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    Marcia Gay Harden Gets A Job with Cranston, Kendrick, Teller, Braun & Brie

    Marcia Gay Harden has joined a stellar lineup for CBS Films' "Get A Job." The Dylan Kidd comedy written by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel centers on four recent college grads who realize that reality doesn't match up with their lofty expectations of the adult working world.

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    First Look At Ellen Page In Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love' In New Images From The Film

    Yeah, we know, it was only a couple of days ago when we got our first official look at Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love." But a few more images have arrived, and it's a closer look at the bigger names in the movie.

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    Cate Blanchett & Mia Wasikowska To Direct Segments In Omnibus Adaptation Of Tim Winton’s 'The Turning'

    While omnibus projects generally tend to be hit and miss affairs, they are intriguing in that they usually give directors a chance to try something they wouldn't or couldn't normally do in a feature, as well as exercise their skills within the tighter constraints of the format. Or in the cas...

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    Sorry Terrence Malick, The Weinstein Company Has Changed 'The Wettest County' To 'Lawless'

    Toldja? Okay, maybe not quite, but we read the tea leaves on this just a couple of weeks ago, and now it's pretty much official. John Hillcoat's "The Wettest County" will now be titled "Lawless." Sorry Terrence Malick!

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    Produced By Conference 2012 Speakers: Grazer, Jacobson, De Luca, Nolan, Phillips & More

    The Producer's Guild of America has lined up an impressive Hollywood roster to participate in the fourth annual Produced By Conference, June 8-10 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. .

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    'Warrior' Actor Carlos Miranda Joins Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' Plus Details On The Script

    While most of us on staff were far from fans of Sofia Coppola's last picture, "Somewhere" (a picture that does have its defenders, nevertheless), the filmmaker is so gifted, and has enough goodwill from her earlier pictures, that we're more than happy to follow her wherever she's going. And in the l...

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    Abigail Breslin To Tread Darker Paths Opposite Halle Berry In Brad Anderson's 'The Hive'

    It was a quiet 2011 for Abigail Breslin, having lent her voice to “Rango“ and pure name recognition to “New Years Eve,” but recently the young actress has lined up high-profile projects left and right, and we can now add Brad Anderson's “The Hive” to the ...

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    Spike Lee Heading To Brazil To Shoot Doc On Country's Economic Advances On Global Stage; Afro Brazilians Concerned

    Well how about that? Overall, his documentaries have been strong, so I'm looking forward to seeing what develops here.

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    "Cosmopolis": Post 9/11 Allegory or Economic Crash Parable?

    Don DeLillo is my favorite author, and David Cronenberg is one of my favorite filmmakers. The announcement that Cronenberg would lend his "Crash"-like sensibility to the first film adaptation of one of DeLillo's novels -- 2003's "Cosmopolis" -- stirred in me no shortag...

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    Watch: Andy Serkis & Thomas Brodie Sangster Battle Cancer Through Art in 'Death Of A Superhero'

    A devil's bargain to ponder: more mo-cap-free, starring roles for Andy Serkis, but all of them in maudlin teen cancer dramas that make “50/50” seem like the underrated romp it isn't? Okay, okay, the recently released trailer for Ian Fitzgibbon-directed “Death of a Superhero...

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