Class Boasts Stellar Cast; Photo Gallery [UPDATED]

    Twentieth Century Fox's Marvel prequel X-Men: First Class, with five credited writers so far, has been embroiled in a long, problematic, over-schedule shoot on locations in England, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Russia, with a curtailed post-production hurtling toward a June 3 finish line. ...

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    Sundance Hit 'Like Crazy' Hits October 28th, 'The Devil Inside' Thrills On Feb 24, 2012

    With the cost of movies ever rising, profit margins on the biggest budget pictures ain't what they used to be. With most tentpoles coming in around the $150 million mark these days (with some well over $200m), even without a press & advertising cost of at least 50% of the budget, the special-effects...

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    Great Odin's Raven! Early Reviews Suggest 'Thor' Is Actually Kind Of Decent

    The summer of superheroes is about to kick off, and it's only a matter of days until the world gets its first look at "Thor," Marvel's latest piece of an insanely ambitious five-film plan building towards next summer's team-up movie, "The Avengers." And for some time, it looked like the film had an uphill battle ahead of it -- last year's "Iron Man 2" was, at best, a disappointment, and early looks at "Thor" had veered from the underwhelming to the silly. But ahead of its release in some parts of the world next week, and the States on May 6th, the film has now screened, with the world premiere taking place in Sydney last night, and critics th...

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