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    SNL’s Ambiguously Gay Duo Goes Live-Action With Jon Hamm, Fallon, Carell, Others (Video)

    Robert Smigel’s animated Ambiguously Gay Duo shorts, about two superclose superheros, goes way back on SNL, and last night’s installment briefly seemed like an echo of the old days. Then it burst into wild live action, with Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon as heros Ace and Gary, guests Ed Helms, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell (he’s the big-headed guy) and more phallic imagery than Freud ever dreamed of.

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    "The Killing" Preview: Did Politics Kill Rosie Larsen? (Video)

    I don't know who the murderer is on The Killing - I suppose we could ask someone in Denmark, since AMC's show is based on a Danish series. But it's more fun to keep guessing, so here's how I've narrowed it down.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    International Sales Agent of the Day: House of Film

    They have new films and new deals. Their film Beautiful Darling stuns in New York opening, IFC picks up Vampires.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability Part 5

    This is Part 5 (and the final part) of Jon Fougner's guest series on Cinema Profitablility - today he concludes the discussion of marketing as well as margins.

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    #Cannes: Kanye.

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  • The Playlist
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    Gemma Arterton & Saoirse Ronan To Play Mother & Daughter Vampires In Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium'

    We always feel that Neil Jordan is somewhat undervalued. Generally speaking, his films aren't giant hits (bar "Interview with the Vampire"), or gather awards attention (except for "The Crying Game"). And there are plenty of misfires across his career, from "Michael Collins" to "In Dreams" to the truly awful "The Brave One." But his work is consistently interesting, and sometimes downright superb, particularly when he delves into more fantastical territory: we're not sure that films like "The Company of Wolves" and the recent "Ondine" ever quite got the attention they deserved.

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  • The Playlist
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    FilmDistrict Team With TriStar To Pick Up Rian Johnson's Time Travel Actioner 'Looper'

    Jumping in as a new distributor into a circuit where the big dogs -- the Paramounts, the 20th Century Foxs, the Warner Bros.s, the Universals -- have been up and running for the best part of a century, can't be easy. The most recent start-ups, Summit and CBS Films, have had mixed success, the former might have a mega-franchise in the "Twilight" series, but are still finding their feet outside it, while the latter are yet to have a box office hit in their first year of operation. But FilmDistrict, the shiniest, newest company in town, have managed to come out of the blocks in a fairly impressive way.

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  • The Playlist
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    Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno Join Michael Cera in 'Magic Magic'

    Now here's an interesting project that is newly on our radar thanks to Cannes. Just last week, we learned that Michael Cera would join "The Maid" director Sebastian Silva for a thriller called "Magic Magic." Variety reported yesterday that three lovely ladies -- Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catalina Sandino Moreno -- will be on hand to work with him. All we know about the film so far is that a girl vacationing with her friends in Chile slowly starts to lose her mind. It's not been made clear who will be taking the lead role, but judging from the billing and her rising star status, it's more than likely going to be Temple.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Mannheim-Heidelberg has 3 Discovered Filmmakers in Cannes

    Three filmmakers in this year’s Cannes programme started their careers in Mannheim-Heidelberg whose 60th edition will take place 10 - 20 November 2011. In this year’s Cannes International Film Festival will present three films from former Mannheim-Heidelberg discoveries. Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn was at the beginning of his career in directing when he showed his feature film Bleeder in Mannheim-Heidelberg in 1999. This year, he will present his new feature Drive in Cannes’ International Competition.The Un Certain Regard section is showcasing South Korean director Hong Sangsoo whose Mannheim debut in 1996 was The Day the Pig Fell Into the Well and who returned in 2002 with Turning Gate in their competition program. In Cannes he will present his new feature The Day He Arrives.Cristian Jimenez from Chile showed his short film XX in the Mannheim-Heidelberg competition in 2006 and returned three years later with his first feature Ilusiones opticas. He will present his new film Bonsai in Un Certain Regard.

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  • The Playlist
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    Joel Edgerton, Luke Evans Competing For Role Of Tom Buchanan In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    The list of go-to names for big roles, particularly for male leads, is an ever-changing one. We ran down a list last year, but even in the few months since then, new names have come to the forefront, and some have jumped to the front of the queue. "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth, for instance, who just locked down the title role opposite Kristen Stewart in "Snow White and the Huntsman," is a newbie, while his co-star in the forthcoming film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" romantic lead Sam Clafin, not only bagged the prince part in the fairy tale, but also the lead in would-be-'Harry Potter'-replacement franchise "The Seventh Son," with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.

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