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    Cannes 2012: Morgan Freeman-Narrated "BB King: The Life Of Riley" Sold To UK's G2 For Fall Release

    It's not the B.B. King feature film that Wendell Pierce is attached to star in (B.B. King And I), but we'll take it for now.

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    Cannes Watch: Woman With a Camera

    Here's a video that interviews women about the lack of women directors in Cannes.  It is created by Donna Don.

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    Cannes 2012: Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson Join Ensemble Cast Dramedy "Lullaby"

    Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson are 2 members of an ensemble cast dramedy titled Lullaby; they'll be joined by Garrett Hedlund, Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins, and Jessica Brown Findlay in a project that Radiant Films is shopping to foreign buyers at the Marche du Film in Cannes.

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    Cannes Trailer Watch: The Sapphires

    The film premiered to wild applause in Cannes. The Weinstein Company has already snapped this Australian film up. It opens in Australia in August. The rest of the world TBD. Here's the description from IMDB:

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    More International Action Films in America: XLrator Media Launches Turbo

    XLrator Media is launching a new label, TURBO by XLrator, dedicated to the release of international action films in North America. The first three films will be “Naked Soldier,” “Blood Money” and “Brawler.”

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    CANNES REVIEW: Alain Resnais' 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!' is an Uneven Throwback to His Best Work

    The most prominent member of the French New Wave's Left Bank filmmakers, the 90-year-old Alain Resnais has never really slowed down, but "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!" is hardly the poetic crowdpleaser of his last outing, 2009's "Wild Grass." While the new movie lacks ...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Why Cannes Breakout 'The Sapphires' Belongs On Broadway More Than the Big Screen

    Marred by excessive sentiment, it has a buoyancy and a hook that makes it stand out -- but they're elements that would help it kill on Broadway (as it already has on the Australian stage) a lot better than it does onscreen.

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    Economic Crisis Looms Large and Small in Cannes Films

    Watch out for the trend pieces: By the end of the Cannes Film Festival, mark my words, people will be talking about the global economic meltdown as thematized by Cannes' top cinematic offerings. While the festival is only in its first few days, it's not hard to find a latent sense of economy...

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    Cannes Review: Chris O'Dowd Shines In The Otherwise Uneven 'The Sapphires'

    Among the The Weinstein Company's pre-Cannes Film Festival buys this year was the largely unknown (until it was bought) Aussie musical/drama/comedy effort "The Sapphires." It's certainly easy to see why this easy-to-digest, feel-good movie earned their attention. With a slate ...

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    CANNES 2012: Michael Haneke's AMOUR (Glenn Heath Jr.'s Take)

    Michael Haneke’s "Amour" dares to address the possibility that nightmares and hopeful dreams can co-exist in the same closed-off cinematic space.

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