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    Weekend Box Office: Fast Five's $83.6 Million Breaks Fast Series, Year, Month, Universal Records

    Fast Five smoked past industry expectations and scored with critics as well as summer-level box office. (Trailers and Weekend Top Ten Chart are below.) Anthony D'Alessandro reports:

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    Tarantino's Next Movie is Black Western Django Unchained CONFIRMED AND UPDATED

    Quentin Tarantino has handed in the final draft of his spaghetti western script Django Unchained to Weinstein Co., his agency WME confirms. According to Tarantino Archives, the title Django Unchained pays homage to both the Sergio Corbucci original Django, not to mention Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Wes...

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    Cannes Update: Sleeping Beauty Poster, Hara-Kiri Trailer

    Sleeping Beauty, which will unveil at Cannes, stars Sucker Punch's Aussie lead Emily Browning as a prostitute who allows men to do with her what they will while she sleeps.

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    Stanley Kubrick: A Filmography by Martin Woutisseth

    Martin Woutisseth captures familiar images, emotions, silhouettes and moments from each of Stanley Kubrick's movies and animates them, almost as if each segment were a moving piece of ad art.

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    Weekend Preview: Fast Five Pumps Testosterone, Prom Tween Fantasy, 13 Assassins, Cave 3-D, The Arbor

    It's a weekend of extremes, with the Fast Five testosterone-fest, a Prom tween fantasy, not one but 13 Assassins and a Hoodwinked Too! that no one asked for. Several indie gems are mixed in with some less-inspiring releases: we recommend Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3-D and Clio Berna...

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    Fast Five Could Beat Last Installment's $70.95 Million Weekend

    With Fast Five, Justin Lin, by all accounts, has delivered the best Fast and Furious installment so far--adding Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to chase the original lead duo Vin Diesel and Paul Walker--and Universal is cautiously optimistic, saying that it is tracking as well in the same range as the fou...

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    Doctor Who Season Six Premiere Review: A Monster-of-the-Week, Hide-in-a-Tunnel Adventure

    Decades-long Doctor Who fan David Chute eagerly anticipated the Season Six premiere starring Matt Smith and Alex Kingston (trailer below), and made me and a pal watch it with him. I applaud his review, excerpted: Vastly shinier production values aside, this was a Monster of the Week, hide-in-a-tunnel adventure, a 1970s scarf and curls throwback. Monument Valley was little more than a handsome backdrop; no organic connection that I could see with the events that unfolded there. The aliens' trick of making you forget them the second you looked away mimicked without improving upon the Weeping Angels of the great Blink episode, which moved when y...

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    Unite for Japan: Stars Ask for Donations for Post-Tsunami Relief

    As I watched this video, I realized how upset I am about what happened in Japan. Ken Watanabe organized this plea for help, aided by Johnny Depp, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Stiller, John Legend, Jonah Hill, Paula Abdul, Ben Affleck and many others. The PSA launched today. Unite for Japan.

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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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