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'Kids Are All Right' Director Lisa Cholodenko Ready To Have A 'Bad Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 3:44 AM
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With the excellent "The Kids Are All Right" sweeping its way through awards season last year earning four Oscar nominations, writer and director Lisa Cholodenko looks to be taking a page from from fellow indie cohorts Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach and Charlie Kaufman by turning her talents to a children's tale for her next film (just a reminder, the first worked on "Fantastic Mr. Fox" while the latter did some tinkering on "Kung Fu Panda 2").

Dakota Johnson Scores Roles In '21 Jump Street,' 'Five Year Engagement' & 'Goats'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 4, 2011 3:30 AM
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Her face and name might not ring any bells but we've all pretty much seen her on screen and know who her parents are. Remember the girl who wakes up with Justin Timberlake's Sean Parker in his introduction in "The Social Network"? Well, she happens to be the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and she's apparently going places around Hollywood with the model-turned-actress now scoring roles in three upcoming film projects.

John Cusack's Edgar Allan Poe Movie, Farrelly Comedy Omnibus & Jason Statham's 'Safe' Dated

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 3:07 AM
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Some new dates have landed for a few films, so get our your movie calendar and mark things down accordingly.

50 Cent Convinces Bruce Willis To Make Another Movie With Him

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 2:52 AM
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50 Cent continues to churn through the cash in the 10-picture, $200 million deal between his Cheetah Vision banner and Hedge Fund Film Partners. He's already got the unintentionally hilarious football drama "Things Fall Apart" and the unintentionally hilarious heist movie "Set Up" in the can (sensing a theme here?). Anyhow, the rapper/actor seems to have found a kindred spirit in Bruce Willis who will apparently do anything for money and will star, once again, with 50 Cent in another sure to be terrible movie.

Review: 'Hobo With A Shotgun' Takes Aim At Good Taste, Obliterates Target

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 4, 2011 2:37 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the Film Comment Selects program at Lincoln Center.

Danny Elfman To Once Again Reteam With Tim Burton To Score 'Frankenweenie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 2:22 AM
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Look at those two young dudes. Bet they didn't realize at the time that they would both travel through the industry together rising to the top of their respective fields, with Tim Burton one of a handful of name brand directors working today and Danny Elfman as one of the most distinctive composers on the block. Through all the shifts and tides of Hollywood, Burton and Elfman stuck together working together on every one of the director's films except for "Ed Wood" and "Sweeney Todd" and they're not about to change up that dynamic anytime soon.

IFFBoston Review: 'Terri' Follows An Odd Budding Bromance

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 4, 2011 1:59 AM
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Azazel Jacobs has built a career on slow-moving portraits of everyday life. He first came to the indie scene’s attention with “Momma’s Man,” a film that wowed Sundance audiences in 2008. This year he’s back with a much more refined film called “Terri,” about an overweight, teenage outcast who finds friendship with the school principal.

Why On Earth Is Take That Going To Be On The Soundtrack For 'X-Men: First Class'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 1:45 AM
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Sorry, Matthew Vaughn. We think you're great but dude, you have shit taste in music. While in pretty much every other department "X-Men: First Class" is looking like the classiest comic joint of the summer, that's all about to be gummed up by what is sure to be one of the oddest closing songs of a period set movie ever.

Rachel Weisz Gets Witchy With 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 1:33 AM
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While it was recently reported that Sam Raimi and Disney were fighting over a key female role in "Oz The Great And Powerful" -- the director wanted Hilary Swank, but the studio was looking at Michelle Williams -- another actress entirely has snagged the part.

Clive Owen & Anil Kapoor Attached To Roger Donaldson's Financial Thriller 'Cities'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 4, 2011 1:19 AM
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Nearly three years after the fact, filmmakers are finally catching up to the giant bastards behind the collapse of the economy at the end of 2008 that dumped the rest of us in the shit. Last year saw both Oliver Stone's mediocre "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," and Charles Ferguson's Oscar-winning documentary "Inside Job," which both looked at the events that led to the crash, while 2011 has already seen "Margin Call" pick up good notices at Sundance, and Curtis Hanson's all-star "Too Big To Fail" airs on HBO in a few weeks.

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