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  • Hope for Film
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    The 1 Movie You Must Make Sure You See This April. Or I Won't Talk To YOU Ever Again.

    I have a lot of films that I want to check out this month, but I have already seen the one film that really matters. Without a doubt, I can tell you that it is the way to spend your money. The rest of the films might as well give up now. You know I have some complaints of films as of late, but I like to take my remedy straight, no rocks or filters. Cinema, pure and unbridled. You know what I am talking about?

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  • The Playlist
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    11 Spoilers Revealed By The Cast Of 'X-Men: First Class'

    The nature of blogging is innate curiosity mixed with a badger's knack for burrowing and so trafficking in minor (and occasionally major) spoilers becomes an occupational hazard you just have to live with. But even writers want some mystery to the films we eventually see and we must admit the cast and crew of "X-Men: First Class," perhaps so eager to promote the film, have been robbing the picture of its allure by giving away seemingly every plot and character detail like it's a fire sale.

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  • The Playlist
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    Imogen Poots, Felicity Jones, Caleb Landry-Jones, Dianna Agron & More Test For 'The Seventh Son'

    With Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges set to lend their considerable talents to the supernatural tentpole "The Seventh Son," the job is now finding a duo of young thesps to power this thing to the tween demographic it needs.

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  • The Playlist
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    Geoffrey Rush To Voice Tomar-Re In 'Green Lantern'

    Hal Jordan Will Not StutterIf the buzz around "Green Lantern" is non-existent, don't worry, because Warner Bros. is well aware of the problem. They recently admitted that the first trailer wasn't so hot and conceded that the effects are taking much longer to lock down than they expected, hence the lack of whizzbangwow show-off footage as yet. The movie is racing to the finish line -- a new trailer is expected to arrive in front of "Thor" with a big marketing push likely to follow -- and director Martin Campbell is assembling his voice cast fairly late in the game.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Preview for The Killing

    This show is created by Veena Sud who did Cold Case and it is based on a Danish show. The show stars Mireille Enos (Big Love) and the pilot was directed by Patty Jenkins who directed Charlize Theron in Monster. The entire season is dedicated to solving the murder of one girl. Starts this Sunday night on AMC.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Essential Killing' An Intense, Provocative & Slightly Absurd Survival Tale

    The name Vincent Gallo is a fairly divisive one. Just the very mention of it usually follows with an impassioned argument for or against the actor and certainly, he's done himself no favors. After breaking out in a big way with "Buffalo '66" the writer/actor/director/musician/sperm entrepreneur wasted no time in using any interview opportunity to slag off pretty much anyone and everyone. He followed up his gritty little indie with the infamous "The Brown Bunny," a road trip movie about a guy on a quest for a resentment filled blowjob. It was savaged by critics at Cannes and when it eventually arrived in a new edit, not even a climatic scene of explicit oral sex could get anyone to care.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Help at Cinema Con

    As usual, it's going to be a quiet summer for women centric films from the studios. The big studio film that will target the female demographic is The Help. Dreamworks brought in several members of the cast including Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone to Cinema Con in Las Vegas to help get the theatre owners excited about the film. I'm sure it was quite a change to have a preview of a heartfelt drama in between all the summer sizzle. I'm very excited about seeing Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis as leads on screen.

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  • The Playlist
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    Justin Bieber & Ashton Kutcher Ask 'What Would Kenny Do?'

    Seriously, who would've thought Justin Bieber's career would have lasted this long? When the pint-sized sensation first came on the scene with that hair, doe-like eyes and platitudes of love that warmed the hearts of nine-year-olds everywhere we pretty much figured he'd get his fifteen minutes of fame, fade out of the spotlight and become an accountant or something. But here we are in 2011, with "Never Say Never" becoming the third highest grossing non-fiction film of all time (we weep). Clearly, Bieber isn't going anywhere and it looks like his handlers are ready to spin this kid into a multi-quadrant star, and it's likely they're using the Justin Timberlake blueprint.

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  • Spout
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    "Kati with an I" and "Circo" - Come One, Come All to These Astounding New Documentaries

    I can see where people might be frustrated with the direct cinema approach. Re-watching Robert Greene's "Kati with an I" this week reminded me that it took a long time on my first viewing (at last fall's DOC NYC fest) to completely gather the story. Lacking any direct exposition save for some dated titles telling us how long until the eponymous character's high school graduation, it's easy to miss a basic "plot" element regarding Kati's current living situation and a potential problem looming post-ceremony. I'll spell it out for you here: the teen girls' parents have moved to North Carolina a few months before school's end, so she has stayed behind with a friend in order to finish up properly without a last minute change. But once the diploma is in hand, she'll be dragged out of her Alabama hometown, and the plan is that she'll be joined by her 21-year-old boyfriend, James.

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  • The Playlist
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    Posterpalooza: New One-Sheets For 'Harry Potter 7.5,' 'Pirates 4,' 'Hesher' & More

    Almost alone among the marketing materials for a film, the poster is sometimes able to rise above its role as, well, advertising, and become an art form in and of itself. Let's face it, if you're reading this, you've probably got some kind of movie poster decorating your bedroom or apartment. Indeed, without naming any names, some movie websites now seem to dedicate three-quarters of their postings to whatever minimalist re-envisioning of "Return of the Jedi" some graphic design major has cooked up that day.

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