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    Watch: Trailer & Clip For Cannes Critics Week Winner 'Take Shelter' Starring Michael Shannon

    Let's get this out of the way: if you haven't seen writer and director Jeff Nichols' debut feature "Shotgun Stories" get on that now. It's one of the most assured and powerful filmmaking debuts in recent memory and it's no surprise that Michael Shannon has returned once again to work with Nichols, t...

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    Watch: Colorful, Clever & Cute "Secret" Trailer For 'The Muppets'

    "Green With Envy"? Yep, that's the fake title given the trailer for "The Muppets" but how many other movies are there coming out this year starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams and a bunch of felt covered co-stars? The answer is none.

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    Team Behind "Scary Movie," "Epic Movie," etc To Spoof "Avatar" Next ("Nothing Is Off Limits")

    "With a domestic box office of nearly 700 million dollars and an overseas haul of over 2 billion, it was only a matter time before this behemoth got a good ribbing. And what could possibly be riper for satire? You got half naked blue people plugging their hair into strange flying horses so they can read their thoughts! And nothing in this mega blockbuster is off limits, from its overly simplified message of “big corporations = bad; tree hugging environmentalist = good,” to the broadly drawn characters like the buffed out Colonel who’s in a perpetual ‘roid rage to the very colorful, glowing and… come on, totally stony world of Pandora. And jus...

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    First Look At Jack Black In Richard Linklater's 'Bernie,' Film Will Open & Premiere At LA Film Fest

    It's been a while since indie and sometimes mainstream filmmaker Richard Linklater has had a major hit. His last few films "Me And Orson Welles," "Fast Food Nation" and "A Scanner Darkly" all quietly came and went but his next effort "Bernie" -- which notably finds him reteaming with "School Of Rock...

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    "Tree of Life" Tops Cannes Critics Poll

    As the 2011 Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, indieWIRE's poll of 19 critics and bloggers has made clear the critics' favorites of this year's festival. Hundreds of grades have been entered, leaving six films in the official competiton with a "B+" level average: Terrence Malick's Palme d'Or win...

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    'Real Steel' Poster Is Real Bad; 'Friends With Benefits' One Sheet Has Two Friends Sharing Benefits

    A couple of not-too-exciting posters have cropped up, so let's get right to it.

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    "Don't Be A Menace" Etc Etc Etc... Coming to Blu-Ray For Some Reason...

    I am a full blown, hard core blu-ray convert, and there are SO many films I'm still waiting for to come out on blu-ray, like Michael Mann's Thief, Lawrence of Arabia, William Friedkin's terribly underrated Sorcerer , and there's that blu-ray of Spike Lee's Malcolm X that was supposed to come out in ...

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    Cannes '11: Five Lessons From This Year's Festival

    After 12 long days and even more sleepless nights for hundreds of people, the Cannes Film Festival finally came to an end Sunday. As with each year at this massive spectacle of media chaos and cinematic discovery, many moments and images (not to mention movies!) will continue to reverberate.

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    Scarlett Johansson Teams With Massive Attack For "Summertime" Featured In Cannes Pic 'Days Of Grace'

    Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Atticus Ross & Shigeru Umebayashi Team For ScoreIt's pretty much impossible -- unless you are willing to completely forgo eating and sleeping -- to see everything at the Cannes Film Festival and there are always one or two films that you once you're back at home you regret h...

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    Guest Post: Orly Ravid "Stop Waiting for Godot & Distribute Your Movie Now Dang Darn It!"

    Orly Ravid had some good advice for us all before Cannes. Now that another festival is over, she's got some more critical advice for all with a film made, in process, or contemplating existence.

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