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    Cannes Winner Mads Mikkelsen To Play Iconic Hannibal Role in NBC Series

    Cannes' Best Actor winner Mads Mikkelsen ("The Hunt") will play Hannibal Lecter in NBC's upcoming contemporary-set drama "Hannibal." Hugh Dancy will co-star in the series, which is written by Bryan Fuller, who executive produces with Martha DeLaurentis. Based on Thomas Ha...

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    Jack Black Says 'The Big Year' With Steve Martin & Owen Wilson Was A "Career Nadir"

    Jack Black, for the all the success he's had in films like "The School Of Rock" or the "Kung Fu Panda" movies, is no stranger to flops. "Year One" anybody? How about "Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny"? But it seems one much more recent movie is an effort...

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    'Mighty Jerome' (From 'Nurse.Fighter.Boy' Director) Wins Regional Emmy + Now On DVD

    A project we first alerted you early last year when it was announced that it would screen at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto... Nurse.Fighter.Boy director Charles Officer's follow-up to that film, a feature-length documentary titled Mighty Jerome.

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    Marvel's 'Avengers' Threatens Cameron at Top of Blockbuster Charts, 'Iron Man 3' Starts Production

    There is much rejoicing in Marvel land, as "The Avengers" has grossed an estimated $552.7 million domestically and $802.5 million internationally, for a stunning $1.36 billion worldwide total. Thanks to premium 3-D prices, domestically and worldwide, “Avengers” is now the third-highest grossing film...

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    Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Heading to VOD and DVD Via Image Entertainment

    Image Entertainment announced today that it will distribute Spike Lee's divisive coming-of-age film "Red Hook Summer," on DVD/Blu-ray, VOD, digital and broadcast. Variance Films is releasing the film theatrically August 10. “We’re excited about the opportunity to work ...

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    Paz Vega Reunites With Pedro Almodovar For 'Standby Lovers'

    Pedro Almodovar likes to use talent who have worked with him before, from picture to picture if possible, and his next film, "Standby Lovers," ("Los amantes pasajeros") is proving to be no different. Thus far Lola Duenas ("Volver"), Cecilia Roth ("All About My Moth...

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    Watch Shonda Rhimes Receive GLAAD Media Award From Kerry Washington + Their Rousing Speeches

    During a Saturday celebration, Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes took home 2 GLAAD Media Awards for "her contributions to LGBT visibility" - a special recognition (the Golden Gate Award), as well as the outstanding drama series award for Grey's Anatomy.

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    "What The Fuck Is Going On?" Paul Thomas Anderson & Robert Downey Sr. Talk The Criterion Box Set 'Up All Night With...'

    It really doesn't get more irreverent and outlandish than the cult films of Robert Downey Sr. and let's face it, every cinephile worth his salt loves an excuse to talk about the underground filmmaker's outré classic "Putney Swope."

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    Woody Allen Completes Casting Untitled Stateside Film

    Woody Allen has completed casting his latest untitled film, which returns him stateside to New York and San Francisco this summer. It's Allen’s second time directing in San Francisco, where he shot his directorial debut, 1969's "Take the Money and Run."

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    Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay & Peter Sarsgaard Join Woody Allen's Next Film

    Well, casting has wrapped up on Woody Allen's next film and one pleasant surprise, one curveball and one solid actor have all come aboard the picture.

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