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    Cecile de France Talks Not Giving a Performance for the Dardennes' 'Kid with a Bike'

    Belgian-born actress Cecile de France has carved a successful career in France with roles in films like “Pot Luck,” “Haute Tension” and “Mesrine” to go along with rare Hollywood appearances in “Around The World In 80 Days” and Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter.” She gets her most engaging role in years in...

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    Weekend Preview: Laugh with '21 Jump Street' & 'Footnote'; 'Kid with a Bike' & "Detachment' Bring Drama

    It is a great weekend to laugh or cry at the movies. Joseph Cedar's "Footnote" (Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) is the dramedy for intellectuals, while "21 Jump Street" and "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" deliver the sillier, satisfying fun...

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    Director Joseph Cedar Talks Oscar-Nominated Talmudic Tale 'Footnote'; In Theaters March 16

    The universe of Joseph Cedar's "Footnote," Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, couldn't be more specific. It's a father-son comedy/morality tale set in the world of Israel's Talmudic academia. It doesn't sound hilarious, but it is...

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    SXSW Interview: Duplass Brothers Talk 'Jeff,' 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' and Career Plan (Video)

    Writer-directors Jay and Mark Duplass headed into SXSW with an unusual distribution deal for their long-in-the-works micro-budget brother comedy "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon." They set it up at both Fox Searchlight, which released "Cyrus," and Red Flag Releasing, a small indie run by ...

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    SXSW Video: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Filmmakers Talk Comedy Home Run '21 Jump Street'

    Whatever question there might be about how well a smart horror parody like SXSW opener "Cabin the Woods" will do with mainstream audiences, there is none with updated buddy cop comedy "21 Jump Street," which also played well at the Paramount Theater here, and will prove a huge b.o. home run.

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    SXSW Day Two: 'The Imposter,' Seimetz Talks 'Sun Don't Shine,' 'Hunky Dory' (Video)

    I started another rainy day at SXSW with Sundance holdover "The Imposter," which luckily I had not read too much about. The less you know going in the better on this truth-is-stranger-than-fiction doc, which leads you through the filmmakers' own discovery process, which they call a "slightly bewilde...

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    Video: Jennifer Westfeldt & Jon Hamm Talk 'Friends with Kids'

    Actress-writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt's romantic comedy "Friends with Kids" opens March 9 via Roadside Attractions, which acquired the film out of the Toronto Film Festival.

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    Video: Actress-Turned-Nun Dolores Hart Attends the Oscars with HBO Short 'God is the Bigger Elvis'

    Academy member Dolores Hart, 73, the Hollywood ingenue who kissed Elvis Presley in "Loving You" and Jim Hutton (Tim's Dad) in "Where the Boys Are," made her first appearance at the Oscars Sunday, accompanying HBO's documentary short nominee "God is the Bigger Elvis."

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    New Zealand Director Takia Waititi Talks Delightful Sophomore Film 'Boy'

    New Zealand-born director Taika Waititi's second film, "Boy," isn't exactly new: It came out in his home country in 2010 and shattered box office records there, making $900,000 in its first week and going on to become the highest-grossing New Zealand film of all time, but it took "Boy" almost two ye...

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