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    Ramin Bahrani's Film With Zac Efron & Dennis Quaid Now Titled 'At Any Price'

    It seems to be the day for untitled movies getting some brand new names. This morning we learned that Terrence Malick's untitled romance is now called "To The Wonder," and now another filmmaker (and one who was also rumored for a Cannes appearance before the lineup was unveiled) has put a title on his gestating project as well.

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    Watch: Trailer & New Image For Quentin Dupieux's Short Film 'Wrong Cops' Starring Marilyn Manson

    While Cannes will be hosting all kinds of celebs this week as they walk down the red carpet, eat at restaurants where the final bill is our rent for the month and shop in the kind of fancy boutiques that we're not even allowed into, at least there will be the presence (cinematically, if not personally) of Quentin Dupieux and Marilyn Manson to shake things up. That's right, the shock rocker is the star of the French filmmaker's latest bonkers exursion "Wrong Cops" and a trailer has arrived. And yes, it's delightfully fucked up.

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    Tribeca Film Snags 'The Comedy' Starring Tim Heidecker, Movie Will Land In October

    Garnering a considerable amount of attention after its appearance at the Sundance Film Festival (chatter was both good and bad -- this writer loved it), Rick Alverson's "The Comedy" will finally be unleashed to non-festival plebeians come this October thanks to Tribeca Film.

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    Film Critic Favorite 'Margaret' Gets Extended Cut on DVD

    The long-delayed, quietly released, and critically hailed Kenneth Lonergan film comes to DVD on July 10th with thirty-five new minutes.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gugu Mbatha-Raw Will Be "Belle" In Slavery Pic Based On Mixed-Race Woman Raised In Aristocratic Family

    Good news on a project we've been following since last fall... glad to know that it's moving full-speed ahead, as I've learned this afternoon that it's locked up its starring cast which includes: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in photo above-right), Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, and Matthew Goode; all have signed up to star in British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante's (in photo above-left) period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl titled Belle, from a script which she co-wrote.

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    Amy Adams Is Going To 'Dark Places'

    It was seven years ago that Amy Adams broke out in "Junebug" and she hasn't looked back since. Showing that she can move from drama to comedy to romance with ease, the actress has proven to be one of the most talented and versatile of her generation. Need evidence? Watch "The Fighter" and then "The Muppets." Or maybe here three Oscar nominations will be enough to convince you. At any rate, 2012 is shaping up to be banner year for Adams. "On The Road" premieres in Cannes next week, she's been busy lensing "Trouble With The Curve" alongside a guy named Clint Eastwood, later this year she'll be working with Spike Jonze on his untitled romance and then there's a movie called "The Master" you might have heard of opening this fall. And now, she's putting another project on the table.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Student Academy Award Winners Announced

    U.S. winners of the 39th annual Student Academy Awards are in: ten students from nine schools have been chosen in Alternative, Animation, Documentaries and Narrative categories.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes Market: Brosnan & Cooper in Espionage Thriller 'November Man'; Roger Donaldson to Direct

    The Solution Entertainment Group is partnering with Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime production banner in a multi-picture financing and distribution deal, and will be shopping the first title at Cannes, "November Man," directed by Australian-born, New Zealand-raised Roger Donaldson ("The Recruit," "Thirteen Days").

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    3 Hour Director's Cut Of Kenneth Lonergan's 'Margaret' Hits DVD In July

    Well, this is finally happening: Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret," the long-delayed, much discussed, often troubled drama about a young girl (Anna Paquin) who accidentally causes a horrific bus accident, is finally making its way onto DVD and Blu-ray in July. This is great news for anyone who missed the movie's brief theatrical release last fall, but even better news for fans of the film (we are a small group, but we're very vocal). As The New Yorker reports, the film will be available in both the original theatrical cut (which ran two-and-a-half-hours) alongside a new director's cut (with an additional 36 minutes of footage), presumably in a two-disc edition, on DVD at least. So all those dangling subplots and unresolved conflicts may not be dangling and unresolved for much longer .

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD - Performances From Michael B. Jordan, Nonso Anozie, Sherri Shepherd, Ice Cube

    First... directed by Joshua Trank, Michael B. Jordan co-stars in Chronicle, which follows the misadventures of three high school buddies who develop uncanny powers after making an incredible discovery. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their darker sides begin to take over.

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