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    Mel Gibson Says He's Re-Teaming With Randall Wallace For His Next Movie; Is It 'Love And Honor'?

    Mel Gibson is back. Sort of. After a very rocky 2010, with his personal life spilling in to an ugly mess all over the tabloids, it pretty much seemed like the actor/director's career had tanked. However, it seems that over time, the public, once astonished at the things that came out of Gibson's mouth, are now ready to forgive him. Or least see what he has to offer. "The Beaver" has been getting pretty good reviews, and when it hits theaters on May 20th it will be interesting to see how audiences react. But Gibson is plowing ahead. In an interview with journalist Allison Hope Weiner, given as an exclusive to Deadline, the actor talks about everything in a fairly no-holds-barred interview, but for us, what's most interesting is what he's plotting next.

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    Tribeca 2011: "Last Night" Tries for Amorous Balance But Just Leaves You Hungover

    The trailer for “Last Night,” to be perfectly honest, makes it look like yet another cliché movie about infidelity and the “will they or won’t they?” tribulations of a wealthy urban couple with few other problems. Thankfully, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Writer/director Massy Tadjedin does a fantastic job of avoiding the tired tropes and overused plot elements of romantic melodrama, and the film manages to stay pretty original throughout. And that particular victory makes the failure of “Last Night” as a whole even more fascinating. While Tadjedin’s plotting stays fresh, the film falls into the unfortunate trap of uneven split narrative.

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    Ken Loach Goes With The Strong Stuff For Next Film 'The Angel's Share'

    In his mid-70s, with a decades-spanning career behind him, director Ken Loach continues to be a strong cinematic voice. His last few films "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," "Looking for Eric" and "Route Irish" commanded solid critical notices and found the helmer's talents still firing on all fronts. And he continues to work at a prolific pace as he's already lined up his next gig.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Poster For Prison Drama "Screwed" Starring Noel Clarke, James D'Arcy

    The trailer for Screwed debuted yesterday, and I posted it.

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    "It Happened Again": New TV Spots For 'The Hangover Part II' Bring Back The Wolfpack

    While the terrible first trailer for "The Hangover Part II" underlined in thick black Sharpie how similar the premise was for the sequel to the original -- to the point of making it seem like a half-baked, cash-in knock-off -- how weird is it that the TV spots are beginning to restore our faith a bit?

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    Review: 'Talking Funny' Isn't Quite The Same As Being Funny

    Here's the thing about comedians -- they take the business of being funny, very very seriously. One of the most competitive and unforgiving avenues in the entertainment biz, it's never about how funny you were, it's always about how funny you're going to be. Once the punchlines vanishes, the audience waits for the next round and in a way, telling jokes is like asking a sculptor to continually create new work that not only builds on the previous one, but adds to it. Almost by nature, comedians are insecure, forever polishing, refining, writing and changing their act in the pursuit of perfection. But it's that unquenchable desire for the ultimate laugh, that makes the great comedians stand out. With so much more than meets the eye to the world of stand-up comedy, the idea of sitting down four of the biggest names right now for a chat about their jobs seems like a no brainer but unfortunately, the all-too-brief "Talking Funny" only skims the surface.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Interview with Paula Van Der Oest, Director of Black Butterflies

    Black Butterflies will premiere on April 23rd at the Tribeca Film Festival. Also check out this interview with the film's star Carice van Houten.

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    Watch: New 'Green Lantern' TV Spot Has Brief Bits Of New Stuff

    A new TV spot has landed for "Green Lantern" and it's pretty much a full length trailer all it's own.

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    Watch Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Others Talk About Being Funny

    Hearing people talk about comedy is never as amusing as actually hearing something comic, and there’s a little of each in Talking Funny. For this HBO special, Ricky Gervais plays host to Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Louis C.K. - it’s like the Top Chef Masters of comedy - as they talk about their acts and their jokes.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cannes Directors Fortnight 2011: The Women

    Here are the films directed by women from the 2011 Cannes Directors Fortnight. Out of a total of 21 films, seven are directed by women. That's 33%. Not too shabby. (Descriptions from IndieWIRE)

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