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Pedro Almodóvar Says His Next Project Will Likely Be In English

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 21, 2011 8:21 AM
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¡No lo hagas, Pedro!Pedro Almodóvar may have just finished up his latest, "The Skin I Live In," but enterprising journalists in Cannes are already digging for details about his follow-up. The Spanish director's fifth film in the last decade has received mixed reviews, with our reviewer calling it "uniquely beautiful and distinctively imperfect," which hasn't stopped us from being excited to check it out for ourselves. Almodóvar is one of world cinema's most distinctive voices, having tackled every genre from comedy to melodrama to horror, usually switching between several of these in the same film. Despite success all around the world, including winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2003 for "Talk To Her," he hasn't yet been lured to Hollywood.

Cannes Review: Na Hong-Jin's 'The Yellow Sea' An Epic, Pulse-Pounding Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2011 7:17 AM
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Director Na Hong-Jin arrived in a big way in 2008 with "The Chaser," an action thriller that made huge waves on the genre film circuit and nabbed a midnight screening slot at the Cannes Film Festival a few years back. For his latest effort, Hong-Jin paired up with his two lead actors from that film -- Jung-woo Ha and Yun-seok Kim -- and has returned to the Croisette with "The Yellow Sea" an electric, epic crime thriller that should launch the director into top tier of South Korean film directors alongside Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook.
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Watch: Trailer For 'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' Documentary Brings The Pain

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 21, 2011 6:43 AM
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Last year was a big one for Conan O'Brien. After finally landing behind the desk as host of "The Tonight Show," he decided to leave after a few short months when NBC asked him to to make way for former host Jay Leno. But the decision was not an easy one for the comedian as he basically had to say goodbye to the dream job he had spent over half his life chasing. In the months that followed, audiences saw a different side of the host, one that was darker and less eager to please than his former late night incarnation and his fans loved him for it.

Review: Sion Sono's 'Love Exposure' A Lengthy, Demented & Highly Original Romance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2011 5:53 AM
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"Love Exposure" recently screened in a one-week run at Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Further U.S. engagements are yet to be determined.
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Art Linson's 'The Comedian' Set For Another Robert De Niro & Martin Scorsese Reunion?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 21, 2011 4:18 AM
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Is Robert De Niro set to return to the comedy world with regular collaborator Martin Scorsese?

Emma Roberts, Ari Graynor & Chris Messina Join Rashida Jones' 'Celeste And Jesse Forever'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 21, 2011 2:26 AM
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Rashida Jones' rise in the comedy world after debuting on "The Office" a few years ago is definitely commendable. The daughter of music legend Quincy Jones (we're sure she loves hearing that) is a regular on NBC's "Parks And Recreation," has already starred in "I Love You, Man" and will soon be seen in "My Idiot Brother," "The Big Year" and "The Muppets." Jones starred recently in Dana Adam Shapiro's Brooklyn-based relationship drama "Monogamy" and will soon make her writing debut with "Celeste And Jesse Forever" which will see her star along side Andy Samberg.

Holly Hunter Set For 'Still I Rise, Looking To Do 'Romeo and Juliet'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 21, 2011 1:19 AM
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'Rise' Co-Star Maggie Gyllenhaal Also Takes On 'Voice From The Stone'We've had a hard time keeping up with all the news as Cannes has been pretty exciting this week with Von Trier Mania and the rest of those now-overshadowed films. It's been a great festival, and numerous interesting projects just keep on coming out of the woodwork. In addition, there have been quite a few juicy tidbits about high-profile roles for some of Hollywood's leading actresses.

Watch: Full Trailer For 'Mr. Popper's Penguins,' Plus New Clips From 'The Hangover Part II'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 20, 2011 12:57 PM
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Plus 2 Clips From 'Submarine' & TV Spots From 'Horrible Bosses'Another day, another batch of video footage goodness from upcoming comedy releases. Although goodness may be a stretch when it comes to the most substantial: the full trailer for the Jim Carrey vehicle "Mr. Popper's Penguins." A loose adaptation of the children's book classic, with "Mean Girls" director Mark Waters at the helm, the teaser didn't exactly look hugely promising, and if anything the full length version is worse, showing Carrey sleepwalking through the exact same dad-who-neglects-his-kids-because-he-works-too-hard beats as he was fifteen years ago in "Liar Liar." Just think: only a year ago, Noah Baumbach was going to direct this. [MSN]

Watch: Latest 'Green Lantern' Trailer Showcases 3D And Gets All The Exposition Out Of The Way

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 20, 2011 12:50 PM
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Just in case you didn't get enough DC Comics excitement today with Warner Bros. releasing the first image of Tom Hardy as Bane from "The Dark Knight Rises" in the first of what is sure to be many viral stunts, they've also released the latest trailer for "Green Lantern." As the film is going to be a bit of a harder sell for WB, you don't even have to jump through any hoops to watch it. By releasing a new trailer what seems like every few weeks, the studio has done a good job of turning fan expectations around after some shaky early footage. As someone on Twitter said, "I feel shortchanged on days there isn't a new "Green Lantern" trailer."

Watch: New Scenes In International Teaser For 'The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 10:57 AM
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It's been three years since Steven Spielberg's last effort behind the camera, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and we'd rather not talk about it, but it looks like the director is gonna win his way back into our hearts this year twice over. Once, with the sure to be Oscar bound "War Horse" and then again with the pretty fun looking "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn."

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