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    Watch: International Trailer For 'The Three Stooges' Has New Footage, Zero Laughs

    Is this the year that directorial passion projects get kicked in the junk? Andrew Stanton is already feeling the heat after his dream project "John Carter" opened to both dismal reviews and box office, and next month, another long in the works pet project will arrive on screens, and it too has dreadful pre-release buzz. Possibly even worse than "John Carter."

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    Twin Trope

    The first time I started to watch Zebra Katz’ video Ima Read, I shut it off after about thirty seconds. I certainly don’t consider myself a lightweight when it comes to gore flicks, but Ima Read instills an almost tactile sense of unease or fear. The grain of the image, the empty corridors, the twins, the expressionless masks—all of these elements combine to create a creepy atmosphere that nods to the horror film aesthetic. Because the song is so infectious, I had to keep going back for more, and I learned to love the video. It’s gorgeous—in a George A. Romero kind of way.

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    Audrey Tautou Talks French Language Romantic Comedy 'Delicacy,' & Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

    Audrey Tautou's latest film, "La Délicatesse" -- or "Delicacy" -- encompasses several genres at once. The first part of the film feels like a storybook romance, as we follow her character Nathalie and her first love Francois (Pio Marmaï) as they meet, fall for each other, and get married -- everything is perfect, [spoiler alert] until the day he has an unexpected accident and dies. Then the film transforms into a study of grief and mourning, as Nathalie buries herself in her work and avoids most of the people in her life. But when she abruptly kisses her co-worker Markus (François Damiens), the film changes once again, now becoming a comedy.

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    Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" - First Weekend Tally

    If the critics were any indication, we all knew this was coming. A Thousand Words, the new Eddie Murphy comedy ("new" insofar as the 2008-shot film hadn't yet had a theatrical release), opened this weekend to a disappointing $6.2 million at the box office.

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    Scott Rudin & Sony To Remake SXSW Chess Documentary 'Brooklyn Castle'

    It seems producer Scott Rudin has had a thing for documentaries lately. Back in January at Sundance, the acclaimed, Oscar winning producer picked up the remake rights to the buzzed about video game documentary "Indie Game: The Movie," and now at SXSW, he's swooped in on another doc hoping to turn it into a big screen story.

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    Exclusive: Ed Helms Debunks ‘Vacation’ Reboot Rumors, Says ‘Hangover 3’ Is "Not There Yet"

    The Playlist recently caught up with Ed Helms while the actor was out promoting his dramedy “Jeff Who Lives at Home” for the Duplass Brothers. In the film, Helms plays Pat, who is going through a mid-life crisis (Helms) and believes his wife (Judy Greer) is having an affair. He teams up with his brother Jeff (Jason Segel) to spy on his wife, a journey unfolds with all sorts of unintended consequences. It's another fine comic outing from Helms, and we’ll have more from the actor discussing the Duplass project later this week. For now, we hit up Helms on some upcoming project news including the recent rumors that he would be stepping into the shoes of Clark W. Griswold for a “Vacation” reboot and plot details of “The Hangover Part 3.”

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    Watch: Tony Kaye Discusses 'Detachment,' Working With New York School Actor Adrien Brody & Tells A Bizarre Fish Story

    From racism ("American History X") to abortion ("Lake Of Fire") to post-Katrina New Orleans (the legally ensnared "Black Water Transit"), Tony Kaye has never shied away from tough subject matter. But his latest film finds him stepping into the most dangerous territory he's navigated yet: the classroom.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sundance's Film Forward Heads to India, Announces Mumbai Mantra Screenwriters Lab

    Sundance's Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue is traveling to India March 15-22--hitting Mumbai, New Delhi, Aligarh, Noida and Gurgaon. Film Forward will bring their selection of ten films (listed below) to India...

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    No Surprise! Oprah's Interview With Whitney Houston's Family Most Watched OWN Show Ever

    Safe to say that it was very much expected and it came true that Oprah's primetime interview special with Whitney Houston's family and her daughter Bobbi Kristina was, far and away, the most watched show ever on the OWN network

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    Review: 'The Search For One-Eyed Jimmy' Is A Remnant Of A More Colorful Time In Indie Filmmaking

    The rise of technology and newer entertainment formats has left behind a number of movies, some of which never graduated to VHS, DVD or even cable. One of those "forgotten" movies has recently hit DVD and Blu-Ray from the fine folks at Kino Lorber, the micro-indie "The Search For One-Eyed Jimmy". Of course, this particular film benefitted from having a stellar cast, most of whom are regularly working today, which has helped the picture rise above the number of undistributed films during the indie boom era. Of course, once you finish the film, you'll wonder exactly how so much talent got together to amount to so little.

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