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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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    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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    Cannes Jury President Steven Spielberg Admits to Not Being Familiar With All Directors Up for Palme d'Or

    This year's Cannes jury president, Steven Spielberg, used the admittedly pointless 'meet the jury' press conference to make one thing clear. "I didn't say no a thousand times," he said after being asked why he finally accepted the invitation. "I've been so consistently at work in the spring time tha...

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    Michael Giacchino Announces He'll Score Matt Reeves' 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    Now that speculation seems to have been quashed over whether Michael Giacchino would inherit John Williams’ spot on J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars” gig, the question then turned to where the “Star Trek Into Darkness” composer would land next, besides the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending.” But in record time,...

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    James Schamus and Andrew Karpen Are Now Co-CEOs of Focus Features

    James Schamus has signed a new contract as CEO of Focus Features -- but now he has a co-CEO in Andrew Karpen, who has been promoted from his prior role as president.

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    Scarlett Johansson Joins Jon Favreau's 'Chef' As Michelle Williams & Marion Cotillard Circle Rival Bradley Cooper Pic

    The culinary arts and filmmaking don't seem to go together that often. You get the occasional great picture set in the restaurant world -- "Big Night" and "Ratatouille" spring to mind -- but more often than not, you end up with films more like "No Reservations" when you try to put cooks on screen. B...

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    Werner Herzog to Receive Locarno Film Fest's Lifetime Achievement Award

    German director and voiceover enthusiast Werner Herzog will receive this year's Locarno International Film Festival's Pardo d'onore, the festival announced Wednesday.

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