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    Meek's Cutoff

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    Exporting Raymond

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  • The Playlist
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    Tribeca Reviews: Best Documentary Winner 'Bombay Beach' & Icelandic Comedy Doc 'Gnarr"

    "Bombay Beach"Well deserved recipient of the Best Documentary award at Tribeca this year, "Bombay Beach" is an incredibly moving portrait of failed economic development and the humanity that continues to persevere even though forgotten in one of the poorest communities in southern California located near the Salton Sea. Three subjects are chosen to represent the community -- the elderly Red, a man who spouts prophetic musings and lives on cigarettes and booze; Cee Jay, a high-school football star dealing with the gang-related death of his cousin and hoping to score a scholarship to make a decent life for himself; and Benny, a young and imaginative boy suffering from bipolar disorder. Each is followed in their day-to-day routines, their interactions with their families, neighbors, and friends closely examined in a perfectly crafted, cinema-verite style.

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  • Spout
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    Posts About "Bridesmaids"

    Guest Review: A Bride-to-Be Praises “Bridesmaids” for Equal Parts Hilarity and Relatabilty

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  • The Playlist
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Terminator' Movie To Feature "Entire Original Cast"?

    It seems folks around Arnold Schwarzenegger's camp have become very chatty over the last twenty four hours. Following news this morning of another potential Arnie movie, "Cry Macho," now comes some interesting tidbits about that "Terminator" movie that's currently trying to find a studio to take it on.

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    Spout About: "Fast Five" Homoeroticism; Shakepeare's "Terminator"; Werner Herzog's Best Voiceovers

    I'm genuinely intrigued to see "Fast Five" strictly for its representation of Rio, mainly because it looks like more favela-focused poverty porn in the trailers and clips. How does it compare to the city's image in "Rio," which the "Fast and the Furious" sequel will be competing against this weekend? Alas, nobody is talking about location depictions on opening day. They're all too concerned with the homoeroticism of "Fast Five" instead. Yesterday I linked to a list from IFC's Matt Singer ranking the new film's best lines hinting at a subtext. But there's also Jeff Wells' focused quoting on "The Gayness" illustrated in Manohla Dargis' NY Times review. Cassie Carpenter at NextMovie notes that the original film is still the most homoerotic, complete with an "ex-boyfriend" for Vin Diesel. But Jordan Raup of The Film Stage thinks The Rock's visit to the franchise makes it the gayest yet:Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays Diesel’s perpetually sweaty foe, FBI agent Hobbs. It is the ultimate homoerotic match-up that has graced the screen in quite some time, a feat The Expendables could only dream of. Even their meet cute is something to be admired, a face-to-face thrown-down of unfiltered masculinity.David Camp On Film says nearly the same thing. Rolling Stone's Richard Travers sees a "display of homoerotic porn," Ivan Radford at I-Flicks says the homoeroticism is at a new level in a franchise "already balls-deep in man foam." Surely there are and will be more comments like these.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Royal Wedding Video & Pictures

    Stop the presses! Prince William and Kate Middleton are married. In case you aren't already maxed out, a sampling of video and pictures is below. HuffPo reports that the media was wall-to-wall. The rest of the world may now return to 2011.

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  • The Playlist
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    Matt Walsh & Lizzy Caplan Talk The Improv Comedy Of 'High Road'

    Getting your first feature film off the ground is no easy feat, but that task is made a bit easier when your friends include people like Rob Riggle, James Pumphrey, Lizzy Caplan, Abby Elliot, Joe LoTruglio, Rich Fulcher, Horatio Sanz, Dylan Obrien, Zach Woods, Matt Jones, Ed Helms and Kyle Gass. For actor and now director Matt Walsh, those are the stars he brought on board for his directorial debut, the improv comedy "High Road." The film follows a weed dealer split between a pregnant girlfriend, a gestating rock opera and his illegal job which pays the bills. Things go from bad to worse when a deal goes wrong and he’s forced to go on the run with a teenager he’s mentoring, thus allowing for the rich cast of characters to come into play. We recently spoke to director Matt Walsh and actress Lizzy Caplan about their work on the film and how they approached the film, from both in front of and behind the camera.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Sam Rosen & Nat Bennett "Getting Un-Stuck and Making it Work"

    Today's guest post comes from two emerging filmmakers, Sam Rosen and Nat Bennett, who had a screenplay that caught my eye back when. Now they have their first film in the Tribeca Film Festival. Their path to getting it made revealed some lessons, ones that are applicable to all of us. You can boil it down to don't wait or seek permission; find good collaborators and get going. But it always more than that too -- and they know that.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    "The Fresh Prince With No Hair"

    Sing it with me:

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