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    Video Review Shows Go Young: Ebert Presents and ComingSoon's FilmPulse

    Michael Phillips and Tony Scott, where art thou? Cheers went up among cinephiles when At the Movies dumped the two Bens (callow Lyons and less callow Mankiewicz), but unfortunately the damage was done, and Phillips and Scott were perhaps too intelligently polite to survive in TV land.

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    Nine Films to Compete for Cannes Shorts Palme d'Or

    The Festival de Cannes unveiled nine short films that will compete for its short film Palme d'Or on closing night May 22nd. The section is composed of unreleased work, that the festival pointed out, has resulted in the discovery of a number of auteur directors including Jane Campion and Xavier Giann...

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    There's Going To Be A 'Fast Six,' Obviously

    While we may bemoan studios forever clinging to sequels and franchises, there is a very good reason why. They make shitloads of money. Thus far, "The Fast And The Furious" franchise has brought just under $1 billion worldwide at the box office, doing more than triple the budget for these films. That...

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    Star Studded Beastie Boys Short ‘Fight For Your Right Revisited’ Premieres Tonight At Midnight

    While this writer appears to be in the minority who didn't think the trailer for the Beastie Boys short "Fight For Your Right Revisited" was all that and a bag of chips, the rest of you will happy to know that it's now coming to a small screen near you.

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    'Homework' With Emma Roberts Now Titled "The Art of Getting By"; Gets June 17th Release Date

    Looks like Fox Searchlight is adding another title to their summer slate, though they are nixing the title that might remind anyone of school or being in class.

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    Sundance Romance Homework Changes Title To The Art of Getting By

    While Fox Searchlight's $3-million Sundance pick-up formerly titled Homework now boasts the new title The Art of Getting By, rookie Gavin Wiesen's beauty and the nerd romance starring Emma Roberts (Scream 4) as a gorgeous girl who sees merit in lonely depressive Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, ...

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    Brief Thoughts on "Scream 4," or Wes Craven's *New* New Nightmare.

    In the dozens upon dozens of mixed reviews of "Scream 4" (or "Scre4m," rather, although I'm pretty certain that won't affect the way you think it), I find it surprising that hardly any have mentioned "Wes Craven's New Nightmare," a sly work with which the new movie is unquestionably in tune. In Cra...

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    Woody Allen's Rome-Set Film Now Titled 'The Wrong Picture'

    At the rate Woody Allen works, it's no surprise that attention has already turned to his next film, rather than the one that's opening the Cannes Film Festival next month. Well, you will no longer have to use "Woody Allen Fall Project 2011" to describe the movie, as it now has a title.

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    Leven Rambin Joins 'Hunger Games' As Glimmer

    The forthcoming "Hunger Games" continues to mix up names big and small for the upcoming franchise vehicle, and a smaller name has now come aboard as casting news begins to move much more quickly around the project.

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    Earth Day Is April 22: Films, Festivals To Celebrate, Protect and Inspire

    As earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes remind us of our fragile planet, here's a round-up of offerings to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

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