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    First Trailer For Brandon Harris' Feature Debut "Redlegs" (Opens May 25; Sneak Peak Next Week)

    This was one of the films I predicted would make its debut at Sundance 2012, but it didn't; a seak peak screening of the film will happen next week Thursday, May 3, 10pm, at the reRun Gastropub Theater, here in NYC.

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    Watch: First Two Minutes Of Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' Released

    Good news. His excellency Admiral General Aladeen (aka Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen) has decided to allow the first two minutes (1:44 to be exact) of his new movie to be seen online. That is so to say the opening scene of Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" -- the heroic story of a di...

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    Trailer, Poster Surface For Punchy Brit Drama/Thriller "The Man Inside" (David Harewood, Ashley Thomas)

    From riter/director Dan Turner comes drama/thriller titled The Man Inside, which stars Ashley Bashy Thomas, as a young man coming to terms his violent past and a brutal relationship with his Father, played by David Harewood. The rest of the young cast (not counting Harewood of course) incl...

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    Is Sean Penn Heading to Cannes with 'Gangster Squad'?

    A tweeter purporting to be Cannes Fest Director Thierry Fremaux tweeted (en francais) that Sean Penn is coming to Cannes, spurring buzz that his film, Ruben Fleischer's "The Gangster Squad," in which he stars with Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Mireille Enos, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie and...

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    Controversial? Hell, Yes! EW's First Look at Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    Christmas has come early, thanks to EW's first look at Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (out December 25).

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    'Sound Of My Voice' Star Brit Marling Talks Playing A Cult Leader & Crafting High Concept Popcorn Movies That Make You Think

    From the outside, the idea of joining a cult, of giving yourself to a random stranger who claims to have an answer or a connection that lead you fuller, happier life or offer some kind of salvation from this world seems absurd. And certainly, to Peter, a school teacher and amateur investagtive journ...

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    So Much Brooding: New Images Of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner In 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'

    While both RPatz and KStew are heading to the Cannes Film Festival next month (sorry Taylor, maybe next year, right?) here's a bracing reminder of why anybody cares about these two in the first place: "Twilight."

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    Rooney Mara To Star In Adaptation Of Colm Toibin's 'Brooklyn' Penned By Nick Hornby

    And the hits just keep on coming for Rooney Mara. Just a day after she signed up for a role in Spike Jonze's untitled upcoming movie, she's now landed another project that will find the actress at the front and center of a big league book adaptation.

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    3 Ethiopian Filmmakers Selected For Emerging Talent Initiative At Cannes Film Fest

    Congrats to filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui Tongolu and Yidnekachew Shumete. I'll return with individual profiles; here's the news for now:

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    Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon & Joe Mantegna Have 'Compulsion'; Vilmos Zsigmond Lensing

    Sustaining a post-child-star career seems a difficult enough labyrinth to manage by itself, but combine that challenge with a bubbly, incessant neighbor intent on stardom, as a new film exploring the toll of celebrity aims to do, and you have a interesting dark vehicle for two talented actresses as ...

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