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    Exclusive: Four New Photos from Sundance Favorite 'The Kings of Summer' Make You Yearn For Summer

    On paper, the most compelling aspect of CBS Films' upcoming "The Kings of Summer," directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts ("Successful Alcoholics"), is the array of beloved television stars populating its cast list. Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"), Alison Brie ("Community" and "Mad Men"), Mary Lynn ...

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    Cannes: Why Directors Fortnight Didn't Decide On Its Lineup Until the Last Second

    The Cannes Festival's official competition may garner more attention, but the Directors Fortnight provides a hip alternative. With just 21 features, Fortnight offers a leaner take on the latest noteworthy cinema from around the world, but that doesn't make artistic director Édouard Waintrop's job an...

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    Lucy Liu Talks About Racism in Hollywood

    Lucy Liu graces the cover of online fashion magazine, Net-A-Porter's Graphic Issue. Liu discusses some of the usual interview tropes--her sense of style, relationship status and her hit CBS show Elementary, where she plays Joan Watson--a decidedly modern and most interesting twist on the typical She...

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    Who is "Politizane" and What's Next for the Income Inequality Viral Video

    I'm a little late to pseudonymous filmmaker Politizane's viral income inequality video, which peaked in March and has now ratcheted up more than 6 million views on YouTube. Thanks to Errol Morris's Twitter feed, I finally caught up to the vide, and I can see why this powerful but simple use of digit...

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  • The Playlist
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    Katniss Vs. Tris: New Poster For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' And New Image From 'Divergent'

    A few years ago, Hollywood was all about board games, but with the disaster that was Peter Berg’s “Battleship” and the one-two punch that was “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” studios have now pinned their hopes on the YA-market. This morning sees two new images, one from an already successful fran...

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    Oscilloscope Picks Up Tribeca Award-Winner 'Whitewash' with Thomas Haden Church

    Writer-director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais won the Best New Narrative Director prize at this year's Tribeca Film Festival for his movie about a snowplow operator in Canada who must deal with the aftermath of a terrible accident. "Now I just can't wait for Americans to discover Thomas Haden Church's perf...

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  • The Playlist
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    Listen To Steven Soderbergh & Mike Nichols' Commentary For 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf'

    With Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" premiering at Cannes in the next few days, and hitting HBO a week on Sunday, we're not going to see a new film from him for a long time, if ever. But as he moves into other ventures, we hope he keeps up his habit of collaborating with great filmmakers...

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    IMDb Releases Top Ten List of Most Popular Cannes Competition Films, Quentin Tarantino Dominates

    As the Cannes Film Festival gets underway today, IMDb has released its list of the 10 most popular films to have been screened in competition for the Palme d'Or, based on user votes. Unsurprisingly, Quentin Tarantino makes a good showing on the list, dominating in the top three spots with 1994's "Pu...

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    Not All Celebrity Kickstarter Campaigns Are Created Equal

    Not every *celebrity* Kickstarter campaign has been a success. We only hear about the high-flyers. But what about those that fail? It may or may not be a surprise to some of you that there are indeed those that don't quite make the cut. And in some cases - one specific case, anyway - failed miserabl...

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    Horror Anthology 'ABCs Of Death' Getting A Sequel In 2014

    We’re going to need more alphabets. On the back of the success last year’s horror anthology “The ABCs of Death” -- for which 26 directors each directed a short loosely connected to the theme of death and an arbitrary letter of the alphabet -- it looks like we’re going to be getting a sequel, with pr...

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