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  • Shadow and Act
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    Weekend Box Office (May 6-8)

    O.K. so it didn't hit the $16 million mark that was orginally projected on Friday, but still Jumping The Broom came in third, with just under $14 million, which is still an excellent opening for the very modestly budgeted $6 million rom-com.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Top 10 Reporting Per-Theater-Averages: May 6-8, 2011

    The following is a list of the top 10 per-theater-averages for specialty releases this weekend. Note that it does not include wide releases (1,000+ screens), or studio films on limited screen counts. Check out a full report on the weekend box office here and check back for indieWIRE's box office chart Tuesday afternoon, which will include a full list of all final numbers, including those that didn't report today.

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  • The Playlist
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    Twisted Teaser Trailer For Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin That I Live In'

    This year's Cannes sees the return of a major auteur in Pedro Almodóvar's with "The Skin That I Live In." Details have been scarce, other than a creepy synopsis and an array of weird images, the film now has a teaser trailer to complement its upcoming unveiling as well -- and does it do the job or what?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Would You Watch "Snow On Tha Bluff?"

    Below is the trailer for the new film Snow On Tha Bluff by director Damon Russell , which was in competition at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, and was also screened this month at the Atlanta Film Festival.

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  • The Playlist
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    Plenty Of New Images Unveiled From Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive'

    First Look At Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston & Oscar IsaacWith the Cannes Film Festival right around the corner, one film we're champing at the bit to hear and see more of, is Nicolas Winding Refn's latest effort, "Drive."

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  • Caryn James
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    Tina Fey Brings Back Palin, But Her SNL Is No Bossypants (Video)

    There’s Tina Fey in the photo above, literally glowing with pregnancy because, as she explained in the promo to last night’s SNL, she’s carrying an alien baby. And while there were plenty of irreverent Mom jokes from Fey and pregnant guest Maya Rudolph on the show, the best parts had nothing to do with the Mother’s Day theme, or with some oddly flat Bin Laden jokes.

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  • Caryn James
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    Keeping Up With The Borgias

    “The wolves are bearing down on the papal states.” There are few people other than Jeremy Irons who could make that line sound so deliciously sinister yet plausible as Rodrigo Borgia, aka Pope Alexander VI, explains the family’s political danger to his middle son, the hot-headed soldier Juan. If you haven’t kept up with The Borgias, Neil Jordan’s sweeping, visually sumptuous series about the 15th century family of sexy, manipulative powermongerers, you’re missing a very smart guilty pleasure.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Cannes Flashback 2006: Shortbus, Southland Tales, Volver

    Cannes Flashback 2006: Shortbus, Southland Tales, Volver

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Cannes 2011 Preview – "Katrina's Son"

    You know when you've decided on something... well, almost kind of.... and then all of a sudden more and more comes along to make your decision even more uncertain?

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    When are Films Political? When They're Iranian

    As Cannes comes, so do political issues expressed in various forms. Before it begins, the press is already buzzing about films to be shown by the imprisoned filmmakers in Iran, Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof. We wrote about this last year and will continue to do so. We'll bring up other films as they begin to make waves (if they do this year).Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi at his home after he was freed from jail on bail after more than two months in custody, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, May 25, 2010. (AP Photo)Films may be political in content covering a political subject or they could have a political affect which polarizes people around issues and causes actions and reactions. The latter are most often the documentaries which today are filling the vacuum created by TV and print media for in depth news coverage. Finally, there are films which are made political by others who want to polarize groups around certain issues. These actions, most recently, are not so much about film as about wishes to censor others’ freedom of expression.

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