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    Watch: Vin Diesel Is Back In (Pitch) Black In Full Trailer For 'Riddick'

    "Fast & Furious" is the franchise that keeps going from strength to strength, while "Riddick," Vin Diesel's other long-running series, is the one that just won't die. Diesel got his big break as the gravel-voiced, contact-lensed psychopath in David Twohy's "Pitch Black" in 2000, and after he became ...

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    James Franco Reviews Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby,' Calls Out Negative Reviewers as 'Hypocrites'

    Insatiable multi-tasker James Franco is back at film criticism again, and this time has a few words to impart on Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which opens the Cannes Film Festival today before the film's European roll-out. Franco's a fan, and calls out the critics who "ravaged the film for not ...

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    Cannes/Ethiopia Film Initiative Pitch Selection - Drama 'Nishan'

    A year ago, Yidnekachew Shumete was one of 3 Ethiopian filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in May.

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    So Diablo Cody Might Be Getting Her Own Talk Show

    Ever since the rise of Conan O'Brien two decades ago, you no longer have to be a stand-up if you want to be a talk show host. O'Brien was a writer, a behind-the-scenes type, and yet proved personable enough in front of the camera to land a plum late-night position. Nowadays, while most talk show hos...

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    LatinoBuzz: The House That Joseph B. Vasquez Built

    A new film from his screenplay set to debut 18 years after his death.

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    Is Google the Smartest Company in the Whole World?

    Google (G) may just be the smartest company in the whole world.

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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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