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    Watch: Trailer For Wong-Kar Wai's Short Film/Whiskey Commercial 'Deja Vu'

    So far today we've seen a trailer for "Skyfall," the James Bond movie delayed two years by the bankruptcy of MGM. We've seen a trailer for "Anchorman 2," a nine-years later sequel that Paramount had seemingly scrapped. And we've seen a trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," the first film in five years from the director. At this point, we're fully expecting to see clips for Terrence Malick's next film, David O Russell's "Nailed" and Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster," which started shooting several years ago, to surface before the day is out.

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  • Criticwire
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    Kevin Smith Launches Movie Review Show

    The "Clerks" filmmaker -- and frequent film critic antagonist -- announced he's starting a movie show where he "ain't doing it like the critics."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Listen To Whitney Houston's "Sparkle" Soundtrack Duet With Jordin Sparks (Her Final Recording)

    What is being called Whitney Houston's final song - a duet she performed with Jordin Sparks called Celebrate!, for the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of Sparkle both of them star in, and Whitney also executive produced.

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  • The Playlist
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    2 New Clips From John Hillcoat's 'Lawless' Featuring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf & Colorful Villain Guy Pearce

    An arty period piece from the director of difficult material like "The Proposition" and "The Road"? Such could be the case when John Hillcoat's bloody prohibition drama "Lawless" hits theaters at the end of the summer, but you wouldn't know it by the marketing of the film. If The Weinstein Company has their way, you're going to hear about this film over and over again until it hits August 29th. They're beating the drum loudly thus far (as is their wont) and nothing seems to be off the table so far. Character posters have already arrived and maybe we'll see some corportate tie-ins later in the year? Makers Mark? Some kinda yummy whiskey?

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cannes 2012: Sexism Watch Continues

    One of the things I am proud of regarding the work many people have done to raise awareness about the lack of opportunities for female directors is how we were able to interrupt the narrative which is usually all about the clothes, stars and the glamour.   For example, look at what the women of La Barbe did last night.  They got up in the rain before the premiere of the evening and staged a protest in their beards and showed again that this issue is not going away.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Cannes 2012 - Chadian Mahamat Saleh-Haroun Will Shoot Next Film "Gris-Gris" This Fall

    I recently read a lengthy interview with acclaimed Chadian filmmaker Mahamat Saleh-Haroun with Black Camera film journal, in which he vowed never to return to FESPACO, continental Africa's largest and most prominent film festival, given the festival's "organizational problems" (a much longer explanation is due, but I'm saving that for a later post).  

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    An Affair to Remember

    Multiple-Academy Award-winning director Leo McCarey, the man who teamed Stan Laurel with Oliver Hardy and supervised all their best silent work, also made perhaps the quintessential screen love story because he knew how to keep the humor in it. Actually, he made the same story twice, with two different casts, 18 years apart. The first one, Love Affair (1939), starred Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer, the second had Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr and served as the catalyst for Nora Ephron’s successful 1993 comedy, Sleepless in Seattle: That’s 1957’s AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (available on DVD).

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  • The Playlist
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    This Is Gonna Make You Cream: Two 'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailers Arrive

    "Hey America, isn't this an old-fashioned shot to the nutsack?" Now titled "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," as promised, a teaser-trailer for the "Anchorman 2" sequel has arrived a few days after the teaser-poster landed (teases!), and after a weekend when it played in front of "The Dictator.". Starring the beloved Channel 4 news team, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner, if you had any concerns about the original team not fully reuniting for "Anchorman 2," you can now officially put them to bed.

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    Watch: First Teaser Clip Of Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

    Woah. We knew that the Weinstein Company were about to unveil some footage from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" in Cannes tonight (and we'll have our reactions from that for you later), but we just got a nice surprise, courtesy of the Twitter account of Megan Ellison, with the first footage from the film, the director's first in five years.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Malaysian International Film Festival Launches with Hong Kong's Lorna Tee and New York Critic Dennis Lim At Helm

    A new film festival is launching in Asia, reports Screen. Malaysia National Film Development Corp (FINAS) is launching a film festival and market which will be held in Kuala Lumpur in November.

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