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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon'

    Made around the time as 2008's "Baghead," the Duplass Brothers' "The Do-Deca Pentathlon" is just hitting theaters now. Is the duo's latest effort an entertaining film ahead of its time or a sign that their delayed projects should be left in the past?

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    Tempestt Bledsoe Added To Cast Of Jimmy Fallon Comedy Project Known As "DILFs"

    Just last week, Vanessa told you about a new Jimmy Fallon comedy show that spotlights three, thirty-something men and their adventures in parenting.  Anthony Anderson was named as a member of the trio and now, according to Deadline, former Cosby Show co-star Tempestt Bledsoe will play his wife.

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    Watch: Clips From Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' & Kevin Macdonald's 'Marley'

    First up is an oddball look at Richard Linklater's slightly twisted, based on a true story tale "Bernie." Starring Matthew McConaguhy, Jack Black and Shirley Maclaine, the film tells the story of a beloved mortician (Black) in a small Texas town who befriends a mean old widow (Shirley MacLaine) and ...

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    Sarah Palin vs. Julianne Moore: A Scene by Scene Comparison

    I was eagerly awaiting someone to take this to viral video task, and now here indeed is an extensive scene by scene comparison of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in "Game Change," and Palin herself.  It makes clear how masterful Moore's depiction was -- which I thought fell far f...

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    Warner Bros. Bringing Mandrake The Magician To The Big Screen In Contemporary Flavored Makeover

    Well, this marks the second big move in two days from Warner Bros., which seems to be deviating from the gameplan of safe plays and taking on riskier fare. Just yesterday, they came aboard the massive "The Dark Tower" franchise from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer that Universal dropped last y...

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Monsieur Lazhar' A Meek & Restrained Crowd Pleaser

    When "A Separation" won the Academy Award for best foreign language film last month, I was thrilled -- Asghar Farhadi's splendid domestic drama is one of the best things I've seen in the past few years. But it also came as a genuine surprise, because I was convinced the Canadian fi...

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    Review: 'Seeking Justice' A Rote, Generic Thriller With A Dialed Down Nicolas Cage

    This is a slight paraphrasing of the truth. A couple of years ago, an eccentric award-winning actor had a choice: He could star in an unreasonable amount of movies of declining quality, stockpiling paychecks as his reputation and brand diminished. Or he could sell his dinosaurs bones and castles to ...

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    SXSW REVIEW | Bob Byington's Moving and Surreal 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' Is His Most Accessible Film to Date

    A surreal comedy about the cycle of life, Bob Byington's "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is consistently silly and poignant at once. A step up in production values and ambition from Byington's previous efforts "Harmony and Me" and "RSO: Registered Sex Offender," th...

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    SXSW '12 Review: Weird & Sometimes Confusing 'John Dies At The End' Is Still An Odd & Engaging Genre Treat

    The problem addressing fans of “Midnight” films and wacky horror can succinctly be found in the opening of Don Coscarelli's “John Dies At The End.” It involves axe handles, zombies, mutant leeches, axe heads, hardware store trips and answering a dead man as to whether or not the axe in question is t...

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    SXSW '12 | In Which Rob Riggle and Todd Rohal Crash IW's Johnny Knoxville Interview

    When you book like Johnny Knoxville for a one-on-one, it's a safe bet to expect the unexpected. With our bet firmly placed, the "Jackass" star delivered just that during our chat with him at SXSW. Knoxville's been to the festival before, but never for a film (he previously attended to support his...

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