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    Chloë Sevigny To Play An Irish Transsexual Assassin In New Miniseries

    Not many actresses would be able to recover from doing "that scene" in Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny," but then again, Chloë Sevigny has hardly played by anyone's rules. She broke out in the controversial "Kids" and from there has amassed an impressive CV working with directors like Lars von Trier ("Dogville," "Manderlay"), David Fincher ("Zodiac"), Woody Allen ("Melinda & Melinda"), Whit Stillman ("The Last Days Of Disco"), Jim Jarmusch ("Broken Flowers") and Harmony Korine ("Gummo," "Julien Donkey-Boy"). And oh yeah, there was that Oscar nomination for "Boys Don't Cry" as well. She's also come on the radar of mainstream America with her role in the HBO series "Big Love." However, her next role might be her most memorable one to date.

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    J.J. Abrams Says 'Super 8' Is Not Just A Monster Movie Or A Spielberg Homage

    It wouldn't be a summer blockbuster year without a super-secretive J.J. Abrams project and thanks to the director, and in part, producer Steven Spielberg, summer 2011 delivers just that with his latest back-to-basics inspired sci-fi thriller, "Super 8."

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    UK's Guardian Doesn't Think Idris Elba Has Done Anything To Earn "Django Unchained" Lead

    "Love him or loathe him, Quentin Tarantino has always been able to cherry pick his actors, and it looks like his forthcoming Django Unchained project may be his most tantalising so far. Until recently there were suggestions that Will Smith was lined up to play the lead role of Django, an escaped slave who learns to become a contract killer and heads home to his old plantation to free his wife in the film's 19th-century deep south setting. The latest rumour is that The Wire's Idris Elba may play the part. Quite what Elba has done to deserve such elevation in a movie career that includes Fatal Attraction rip-off Obsessed and cheap supernatural thriller The Unborn is anyone's guess..."

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    Kevin Smith Developing Reality Show For AMC About "The Comic Book Lifestyle"

    AMC, home to such acclaimed programs as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Killing"....and a Kevin Smith-produced show about comic nerds? That appears to be case.

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    "Reindeerspotting" Documents Fear and Loathing in Finland and Raises Some Ethical Questions

    In case you didn't see Dan's preview piece, this week we welcome DocPoint, Helsinki's documentary festival, which is taking over NYC for a special multi-venue event starting tomorrow and continuing through Monday. I've seen a few great films selected for the fest, but one title has really stuck with me and so deserves to be discussed more fully: "Reindeerspotting: Escape From Santaland." It's the kind of doc that I can't entirely get behind ethically, at least as far as the questions I still have about the making of the film. But I can't help but recommend it very highly, in large part because of those questions it leaves you with. Honestly, I've been thinking about it for weeks now. For me, it's this year's "The Red Chapel" as far as I want to both love and hate it at the same time.

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    Josh Duhamel Pulls A Franco, Will Reprise 'All My Children' Role For Finale

    Like oversized glasses with no lenses or ironic moustaches, celebs seem to be flocking to daytime soaps as some sort of winky performance piece. Of course, you already know about James Franco and his turn as an evil version of himself on "General Hospital," and back in 2010 Julianne Moore reprised her role as Frannie Hughes on "As the World Turns" as that show came to a close. Now another actor is returning to his roots to say goodbye to an old friend.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Angelina Jolie Chooses Wisely: Salt Sequel Moves Forward

    Angelina Jolie Chooses Wisely: Salt Sequel Moves Forward

    Angelina Jolie may have said no to a Wanted sequel (for another film that eventually lost her, Gravity), but that doesn't mean she doesn't know a good franchise when she sees one. Salt went from a Tom Cruise vehicle to an Angelina Jolie action classic, and it's getting a sequel. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Angelina Jolie is the first actress to transcend gender. And it’s hard to argue that any other actress can do what she can.

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    Picton Picturefest's Inaugural Event: Lineup Opens with Swinton Curated Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    A film fest and "cinephile retreat," the inaugural Piction Picturefest in Prince Edward County, Ontario, will run from July 7-10. The event will include films, workshops, youth education and camping.

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    Manhattan Film Fans Should Flock to Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Theater Complex; Will They?

    Manhattan Film Fans Should Flock to Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Theater Complex; Will They?

    New Yorkers can celebrate the imminent arrival of two new art-house cinemas in a city that has long been underserved by movie theaters. IndieWIRE reports on the Film Society of Lincoln Center's ribbon-cutting for the 17,500 square foot Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on 65th Street, which begins its opening festivities Wednesday with a weekend of free programming featuring Kevin Smith, Oliver Stone and an indie panel moderated by producer Ted Hope, before its official June 17 launch with Andrew Rossi’s hit fest circuit doc Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times (Magnolia), which couldn't be more timely with the changing of the guard at the NYT.

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    'The Art Of Getting By' Soundtrack Features The Shins, Pavement, French Kicks, Leonard Cohen & More

    No, This Isn't The 'Garden State 2' SoundtrackIf you don't recall "The Art of Getting By," you might remember it by its former title, "Homework," or by the indie-paint-by-numbers trailer that landed a little while ago. At any rate, looking like a borderline cliché of a Sundance film, the soundtrack details have arrived and it looks like if you're between the ages of 24-35, this movie is for you.

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