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Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic 'Dirty White Boy' Will Feature The Wu-Tang Clan Playing Themselves

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 4:25 PM
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Music biopics come and go, but this spring minds were blown when the always awesome Michael K. Williams was cast as Ol' Dirty Bastard in the film "Dirty White Boy." Of course, any movie involving ODB has to include the Wu-Tang Clan, and the idea of trying to find actors to fill those roles would be a mind-boggling challenge. But likely, the filmmakers don't have to worry about that.

Review: 'Sexual Chronicles Of A French Family' Deals Less With Wandering Minds & More With Wandering Hands

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 1, 2012 4:04 PM
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The opening shot of “Sexual Chronicles Of A French Family” is handheld footage of a young girl in class, her eyes darting back and forth as we hear a teacher discuss the day’s lesson. She briefly looks into the shaking camera before slipping her hand underneath her skirt. She wears no undergarment, as we see her fingers passionately move up and down, the camera becomes still as she pleasures herself. If you’re looking for “Snow White And The Huntsman,” you may be in the wrong theater.

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Wishes She Never Moved Into 'The House At The End Of The Street' In New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 3:54 PM
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Beautiful girl in a white tank top? Check. Low rent horror concept? Check. Lots of running around and missed cell phone calls? Check. Looks like all the ingredients are in place "The House At The End Of The End Street," the latest low-grade horror movie to feature an actress who has since moved on to much bigger and better things.

Watch: Arnie Gets Terminated In New Trailer For 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 3:44 PM
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With joints creaking, insurers likely charging high premiums, and Bengay likely being brought on set by the boatload, Sylvester Stallone has rounded up his action hero old timers for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hail Of Bullets" aka "The Expendables 2." In short, it takes all your favorite action heros over the age of 50, who were never great actors to begin with, and puts them all in the same movie. Promising!

Videodrome: The Best Recent Music Videos, Including M83, The Walkmen & A-Trak

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 1, 2012 3:29 PM
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After a bit of a Cannes-related break, it's time for the return of Videodrome, our semi-regular showcase for the best music videos around. Since the form has given the world game-changing helmers in both the blockbuster and arthouse realms, it's always important to keep an eye on promos, and indeed, one could argue that there's more invention to be found in the short-form than there is in features. So, without further ado, the five best music videos we've seen in the last few weeks. As ever, any tips and suggestions are more than welcome.

Joe Eszterhas Turns His Scary Encounter With Mel Gibson Into An eBook 'Heaven And Mel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 3:15 PM
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The last credit Joe Eszterhas has for screenplay work is in 2006, for the Hungarian film "Children Of Glory" (he also got his name on "Basic Instinct 2" for creating the characters). And while he made brief headlines last year when his new script "Lust" got music video helmer Hype Williams attached, nothing has been heard since. In fact, he's now most famous for being on the unfortunate end of a Mel Gibson tirade, one that he used to help boost the profile of The Wrap who breathlessly and desperate wrung every drop out of the story (and of course, reported on this). And now, he's written a 30,000 word book about the ordeal. We're not fucking kidding.

Review: 'High School' With Adrien Brody Is Your Standard-Issue Stoner Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 1, 2012 3:04 PM
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There’s a long and underwhelming tradition of marijuana-fueled comedies, some overt, others less so. Even as the subgenre ages, however, it’s impossible to note the lowered aspirations of filmmakers each time out, as “pot” comedy has become part of a genre where increasingly timid filmmakers merely check off boxes in lieu of embracing the kind of irreverence that comes with the use of controlled substances. By the self-consciously layered title, you can guess where “High School” falls on this spectrum.

Guy Ritchie Heads To 'Treasure Island' For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 2:39 PM
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For those of you who were fans of Guy Ritchie's earlier, grittier, more indie-style works like "Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels," "Snatch." or even "RocknRolla," and are hoping he might return to that kind of fare....you'll have to keep waiting. Ritchie revitalized his career by going franchise, and has made Warner Bros. very happy helming the "Sherlock Holmes" films starring Robert Downey Jr., which combined have brought in over $1 billion worldwide. Not surprisingly, they want him to do the same with another property.

Watch: It's Raining Men For Channing Tatum In 'Magic Mike' Clip Plus New Poster For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 2:17 PM
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Can a movie about male stripping become the sleeper hit of the summer? Warner Bros. is certainly hoping so, and with Channing Tatum already 2/2 with "The Vow" and "21 Jump Street," the odds are looking very good that "Magic Mike" -- which also boasts Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello among the hunktacular cast -- could cap off a helluva 2012 for the actor.

Review: 'A Cat In Paris' Is A Visually Distinctive Animated Trifle

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 1, 2012 2:01 PM
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This year, the Best Animated Feature Oscar nominees were a wild bunch indeed – in addition to the big budget studio fare (things like “Puss in Boots” and eventual winner “Rango”), there were two independent, foreign language films (and nothing from powerhouse Pixar). One of those animated films was “A Cat in Paris,” originally released in France way back in 2010, and it’s a charming, darkly hued trifle that offers some truly gorgeous, wholly unique visuals and reasonably emotional storytelling.

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