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    The Writing's on the Wall: Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

    In 1994, three cave explorers probing the Ardeche valley in southern France discovered a passageway blocked by a pile of stones. They cleared the path, entered the cave—and stumbled upon one of the most significant prehistoric art sites ever discovered. On the walls of Chauvet Cave, as it became known, were perfectly preserved paintings of horses, mammoths, cattle, lions, rhinos, even a chimera of a woman with a bison’s head, among other wonders. They are still the world’s oldest known paintings, dating back to the Ice Age, 30,000 to 32,000 years ago.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For 'One Day' Starring Anne Hathaway & Jim Sturgess Is One Long Meet Cute

    We'll start off by saying this is something we were definitely looking forward to and we're still holding out some hope, but the first trailer for "One Day" starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess is a bit wobbly, to say the least.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Gregory Peck Gets a Stamp

    It was hard to believe it was 11 am on a Thursday morning – there was Sidney Poitier, James Darrin, Nancy Olson Livingston, Felicia Farr Lemon, Sally Kellerman, Jimmy Smitts, Marsha Hunt, Tony Danza and that was just the audience. They and 1,200 others packed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences theater on Wilshire in Beverly Hills to honor former Academy President and Oscar-winning actor Gregory Peck as his Hollywood Legends Forever Stamp was unveiled.

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  • The Playlist
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    Retrospective: The Films Of Werner Herzog

    Few filmmakers have had as varied, or colorful, a career as Werner Herzog. A man that Francois Truffaut, who should know, once called "the most important film director alive," Herzog has been knocking out classics, in both the fictional and documentary worlds, for over 40 years now. Perhaps still best known for his tempestuous relationship with Klaus Kinski, with whom Herzog produced many of his very best films, the director's oeuvre goes far beyond those five, from minor classics to eye-opening documentaries, from classics of German cinema to a star-driven remake of an Abel Ferrera film.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    LOW AND BEHOLD coming to the ReRun Theater

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women at the Box Office: April 29 - May 1, 2011

    Women Centric Currently PlayingThe ArborPromHannaSoul SurferPoticheMiralSucker Punch Jane Eyre – written by Moira BuffiniRed Riding Hood – directed by Catherine HardwickeI Will Follow - written and directed by Ava Duvernay

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  • The Playlist
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    In Theaters: 'Fast Five' Ready To Drive Over 'Prom' & 'Hoodwinked Too'

    In theaters this week: THE ROYAL WEDDING!! JK, we already watched that this morning. Who got up at 5 am for the most splendid celebration of the year?! EEE!! So exciting, but this is neither the time nor the place for wedding recap so let's move on to entertainment of the cinematic variety. As always, there's a range of selections at the theaters, but the pickins are rather slim this weekend. Aside from the muscles n' 'splosions fest "Fast Five," from the inexplicably tenacious "Fast and Furious" franchise, there's not much else big opening this weekend. Of course, there's an offering for the children in "Hoodwinked Too" in 3D, and something called "Prom" (this is the first I'm hearing of it), and some semi-interesting looking limited releases.

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  • Spout
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    With "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" Werner Herzog Uses 3D to Break Down the Barriers of Time

    In the many months since the faded afterglow of “Avatar” there has been quite the backlash against 3D. People say that it’s just a way jack up the price of a ticket, the glasses hurt your eyes and it often ruins the look of a movie (retro-fit 3D specifically). To a certain extent those arguments are all true. But one of the complaints, to which even "Avatar" can offer little retort, is that there has yet to be anything that uses the new technology to really improve film as art. We see countless movies come out with no real compelling case for the merit of that cinematic extra dimension as anything other than pure spectacle. Where’s the artistic value?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Oprah Explain Why She Can't Save Soap Operas

    Don't know how I missed this but apparently Lady Oprah has been bombarded with request to save the canceled soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live. Here, she explains why that's not an option for the OWN Network.

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    DreamWorks Moving Ahead of the Pack on MLK Biopic

    The Score writer Kario Salem is in negotiations to write DreamWorks' upcoming biopic on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Warner Bros., which has quietly had its own MLK project in development with Salem for the past several years, will team up with DreamWorks to co-finance and distribute the film. Salem is said to have already put three-and-a-half years worth of research and interviews into a screenplay for Warner Bros, and he is set to write a new screenplay with the support of King's estate.

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