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    Watch Lee Daniels Show Off His Editing Skills In New Clip From "The Paperboy"

    Oh Lee Daniels... I've been looking forward to seeing your first post-Precious work (it's been a while hasn't it), and, thus far, the 2 clips I've seen from The Paperboy haven't really wooed me. I'm a bit concerned. 

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    Watch: Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone Adorably Singing About 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    Aw. Awwww. It seems that the international marketing team behind "The Amazing Spider-Man" know the way to our hearts. We've had a whole host of trailers for the superhero reboot (including a four-minute spot only a few days ago), which hits in July, and while there's some promise in them, none have ...

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    Kanye West To Premiere A New "Art Film" Titled "Cruel Summer" At Cannes

    Apparently Kanye West directed a short film, an "art film" is how it's being described, titled titled Cruel Summer.

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    'Magic Mike' Cast Heats Up Entertainment Weekly Cover, Plus Behind The Scenes Footage & New U.K. Trailer

    After a divisive trailer that either tried covering the film’s mediocrity with a Rihanna soundtrack or illustrated a misguided attempt to package something more unconventional, Stephen Soderbergh’s film “Magic Mike” at least knows its main selling points well, namely its unbelievably fit leads Chann...

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    Watch: Lee Daniels Is Playing With iMovie Transitions Again In New Clip From 'The Paperboy'

    Remember Lee Daniels juxataposing a rape scene with the carving of a turkey in "Precious"? Yeah, subtlety isn't exactly the director's strong point, showy, sub-film-student directorial flourishes having tarnished his previous film, and the helmer is at it again with the uneccessary iMovie transition...

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    Prequel To Oscar-Nominated Animation 'The Triplets Of Belleville' In The Works, Entitled 'Swing Poppa Swing'

    It takes something a little special to come from outside cartoon giants Pixar and DreamWorks and make a splash in the race for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards. Pixar have won the prize six out of eleven years, and of the winners, only Hiyao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away," which...

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    After 'The Artist': Berenice Bejo Talks Michel Hazanavicius' 'The Search,' Jean Dujardin To Star With Tim Roth In 'Mobius'

    As Harvey Weinstein crawls on hands and knees up the Croisette, searching desperately for the next film to equal the success of last year’s golden child, “The Artist,” it can be hard to recall just how unique and singular the film seemed when first shown at Cannes, before its subsequent release and ...

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    First Official Look At Tyler Perry And Cast In "Alex Cross"

    Well... I did say that, with its release date just about 5 months away, a little bird told me that we should expect to see the first teaser/trailer for Tyler Perry's Alex Cross any day now. 

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    Cate Blanchett & Mia Wasikowska To Star In John Crowley's Patricia Highsmith Adaptation 'Carol'

    In the days before Andrew Garfield was Peter Parker or Eduardo Saverin , the actor made a name for himself as a blue collar worker trying to hide a dark past in John Crowley's excellent debut "Boy A.". Years later, the actor is now on the brink of stardom but Brit helmer Crowley, a stage veteran beh...

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    Zaillian's Film Rites Banner Signs with Fox; Whither 'The Girl Who Played with Fire?'

    There's no reason why screenwriter Steve Zaillian ("Schindler's List," "Gangs of New York") and his Film Rites banner with Garrett Basch shouldn't sign a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. The question is, why didn't Zaillian go with Sony, which backed his Oscar-nominated script for "Moneyball" ...

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