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    Money Mark, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready & More Tune Up 'Horrible Bosses'

    The upcoming comedy "Horrible Bosses" has a pretty outrageous premise -- three dudes decide to help each other kill their bosses. So appropriately, the soundtrack is going to be just as...eclectic.

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    Nic Cage Totally Went Method Plus 7 Things We Learned From Kevin Smith Introducing 'Valley Girl'

    Judd Nelson's Near Involvement, Atlantic Releasing's Silly Demands & More Learned From Film Linc Conversation With FilmmakersIt's no secret that a majority of us probably grew up with the charming and always enjoyable collection of teen-comedies from the 1980s. Whether you were that age or just catching the reruns in the early ‘90s, there's a lot of us who hold a special place in our hearts for the John Hughes and John Cusack worlds, with some of us even able to name lesser-known ones such as "Just One Of The Guys" and "Three O'Clock High" as part of a regular Saturday/Sunday afternoon rotation.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil 2011 Preview - Action/Drama "Bróder"

    The 9th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil here in New York is officially underway, running through June 19, with screenings being held at Tribeca Cinemas, featuring some of the best Brazilian feature films this year without USA distribution.

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    Joel Kinnaman Replaces Orlando Bloom In 'Lola Verus' With Greta Gerwig

    Hamish Linklater Also Comes AboardLife is very, very good right now for Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman. The young thesp got his breakout role in "Snabba Cash," which started earning buzz at the Berlin Film Festival last year and went on to get snatched up for a Hollywood remake and launched its director Daniel Espinosa onto studio hot lists, as he was tapped to direct "Safe House" with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. As for Kinnaman, he quietly has racked up roles in a number of forthcoming films including the alien invasion flick "The Darkest Hour," David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and yes, in his buddy Espinosa's "Safe House" as well. Currently, he's earning raves for his turn on AMC's "The Killing" but it looks like he's about to get his biggest role in Hollywood yet.

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    Brooklyn Film Festival Review - "My Last Day Without You" (Nicole Beharie, Ken Duken)

    My Last Day Without You is a film we've covered quite a bit here on S&A. The indie flick starring Nicole Beharie and Ken Duken, premiered this past weekend at the Brooklyn Film Festival, screening to sold out audiences on both Saturday and Sunday.

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  • Spout
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    "Super 8" and J.J. Abrams's Odd Woman Conundrum

    In yesterday’s New York Times Manohla Dargis laid out the depressing picture of this year’s mostly woman-less summer at the movies. If you’re a fan of female fare at the Cineplex, she explains, you should probably just see “Bridesmaids” again. And she’s got a pretty good point. It seems as if studio execs are still operating under the conventional wisdom that films driven by women will bomb at the box office, and the post-Wiig season is therefore pretty bleak. I’m a bit more optimistic about Cameron Diaz and “Bad Teacher” than Dargis, but even that single film is not enough to change the landscape. With naught but a handful of independent films led by women over the next few months, it seems summer at the movies is going to be a quite the boys’ club.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Summer's Nine Worst Movie Trailers: Green Lantern, Three Musketeers, Change-Up, Mr. Popper

    Summer's Nine Worst Movie Trailers: Green Lantern, Three Musketeers, Change-Up, Mr. Popper

    The trailers that played in front of X-Men: First Class -- a disappointment in itself after so many strong early reviews -- were about as inspiring as January Jones' line delivery. We were, however, inspired to compile this list of trailers that have turned their films into musts-to-avoid. We can't decide which looks worse, Green Lantern (June 17) or The Three Musketeers (October 14) (you can vote in our poll below). The former is a reportedly $300 million movie that should guarantee Ryan Reynolds is never taken seriously again, with co-star/man-candy Blake Lively's over-exposure far more entertaining than the sub-par CGI aliens. As for Musketeers, the new trailer now playing at a theater new you (the old one is below) plays like soft-core porn for 15-year old girls.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Tisha Campbell-Martin Talks About Her New Lifetime Show "The Protector"

    When you think of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, you're more likely to connect her with the popular comedic shows Martin and My Wife And Kids but with her co-starring role on the new Lifetime series The Protector, starring Ally Walker, she's getting back to her dramatic roots.

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For Uninspired 'Cars' Spinoff 'Planes'

    Remember the glory days when Pixar stood as the antithesis of the sequel churning, money hungry folks like Disney and DreamWorks? Well those times are long gone. With "Cars 2" on the way, and "Monsters University" on the horizon, Pixar movies are now brands that need to be exploited, and now under the Disney banner, the slow descent to banality has begun.

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    Zach Galifianakis Super Uncomfortable With Fame Or Just A Jerk? 10 Things Learned From RS Profile

    OK, it's taken this writer forever, but he's finally caught up with this long, in-depth, amusing and candid Rolling Stone profile on "The Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis.

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