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    Winona Ryder & James Franco Team For Psychological Thriller 'The Stare'

    Another week, another James Franco movie project in development. But guess what, this one is actually really and truly happening! We swear.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    IndiePix Goes Unlimited with Indie Film Streaming

    IndiePix invites you to subscribe starting on April 19 to its new online indie VOD streaming site, IndiePix Unlimited. 200 indie titles will be available at first, growing fast. The LA Times is a presenting sponsor; affiliate sponsors include Filmmaker Magazine and thirteen indie film sites and blogs.The site will feature premieres for recent Venice, Cannes, Tribeca, and Sundance award winning films and filmmakers - titles that are not available on any other streaming subscription site. It will open for consumer signups and film choices on April 19, 2011 at 9am EDT.

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    R.I.P. Queerty

    One of my favourite daily reads, Queerty.com, is no longer:

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    Thomas Jane Joins Sylvester Stallone In 'Headshot'

    Looks like Sly Stallone has found his partner for "Headshot," and it's gonna be yet another testosterone fest.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Tribeca 2011: Juries Include Russell, Wiest, Dano, Cera, Lebowitz, Wilson, Egoyan

    Tribeca's Jury Members are announced for the 2011 Film Festival. The 38 filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, journalists and media peers include David O. Russell, David Gordon Green, Dianne Wiest, Souleymane Cissé, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Rainn Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, Denis Leary, Atom Egoyan and Fran Lebowitz. They are divided into six competition categories (as listed below), and will announce their chosen winners (who will receive a combined $175K in cash and prizes) at the TFF Awards ceremony on April 28 (streaming live on TribecaFilm.com). Fest co-founder Jane Rosenthal says the jury members bring a "fresh and well-rounded perspective." The complete list of jury members is below:

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    To Be a Fly on the Wall In The Star-Studded Tribeca Film Festival Jury Deliberations

    The Tribeca Film Festival announced its juries today and as per usual, it's ridiculously full of notable names, including David O. Russell, David Gordon Green, Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson, Christine Vachon, Souleymane Cisse, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Rainn Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, Denis Leary, Atom Egoyan and Fran Lebowitz. Some of the pairings are fascinating to consider... Dianne Wiest, Jason Sudeikis and David Gordon Green arguing over the narrative competition? Michael Cera and Whoopi Goldberg debating docs? Paul Dano, Rainn Wilson, Atom Egoyan and Anna Kendrick taking on the emerging narratives? Christine Vachon, Zoe Kravitz and Patrick Wilson debating doc and student shorts? And the kicker: Denis Leary, Fran Lebowitz, Nora Ephron, David O. Russell and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales all watching the narrative shorts. Tribeca should really start filming deliberations and screening them.

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    Logan Lerman Will Be 'The Only Living Boy In New York' For Director Seth Gordon

    Logan Lerman isn't yet twenty, but the actor is quickly rising. He nabbed his first tentpole role in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" -- which has a sequel in the works -- and he's got "The Three Musketeers" arriving later this year and he's set to star in "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" which will go in front of cameras later this spring. And he's shoring up his resumé with another character driven piece.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes Preview: Von Trier's Romantic Melancholia, Pitt & Penn, Miss Bala & Habemus Papam

    - Melancholia is the name of Lars von Trier's Cannes-bound film, which features a huge planet that dooms Earth. Von Trier tells Empire that he "liked the idea of being 'swallowed' by Melancholia. I thought that was quite nice. And then I read today that that's actually one of the virtues of romanticism – willingly being purified by dying. In fact, the film contains maybe more of the original idea of romanticism. I'm just saying that a lot of films today, their interpretation of romanticism is... quite boring, I think.” As to how the director--who is legendary for abusing actors from Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist) and Bjork (Dancer in the Dark) to Nicole Kidman (Dogville)--treated star Kirsten Dunst [pictured], he adds: “I think that Kirsten got off FAR too easy. FAR too easy. She was not dragged through any masturbation. She had a very smooth ride, I would say. But she did an extremely good job.”

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    Watch: Longer Trailer For Curtis Hanson's HBO's Financial Crisis Drama 'Too Big To Fail'

    Even though we're kinda fatigued on the subject, "Too Big To Fail," directed by Curtis Hanson and featuring a remarkable ensemble, has certainly grabbed our attention.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces Winners, Lead By Udaan

    The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces its 2011 winners, who were announced at the April 17 gala closing of the fest. Disney's Zokkomon (opens stateside April 22) also had its world premiere at the gala. The festival screened 32 features, docs and shorts at Hollywood's ArcLight.

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