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    Comedian Kevin Hart To Try His Hand At Occupation-Based Slapstick With Kevin James In 'Valet Guys'

    After working the grind of the comedy club circuit while picking up the occasional supporting film role, it seems actor/comedian Kevin Hart has finally reached, and even surpassed, the mainstream success that has recently graced Louis C.K. and Marc Maron among others. His comedy special “...

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    Cannes: Dardenne-led Cinéfondation Jury Awards Three Short Films

    The Cannes Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury announced its winners. Jean-Pierre Dardenne led the jury of Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai. Three of the festival's 15 selected short films, chosen from 1,700 submissions, were screened and gi...

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    In Theaters This Weekend: Will Smith Bets On "Black" + Omar Sy Is One Of The "Intouchables"

    Men In Black 3 opens today in the USA, in case you've had your head buried in the sand all week. I've seen it, and I'm guessing Sergio has as well. 

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    Watch: Trailer for River Phoenix's Final, Unfinished Film 'Dark Blood,' Plus Interview With Director George Sluizer

    It's a well-documented slice of Hollywood history where River Phoenix went the night of his untimely death, but what's lesser known about is the halted production that the young actor was shooting at the time. Dutch director George Sluizer was ten days from wrapping on his film with Phoenix,...

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    Sony Pictures Acquires 'Revenge for Jolly!' Starring Kristen Wiig

    Sony Pictures Worldwide has acquired North American rights to "Revenge for Jolly!," a comedy starring Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe and Kristen Wiig that premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. The buy marks the first for the newly-formed affiliate company of Charles Roven&#...

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    RZA Finally Talks "The Man With The Iron Fist," Says It's Officially Done w/ Test Screenings Happening

    RZA Finally Talks "The Man With The Iron Fist," Says It's Officially Done w/ Test Screenings Happening

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    Torture, Beheading, Christ and Satan: New Mexican Films Stir Up Culture Wars

    New Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas' Cannes entry "Post Tenebras Lux" isn't on its surface a political film. But according to an Associated Press report, and taken together with the highly politicized climate surrounding violence and religion in Mexico and the U.S., it might get ...

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    First Look At Hailee Steinfeld In 'Romeo & Juliet'; Actress Joins Rom-Com 'Why We Broke Up'

    It’s been two years since Hailee Steinfeld impressed audiences as Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers’ adaptation of Charles Portis' novel, “True Grit.” Her breakout turn earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a flurry of offers, including a r...

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    Watch: Steve Carell & Keira Knightley Search For Laughs In 2 Clips From 'Seeking A Friend For The End of the World'

    In February, the first trailer for Lorene Scafaria's "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" debuted, and it's a "world will end in three weeks" story mixed with a darkly comedic tone that quickly pushed the film into our 10 most anticipated indie films of the summer ...

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    "Soul Food Junkies," "Oversimplification" Come to Oakland Innovation Film Lab, June 18-21

    Film fans in The Bay will get a chance to see a few films we've discussed regularly on this site, including Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies and Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, at Oakland Innovation Film Lab next month.

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