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First Look: Penelope Cruz & Emile Hirsch In Sergio Castellitto's Romantic War-Drama 'Twice Born'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 28, 2012 9:04 AM
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After their collaboration nearly ten years ago on the romantic drama "Don't Move," it was revealed last year that Penelope Cruz and Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto were set to reunite once again on a new project. As was the case with their first teaming, Cruz and Castellitto have turned to the helmer's wife, writer-actress Margaret Mazzantini, for inspiration with an adaptation her romantic war-drama "Venuto Al Mondo" that'll also feature Emile Hirsch, in a surprising piece of casting.

You Look Like A Mexican Teenager: New Trailer For Lena Dunham's HBO Series 'Girls'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 7:16 PM
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So while the CW gears up the further adventures of Carrie Bradshaw in "The Carrie Diaries" with AnnaSophia Robb taking the lead, HBO is getting back in the game with "Girls," their new series aimed at young women. The divisive Lena Dunham is behind this one -- producing, starring, writing and directing -- but she's also got the power of Judd Apatow backing her up as well, also in a producing capacity. A new trailer for the show has dropped, and we're liking more and more of what we see.
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Now THIS Is How It Should Be Done: Seth Rogen's Independent Spirit Awards Opening Monologue (In Case You Missed It)

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 27, 2012 6:39 PM
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To paraphrase host Seth Rogen, there was this show on Saturday that you didn't watch and barely knew even existed, taking place in a tent for some fucking reason. It was the Spirit Awards, aka the Independent Spirit Awards as they used to call it (we posted the winners on Saturday) and if you want to watch the antithesis of Billy Crystal's pretty tame, often anemic, and self-congratulatory Oscar monologue and jokes, this is surely it (and it's NSFW, btw).

Jesus Is Just Alright With Me: All The Songs Featured In 'Wanderlust'

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  • February 27, 2012 6:24 PM
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OK, despite delivering the relative funny, "Wanderlust" kind of tanked at the box-office this weekend. For shame. The David Wain-directed, Judd Apatow-produced film is pretty funny all things considered. Sure, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, the film's two leads are a little dull, but the supporting cast, especially Ken Marino, is outstanding. You can't win 'em all, I guess.

AnnaSophia Robb Is The New Carrie Bradshaw In 'The Carrie Diaries'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 6:12 PM
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The torch is being passed, and now a whole new generation of women will be told that casual sex, marrying a rich dude and shopping for shoes are the most important things in life.

New Pic & Daytona 500 Footage From 'The Three Stooges' Reveals Kate Upton Is The New Marketing Plan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 5:33 PM
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You can smell the fromage from here, and while many are already gleefully rubbing their hands together for "John Carter" to tank (we think it might underperform, but won't be the "Waterworld" disaster some are predicting) this writer thinks the true flop of the spring might just be "The Three Stooges." Boasting a cast of nobodies except for that one guy who used to be on "Will & Grace" and an antiquated sense of humor that clearly has not translated well to the big screen, Fox made a pitch to middle America this weekend that featured the three leading men and two boobs.

Trailer For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 2, 'Mad Men' Season 5 Poster & More TV Updates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 5:07 PM
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With the Oscars now over, and putting a cap on the year in movies (for 2011 anyway) it seems now is as good a time as any to see what's happening on the small screen.

The Amazing Race: 5 Suggestions On How To Make Next Year's Oscars Better Than The 2012 Ceremony

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 27, 2012 4:24 PM
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So the general consensus on last night's Oscars is in, and no one's particularly happy. Well, ABC might be, with ratings slightly up on last year (although still a fraction of years gone by), but few seem to have been wowed by the show, even if it managed not to be the trainwreck of the 2011 ceremony. Like the nominees themselves, there was a familiar warmth to it, but nothing even close to exceptional about it.

Watch: 'I Am Love' Director Luca Guadagnino's New Armani Short Film 'One Plus One'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 3:52 PM
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While we patiently await Luca Guadagnino to get rolling on this followup to "I Am Love," if he keeps knocking out lush advertising work like this, it will certainly help tide us over. Last month, he dropped "Here" a short movie/advertisement for Starwood Hotels that starred Agyness Deyn and was written by Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp, and scored by Jason Schwartzman and while this latest venture is not quite as starry, it's still worth a look.

Watch: Video Of Evan Rachel Wood Covering "I'd Have You Anytime" For Amnesty International Album 'Chimes Of Freedom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 3:04 PM
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In addition to being a fine actress, Evan Rachel Wood has got a solid set of pipes. Having already shown them off in "Across The Universe," it's not a surprise she was in the running to play Eponine in "Les Miserables" (the role eventually went to Brit reality TV star Samantha Banks) and while we'll have to wait for another opportunity to hear her sing in a film, this will do for now.

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