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    Werner Herzog On John Waters: "I Have The Feeling That This Man Is Gay."

    There is no one who can turn a phrase better than Werner Herzog, and he's one of the few people we could actually say "we could listen to him read the phone book" and mean it. It seems every now and then a morsel of genius falls out of his brain and onto the Internet and today is no di...

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    Watch: Spoiler-ish Trailer For 'Your Sister's Sister' With Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt & Mark Duplass

    Premiering at TIFF last fall, unspooling at the Tribeca Film Festival which kicks off today and headed into theaters later this spring, if you're eager to see "Your Sister's Sister," the latest from "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton, you might actually want to stop reading ...

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    New Trailer and Early Reviews: Lynn Shelton's 'Your Sister's Sister' Triangle Stars Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt

    Actress-writer-director Lynn Shelton's fourth feature, "Your Sister's Sister" (June 15), showcases an exhilarating trio of actors at the top of their improv game: Mark Duplass ("Humpday"), Rosemarie DeWitt ("Rachel's Getting Married," and Emily Blunt ("Young Victoria"). (See the new official trailer...

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    IFC Midnight Takes Rights to Found Footage Film "Area 407"

    IFC Midnight has taken all North American and several international rights to "Area 407," formerly titled "Tape 407." The found footage film is directed by Dale Fabrigar and Everette Wallin and follows a group of passengers on a plane that crashes into a government testing area.

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    Watch: Trailer For Dustin Lance Black's Re-Edited 'Virginia' (aka 'What's Wrong With Virginia')

    Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black was coming into TIFF in 2010 on a wave a good buzz. He was riding high off the succes of "Milk" which earned him an Oscar, and Clint Eastwood was gearing up "J. Edgar" based on a script he had written. And now, everyone wanted to take a peek to see what the wunderkind...

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    Press Release to Toh! from The Esteemed Dictator of The Republic of Wadiya

    To sell his upcoming film "The Dictator" (May 16), Sacha Baron Cohen, as is his wont, is immersing himself in character. Following Cohen's opening promo salvo --his intentional slip-up on Ryan Seacrest on the Oscar red carpet--Paramount now has blasted an official "press release" from the Esteemed D...

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    Review: Reverence Outweighs Insight In Kevin Macdonald's 2 1/2 Hour 'Marley' Documentary

    A long film detailing a tragically short life, on paper, Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley documentary "Marley" has more than enough of a pedigree to justify its 2 1/2 hour running time. After all, it's a biopic of one of the most influential and evergreen musical pioneers of all time, being brought to u...

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    Gerard Butler Is Getting Ready For A 'Manhunt'

    Gerard Butler is a busy actor whose roles have taken him all over the map in terms of genre and character. While he may be best known for muscular action flicks like “300” and romantic comedies like “The Ugly Truth,” he’s popped up as a voice talent in the animated...

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    Claude Miller's Final Film 'Thérèse D' Starring Audrey Tautou Named The Closing Film Of The Cannes Film Festival

    The wait is almost over, and tomorrow Thierry Frémaux and co. will pull back the curtain on the lineup of the Cannes Film Festival. This morning we learned that the restored version of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America" will get a special screening, and now the organizers have announced wh...

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    Tyrese Claims To Have Secured Life Story Rights For Teddy Pendergrass Film

    Over a year ago, March 2011 to be exact, I posted an item that said singer/actor Tyrese Gibson was developing a feature film on the life of the late singer Teddy Pendergrass, with Gibson himself playing the lead.

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