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Poster & Pics From Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne's Cannes Entry 'The Kid With The Bike'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 3:25 AM
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Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne are Cannes Film Festival veterans and favorites. Ever since "Rosetta" took the Palme d'Or in 1999, all their films since have not only played in competition at Cannes, they've also won prizes -- that's right, they have two Palme d'Or, one Ecumenical and one screenplay prize from Cannes. Not too shabby. Well, they're back on the Croisette this year and if we were betting men, we'd put money down on them walking away with something.

Snubbed? Who's Missing In The 2011 Cannes Line-Up?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2011 3:04 AM
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As one of the most highly anticipated film festivals on the planet -- the Olympics of cinema as it were -- each spring the looming arrival of the Cannes Film Festival line-up brings with it a near feeding frenzy of anticipation (except for those actually awaiting the summer tentpole season).

George Clooney Will Produce & Possibly Direct Movie About 2008 Bailout

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 2:47 AM
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Picture To Be Written By 'Stranger Than Fiction' ScreenwriterSigh, do we really need another movie about the economic collapse? Michael Moore tried to address the issue with his rush job documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story" and he was bested by the immensely better, Oscar-winning "Inside Job." We've also got "Margin Call" and "Too Big To Fail" around the corner; we're kind of exhausted on this topic already. But damn if we can't raise a bit of interest when George Clooney comes sniffing around the subject.
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Olga Kurylenko Will 'Expatriate' With Aaron Eckhart In Assassin Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 2:17 AM
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'Trust' Star Liana Libreto Also On BoardAaron Eckhart's transition from respected character actor into mainstream leading man has been a bumpy road. For every "The Dark Knight" there is an ill-conceived entry like the rom-com "No Reservations," and while it did solid box office ($180 million worldwide) "Battle: Los Angeles" was fucking terrible. But Eckhart isn't through kicking ass and taking names, and he's currently filming "Expatriate" and now has a former Bond girl on his tail.

Watch: Trailer For Cannes Entry 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 1:58 AM
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Emily Browning's characters haven't been having a good time in the movie theaters lately. As Baby Doll in Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch," her character escaped the harsh world of a brutal mental institution by becoming a burlesque dancer and action star in alternate realities where wearing skimpy clothes was an act of liberation. Well, as Lucy in Julia Leigh's Cannes competition entry "Sleeping Beauty" she's not going to have it much easier, though, the film will likely be much, much better than Snyder's turgid comic book store mess.

Watch: Taylor Lautner Uses His Apple Products To Discover His True Identity In 'Abduction'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 1:58 AM
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Oh, those teenage years when you just don't feel comfortable in your skin and feel like an alien in your own body. How better to address these complex issues than with a Jason Bourne-style action pic starring Taylor Lautner!

Cliff Martinez To Score Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 14, 2011 1:28 AM
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It may not surprise you when we say that we're extremely excited about Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive." The Danish director made a massive impression with the one-two punch of "Bronson" and "Valhalla Rising" a couple of years back, both films confirming the promise he showed with the "Pusher" trilogy. For his Hollywood debut, a minimalist crime thriller based on the novel by the great James Sallis, about a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver, he's assembled quite a cast, led by Ryan Gosling, and also including Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Isaacs.

Watch: Trailer For 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Has Distinct Whiff Of 'The Happening'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 14, 2011 1:03 AM
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The value of a home-grown franchise for a big studio can't be undervalued, and since they adapted Pierre Boule's novel "La planète des singes" into 1968's "Planet of the Apes," it's become one of 20th Century Fox's key properties, spawning five additional movies, and two separate TV series. But the monkey-heaviest sci-fi series around isn't what it once was, and 2001's Tim Burton 're-imagining' failed to successfully re-launch the franchise, due to being really, really terrible. But you can't keep a good merchandising opportunity down, and the studio have gone back to the well, with the talents of Andy Serkis, James Franco and effects geniuses WETA Digital leading the charge.

'A Serious Man' Star Michael Stuhlbarg Joins The Still-Filming 'Men in Black 3'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2011 11:21 AM
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The ugly portrait of Hollywood stupidity and hubris -- "hey, we'll figure out the script on set, no problem!" -- is a slightly antiquated one given the rise of successful improvisation, not only in comedy which was the norm, but big-budget narrative (see "Iron Man" where Jon Favreau and co. literally figured out scenes moments before they were shot), but can still be occasionally framed as a cautionary tale. See the latest example: "Men In Black 3" or "Men In Black 3D" whatever you want to call it. Sony's very expensive tentpole revival 10 years after the fact ("MIB2" was released in 2002) has been shooting on and off since December and is still adding new members to its cast.

Sally Field to Play Daniel Day-Lewis' Wife in Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2011 11:00 AM
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Lest you think women past 40 don't really have much of a career in Hollywood... ok, that can often be true in our culture of ageism and youth, but more to the point, 64-year-old actress Sally Field has landed the role of her late-era career. Sure, the actress already has two Best Actress Oscars under her belt, "Norma Rae" (1979) and "Places in the Heart" (1984), but these days she's remembered for "Mrs. Doubtfire" more than anything else.

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