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    Short Starts: Watch "Hesher" Director Spencer Susser's "I Love Sarah Jane"

    When is a zombie movie not a zombie movie? “Hesher” director Spencer Susser answers that question with gusto in his 2008 film “I Love Sarah Jane.” The short does have a zombie, and it’s a pretty classic variety of zombie at that. It looks like a zombie, hungers for human flesh and can infect with zombie-ness by biting you. Yet that’s the extent to which “I Love Sarah Jane” conforms to the genre. The cast of healthy human characters, entirely kids and teenagers, are neither running away from an undead horde nor holed up trying to fight them off. It’s a movie in the context of zombies, but it can’t really be considered a “zombie movie,” and that’s part of what makes it so cool.

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  • The Playlist
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    Hot Docs Review: 'Carol Channing: Larger than Life' Is Surface-Skimming, But Sweet

    Director Dori Berinstein is clearly a devoted Broadway fan having already directed one critically acclaimed documentary on the business we call “show.” In fact, it's no surprise that Berinstein has made a film about the life of Broadway icon Carol Channing - "Carol Channing: Larger than Life" is a marriage of two people with a genuine love of live musical theater which giveth to the movie as much as it taketh away.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Disney Rarities On Auction—And On View

    Auctions offering Disney artwork and memorabilia are fairly commonplace, but the material gathered for Profiles in History’s newest event, in conjunction with The actual envelope, in Walt Disney’s handwriting.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Why Bridesmaids Matters

    This feels like another cultural watershed moment for women on screen. A big studio comedy that is about women. We all know the difficulties women in comedy have faced. Gone are the days of Goldie Hawn and Madeline Kahn and Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. Women who were allowed to be stars and allowed to be funny in movies.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    Described As A Cross Between D. W. Griffith’s 'Abraham Lincoln' & F. W. Murnau’s 'Nosferatu'While filming is currently underway, it looks like 20th Century Fox is getting the press machine rolling very early on this one, granting the New York Times an early set visit.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Piece Of Concept Art For Film Adaptation Of Nnedi Okorafor's "Who Fears Death"

    Check out (above) the first piece of concept art for the upcoming film adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor's third novel, Who Fears Death, which is set in an alternate, post-apocalyptic Saharan Africa, published just this year (for a larger, more detailed look at the image click HERE).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Cannes 2011 – "Sugar Cane Alley" Screening & Special Tribute to Euzhan Palcy

    Sugar Cane Alley, the seminal work of Martinique born director Euzhan Palcy, will screen on Saturday May 14th as part of this year's official Cannes Classics selection.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: NSFW Teaser Trailer For Cannes Competition Pic 'L’Apollonide'

    While this year's Cannes Film Festival is stacked with films already earning buzz well in advance of their trips to the south of France -- "Drive," "Melancholia," "We Need To Talk About Kevin," "The Skin I Live In," "This Must Be The Place," "The Tree Of Life" -- the real treat of the fest is always uncovering the movies that come a bit out of leftfield.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Watch 3 Clips From Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin"

    The #1 reason I wish I was going to Cannes:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    UK Premiere For Oswald Boateng Documentary "A Man's Story" Announced!

    There hasn't been much news on this film since our last post on this, in December 2010. As far as I know, the sales and production team behind it are negotiating release deals and dates, so it really hasn't screened very much since its worldwide debut at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival last October.

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