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    Review: Mark Webber's 'The End of Love' Moves With Minor-Key Moments & Undersold Skill

    Written, directed by and starring Mark Webber -- whose acting filmography runs from "Kids" to "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" -- "The End of Love" is hardly a work of revelation. At the same time, it's surprisingly well-executed, nicely performed and manages to combine a warm and gentle sense of the rhythms of life with a cold and bright-eyed look at the world and its lead's flaws and character. Following his earlier directorial effort, "Explicit Ills," Webber plays Mark, an aspiring actor and successful fuck-up. We see him woken by his two-and-a-half-year-old son, Isaac (Isaac Love). Mark asks Isaac what he wants for breakfast -- cereal? Isaac is intent: "Oatmeal." Mark shoots him an askance glance: "But oatmeal takes longer than cereal, buddy.…"

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    Watch: Earth Is A Memory In New Trailer For Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'

    We have to say, with each passing trailer, Joseph Kosinski's upcoming "Oblivion" looks better and better. What once seemed like a "Wall-E" for adults has become something of an anticipated sci-fi tentpole, boasting an intriguing concept, some pretty impressive effects and a vibe we can get down with, and this latest trailer has once again upped the ante.

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    Interview: Rising Writer/Director K. Townes Talks ABFF, HBO, Career Journey

    I meet many people every day in Hollywood. Some people teach me something new, some people teach me nothing.

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    Frank Capra's Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy Political Dramedy 'State Of The Union' Getting A Remake

    Despite its potentially dry subject matter, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is creeping towards $200 million domestic box office, while Netflix’s “House of Cards” is just about the most talked about television show right now, which suggests that political dramas are in vogue. What better to give a shiny new big screen remake to than Frank Capra’s 1948 film “State of the Union,” in which Spencer Tracy’s industrialist ran for President, backed by Angela Lansbury’s wealthy newspaper magnate.

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    Watch: Aaron Eckhart Gets Bourne In Trailer For 'Erased' With Olga Kurylenko

    Shot quite a while back, and originally slated to be released last fall, the action thriller "The Expatriate" is finally coming, with a new, even more generic title: "Erased." At least they both begin with E, right? Anyway, if "The Bourne Legacy" left you hankering for another similarly styled, but Hydrox version of the movie, well, here's your chems.

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    Chris Rock Reportedly Sets Up 'Finally Famous' To Star In & Direct + Casting Female Leads

    It was just yesterday that Chris Rock not only teased a potential upcoming tour with Dave Chappelle, but also that he was going to be shooting a new film this spring.

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    The Guy Who Made 'Liar Liar,' 'Patch Adams' & 'Ace Ventura' To Direct Paul Feig Penned 'Intouchables' Remake

    So, remember Tom Shadyac? He's the guy who was at one time a box office comedy titan, thanks to "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Nutty Professor," "Liar Liar" and "Bruce Almighty." But then he decided after making millions upon millions of dollars that there was more to life and made a documentary. "I Am"was a lot of feel good, New Age-y mumbo jumbo, that found him talking with folks like David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch about like the world, man. That was a couple of years ago, and while he briefly popped up as a contender to direct a remake of Arthur Lubin's 1964 film "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" that had Zach Galifianakis attached to star, it didn't happen. But now another remake might bring him back in the ring.

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    Review: '21 And Over' Is A Derivative, Wholly Unfunny Ode To College Shenanigans

    The mythic college experience, the one dramatized in countless movies and television shows with a kind of oversized affection, involves a certain amount of reckless dangerousness, along with the all-important three B's – booze, brawling, and breasts. "21 and Over," a new comedy written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, whose marginal notoriety came from writing the script that would eventually become "The Hangover," is one such movie, in which the cinematically heightened, beer-soaked college experience is a defining moment that trumps everything, including basic human decency.

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    Zellner Bros' 'Kid Thing' Goes to Factory 25 for US Distribution

    Factory 25 has picked up Sundance, Berlin and SXSW title "Kid Thing," from director David Zellner and his producer-cinematographer brother Nathan Zellner. The film will open in New York on May 24, and will expand throughout the Spring and Summer.

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    First Trailer For Gbenga Akinnagbe's Nigerian Crime Drama 'Render to Caesar' + Pic

    Renaissance man Gbenga Akinnagbe is attached in some capacity to two feature film projects that made their debuts in Park City last month (acting in Neil Drumming's feature film directorial debut titled Big Words - at Slamdance; and producing Shaka King's Newlyweeds - at Sundance).

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