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Racy Poster For Cannes Contender ‘L’Apollonide’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 7:17 AM
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It looks like there's going to be a good amount of skin on display at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The trailer for Julia Leigh's provocative "Sleeping Beauty" with Emily Browning has already teased that you should expected some R-rated bits and pieces and early stills for "L’Apollonide" haven't been lacking in total exposure either.

Anna Kendrick & John Francis Daley Prepare For 'Rapture-Palooza' With Craig Robinson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 6:36 AM
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We have to be honest, when we first heard of "Rapture-Paloooza," a title that is being developed as part of Lionsgate's new micro-budgeted genre film division, we didn't think much of it. But studios are now wetting themselves over the possible gains to be made with no-budget fare as they watch "Insidious" getting ready to clear about $90 million worldwide on a $1.5 million budget. And these movies are attracting better-than-usual talent who are likely hoping to make some decent back end coin if the film becomes a hit.

Saoirse Ronan Takes Dual Roles In 'The Host'; Andrew Niccol Might Return To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 6:21 AM
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Well here's some Saoirse Ronan news we didn't expect. Though it's largely assumed -- but still not confirmed -- that she will be re-teaming with Peter Jackson with a role in "The Hobbit" and Joe Wright is waiting on her for "Anna Karenina," Ronan's next announced project is neither of those and something quite different instead.

Which Summer Films Won't Make You Feel Like You've Been Lobotomized? The May-August Movies: Part 1

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 3, 2011 6:03 AM
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Something's in the air. The days are getting longer. The weather's getting warmer. Your IQ is dropping by the day. That's right, it's the start of the summer movie season! The critical darlings that get you through the winter moments are a thing of the past, replaced by CGI-packed blockbusters, comedies and the occasional kids' flick, designed principally as a way of tempting you into an air conditioned theater to spend money on ice cream and nachos.

Todd Haynes Will Direct My Morning Jacket Concert Webcast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 5:38 AM
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So is American Express and Vevo like the concert webcast version of HBO? Sure seems like it. So far, they've lured Spike Lee, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch to direct concert webcasts for John Legend & The Roots, Arcade Fire and Duran Duran, respectively, and now they've nabbed another high profile helmer.

Watch: Trailer For 'The Ledge' Says Sleeping With A Crazy Christian's Wife Will Make You Want To Die

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 5:08 AM
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Those quiet religious types are always hiding a bit of crazy, aren't they? Anyway, at least in "The Ledge" they are, as it centers as a Bible thumper who gets off-the-crucifix crazy when he finds out his wife is taking advantage of the pleasures of the secular flesh.

Watch: Musical Clip From Cannes Closer Christoph Honoré's ‘Les Bien-aimés’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 5:05 AM
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Just over a week to go now until the Cannes Film Festival kicks off and the sneak peeks continue to roll in.

Model Agyness Deyn Leads Cast Of English Remake Of 'Pusher' Approved By Nicolas Winding Refn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 4:50 AM
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Before "Bronson" broke him through, those in the know were already hip to Nicolas Winding Refn thanks to his "Pusher" series. The trilogy explored the criminal and drug fueled underworld of Copenhagen with the director's trademark flourish. It put his name firmly on the list of those to watch and helped launch Refn to the position he sits in today where stuff like the "Logan's Run" reboot are now viable options. Cinema is filled with numerous gangster pics but "Pusher" seems to be a favorite. It's already been remade once in a Hindi language version and now the director his putting his weight behind an English take on the material.

Basement Jaxx Soundtrack For 'Attack The Block' Gets U.K. Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 4:29 AM
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Scores for films are no longer just the domain for classically driven composers. The past year has seen a crop of electronic-based artists take the reins with Daft Punk and Chemical Brothers powering "Tron: Legacy" and "Hanna," respectively, while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor surprised everyone by walking away with an Oscar for his work on "The Social Network." And it's not gonna stop there.

Anna Faris Will Provide Organic Food To 'The Dictator' Sacha Baron Cohen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 4:13 AM
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With three funny ladies in contention for the part, there was no doubt whoever landed it would be good for the role, it was just a matter of who it wound up being.

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