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    Watch: New International Trailer For 'This Is The End' Does It Scarface Style

    It's either some brass balls or just a flat out bad decision, but with Sony positioning Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's let's-make-a-movie-with-our-friends effort "This Is The End" for the same weekend on "Man Of Steel," they are essentially hoping that many folks will forgo Superman or some dumb lau...

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    Watch: 3-Minute 'Man Of Steel' Featurette Highlights Realistic Approach & Listen To 30 Mins. Of Hans Zimmer's Score

    It looks like Warner Bros. marketing department is faster than a speeding bullet, because with just over two weeks to go before Superman flies back into theaters, it seems not a day goes by without a TV spot, image, poster or something from the money. They really want this superhero reboot to be a s...

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    The Real Woman Who Inspired Richard Linklater's 'Before Sunrise'

    A beautiful if sad story emerges today that makes Richard Linklater's "Before" trilogy, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, even more moving. Forrest Wickman at Slate reveals that if one waits until the last seconds of the closing credits of recently released "Before Midnight," a woman is thanked:...

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    Watch: Werner Herzog's Eye-Opening 'Don’t Text While Driving’ PSA

    The majority of AT&T commercials these days tend to feature a guy talking to a group of kindergarten kids, listening to them say the “darndest things.” But most recently, AT&T has been taking on a more serious issue in their ads, regarding texting and driving. The ads are meant to promote their “It ...

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    Danny Glover Will Receive Montreal Int'l Black Film Festival's 2013 Humanitarian Award

    Danny Glover Will Receive Montreal Int'l Black Film Festival's 2013 Humanitarian Award

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    Nice! South African Neo-Noir 'How To Steal Two Million' Will Be Available To US Audiences Via iTunes

    South African *neo-noir* thriller How To Steal 2 Million, a film we've been following for about 2 years now, as it traveled the international film festival circuit, winning acclaim along the way, will now be available to USA audiences via iTunes, starting on June 4 - just next week!

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    M. Night Shyamalan Says 'Unbreakable' Sequel Is "Getting Closer"

    The latest from M. Night Shyamalan, the Smith & Son sci-fi spectacle "After Earth" hits theaters this Friday, and as you might expect it's another underwhelming effort from the filmmaker (our review is here). And while he's already gone on record saying that his next movie will be a "micro-budget" m...

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    Ford Foundation Adds Sundance's Mertes as JustFilms Director, Funding Social Issue Docs

    One of the key posts in the documentary world has been taken by Cara Mertes, who was director of the Sundance Institute's documentary film program. She'll now be director of the Ford Foundation's social justice filmmaking program JustFilms, which was founded by departing Orlando Bagwell and is under...

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    In the Works: Why Bruckheimer Wanted 'Kon-Tiki' Directing Duo for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

    The directing team of Norway's Oscar-nominated high-seas adventure film "Kon-Tiki," Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, have landed the helming gig on Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean 5." The Jerry Bruckheimer production is set for a late 2013 or January 2014 start.

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    First Look At Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal In 'Prisoners' And Robert De Niro & Michelle Pfeiffer In 'The Family'

    Now that the Cannes Film Festival is in the rearview, we can't help but start speculating about what movies will hit the Venice/Telluride/TIFF circuit in just a few months, and these two are probably pretty fair bets.

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