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    'Welcome To People' Lands On June 29th; 'Hick' Hits VOD & Theaters In May & 'For A Good Time Call' Dials Up On September 14th

    Get out your marker and dry erase board of upcoming movies, because you'll have to add a few more dates to the calendar.

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    Review: 'Last Days Here' An Unsettling, Compelling Look At An Aged Rocker's Final Shot At Stardom

    The subject of "Last Days Here" is an indisputable drug addict, body warped and brain fried by incalculable amounts of crack and heroin. During the opening moments (an excellent sequence which sets up a great deal without feeling at all expository) the man reveals a few fancy shirts he had stored away, flamboyant digs reserved for those stadium concerts his band never actually got to play. "I saved these shirts for when I would get big. And that never happened. So I just saved them forever," he admits not depressingly, but in a poetic, accepting way.

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    Giancarlo Esposito Cast In Upcoming J.J. Abrams Pilot For NBC, "Revolution"

    Variety is reporting that versatile actor Giancarlo Esposito has recently been cast in the NBC pilot Revolution, from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke.

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  • Spout
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    So Long, and Thanks for All the Films!

    I'm not sure if the headline works, but I always love a good Douglas Adams reference when appropriate, even if changing the word "fish" to "film" makes it just look like a simple, generic goodbye. Anyway, the point is that Spout is shutting down once again, and I'd like to thank SnagFilms, Indiewire and all the readers and filmmakers out there who allowed me to run this blog for the past year and change. I know it hasn't always been the most focused place and I still feel bad about disappointing all those old Spout fans who lost their cinephile-centered social media outlet when the site made the transition over here to IW. But I appreciate the discussions and reads from those of you who rode along or stopped in with us for short visits. I had a lot of fun managing and writing for the blog and I hope you enjoyed it too.

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    Gerard Butler Replaces Eric Bana In Diamond Heist Pic 'Brilliant'

    Fresh out of rehab, and looking dapper hitting the Oscar parties over the weekend, Gerard Butler is wisely putting whatever troubles he had to overcome, putting his head down, and getting back to work.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Amazon Adds 'Melancholia,' '13 Assassins' and More Magnolia Goodies to Prime Instant Video Library

    Amazon is adding a slew of Magnolia Pictures titles to its Prime Instant Video library. "Melancholia," "13 Assassins" and "Page One: Inside the NY Times" are a few of the Magnolia standouts available for streaming to Prime members on the site.

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    Win Passes For Advance Screenings Of 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' In Boston, Chicago, LA, NYC, Philadelphia & San Francisco

    Oscar season is over, which means it's going to largely be tentpoles from now until the end of the summer. But if you're craving something without CGI or explosions and that has real characters, you'll still have a few options on hand. One of them will be Lasse Hallström's "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," and with the film opening in just over a week, we want to send some lucky readers to advance screenings around the country.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trailer for 'No Homo' Explores Fashion Industry & Sexual Identity

    Just received info on this film with the saliently controversial title written and directed by Baltimore native/NY-based filmmaker Goddey Asemota.  With the tagline ‘One shirt, One night, One decision’, Soul Purpose Media presents NO HOMO.

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    Review: 'Family Affair' Is A Haunting Interrogation Into The Dissolution of A Family & A Portrait of Abuse Victims You Won’t Soon Forget

    A single shot was all it took to alter the course of one family mired in a quicksand of abuse and psychological manipulation. “Family Affair” begins with this one shot, an explosion of energy, an unconscious cry for help, the catalyst for upheaval. The film, directed by Chico David Colvard, is an exploration, an interrogation into the abuse, violence, dissolution of his family, and the forces that bind them and bring them back together. The opening sequence combines the recorded memories of Colvard and his sisters, over images of the classic TV show "The Rifleman," describing the incident where Colvard, at age 10, trying to emulate his TV hero, picked up one of the loaded rifles his father had throughout the house, and accidentally shot his sister Paula in the thigh. Her leg (eventually) healed. The secrets that came out as a result of this accident have been haunting the family ever since.

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    Is The Media Being Unfair To 'John Carter'? Brad Bird Thinks So

    With Disney's expensive, years-in-the-making adaptation of "John Carter" finally hitting theaters next week, the buzz has both been very loud, and not all positive either. Fanboys were miffed when Disney, in a bid to make the sci-fi movie more broadly appealing, changed the title from the original "John Carter of Mars" to simply "John Carter." Rumors swirled of a massive $300 million budget, reshoots, and in recent weeks, soft tracking indicating the film may not be the blockbuster the studio is hoping for. But the filmmakers are starting to fight back. Director Andrew Stanton addressed the budget rumors calling them a "complete and utter lie" and today, the helmer's Pixar pal Brad Bird (likely part of the braintrust who served as advisers on the film) hit Twitter to lash out at the media, and what he perceives as a tar and feather campaign against the picture.

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