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    Cannes Lineup: Woody Allen & Pedro Almodovar Skipping Festival, 'Twelve Years A Slave' Not Expected, 'Nebraska' Courted & More

    A few weeks ago, we took out our crystal ball and speculated on what movies might be appearing at the Cannes Film Festival when it kicks off in about six weeks or so. We made some educated guesses, ruled some other movies out and tossed some ideas around as we wait for the official announcement from...

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    Bruce Dern & Will Forte Confirmed For Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' Shooting Starts In October

    Well, that was seemingly easy enough. After toying with the idea of Gene Hackman, Robert Forster, Jack Nicholson, Robert Duvall and Bryan Cranston for the lead of his upcoming film "Nebraska"-- along with Casey Affleck and Paul Rudd for the supporting role in a father/son road trip tale -- director ...

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    CANNES: Nanni Moretti, Ewan McGregor and Alexander Payne Survive Pointless Competition Jury Press Conference

    The competition jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Italian director Nanni Moretti, set a new standard for mind-numbing vacuousness at its official press conference Wednesday. The nine jury members, which include Palestinian filmmaker Hiam Abbass, designer Jean-Paul Gaultier ...

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    Bruce Dern & 'MacGruber' Star Will Forte Are Alexander Payne's Picks To Star In 'Nebraska'

    Fresh off the Oscar-nominated success of "The Descendants," Alexander Payne is currently en route to Cannes, where he'll serve on the competition jury alongside the likes of Andrea Arnold, Diane Kruger, Ewan McGregor, Jean-Paul Gaultier and chairman Nanni Moretti. But it looks like our...

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    Festival Watch: 65th Cannes Festival Jury - Abbass, Kruger, Gaultier, McGregor, Arnold, Payne

    The Competition Jury for the 65th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Nanni Moretti, welcomes to its ranks:

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    French Film Festival COL*COA's 2012 Programming Includes Marcel Carne, Yves Montand, Julie Delpy

    Francophile Alert! The 16th edition of L.A.'s French film festival COL*COA ("City of Lights, City of Angels") has revealed its first programming selections to unspool starting April 16 in Hollywood.

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    In Their Own Words: The Complete 2012 Oscar Acceptance Speeches

    In case you missed it: Here's last night's acceptance speeches - curse words and all! - at the 84th Academy Awards, in their entirety.

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    'The Artist' Sweeps Spirit Awards Taking Best Picture, Director, Actor & Cinematography

    The awards season train continues for "The Artist," and while in years past the Spirit Awards have tended to honor edgier or more decidedly independent fare, this year it looks like even they have the fever for the silent movie sensation. Taking home the big prizes for Best Picture, Best D...

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    'The Descendants' & 'Midnight In Paris' Win Top Prizes At WGA Awards, 'Caesar Must Die' Takes Golden Bear At Berlin

    A week from now, the Oscars will be done and dusted for another year, and the movie conversation will drift away from prestige pictures to the "John Carter" and "Wrath of the Titans" of the world. And as of this weekend, the last of the major precursor awards have wrapped up. Did...

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    Inside the ACE Eddie Awards, with Oswalt, Eastwood, Payne and Winners

    The American Cinema Editors Eddie awards were handed out on Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton, where "The Descendants," "The Artist" and "Rango" were the big winners of the evening.

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