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  • The Lost Boys
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    It's "Tree of Life" Day!

    The indieWIRE review you've all been waiting for. I'm honestly trying to read as little as possible and see for myself in 2 weeks (and curb my jealousy for not witnessing the excitement on the Croisette today by pretending it's not even happening), but clearly I'm in the minority...

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  • Caryn James
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    Watch Clips From NBC's Most Promising New Series

    This week the networks, one by one, introduce their new shows at the spectacle for advertisers and the press called the Upfronts, and NBC goes first, on Monday. It's best to greet the Upfronts with low expectations: cable channels like HBO, Showtime and AMC have most of the best, innovative shows on TV. But somehow good shows sneak onto the networks too. Here's a look at NBC's most promising or just its weirdest for the fall.

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  • The Playlist
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    Snow White Catfight Continues As Universal Moves 'Huntsman' Up Six Months To June 1st

    Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up' Spin-Off Now Set For December 21st, 2012 Every so often, Hollywood studios find themselves in a game of $300 million chicken, when two films with strikingly similar premises are green-lit simultaneously. And almost invariably, the first film out of the blocks ends up as the more successful: "Capote" landed a full year before the identically-plotted "Infamous," and despite a less starry cast walked away with more awards and a bigger haul, while "Dante's Peak" outgrossed the similarly lava-themed "Volcano" by over $50 million.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Top 10 Reporting Per-Theater-Averages: May 13-15, 2011

    The following is a list of the top 10 per-theater-averages for specialty releases this weekend. Note that it does not include wide releases (1,000+ screens), or studio films on limited screen counts. Check out a full report on the weekend box office here and check back for indieWIRE's box office chart Tuesday afternoon, which will include a full list of all final numbers, including those that didn't report today.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch "Duck" - A Short Film About A Boy Who's Afraid Of Being Touched

    Duck - directed by Jakob Daschek; part of a collection of 8 new shorts, produced by Ridley Scott, in a collaborative effort with USA Network, titled The Character Project.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Billy Dee Williams' "Hit!" - A Film In Possible Need Of A Remake

    When I saw the trailer a few days ago for Rob Lurie's "how-does-he-have-the-balls-to-remake-this?" new film remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 masterpiece Straw Dogs, I wondered why it never seems to occur to filmmakers that, if you absolutely just have to do remake of a film, instead of remaking a classic like Straw Dogs, why not concentrate your efforts instead on remaking a film which had an interesting premise but didn't live up to expectations?

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Human Rights Watch Film Festival: The Women

    Women directors are dominant in the upcoming Human Rights Watch Film Festival in NYC from June 16-30.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes: Sleeping Beauty Intros Director Leigh, Keeps Audience at Bay, Bought by Sundance Selects

    Cannes: Sleeping Beauty Intros Director Leigh, Keeps Audience at Bay, Bought by Sundance Selects

    Walking on the Croisette, I ran into Jane Campion, who was in town to support Australian novelist-turned-director Julia Leigh. Campion said that her "challenging" film Sleeping Beauty would never have gotten made if she hadn't agreed, when approached by Screen Australia, to "mentor" the project. Campion believes in this brainy writer-director, who came up with a fascinating way to confront moviegoers' comfort zone around female sexuality and prostitution.

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  • Caryn James
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    Join Me To Talk About Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    I’m happy to tell you that on Thursday The Picture House will launch a series of screenings and post-screening conversations called Women On Film, which I’ll be hosting. The Picture House is a beautiful 1921 theater in Pelham (Westchester) that has just reopened after a thorough renovation. The series about women on screen will focus on new, pre-release films, but we’re starting with the 50th anniversary screening of a classic: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the movie that inspired countless women to move to Manhattan and launched the reign of the Little Black Dress.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    The Girl From the Naked Eye

    Cannes - If you're look for action and intrigue, tragic romance, noir, The Girl From the Naked Eye is screening Monday May 16 here in Cannes at 1.30 pm or 13.30 H. In the Marche du Film / Market at Palais D screening room. All rights available.

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