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    Cannes 2011: Méliès's Fully Restored A Trip To The Moon in Color To Screen Fest's Opening Night

    Georges Méliès' 1902 masterpiece, A Trip to the Moon will screen in hand-painted color at the Cannes Film Festival's opening night.

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    SFIFF 54 Day Nine: Terence Stamp, Toby Dammit, Foreign Parts, Black Bread, Frank Pierson

    On day nine of the San Francisco International Film Festival, Meredith Brody starts small and winds up enthralled by the enduring allure of Terence Stamp. Odd and thrilling to watch a tiny movie, shot by a two-person crew, about nearly-invisible lives and occupations, on the biggest screen in the Kabuki: one of the treats of a festival. The movie is Foreign Parts, by Véréna Paravel and J.P. Sniadecki. For the first time in these chronicles, I’m tempted to quote directly from the SFIFF catalogue : “Anthropological in scope, sensuous in detail, and emotionally resonant throughout…,” with which I can only concur. The filmmaking pair, associates ...

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    Gregory Peck Gets a Stamp

    It was hard to believe it was 11 am on a Thursday morning – there was Sidney Poitier, James Darrin, Nancy Olson Livingston, Felicia Farr Lemon, Sally Kellerman, Jimmy Smitts, Marsha Hunt, Tony Danza and that was just the audience. They and 1,200 others packed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and S...

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    The Lone Ranger: Who Should Ride with Johnny Depp? Armie Hammer or Timothy Olyphant? (UPDATED)

    Gore Verbinski's 2014 Disney reboot of The Lone Ranger may put Johnny Depp in the saddle with the Winklevi, a.k.a Armie Hammer.

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    Playbill Gives Jersey Shore the Oscar Wilde Treatment

    Playbill has made Jersey Shore high brow. Check out the hilarious first and second videos in their series, in which transcripts from the reality show are done in the style of Oscar Wilde, through the characters of his play, The Importance of Being Ernest (as performed by Santino Fontana and David Fu...

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    Cannes Classics 2011: A Clockwork Orange, Despair, A Bronx Tale, The Conformist

    Cannes' 2011 Classics program includes fourteen films (including A Clockwork Orange, pictured), five documentaries, a Masterclass with Malcolm McDowell, surprises, and new/restored prints. Details are below:Cannes Classics was established in 2004. The selection - because it is also one - allows the Cannes Film Festival to showcase heritage cinema, re-discovered films, restored prints and theatrical, television or DVD releases of the great works of the past. This program is presented in the Palais (Buñuel or 60th Theatres) and some films will be screened at the Cinema de la Plage and La Licorne cinema in Cannes.

Fourteen films, five documenta...

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    Gillespie Talks Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: "Strong Female Characters, Action, Witty, Gothic"

    Craig Gillespie, who will direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, talks to EW about the upcoming project. He says he'll do his homework and consider EW's suggestion of zombie cameos from Keira Knightley (pictured in Joe Wright's 2005 Pride and Prejudice) or Colin Firth.

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    The Great Gatsby Cast So Far: Edgerton Joins DiCaprio, Maguire, Mulligan, Fisher

    UPDATE 5/18: Australian actor Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) will play Tom Buchanan.

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    Graig Gillespie To Direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Portman's Handsomecharlie Films Producing

    Craig Gillespie (Lars and The Real Girl) will direct the Lionsgate adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Natalie Portman's Handsomecharlie Films and Darko Entertainment are producing. The adaptation is based on Seth Graham-Smith's 2009 zombified expansion novel of the Jane Austen classic, a...

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    Google Video: Happy Birthday Charlie!

    Google celebrates Charlie Chaplin's 122nd birthday (born April 16, 1889) with an homage YouTube video from Google's Doodle team (more classic clips and links below):

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