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    Music Of 'Moonrise Kingdom' Also Features More Hank Williams, Mozart & Schubert

    File this under: for completist nerd soundtrack obsessives only (which we sadly fall into quite snugly). OK, you've seen the tracklist for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," which features artists like Benjamin Britten, Françoise Hardy, Hank Williams and more. And based...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Hits the Croisette, Buys 'Love is All You Need'

    Always a major North American presence on the Cannes Croisette, Sony Pictures Classics covers the official selection and market screenings like a blanket. In many ways it's the unfinished material that tests the mettle of the buyers. Which movies are ready to bid on, sight unseen, off bits of footag...

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    Watch: Trailers Arrive For Dax Shepard's 'Hit & Run,' Orlando Bloom In 'The Good Doctor,' 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' & 'Neil Young Journeys'

    A host of trailers have arrived in the last 24 hours, and it being the start of Cannes, and one of the busier days of the years, we've done a little round up of them for you below. First up, Bradley Cooper is sporting some sweet dreadlocks in the new trailer of the Dax Shepard-written action comedy,...

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    Cannes Market, New Image: 'Emperor' with Tommy Lee Jones

    "Emperor," Peter Webber's political thriller centers on the tensions and uncertainties in the days just after the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. It's currently at the Cannes Market. General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones, new picture above) is the de facto ...

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    Justin Timberlake And Ben Affleck To Corrupt 'Project X' Star Oliver Cooper In 'Runner Runner'

    Last we heard, Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck had signed up to star in the thriller “Runner, Runner” with “The Lincoln Lawyer” helmer Brad Furman set to direct. At the time there were few solid details on the plot other than that it would take place in the high stakes world of online gambling, bu...

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    New On DVD: Alrick Brown-Directed Drama On Rwanada Genocide/Reconciliation "Kinyarwanda"

    Director Alrick Brown's 2011 film, Kinyarwanda, was, in my opinion, the best film of that year.  You can judge for yourself, now that the AFFRM-released drama is available for purchase on DVD.

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    Watch: Seven Minutes Of Alan Rickman Making Tea In Super-Slow Motion, Because Why The Hell Not?

    Alan Rickman is, as we're sure you're aware at this point, one of our finest actors. From "Die Hard" and "Truly Madly Deeply" to the 'Harry Potter' series, he's consistently stolen the show in the finest tradition of British character actors. Now that the Potter franchise has wrapped up, Rickman's g...

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    Will Smith Says Producers Are Working On "I Am Legend" Sequel, But He Probably Won't Do It

    Speaking with BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles, while doing press for the upcoming Men In Black III in a week, Will Smith made a few declarations that I thought were worth sharing - the throughline being that he doesn't want to become, as he said, "the sequel guy," referri...

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    John Woo to Direct and Produce Yakuza Film 'Day of the Beast'

    John Woo is set to direct and produce a remake of the 1963 Yakuza film “Youth of the Beast.” Rob Frisbee wrote the adapted screenplay, titled “Day of the Beast,” which Woo will produce with Lion Rock Prods. partner Terence Chang and Nikkatsu Corporation president Naoki Sato.

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    First Look At Scarlett Johansson As Janet Leigh In 'Hitchcock'

    Alfred Hitchcock seems to be firmly in the zeitgeist at the moment: the British Film Institute is showing an extensive retrospective of the director's work later in the year, and the next twelve months or so will see not one, but two biopics of the legendary master of suspense. The first, "The Girl,...

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