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Criterion's June Slate Includes: 'Kiss Me Deadly,' 'Zazie Dans Le Metro,' 'Insignificance' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 2:11 AM
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Nicolas Roeg, Louis Malle, Robert Aldrich, Kon Ichikawa -- Criterion has announced their slate of films to street in June and as usual, it's crack cocaine for classic film lovers.

Drew Barrymore Takes On 'How to Be Single' For Second Directorial Feature

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 16, 2011 1:58 AM
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'He's Just Not that Into You' Team Joins Her For Multi-Story FilmDrew Barrymore is one of those stars that has recently broken out of the original mold that Hollywood cast for her. She directed her first feature "Whip It" in 2009 to critical, if not financial, success and was nominated for an Emmy and won a Golden Globe for her performance in the television miniseries "Grey Gardens" in the same year. She still continues, however, to stick to her genre of choice -- the romantic comedy -- starring in last year's smart, yet predictable rom-com "Going the Distance." So it's no surprise that for her second directorial feature, THR reports, she'll be taking on another romantic comedy, "How to be Be Single," based on the eponymous book by Liz Tuccillo.

Johnny Knoxville Won't Be Playing Moe In 'The Three Stooges' After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 1:45 AM
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With the April start date for the Farrelly Brothers' "The Three Stooges" getting closer and closer we presume some kind of casting news should be coming down any day now. But wait, wasn't it just announced that Johnny Knoxville set to play Moe? Turns out it was wrong.

Watch: Trailer For SXSW Hit 'A Bag Of Hammers,' With Rebecca Hall & Jason Ritter

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 16, 2011 1:22 AM
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Film Features Score From UK Folk Artist Johnny FlynnThe SXSW festival is continuing on, and those of us who weren't able to attend are getting more and more envious by the day -- unfortunately, someone has to stay behind at Playlist HQ to sign for packages and feed the menagerie of exotic office pets. From everything we've heard, it seems to have been something of a banner year for the festival with films like "Source Code," "Attack the Block," "Bridesmaids," "The Future," "The FP," "Kill List," "Beginners" and "Super" all looking likely to convert their success in Austin to larger audiences later in the year.

Richard Linklater Circling Remake Of 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 12:19 PM
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Richard Linklater is certainly no stranger to mainstream fare. "School Of Rock," "Bad News Bears" and "The Newton Boys" were journeys into major studio filmmaking (and let's not forget, "Dazed & Confused" was also a major studio project for Universal made at a time when the majors were toying with indie talent) but none of those are as big as what the helmer is circling right now.

SXSW: Music Supervisor Randall Poster Talks Losing The Beatles In Wes Anderson's 'Royal Tenenbaums'

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  • March 15, 2011 11:04 AM
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Heralded Music Supervisor Says Favorite Wes Anderson Film Is 'Life Aquatic' & Yes, He's Already At Work On 'Moon Rise Kingdom'Richard Linklater was a no-show to his SXSW conversation with celebrated music supervisor Randall Poster -- bummer -- (they've worked together on "The School of Rock," "Before Sunrise" and "SubUrbia" which members of Sonic Youth did some uncredited musical score work on). But Poster soldiered on with Graham Reynolds, the composer currently working on Linklater's next picture, the West Texas-set black comedy, "Bernie," starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey.

David Slade To Direct 'Daredevil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 10:18 AM
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Let The Casting Speculation Begin!"Daredevil" is being brought back to the big screen and David Slade is set to direct.

SXSW Review: 'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' A Funny & Moving Portrait Of The Late Night Staple

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 15, 2011 9:25 AM
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The maelstrom of controversy, sensationalized media coverage and generally hurt feelings that broke out during the kerfuffle that surrounded the decision to dethrone Conan O'Brien from his position as the host of "The Tonight Show" after seven months (to replace him with Jay Leno… the man he replaced), was something supercharged and grass-roots out-of-control, eclipsing even the late night battle that had David Letterman angrily leaving NBC for greener pastures at CBS. In other words: it was an even bigger deal than the last time NBC fucked up.

'Men In Black 3' Delays Force Alec Baldwin To Leave The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 8:34 AM
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Ooof. As if the woes around "Men In Black 3" couldn't get worse --- with a ballooning $200 million budget, an unfinished script, writers who aren't talking to producers and a massive production delay -- the film is now losing actors.

Director Paul Feig Developing Comedic Vehicle For Jon Hamm; New Trailer For 'Bridesmaids' Lands

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 15, 2011 8:12 AM
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While most people probably know Jon Hamm from “Mad Men,” (which this writer believes is currently the best show on TV), many know he’s also been quietly building a career in comedy. In addition to three excellent stints hosting “Saturday Night Live,” he’s also had a recurring role on “30 Rock” and has a supporting role in the upcoming comedy “Bridesmaids,” which our team just saw at SXSW and called “hilarious and heartfelt." Fans might also know he’s known to occasionally make low-key appearances at the UCB Theatre as well as on various comedy podcasts. Basically, he’s the real deal.

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