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    Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘House At The End Of The Street’ Opens February 3, 2012

    About a week after Relativity picked up the Jennifer Lawrence indie thriller "House at the End of the Street," they've now pegged it with a release date.

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    First Look: Steve Coogan, Adam Scott & More In 'Our Idiot Brother'

    With an ensemble cast featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones and Emily Mortimer, the Sundance indie hit comedy, "Your Idiot Brother" (formerly known as "My Idiot Brother"), has a wide array of talent in it. But that's only the first layer and the bench is deep. There's also Adam Scott ("Party Down," "Parks & Recreation," Will Ferrell's nasty/awesome brother in "Step Brothers"), British funnyman Steve Coogan ("24 Hour Party People," "Hamlet 2," beloved U.K. sitcom, "I'm Alan Partridge"), T.J. Miller ("She's Out of My League," the excellent short film, "Successful Alcoholics"), Kathryn Hahn (a Judd Apatow character-actor favorite who threatened to steal every "Step Brothers" scene she was in), Hugh Dancy ("Adam," "Savage Grace") and comely newcomer Janet Montgomery. Phew.

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    Watch: Trailer For Yves Saint Laurent Documentary 'L'Amour Fou'

    The fashion world hasn't been lacking in documentaries, but reason directors keep returning to the well is that the subjects continue to be fascinating. While we may not always get some of the abominations that walk down the runway, there is often a lot of thought and care that goes behind the clothing of some of the world's most influential designers, and perhaps none have been more internationally recognized than Yves Saint Laurent.

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    Tribeca 2011: The Quiet and Troubled Masculinity of "My Last Round"

    I must admit that I tend to be skeptical when something is said to “evoke‘ Brokeback Mountain,’” as “My Last Round” is described on the Tribeca Film Festival website. Usually that just serves as shorthand for “this is a gay movie,” without much nuance. Thankfully here it definitely holds water and is perhaps even clarified further by the other reference, to Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler.” What connects the Chilean film to these works of American cinema is beyond the gay relationship at its center or the fact that boxing is kind of like wrestling. The comparison is valid because these movies all serve as meditations on masculinity as it defines and troubles us in contemporary society, each with a poetic sense of simple and unadorned beauty.

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    Relativity Dates House on the End of the Street, Starring Jennifer Lawrence

    Relativity Media has picked an opening date for its thriller pick-up House at the End of the Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Theriot. The film will open wide on February 3, 2012. Mark Tonderai directs and David Loucka's script about a teenager (Lawrence) who moves with her mom (Shue) to a new town and learns that their home is next door to the site of a double murder. She makes friends with the massacre's sole survivor (Thieriot).

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    SIFF 2011 Preview - "Nous, Princesses de Clèves" ("Children of the Princess of Cleves")

    Upon first laying eyes on this, I thought it was more of an examination of the historical dominance of European literature, and suppression, whether intentional or not, of works by and about people of African descent, in junior high as well as high school classrooms, and the long-term effects of that occurrence, explored on a micro-level.

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    Taylor Kitsch Talks 'Bang Bang Club,' Trusting Directors & 'The Bourne Legacy' Role

    Did The Actor Think He Had 'The Bourne Legacy' Role Sewn Up? Or Is He Hinting At Something Else?Taylor Kitsch doesn’t seem to be having any problems shaking his "Friday Night Lights" character Tim Riggins despite playing the high school footballer for five seasons. In fact, with looming tentpole films like "Battleship" and "John Carter of Mars" on the distant horizon, he's practically left that character and show in the dust. His latest film, "The Bang Bang Club," which premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival, finds Kitsch starring alongside Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman as a photojournalist dedicated to covering the atrocities that occurred during the end of apartheid in South Africa. Playing the affected and drug-addicted real-life Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer certainly seemed like a huge departure from lovable bad boy Tim Riggins, but to Kitsch, the role just seems to be another journey of character discovery.

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    San Francisco International Film Festival 54 Opening Night: Beginners, With a Late McGregor

    San Francisco International Film Festival 54 Opening Night: Beginners, With a Late McGregor

    While roaming festival reporter Meredith Brody missed Berlin this year, she's back on the case in San Francisco this week as the 54th film festival gets under way there. Can you tell she's also a food critic?The San Francisco Film Festival folks couldn’t have come up with a better opening night ploy if they’d plotted it.

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    TFF 2011 – Screening Tomorrow Morning... Rwandan Drama “Grey Matter” (“Matière Grise”)

    Screening tomorrow morning, at the ongoing 2011 installment of the Tribeca Film Festival here in New York City, is Rwandan filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza’s feature film debut, Grey Matter (aka Matière Grise), shot on location in Kigali, Rwanda.

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    Watch: David Lynch & Interpol Collaboration 'I Touch A Red Button'

    So it appears David Lynch is paying more attention to music these days than movies. He recently made a pretty tepid foray into electronic music and also directed a Duran Duran concert webcast last month (did anyone watch it?). And it looks like he's been working with New York City rockers Interpol lately too.

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