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First Close Up Look At A Dinosaur From Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 5:40 AM
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While we're as excited as anybody for Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life," even we're experiencing a bit of fatigue at this point in the run-up to the film. Fox Searchlight has done a great job getting the word about the film -- which will be hard sell to mainstream audiences -- out there, but for the past couple of weeks we've been trying to take a breather. But damn it all, if we're not back to obsessing again.

Zach Braff Joins Chloe Moretz & Jessica Biel In 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 5:26 AM
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Planning To Adapt Stage Play 'All New People' Into A Feature FilmFor a moment there, the world seemed be his oyster for Zach Braff. The "Scrubs" star wrote and directed the mega indie hit "Garden State" which not only did gangbusters at the box office, but also spawned a best-selling soundtrack that suddenly had music supervisors everywhere looking at independent labels to find the music for their films. And then...Braff seemed to fade into the background a bit. He returned to his hit show and outside of "The Last Kiss" didn't do too much film work and found his sophomore directorial effort tough to get off the ground. But it looks like this year, Braff is going to be coming back in a big way. He stars in "The High Cost Of Living" which is now available on VOD and he's lining up a couple of more films, both of which are news to us.

Review: 'Incendies' A Strong Film Ultimately Held Back By A Nauseating Final Plot Twist

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 21, 2011 4:22 AM
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Oh egregious plot twists, when will you stop ruining our movies? You've already turned us against M. Night Shyamalan (though we can't blame you for his last three disasters) and consistently do everything you can to obliterate affection for anything that precedes you. Well, we're not going to let you win this time, because Denis Villeneuve's 2011 Foreign Oscar contender "Incendies" was completely competent before you reared your despicable head. Maybe it's not very profound, but there's good work here. You'll get yours in a little bit.

Robert Zemeckis Hopes To Take 'Flight' With Film That Doesn't Require Motion Capture (We Hope)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 3:56 AM
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Denzel Washington Loosely Attached To ProjectUpdate: THR reveals that Denzel Washington is "loosely attached" to star.

Watch: New Trailer For Brit Alien Invasion Flick 'Attack The Block'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 3:51 AM
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While there were a number of genre films playing to strong notices at SXSW last month, none wowed audiences more than Joe Cornish's "Attack The Block."

Kate Beckinsale Offered Sharon Stone Role In 'Total Recall' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 3:39 AM
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Eva Mendes & Rosario Dawson Contenders For Role Of MelinaAs it gears up to shoot later this year, the "Total Recall" remake casting is in full swing and no surprise that director Len Wiseman is once again finding a role for his wife and "Underworld" star Kate Beckinsale.

Review: 'Cinema Verite' Reveals The Not So Surprising Truth Behind Reality TV

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 3:01 AM
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Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are no strangers to tackling everyday characters and people who are caught within somewhat unreal circumstances. There was Harvey Pekar in "American Splendor" whose own eccentricity made him a star; Kevin Kline's Henry Harrison in "The Extra Man" who as an escort for wealthy widows was an eye-opener for Paul Dano's Louis Ives and even Annie Braddock in "The Nanny Diaries" finds herself in the strange world of the well-heeled in New York City. Thus, with "Cinema Verite," the directors find themselves firmly -- if somewhat a little too comfortably -- in their wheelhouse. The film goes behind-the-scenes of the legendary and groundbreaking PBS documentary "An American Family" which chronicled the Loud brood, largely at their ugliest and most dramatic. Airing in 1973, the 12-part series was both a hit with ten million viewers and a scandal for tarnishing the wholesome image of the typical middle class American family.

Watch: The Full Beastie Boys Short Film 'Fight For Your Right Revisited'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 2:52 AM
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Okay, so we got our broadcast time zones mixed up, but the Beastie Boys star-studded short film debuted late last night on Comedy Central and as expected, it has leaked to the web.

Exclusive: Poster For Tribeca World Narrative Competition Film 'Patang (The Kite)'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 21, 2011 2:31 AM
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Yesterday was the kick off for the 2011 iteration of New York's Tribeca Film Festival. Started by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, the festival has grown steadily ever since its inauguration and has hosted films not just bred in New York, but all over the world. There's a wealth of promising films playing this year and we'll have film coverage shortly, but for now we bring you the poster for Prashant Bhargava's World Narrative Competition entry "Patang (The Kite)." Set during the kite festival in Uttarayan, the story follows a family of six as their estranged son, now an adult with his own grown-up daughter, returns with life-changing news.

5 Reasons Why A 'Party Down' Movie Will Never Happen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 2:15 AM
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First, don't get it wrong. We absolutely loved every second of "Party Down" during it's all too brief run on Starz. If you haven't seen the show, you have no idea what you're missing. Featuring an amazing ensemble of Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Megan Mullally, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr and Lizzy Caplan, the show chronicled the travails of an L.A. based catering company made up of actors and writers hoping to make it big, including one who had already had a brief taste of the spotlight. Created and written by John Enbom, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge, and Paul Rudd the show was both hilarious and tender, perfectly encapsulating just how hard, surreal and sometimes outright absurd it is to be chasing your dream while working a shit job. Scott toplined the show as Henry, an actor who tasted fame thanks to a beer commercial he'd rather never talk about again. His love interest was Caplan's Casey, a comedienne seemingly stuck in endless auditions. Led by their boss Ron, played to gung-ho perfection by Marino, each episode found the crew at a new theme party and allowed the ensemble -- including the airhead pretty boy Kyle (a hilarious Hansen), the geek Roman (Starr) and the rest of the crew to build out their stories. And the while show is now gone and the cast has moved on, movie talk has begun to creep up.
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