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    Jeff Bridges Confirmed For 'R.I.P.D.' With Ryan Reynolds

    Earlier today, it was reported that Jeff Bridges was being courted for a role in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' upcoming film "He Loves Me." When we wrote the piece we figured Bridges' summer was free and there wasn't much in the way of a conflict with anything except perhaps promotional duties on his new album. Needless to say, we should've had our second cup of coffee as we totally forgot that last month, the actor entered negotiations to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in "R.I.P.D." after the long attached Zack Galifianakis bowed out.

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    Phil Noto draws Ron Swanson

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    Watch: 'Shark Night 3D' Trailer Bites

    Babes! Boobs! Sharks! RUH ROH.

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    Sarah Palin Documentary 'The Undefeated' Hits Primary States This Summer, Is Not A Practical Joke

    Pretend politician Sarah Palin has not made an official declaration that she will run for President in 2012. But it's impossible to ignore that silence when every moment of the former Alaskan governor is dedicated to self-promotion, which has culminated in "The Undefeated," the probably-inappropriately-titled documentary commissioned by Palin and directed by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon. With premieres in primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada over the summer, Palin is planning to rollout the film in fifty to a hundred nationwide markets to further spread her gospel before a VOD deal that will allow you to laugh at it from the privacy of your own home. And this will be one spicy meatball, as the film will arrive in a PG-13 cut in theaters with an Unrated version available in some form or another.

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    "The Tree of Life" Day 3: Design for Living

    After a first viewing of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, the only response can be an ecstatic litany of the tiny, seemingly mundane moments that holistically create its world. A toddler gazing upon his infant brother for the first time, eyes full with wonder. That same older brother then angrily throwing his toy blocks, presumably in a fit of jealousy. Water purposely spilled on a brother’s painting. A woman’s slip stolen and sent downstream. A sudden cutaway of a burning house followed by a shot of the back of a child’s raw, singed head. A childhood home glimpsed from the back of a car driving its inhabitants away from it forever. The more one catalogues what happens, however, the more it begins to feel wrong; as though it’s somehow against the grain of the film to separate these images (and our memories of what we’ve seen onscreen) with periods. These are not staccato moments, nor are they even scenes in any traditional sense. They’re also not really even impressions—they’re too weighted with import.

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    Cannes Le Havre Reviews: "Endearing, Enchanted Port in the Storm, Best Film to Date"

    Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki (Oscar-nominated Man without a Past) is an acquired taste--he brings a mix of arch humor and warm humanity to the table. He's hip and square at the same time, a bit like David Lynch, or Charlie Chaplin. Some people get him and some people--like this year's Cannes competition jury---do not. While I figured Sony Pictures Classics would snap this one up, the film still awaits a signed U.S. distribution deal.

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    Watch: 4 Clips From Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life'

    It's hard to believe it was just over a week ago that we finally saw Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" when it made its long awaited premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. While we did have some issues with the film, which we elaborated on in our review, of any film we saw at Cannes, it's still one that we're thinking about and eager to catch again as soon as possible (in fact, one of our writers has already seen it twice and recommends a second viewing).

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    Zombies In Africa Project "The Dead" Still Alive; Watch New Trailer

    We first alerted you all to this film, titled The Dead, in April, last year; at the time, its future was uncertain. A month or so later, it screened at the Cannes Film Market to overwhelmingly positive audience responses, and managed its way to some distribution opportunities; although, as of this post, it hasn't played outside of the film festival circuit - at least nothing indicates otherwise.

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    Watch: 'The Descendants' Trailer Promises Another Finely Tuned Dramedy From Alexander Payne

    If you need the complete history lesson you can read it right here, but it's been seven long years since Alexander Payne‘s last feature film, the smash hit “Sideways,” but it looks like he hasn't lost one iota of his fine touch for character.

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    Banff Nominee "Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes" To Premiere On Smithsonian Channel

    This is the first time I'm hearing about this film; titled Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes, the feature-length documentary will air next month on the Smithsonian Channel. I didn't even realize there was a Smithsonian Channel. Learn something new everyday!

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