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    'Bridesmaids' Soundtrack Features Fiona Apple, Inara George, Hole, Blondie & Wilson Phillips

    Soundtrack Arrives Early On May 10, Score By Michael AndrewsHighly anticipated to some of us (this writer) and old awesome news to the Playlist folks that were at SXSW last month, Paul Feig's "Bridesmaids" starring Kristen Wiig looks and sounds awesome. Our SXSW reviewer called it "hilarious and heartfelt," and a lot of internal chatter has been saying it's the best Judd Apatow-produced film since "Knocked Up" in its balance of rude comedy, heart and even (yes), moments of social realism. No really, in our 7 Best Films of SXSW recap we wrote, "the film has a heart and soul, and even touches upon some Mike Leigh-like class issues in its surpri...

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    Nestor Carbonell Set To Return As The Mayor Of Gotham In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Get out your eyeliner, because the man with the darkest lashes in the business is getting ready to make a return to Gotham City.

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    "Scream 4" Shows Us What Great Satire Should Look Like

    Towards the end of my Originals post about the “Scream” trilogy, I voiced a few hopes about what I wanted the new installment to be like. Not only did I think “Scream 4” needed to maintain the comic timing and well-structured scares of the first films, but it also had to do something entirely new, and break from the often soapy narrative progress of the earlier three movies. So when I went to go see it last night, I was more than a little surprised. “Scream 4” is exactly what I wanted it to be, for the first hour or so; then it starts twisting in on itself so quickly and effectively that by the end it had entirely one-upped my hopes for the s...

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    Morgan Spurlock Talks Funding, Making, Selling Doc The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

    There's no question that Morgan Spurlock's The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is a high-concept brand-friendly crowd-pleaser. But the brand that comes out ahead on this breezily entertaining doc is Spurlock himself. At 40, he's that magic combo of canny producer-writer, visual director, and eager-to-pleas...

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    'Murderball' & 'September Issue' Directors Prep Narrative Feature Debuts

    A couple of directors of acclaimed documentaries are using that success to spring board into narrative feature films, with two intriguing films now in the works.

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    Watch: Trailer For Ensemble Comedy 'High Road' With Matt Walsh, Ed Helms, Lizzy Caplan & More

    While he may not be a household name, you've definitely seen him before. Matt Walsh has certainly earned his comedy cred logging time in the "Upright Citizens Brigade," appearing in every Todd Phillips movie to date and racking up screen time in too many televisions shows and movies to list here. Bu...

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    Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas & Jean-Marc Barr Head To 'Big Sur' For Michael Polish

    Anthony Edwards, Radha Mitchell, Balthazar Getty & Henry Thomas Round Out The CastCould the Beat Generation be experiencing a resurgence of mainstream interest? We'll have to wait and see but it certainly won't be for a lack of trying from Hollywood. Last year, James Franco starred in the underwhelming "Howl" centering on Allen Ginsberg and the famous trial around the poem. While that film fizzled, a much more star studded affair is around the corner with Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic "On The Road" starring Kristen Stewart, Garret Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Moss...

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    iW Daily Recap: 5 Stories Not to Miss for Friday

    Michael Polish finds his Jack Kerouac

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    Not Quite a Capital Festival, Filmfest DC Scores with Some Programming Gems

    Filmfest DC seems to be suffering a quarter-life crisis. Celebrating its 25th year, Washington's first and biggest international film festival still isn't sure exactly what it wants to be when it grows up, a wavering that's even summed up in its broad tagline: "For people who love movies." Is there ...

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    First Look & Plot Details: 'Reprise' Director Joachim Trier's 2011 Cannes Entry, 'Oslo, August 31st'

    You'll likely need some context for this one, so let's rewind. In 2008, our Editor-in-Chief named Norwegian director Joachim Trier's 2008 debut feature, "Reprise" the #1 film of the year, over things like Steven Soderbergh's "Che," the fantastic documentary "Man On Wire" and works of elegiac Malick-...

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