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Maggie Gyllenhaal & Viola Davis Set To Star In 'Still I Rise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 3:48 AM
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The inspirational teacher/fighting the system movie isn't exactly a new one, but the genre could use a breath of fresh air. And while we'll have to wait and see how this one turns out, you couldn't ask for two better actresses. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis are set to star in "Still I Rise" for Walden Media. The duo will play frustrated mothers who combine forces to transform an inner city public school. Sounds great, right? (ok, relatively so) Here's where our reservations on the project kick in.

Review: Kristen Wiig's 'Bridesmaids' Is A Winning Balance Of Hilarious & Heartfelt

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 10, 2011 3:29 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.

Review: 'Everything Must Go' Is A Tender & Winning Indie Drama With Will Ferrell At His Low-Key Best

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 3:07 AM
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The following is a reprint of the review that ran at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Cannes Trailers: Kim Ki-Duk's 'Arirang,' Midnight Movie 'Days Of Grace' & Animated Biopic 'Tatsumi'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 2:41 AM
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Yes, we know, more sneak peeks at what's coming up at the Cannes Film Festival. But sit back and take a look at what cinephiles will be screening starting tomorrow.

Beautiful Poster & Pictures From Cannes Competition Silent Film Entry 'The Artist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 2:18 AM
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We're now less than 24 hours away before the Cannes Film Festival kicks off and while we all know what the big ticket pics will be, there are plenty more films just waiting to be discovered.

Sissy Spacek To Make Directorial Debut With 'Sweet Tea'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 2:04 AM
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Actresses don't come as talented or as classy as Sissy Spacek. The six-time Oscar nominee -- "Carrie," "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Missing," "The River," "Crimes Of The Heart," "In The Bedroom" -- has always been a force to watch on camera, and now, it's looking like she'll be one behind the camera as well.

Watch: Excellent Trailer For James Marsh's Documentary 'Project Nim'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 10, 2011 1:40 AM
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2011: The summer of the ape, it would seem. There's a little monkey filling in for anything resembling a new joke in "The Hangover Part II," Jackie Chan's CGI simian returns in "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom," we're sure Johnny Depp's cheeky nemesis will return in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" appears to have been written by a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters. And all of that before "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" lands on August 5th. But the one that we're really looking forward to is "Project Nim."

Chris Hemsworth Confirmed For Male Lead In 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 10, 2011 1:17 AM
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We Hear He Used A Felt-Tip Pen Sign His Contract Update: "Thor" has grossed a whopping $283 million worldwide. Chris Hemsworth was smart enough to wait and see if the picture was a hit before he signed on for "Snow White and the Huntsman" because he had already been in talks before the movie opened. Now, as you suspected, he's got the gig.

Al Pacino Reteams With Barry Levinson For 'Gotti: Three Generations'; James Toback To Rewrite Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 1:01 AM
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Ok, we have to admit, the indie gangster biopic "Gotti: Three Generations" always seemed more like an expensive publicity stunt than an actual movie to us, but full respect to Fiore Films, they now have our full attention as there has been some tremendous movement on the picture over the past couple of days.

Brett Ratner To Direct Leftover Steven Spielberg Project 'The 39 Clues'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2011 12:59 PM
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Steven Spielberg gives himself options and as such, he's attached himself to numerous projects over the years that for whatever reason, he doesn't wind up directing. Either they fall off the map, go back into development or, as in this case, get picked up by Brett Ratner.

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