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Review: Hal Hartley’s ‘Meanwhile’ Continues Dogmatic Pursuit Of Philosophical Truths With A Familiar DIY Aesethetic

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 2, 2012 5:57 PM
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‘90s indie filmmaker Hal Hartley has made 12 feature-length films, but even ask certain-aged cinephiles and they'll only have a limited grasp of who he is and what his peculiar, chatty and philosophically arch lo-fi serio-comedies are actually about. Normally, one could attribute this to ignorance, but being an expert on Hal Hartley is perhaps akin to being a connoisseur of similar promising Gen X '90s indie director Tom DeCillo or Alexandre Rockwell films -- not many of us exist anymore.

In Theaters: 'The Lorax' Stands Up To 'Project X,' 'Being Flynn' & 'Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 2, 2012 5:40 PM
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Have we all recovered from the Oscars? I'm still steamed about Billy Crystal's blackface, but really, it's the horrible, groan-inducing jokes that were the most offensive of all. I just like to fantasize about the Tilda/Charlize/Fassbender crazy Oscar party they must have had together. That would be the place to watch! But now it's March, so awards season is over, and we must move on to new and greener pastures. You know what they say about March, in like a "Lorax" out like a lamb. Right? Something like that. This weekend, "The Lorax" ushers in spring with a little ecology lesson, and "Project X" ushers in SPRING BREAK, WOO! We've also got curiosity "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie," somehow being released in theaters, Jafar Panahi's house arrest doc "This Is Not A Film" and plenty of other selections in our First Weekend of March Cornucopia.

'Drive' Soundtrack Getting Vinyl Reissue Courtesy Of Portishead's Geoff Barrow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 5:00 PM
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With the awards season over, the Oscars handed out and more importantly, the film now on BluRay and DVD, you would think that would be the last we're likely to hear about one of 2011's best films, Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive." But alas, there is still more to come.
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Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman's 'Identity Thief' Steals May 10, 2013 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 4:34 PM
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. With "Bridesmaids" arriving in theaters on May 13th last year and becoming one of the biggest comedies of 2011, and suprisingly, an awards season player, Universal isn't rocking the boat with the next big Melissa McCarthy comedy.

Zachary Quinto Joins Season 2 Of 'American Horror Story'; Trailer For Odd Future's Adult Swim Show 'Loiter Squad' Is Bonkers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 4:11 PM
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Some small screen news for you, so adjust your antenna...

Owen Wilson Eyes 'Admission' With Tina Fey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 3:40 PM
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With Paul Weitz's "Being Flynn" beginning its limited rollout in theaters this weekend, the helmer isn't wasting any time getting to this next pic. The project, titled "Admission," has been brewing for over a year now, with Tina Fey attached to star, and it was just over a week ago that the director said he still intends to make it his next film. And it seems the wheels are starting to turn.

Werner Herzog Talks Movie Music, Opera, The Career Of Klaus Kinski & The Humor In His Films At BAM

  • By John Lichman
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  • March 2, 2012 3:18 PM
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Let the record show, Werner Herzog is the best when it comes to choosing music--after all, he said so last night. Talking to a completely full room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Rose Theater after a screening of "The White Diamond," Herzog mulled over opera and working with musicians, and briefly entertained a Nicholas Cage question over an hour-and-a-half dialogue with moderator Paul Holdengräber, director of LIVE of the New York Public Library.

Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña Will Go On 'End Of Watch' On Sept. 28th; 'On The Road' Hits U.K. Cinemas Sept. 21st

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 1:43 PM
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If there's one thing David Ayer knows, it's cops. As a writer and/or director he's been behind "Training Day," "Dark Blue," "S.W.A.T." and now the upcoming "End Of Watch," which is getting ready for a fall release.

Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden' Now Titled 'Zero Dark Thirty'; Production Greeted By Protests In India

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 12:59 PM
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Well, the cameras are now rolling on Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film in India, and the picture is already gaining controversy. Of course, there is still that ongoing (and pointless) Pentagon investigation about whether or not Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were leaked classified documents, but now a different kind of concern has hit the production.

Are Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio & Vanessa Redgrave Headed For The Oscars? Predicting Best Supporting Actor & Actress 2013

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 2, 2012 12:59 PM
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When it came to our super-early Oscar predictions last year, we weren't too far off when it came to Best Picture, or even the lead acting categories. But Supporting Actor & Actress? That was something of a disaster. Ok, so we called Christopher Plummer's victory, but aside from that, we were way off.

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