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    Watch: First Footage From James Toback & Alec Baldwin's Cannes Documentary 'Seduced & Abandoned'

    While this weekend sees the release of yet another Hollywood blockbuster, the global film industry at large has descended upon the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival. While most of us will never get to experience the festival ourselves, “Seduced and Abandoned,” a new documentary premiering...

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    Gerard Butler Replaces Liam Hemsworth In Sci-Fi Actioner 'The Raven'

    For a minute, it looked like Gerard Butler might be done. The Scottish actor had never quite cemented his stardom since breaking through with "300," and had a series of painfull and gigantic flops in the last few months, with both "Chasing Mavericks" and "Playing For Keeps" proving to be box office ...

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    Review Roundup: The Bling Ring - Directed by Sofia Coppola

    Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring opened up Un Certain Regard at Cannes and the reviews of the film are coming in. Here's a roundup of reviews of the film.

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    Image Entertainment Snaps Up 'Winnie Mandela' Starring Jennifer Hudson; Up Against Weinsteins' 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    Image Entertainment has picked up all US rights to "Winnie Mandela," starring Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson as Nelson Mandela's long-time partner. The film, which is written and directed by Darrell J. Roodt from Anne Marie de Preez Bezdrob's biography, is slated for a fall 2013 release, which puts it...

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    Watch: 'Pacific Rim' Goes Big And Finally Delivers With Killer New Trailer

    In a summer with a fair few dicey bets, "Pacific Rim" might be one of the riskier ones. While the "Transformers' comparisons are easy, this is an original concept, with some heady sci-fi ideas at work, and a distinct lack of big names (the film's led by "Sons of Anarchy" lead Charlie Hunnam, "Babel"...

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    Exclusive: Watch Adepero Oduye As 'Binah' In 'How Love Works' - Caring Across Generations PSA

    Exclusive: Watch Adepero Oduye As 'Binah' In 'How Love Works' - Caring Across Generations PSA

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    Actress, Producer AlgeRita Wynn's Home Improvement Web Series 'Retire My Room' Premieres in June

    I don’t have to tell you that there are a lot of web series out there right now and more are being created every day. Yet with the exception of a few, most of them seem to follow the same routine - usually of some driftless 20 or 30-something old year olds trying to muddle their way through life ...

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    Cannes: Scarlett Johansson to Direct Adaptation of Truman Capote's Near-Lost Novel 'Summer Crossing'

    Scarlett Johansson has signed on to helm an adaptation of Truman Capote's near-lost novel "Summer Crossing," which centers on a teenage debutante who falls in love with and pursues a Jewish parking attendant instead of traveling to Paris in the summer of 1945. This will be Johansson's first feature ...

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    Hal Hartley To Close Off 'Henry Fool' Trilogy With 'Ned Rifle,' Louis Leterrier Reteaming With Luc Besson For 'Sea At War'

    Hal Hartley’s recent work hasn’t been as high profile as his films back in the ‘90s, but it looks like the director is back in action yet again, with a continuation of one of his best known pictures. This time, the project is “Ned Rifle,” which is a follow-up to his previous films “Henry Fool” and “...

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    Watch: Trailer For Gerardo Naranjo-Directed FX Series 'The Bridge' With Demian Bichir & Diane Kruger

    Trailers for the networks' fall shows are upon us (more on that later today), and here's a daring direction for a new show: a remake of a Scandinavian crime drama! No but really, FX's “The Bridge,” a trailer for which just arrived on Indiewire, looks interesting: a police procedural featuring the po...

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