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  • Spout
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    "Louder Than a Bomb" and "The Big Uneasy" Focus on Postive Solutions

    One of two notable documentaries out this week follows in a big trend of late, that of competition-based films. Sure, it's a genre, one I addressed last week in my "Make Believe" review, but it's a genre that seems to be popping out a lot of examples right now. Of course, I already mentioned "Louder Than a Bomb" already in that review, referring to it as "'Spellbound' with poetry." Since then, I've been made aware of the upcoming film "Jig," which follows an Irish dance competition. I'm sure it's not the last comp-doc we see this summer, let alone this year. They're so easily dramatic, comprised of interesting subjects and -- depending on the type of contest there is -- usually a built-in market.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Andrew Dosunmu’s “Restless City” Premieres In New York May 29th

    Congratulations New Yorkers! You'll FINALLY get your first chance to see Nigerian filmmaker, Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City, a Sundance 2011 entry, which I saw, loved and also reviewed on the old website, HERE.

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  • The Bin
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    What to See This Week: "Bridesmaids"...Again

    Reports came flooding in mid-week that "Bridesmaids" bested "Thor" at the box-office on Monday and Tuesday, proving that positive word of mouth can go a long way. In case you haven't heard, the flick is funny. I'm talking 'worrying-you-might-piss-yourself' funny. The bridal gown store sequence alone left me spent. Like the film's best sequences, it takes its time to build, but the payoff is killer. I literally had pains in my chest from all the laughing.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: New 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Trailer Adds Footage, Still No Lines For That New Girl

    With the release date now moved ahead a couple days for maximum box office potential, a new trailer has dropped for Michael Bay's upcoming CGI fest, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

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  • The Bin
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    Buck Tops Woody

    Buck Brannaman and Tom Brokaw at Rue 57 in New York. Photo by Ryan McCune/Patrick McMullan.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Also New In Theaters This Weekend - Meagan Good's "Video Girl"

    I missed this in my previous "To See This Weekend" post earlier today... last we checked, it was scheduled to open in a limited release beginning April 29th. But I don't think that ever happened. I say that because I just got info stating that it's actually in theaters TODAY, May 20th, still in a limited release.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: TV Sneak Peeks For J.J. Abrams' 'Alcatraz,' Jonathan Nolan's 'Person Of Interest' & More

    Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova,' Liz Meriwether's Dreadful Looking 'New Girl,' 'Napoleon Dynamite' Cartoon' & Jonah Hill's 'Allen Gregory' Also Get Previewed'Wait a minute. A post with trailers for televisions shows? Believe it, friendo. The small screen, not so long ago considered an ancient artifact in the face of big screen spectacles and online entertainment, has rebounded in a huge way as a place where creativity is allowed to shine. HBO and AMC have been clearing the path and now it looks like old standbys like Fox and CBS are rolling the dice on some ambitious fare, so let's get to it shall we?

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    The Complete Woody Allen: A Retrospective Pt. 2 (1992-2011)

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    Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," begins its roll-out in theaters today, and with it comes the second part of our complete retrospective on the great writer-director's work. (check out yesterday's Part One here). We pick up in 1992, with "Shadows and Fog."

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  • Spout
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    The Other Palme d'Or: 6 Marvelous Cannes-Winning Shorts from Years Past

    On Sunday, the Cannes Film Festival Jury, headed by Robert De Niro, will be announcing this year’s Palme d’Or. And while that’s certainly exciting, it's easy to overlook its twin award, the Palme d’Or for short film. The honor has existed for almost as long as the festival itself and over the years has jump-started quite a few careers, from Norman McLaren and Albert Lamorisse to Jane Campion and Nuri Bilge Ceylan. One can even trace the origins of the Romanian New Wave to 2004 and the victory of Cătălin Mitulescu’s “Trafic,” a year before his compatriots’ features started raising eyes on the Croisette. So in honor of the award (and because none of this year’s contenders are yet available on the web), here’s a look back at some of the finest work ever to take home a Palme d’Or du court métrage.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Sequel To "The Long Kiss Goodnight" In The Works... Samuel Jackson 100% Confirmed

    I don't think I've seen this film in ages... I'd have to return to it to remind myself of it. It was pretty much the Geena Davis show, with Samuel L. Jackson assuming sidekick duties, if I recall correctly. But I think I mostly enjoyed it. Released in 1996, it was kind of like Bourne before Bourne - a trained killing machine/human suffering from memory loss, starts to regain pieces of her past, when that past catches up to her, and, in turn, finally realizes who/what she really is.

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