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    Watch: Trailer For 'This Is England' Director Shane Meadows' Music Doc 'The Stone Roses: Made of Stone'

    Shane Meadows hasn’t made a feature film since 2009, and even then his last two efforts were both relatively minor key. “Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee” was a largely improvised mockumentary and comedy vehicle for his pal Paddy Considine, while “Somers Town” was a short (71 mins) but sweet way for Meadows t...

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    HBO Nabs TV Rights to Whoopi Goldberg's Directorial Debut, Documentary 'Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You'

    HBO has acquired all US broadcast and home video rights to Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut, "Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You," a feature-length documentary about the iconic stand-up comedienne of the title. The film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20.

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    HBO Acquires Whoopi Goldberg's Directorial Debut, 'Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You'

    Announced via press release, HBO has acquired all U.S. broadcast and home video rights to Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You from first-time director Whoopi Goldberg.

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    Netflix: Will Reed Hastings Forgive Wall Street?

    Don't blame me! I was young and foolish. Wall Street misled me. Yes, that's it! It was all their fault, those anti-Occupy villains. Anyway, I have seen the light.

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For François Ozon's Cannes Entry 'Jeune & Jolie'

    Yes, the Cannes Film Festival train keeps rolling today. We've already had the official line up announcement, scrutinized the surprises and omissions, and have received two trailers for Nicolas Winding Refn's entry "Only God Forgives," a teaser for Johnnie To's "Blind Detective" and a newly English ...

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    R-Rated 'Weird Science' Remake In The Works, 'Project X' & 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' Writer Michael Bacall To Pen Script

    So, this is happening. And while we would prefer John Hughes movies to be left alone, if it has to be "Weird Science" getting a remake -- as much as we like it -- we're not too torn up about it. The movie about two nerds who literally create the perfect woman, who winds up teaching these two dweebs ...

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    Jordanian Actor Mahmoud Asfa Nominated for Hollywood's Young Artists Award

    When I saw When I Saw You (ISA: The Match Factory) in Toronto, I wrote about its director Annemarie Jacir ♀, as a Woman to Watch. Jacir is part of a new wave of Arab filmmakers who have made a name on the international scene

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    New Documentary 'RAÇA' ('RACE') Will Tackle Racial Inequality In Brazil (Trailer, Opens May 17)

    New Documentary 'RAÇA' ('RACE') Will Tackle Racial Inequality In Brazil (Trailer, Opens May 17)

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    Time Announces 100 Most Influential People in the World, Including Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg and Lena Dunham

    Today, TIME Magazine announced its 10th annual TIME 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. A number of entertainers made the list including Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg. Below are a few excerpts from the list, penned also by famous actor...

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    Cannes Unveils 2013 Line Up With One Female Director in Main Competition

    Cannes Unveils 2013 Line Up With One Female Director in Main Competition

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