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    Watch: Trailer For Gregg Araki's Trippy 'Kaboom'

    When we saw Gregg Araki's "Kaboom" at TIFF we said that it was like "Saved By The Bell" meets "Lost Highway" on ecstasy. Sounds fucking great, right? Well, not really.

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    LA Film Critics Award-Winner Mazursky Talks Career, Kubrick, Tempest, Hollywood

    Paul Mazursky, 80, has always been a one-of-a-kind Hollywood filmmaker. He started out as an actor, wrote (often with a partner), directed and produced his films, and he hasn't stopped. He directed a 2006 documentary about a meeting of Hassidic Jews in the Ukraine (Yippee), directs theater and is pr...

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    The Leftover Question Marks Of 2011 - Can These Films Possibly Be Any Good? Part 1

    The Answer Is Probably Not, But Hey, What The Hell...Our exhausting coverage of the films coming out in 2011 continues and yes, we're tired, hungry and a bit cranky. We used to call this our Least Anticipated Films feature, but this year our New Year's resolution was to be a tiny bit more positive. Frankly, the sentiment applies, but this is also the leftover films of 2011 we just don't know what to do with. Many of them look abysmal, some of us glass-half-full Playlist types (yes, there are a few among us) think, "hey, that picture might not be so bad," while other members of the group stare in shock that such an idea could be possibly float...

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    'Submarine' Helmer Richard Ayoade’s Next Pic May Be Blacklist Script, 'Apostles Of Infinite Love'

    Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films ProducingUpdate: This project will no longer be known as "Apostles Of Infinite Love" and will be developed as "The Untitled Victoria Strouse Project" for now.

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    James Gray To Direct Assassin Thriller 'The Gray Man,' Plans Unique Approach In Shooting The Film

    As 2010 came to a close, things looked a little bleak for director James Gray. The long-gestating adaptation of "The Lost City Of Z" with Brad Pitt attached to star fell apart when the actor left the project (there should be a support group started for directors burned by Pitt leaving their projects...

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    Tom Cruise Not Quite Set For 'Mountains Of Madness'; Slowly Inching Forward To 'Rock Of Ages'

    Cruise Not Officially Signed On To Either Project Yet; Seth Rogen Denies His Musical InvolvementOK quickly, two things. While Tom Cruise will probably sign on to star in the musical "Rock of Ages" eventually, the man is notoriously picky so he must be asking for the script to be tweaked slightly or ...

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    Review: 'Petition' An Interesting Look At The Journey To Find Justice

    Since 1996, Chinese director Zhao Liang has been documenting a large community of petitioners, ones that have been wronged by their local government and have camped outside of the law office to debate their troubles. These commoners are then forced to fill out paper work and await a hearing for seemingly as long as this office see fit, with most either given the run-around or forced out by thugs ("retrievers") that intercept these complaints and threaten with murder. The make-shift neighborhood consist of people who won't stop until they get the justice they so rightly deserve, whether that takes a few days or a decade is none of their conce...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" Director Göran Hugo Olsson

    From 1967 to 1975, fueled by curiosity and naïveté, Swedish journalists traversed the Atlantic Ocean to film the black power movement in America. "The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975" mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material, which languished in a basement for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Werner Herzog's 3D Doc 'The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams'

    The trailer for Werner Herzog’s 3D documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” has hit, and the footage seems to be mostly men walking around hidden caves, staring at old drawings. When we saw it at the Toronto Film Festival a few months ago, we thought pretty much the same thing.

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    Updated: Who Sunk What 'Battleship'? Board Game Blockbuster Due For Reshoots, Multiple Endings

    Update: Reps for Universal clarify that upcoming shooting in Hawaii, Baton Rouge and San Diego has always been part of the production schedule. Meanwhile, Brooklyn Decker has taken to Twitter to confirm spring filming was always the plan and there are no alternate endings being shot, revealing that ...

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