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    Ethan Hawke Joins 'Total Recall' In (Not So) Top Secret Cameo Role

    When is a top secret cameo role not a top secret cameo role? When it's reported by a major Hollywood trade publication.

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    Barry Sonnenfeld Is Going To Make Dinosaurs Fight Aliens Because Why The Fuck Not

    With Cannes kicking off tomorrow with its slate of quality fare, we need something like this bit of news to remind us Hollywood is never without inspired, if not misguidedly lame, ideas.

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    Listen: Sneak Preview Of Take That's "Love Love" That Is Inexplicably In 'X-Men: First Class'

    Listen, we're all for anachronisms when it comes to music choices. Hell, the trailer for the Cannes film “L’Apollonide” does a great job of mixing soul music with a period film. But there are times when it's just clunky and plain absurd, which brings us to "X-Men: First Class."

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: LevelK

    LevelK is a Sales and Distribution Company that represents international production companies and their films using both traditional and alternative modes of distribution. With an extensive knowledge of the marketplace and of each territory, we are able to identify distribution possibilities and subsequently tailor unique strategies for each project. Innovative cross-platform distribution and marketing are crucial parts of LevelK's on-going strategies. The continued collaboration between LevelK and our distributors/ producers throughout the creation of the film enables a strong vision and enough character to be a cut above a crowded market place and realize its best commercial potential. Based in Copenhagen and New York, LevelK’s global reach means that our clients can be confident that LevelK has a presence that extends beyond borders, into local markets and onto the multitude of media platforms.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Director Watch: Aronofsky Considers Human Nature with Clooney, Still "Playing Out" His Options

    Darren Aronofsky said goodbye to Wolverine two months ago,. Now he's eyeing Human Nature with George Clooney. The script, written by Jeff Welch, is fifteen years old, and follows a cryogenically frozen man who wakes up to discover that humans are now pets to another species. While it seems there's a new sci-fi-future tale every five minutes, we're guessing this one has something unique if it got Aronofsky's attention.

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    "Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'" is a Warm But Uneven Tribute Solely for the Fans

    They're rarely well-made, but documentaries targeted at a specific fanbase will always have their place. Whether the film is about a band or Monopoly or a genre of movies, or even a book, it can depend on those devoted to the subject for viewership. And thanks to wide-reaching markets of the web, these fans can more easily hear about and access films like the warm yet scattered new profile "Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'" Mary McDonagh Murphy's documentary (a companion to her 2010 book "Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird") looks at the life of Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, reclusive author of only that one seminal publication, and focuses on the writing of the book that went on to become a national treasure, not just in literary form but also as one of the most respected and beloved film adaptations of all time. Interviews with big-name fans like Oprah Winfrey as well as former child actress Mary Badham (Scout in the film) and people from Lee's life, including her magnificently lovable 98-year-old sister Alice, provide the gist of the content.

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    Paul Feig Says He's Working On A New, Original Screenplay Project With Judd Apatow

    'Bridesmaids' Actors Could Appear, Director Also Says He's Circling Another Project That's Contingent On Actor's SchedulesExclusive: There might be some major announcements coming around the corner for director Paul Feig, the brainchild creator of "Freaks & Geeks," director behind several key episodes of "The Office" and "Arrested Development," plus the filmmaker who steered the upcoming Kristen Wiig-starring, Judd Apatow-produced raunchy, but sweet female comedy, "Bridesmaids."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Anthony Mackie Play A Boxing Promoter In 1st Full Trailier For "Real Steel"

    I thought there had already been a trailer for this, but, a quick check informed that the first one was just a teaser, clocking in at just over a minute long; this is the first FULL trailer for DreamWorks’ Real Steel, the Shawn Levy-directed sci-fi flick, starring Hugh Jackman as “a former boxer who teams up with his long-lost son to train a robot for a championship fight.”

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    TV Review: What "Bhutto" Reveals About Pakistan Today

    Bhutto, a documentary about the life and assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the daughter of privilege and violence twice elected Pakistan’s prime minister and twice forced out of office on corruption charges, is in many ways frustratingly out of touch with today’s news. Even though Bhutto’s life was full of political ambition, democratic idealism and high drama, the film - shown at Sundance in 2010 and tonight on PBS’s Independent Lens series - can’t directly address the post-Bin Laden conversation about the U.S.’s fraught relations with Pakistan.

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  • Caryn James
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    "The Good Wife" Preview: Will Alicia Make a Move on Will? (Video)

    Tears are always good for Emmy nominations, and it looks like both Julianna Margulies as Alicia and Archie Panjabi as Kalinda - the friend who slept with her husband - get to weep on tonight's next-to-last season episode of The Good Wife. Of course they deserve Emmys anyway; it's hard to think of two more complex characters on television.

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