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    Emmy Watch: Greed Gets the Blame in HBO's Too Big To Fail, Bill Pullman Talks

    HBO Films put another big dog into Emmy Awards contention this week with the premiere of Too Big To Fail, based on the book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, about the very recent banking crisis and its ongoing implications. Amy Dawes reacts to the movie and talks to actor Bill Pullman, who portrays banker Ja...

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    SIFF Weekend One, Day Three: A Quiet Life, Another Earth, Love, Pipe & Beautiful Seattle Weather

    Meredith Brody reports on the weather, LOVE, A Quiet Life, The Pipe and Another Earth at the Seattle International Film Festival:Nobody could stop talking about the beautiful spring weather Seattle was enjoying for the first two days of the festival (“after five months of rain,” Director of Programm...

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    Cannes Update: Euro-American Mash-Up This Must Be the Place Stars Sean Penn, Misfires

    One of the trends on display at Cannes was more European and American movie culture mergers with felicitous results. Most movies at Cannes were preceded by a series of logos from multiple global sales, production and distribution companies that backed the films. That's how they get made these days. ...

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    Banderas Talks The Skin I Live In, Haywire, Career: "I Probably Made Some Mistakes," Reviews

    Hollywood is not always kind to actors with foreign accents. It's tough to cross cultures if you're not an action star like Schwarzenegger or Van Damme. Spanish star Antonio Banderas made the move across the pond after a series of movies with Pedro Almodovar, who he thanks for turning him into an in...

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    Seattle International Film Festival Weekend One: The Whistleblower, First Grader, Happy Happy, Ex

    Meredith Brody continues to cut a swath through spring film fests, moving from San Francisco to Seattle. Amazingly, there are still films she has not seen! Take that, you measly ten-day and two-week film festivals: the Seattle International Film Festival, 37 years old and counting, runs from May 19 ...

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    Video Interview: Ryan Gosling Talks "Werewolf" Role in Nic Winding Refn's Cannes Hit Drive; Reviews

    The crowd at the Palais couldn't stop clapping Friday night for Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. At one point the young filmmaker kissed his star, Ryan Gosling, who breaks out in a Steve McQueen-style action role as a stuntman and getaway driver who is in complete control: until he allows ...

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    Weekly Wrap: Complete Cannes Coverage, Reviews, Emmys, Interviews, Venice Fest & More

    Weekend Preview: Pirates Will Push Back Thor and Bridesmaids, but Midnight in Paris Is Must-See.

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    Weekend Preview: Pirates Will Push Back Thor and Bridesmaids, but Midnight in Paris Is Must-See

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides may be commanding 81% of Fandango's ticket sales -- and could score a $90 million weekend -- but it's getting a critical spanking. To be surprised and delighted rather than lulled into a familiar open-eyed coma, go to Woody Allen's delightful Midnight in P...

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    EXCLUSIVE First Look: Life In A Day's New Poster, Premieres July 24 with Live Q&A (UPDATED)

    Life In A Day, filmed by you, directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott, will be released by Cinedigm and National Geographic starting July 24 (exactly one year after all the footage was shot). Below is a first look at the doc's new poster. The film premiered simultaneously at Sundan...

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