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    Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Event: In Theaters and On Blu-Ray in June

    As we wait for The Hobbit, we can revisit Middle Earth on the big screen, as Warner Home Video promotes yet another DVD special package with The Lord of the Rings™ Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Event via screenings at nearly 500 cinemas throughout the US. June will bring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on June 14; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on June 21; and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on June 28, each featuring approximately an hour of additional footage and extended scenes chosen under the supervision of Peter Jackson. Jackson will also provide introductions to each film, filmed in Wellywood on The Hobbit set.

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    New Pics From 'Super 8' & 'Attack The Block'; Hear Great Basement Jaxx Tune

    An alien themed picture post for you, so buckle your seatbelts.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Zoe Kravitz Talks "Mad Max" Reboot (Yes, It's Coming)

    "I heard the other day that we should be good to go in mid-January, we're supposed to go to Australia to start. I guess there's a point where you say, 'yeah, yeah, yeah,'... But I hope it gets made. They're saying it is. I've had this role now for over a year and they've done a great job at staying in contact and reassuring me that the film is going to happen. They've put together such a cool cast and I know they've started building a lot of the vehicles and cameras and they've really been in pre-production for such a long time, so I think it'll happen... There's a group of five women being taken from one place to another place, and I'm one of those women... So they call us the five wives. There are five women who are five wives. No, I'm not playing all five wives... I really hope it happens, because George is amazing and Tom Hardy is too. I love the film. And I think the best time to make it is probably right now. George wants to push the limits with the stunts, make it all really real. Because even by today's standards, a lot of the stunts from the original 'Mad Max' are very impressive… so what we'll do now, that'll be pretty mind-blowing."

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    Cannes Rounds Out Lineup With 'The Artist' & Sundance Institute Winner 'Elena'

    While it was expected that the Cannes Film Festival would be adding a couple more films as the start date for the fest draws near, none of the high profile films that were tipped but missed the fest have made it across the finish line, but we do have some intriguing selections nonetheless.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Janet Jackson Will Play Cannes AmFAR Cinema Against AIDS Fundraiser

    For those of you wondering what Harvey Weinstein had up his sleeve for the annual AmFAR Cinema Against Aids fundraiser held on the last Thursday of Cannes, Roger Friedman has the scoop:Janet Jackson has been signed up as the entertainment, which should make the event hotter than ever. Now the big question is whether or not Sharon Stone will be back after a year off from conducting the famed live auction. There are those who love Sharon’s style and some who don’t. But AmFAR suffers a little without Stone’s presence.(Last year, the AmFAR people were very upset when I reported that Sharon wasn’t coming. She had a film to shoot in Eastern Europe.)

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    Hot Docs And Blue Ice Films Create $1 Million Fund For African Documentary Filmmakers

    In an effort to support documentary filmmakers in developing countries of Africa, Hot Docs and Blue Ice Films have teamed together to create a $1 Million fund. The fund, which will be disbursed within five years, was initiated with the goal of increasing the quality and quantity of social, cultural and political documentaries.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Actress Watch: Rachel Weisz's Slate Might Include Oz, Roberts & Clinton Talk, Kidman's Next Biopic?

    - Nicole Kidman loves her biopics. She's flirting with the lead in Our Wild Life, about Kenyan wildlife conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick (now 76, pictured), known for her work with the war-torn country's endangered elephants. As The Wrap reports, Hollywood doesn't make movies like this anymore. Gone are the good old days of Out of Africa (1985) and Born Free (1966), not to mention 1988's Gorillas in the Mist, the Dian Fossey biopic starring Sigourney Weaver. No official involvement from Kidman yet, but Phillip Noyce (Salt) is currently attached to direct.

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    Sam Claflin Gets Princely Role In 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    While the search is still ongoing for the huntsman, Universal has found their prince for the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman."

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  • The Playlist
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    Which Summer Films Might Make You Feel Like You've Been Lobotomized? The May-August Movies: Part 2

    So, yeah, we reached our character limit, so part two of the summer preview follows. It only gets worse from here on out. While we live in hope that some of these films will be pleasant surprises, especially in the first few entries, they all come with great big buyer-beware stickers. Check out the first part here, and read on for part two. And again, check back tomorrow for our indie, arthouse and foreign picks.

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    Watch: Haunting, Goosebump Raising Trailer For Sundance Hit ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

    Sundance 2011 seemed to be the year of the woman. Brit Marling walked away with a double whammy of attention for "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice" while Elizabeth Olsen earned breakout sensation status for her turn in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and for most of us getting our first look now, it seems pretty clear why.

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