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    Julianne Moore Now On Board 'Carrie' Remake; Gabrielle Wilde Also Joins

    With a release date slated last week, the wheels are now firmly in motion on the Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" remake starring Chloe Moretz. With the lead actress now locked in, the task is now on hand to find someone to play the poor girl's deranged mother, and a name that has already been bandied about seems to be taking a more firm shape.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekly Wrap: In the Works, Trailer Watch, Reviews, and Cannes Market

    The Best of TOH! this week starts off with the Weekend Preview from Steve Jobs and Paul Simon to France, Lebanon, and Japan. In you're in a retro mood this weekend, we have a review round-up for "Dark Shadows" on the latest collaboration between Depp and Burton. We also give a review round-up for "The Dictator" with Sacha Baron Cohen, in case you're up for some uncomfortable hilary. Interested in the box office last week? We give a thorough look to "The Avengers" effect: who comes out ahead? (Hint, it's nearly everyone). In our Weekend Box Office, we write how "Avengers" shattered North American Box Office Records with $200-million haul. In the Arthouse Box Office, we note 'Marigold' Is 'Avengers' for Seniors, 'First Position' and 'Bernie' Score. To prep yourself for a great Cannes release, check out our exclusive clip from Maiwenn's gripping Cannes winner, "Polisse." Another Cannes debut, 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' also debuts on HBO: Kidman & Owen talk sex and Hemingway's boots.

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  • Press Play
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    VIDEO ESSAY - In Praise of Maya Deren

    Happy 95th, Maya Deren. Scholar Livia Bloom offers thoughts on Deren’s legacy and MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    '12 ABFF Preview: Tracey Heggins is A Streetfighter in Short Action Drama "Cherry Waves"

    Written and directed by Carey Williams, the short action drama Cherry Waves stars Tracey Heggins, George Jonson, Lulu Brud, Shaw Jones and Rhobye Wyatt.  Waves is described as "a story of love, loss, and finding oneself set against the world of underground street fighting."

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    2012 ABFF Announces HBO Short Film Competition Lineup

    NEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2012 – Film Life Inc., today announced the HBO® Short Film Award competition selections for the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) taking place in South Beach Miami, FL, June 20th – 23rd. 

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    Details On Aissa Maiga's Feature Directorial Debut Surface (Synopsis, Starring Cast, Production Dates, More)

    Details On Aissa Maiga's Feature Directorial Debut Surface (Synopsis, Starring Cast, Production Dates, More)

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  • The Playlist
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    William Friedkin Discusses Frustrating Lawsuit Over His Undersung '70s Film 'Sorcerer'

    When discussing the scrappy and hirsute "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" generation of 1970s filmmakers, the narrative arc of William Friedkin is a fun one to tell, and is often the stuff of legend. While he doesn't rank up there among some of the peers of that era like Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, he was the first of them to deliver what many call the first true blockbuster before "Jaws" and "Star Wars" with 1973's "The Exorcist." Arriving just two years after his critical hit "The French Connection" (which earned him an Academy Award for Best Director; 4 wins and 8 nominations total), "The Exorcist" became one of the highest-earning movies of all time during its era, grossing over $441 million worldwide (which is still a great figure by today's standards).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Jesse Williams May Join Cast of Lee Daniels' "The Butler"

    Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy, Cabin in The Woods) is currently "in talks" for a role in Lee Daniels highly-anticipated historical drama The Butler, based on the life of Eugene Allen, a white house employee for almost three dozen years .

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  • The Lost Boys
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    "I'd Like To Thank My Mom"

    Happy Mother's Day weekend:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Look Images At Meagan Good In NBC's New Murder Mystery Series Pick-up "Infamous"

    First Look Images At Meagan Good In NBC's New Murder Mystery Series Pick-up "Infamous"

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