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    Danny Boyle Will Go Into A 'Trance' For His Next Film

    But You're Not Going To See It Until 2013Danny Boyle has been on a hot streak. His last two films -- "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 Hours" -- played to critical acclaim and Oscar recognition, and his recent work on the stage with his haunting, Underworld-powered, role switching "Frankenstein" has been earning equally strong notices across the board. He's already looking ahead to 2012 where he and Stephen Daldry will be the creative bosses of the 2012 Olympics in London. But before he gets to that, he's going to crank out another film.

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    The Originals: "Something Borrowed" Needs a Bit of a Feminist Makeover But Could Be a Fun Film

    Could you like a character that starts sleeping with her best friend’s fiancé on the thirteenth page of a novel? How much work does an author have to put in to convince an audience that her protagonist is worthy of sympathy, despite having begun with an extraordinary breach of trust between lifelong friends? In her debut book, “Something Borrowed,” writer Emily Giffin tries to do just that. Actually, she goes even further; one shouldn’t just sympathize with Rachel, but root for her. We, as readers, are set up to want the break-up of an engagement and a friendship. It’s more than a bit tricky.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Tree of Life: Glorious New Clip, Salt in the Wound for Those Not Going to Cannes Premiere

    The Tree of Life: Glorious New Clip, Salt in the Wound for Those Not Going to Cannes Premiere

    For those of you not seeing Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life premiere May 16 at the Cannes Film Festival, here is more salt to rub in the wound. EW has an exclusive clip. They say the footage "has a dreamy, remembered quality to it thanks to fluid camera movements, soft light, and jump cuts. It’s beautiful, no doubt. But what does it mean?" We say just enjoy it, and don't ask questions. Check it out here. The Tree of Life has a limited US release May 27.

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    Watch: First Clip From 'Tree Of Life' Reveals Everyone Is Happier When Brad Pitt Isn't Around

    Close your office door and turn up the volume. A clip from "The Tree of Life" has landed which will hopefully temporarily sate your anticipation for the film that will hit Cannes in just over a week and theaters later this month.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Academy Hosts Celebration of Cuban Film and Exhibition of Original Cuban Poster Art

    The Academy will host a beautiful (and free) exhibition of original Cuban movie posters - 125 hand-silkscreened - from May 13 - August 28 in their Grand Lobby Gallery. Titled "Cuban Film Posters: From Havana to the World,” the exhibition will include posters from A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, The Bicycle Thief, Z, Strawberry and Chocolate and Fallen Gods. The works were created by artists in the Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC), which was formed after the 1959 revolution, and donated to the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library.

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    Focus Features Seals Two-Picture Pact with LAIKA

    Oregon's animated producer LAIKA is forging ahead --without Coraline creator Henry Selick, who is now in the Disney/Pixar fold--with two more 3-D stop-motion films to be released by Focus Features.

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    Why Is Robert Redford Claiming He Wrote 'All The President's Men'?

    "If you were to ask me, 'What would you change if you had your movie life to live over?' I'd tell you that I'd have written exactly all the screenplays I've written. Only I wouldn't have come near 'All The President's Men'" -- William Goldman, "Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View Of Hollywood And Screenwriting"

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    Meet Pierre-Luc Dusseault

    One of the many surprise additions Canada has to its House of Commons via an out-of-nowhere surge of NDP winners in Quebec Monday night, 19 year old Pierre-Luc Dusseault will be the youngest person to ever serve as a Canadian Member of Parliament. Representing a party that often places 4th in Quebec ridings, the NDP ended up winning 58 seats in the province (breaking their previous record of just 1), including Dusseault, who got to vote for himself when he hit the polls for the very first time in his life. But he probably never expected to win. He had planned to work a summer job at a golf course (he just finished his first year of university as a political science student), but instead got elected to government and will have a starting salary of $157,000. Presenting the Xavier Dolan of Canadian politics:

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    Malin Akerman & Tom Cruise Will Get It On '80s Style In 'Rock Of Ages'

    The last major piece of the casting puzzle of "Rock of Ages" seems to have been filled, and Adam Shankman has assembled a pretty motley bunch for his frizzy haired musical.

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    Will Ferrell as George W. Bush: Best Bin Laden Satire Yet (Video)

    Just when it seems like the Bin Laden jokes are slowing down, here comes the best yet: Will Ferrell as George W. Bush reacting to the news in this Funny or Die video.

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