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    "The Killing" Preview: Did Politics Kill Rosie Larsen? (Video)

    I don't know who the murderer is on The Killing - I suppose we could ask someone in Denmark, since AMC's show is based on a Danish series. But it's more fun to keep guessing, so here's how I've narrowed it down.

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: House of Film

    They have new films and new deals. Their film Beautiful Darling stuns in New York opening, IFC picks up Vampires.

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    Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability Part 5

    This is Part 5 (and the final part) of Jon Fougner's guest series on Cinema Profitablility - today he concludes the discussion of marketing as well as margins.

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    Gemma Arterton & Saoirse Ronan To Play Mother & Daughter Vampires In Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium'

    We always feel that Neil Jordan is somewhat undervalued. Generally speaking, his films aren't giant hits (bar "Interview with the Vampire"), or gather awards attention (except for "The Crying Game"). And there are plenty of misfires across his career, from "Michael Collins" to "In Dreams" to the tru...

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    FilmDistrict Team With TriStar To Pick Up Rian Johnson's Time Travel Actioner 'Looper'

    Jumping in as a new distributor into a circuit where the big dogs -- the Paramounts, the 20th Century Foxs, the Warner Bros.s, the Universals -- have been up and running for the best part of a century, can't be easy. The most recent start-ups, Summit and CBS Films, have had mixed success, the forme...

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    Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno Join Michael Cera in 'Magic Magic'

    Now here's an interesting project that is newly on our radar thanks to Cannes. Just last week, we learned that Michael Cera would join "The Maid" director Sebastian Silva for a thriller called "Magic Magic." Variety reported yesterday that three lovely ladies -- Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catal...

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    Joel Edgerton, Luke Evans Competing For Role Of Tom Buchanan In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    The list of go-to names for big roles, particularly for male leads, is an ever-changing one. We ran down a list last year, but even in the few months since then, new names have come to the forefront, and some have jumped to the front of the queue. "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth, for instance, who just locked down the title role opposite Kristen Stewart in "Snow White and the Huntsman," is a newbie, while his co-star in the forthcoming film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" romantic lead Sam Clafin, not only bagged the prince part in the fairy tale, but also the lead in would-be-'Harry Potter'-replacement franchise "The Seventh Son,"...

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    Cannes Review: Why is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Fest?

    What motivates a groggy, jet-lagged scribe to crawl out of bed for an 8:30 AM press screening of Pirates of the Caribbean? Schadenfreude. The word on the Croisette was that the fourth Pirates installment was lousy. Safe to say I wasn't expecting to have a good time. (I didn't even see Number Three, ...

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    Cannes Review: 'The Kid With The Bike' Rides Into Trouble, Crashes Into A Savior

    All the books on parenting notwithstanding, it's always been pretty simple: kids not only want love, they need it. And in the latest from Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne that need is amplified into a mellifluous tone of desperation encapsulated in little Cyril (Thomas Doret) the titular 'kid with a bike.' When the film opens Cyril literally can't believe what he's hearing: left by his father in a children's home (it's hinted that his mother is dead), he calls the number he has for his Dad, only to hear that the line is no longer in service. He's told that his father has moved without leaving a forwarding address and, unconvinced, he leaves schoo...

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    Ashton Kutcher Stops Pretending He Is A Movie Star, Signs To 'Two And A Half Men'

    Theoretical Hollywood leading man Ashton Kutcher has decided to take a knee on his big screen career. The former “Punk’d” creator is now gunning for those lucrative TV dollars by replacing Charlie Sheen on the show everybody watches and nobody likes, “Two and a Half Men.”

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