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Werner Herzog On John Waters: "I Have The Feeling That This Man Is Gay."

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 4:50 PM
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There is no one who can turn a phrase better than Werner Herzog, and he's one of the few people we could actually say "we could listen to him read the phone book" and mean it. It seems every now and then a morsel of genius falls out of his brain and onto the Internet and today is no different.

Watch: Spoiler-ish Trailer For 'Your Sister's Sister' With Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt & Mark Duplass

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 4:34 PM
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Premiering at TIFF last fall, unspooling at the Tribeca Film Festival which kicks off today and headed into theaters later this spring, if you're eager to see "Your Sister's Sister," the latest from "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton, you might actually want to stop reading now and not bother with the trailer as it pretty much gives up the entire story.

Watch: Trailer For Dustin Lance Black's Re-Edited 'Virginia' (aka 'What's Wrong With Virginia')

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 4:13 PM
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Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black was coming into TIFF in 2010 on a wave a good buzz. He was riding high off the succes of "Milk" which earned him an Oscar, and Clint Eastwood was gearing up "J. Edgar" based on a script he had written. And now, everyone wanted to take a peek to see what the wunderkind would do behind the camera with his feature directorial debut "What's Wrong With Virginia." And it was a disaster. Reviews were not kind and the movie took a very, very long time to find a distributor. And indeed, Black himself was candid about the failures of the film.

Review: Reverence Outweighs Insight In Kevin Macdonald's 2 1/2 Hour 'Marley' Documentary

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 18, 2012 3:56 PM
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A long film detailing a tragically short life, on paper, Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley documentary "Marley" has more than enough of a pedigree to justify its 2 1/2 hour running time. After all, it's a biopic of one of the most influential and evergreen musical pioneers of all time, being brought to us by the respected documentarian behind the thrilling "Touching the Void" and the Oscar-winning "One Day In September." But the truth is that film's exhaustive approach at some point becomes simply exhausting, with its sporadic moments of true inspiration, almost all directly connected with the music or Bob's early life, serving mostly to remind of how by-the-numbers the rest of the movie is. It purports to bring us the man behind the myth, but 150 minutes later, the flesh-and-blood Marley remains frustratingly out of reach, and the myth is still reverently intact.
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Gerard Butler Is Getting Ready For A 'Manhunt'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 18, 2012 3:45 PM
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Gerard Butler is a busy actor whose roles have taken him all over the map in terms of genre and character. While he may be best known for muscular action flicks like “300” and romantic comedies like “The Ugly Truth,” he’s popped up as a voice talent in the animated “How To Train Your Dragon” and had his big break as The Phantom in Joel Schumacher’s rendition of “The Phantom of the Opera.” He’s not slowing down either, with a busy slate of potential projects, including the highly coveted lead role in Albert Hughes’ “Motor City” – and it was just yesterday we told you he’d be joining “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” director Tommy Wirkola on the sci-fi comic adaptation “Afterburn.”

Claude Miller's Final Film 'Thérèse D' Starring Audrey Tautou Named The Closing Film Of The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 3:14 PM
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The wait is almost over, and tomorrow Thierry Frémaux and co. will pull back the curtain on the lineup of the Cannes Film Festival. This morning we learned that the restored version of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America" will get a special screening, and now the organizers have announced what film will be the last to unspool.

Daniel Craig On The Heineken/'Skyfall' Relationship: "It’s Unfortunate But That’s How It Is"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2012 2:45 PM
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Is multi-tiered corporate sponsorship the way of the future for cinema? Will it go beyond basic product placement and something more nefarious that seeps deep into the narrative of the picture? Will Taco Bell burritos with a deliciously disgusting Doritos taco shell become a plot point in "Transformers 4"? Undoubtedly you've heard about the sponsorship deal the new 007 film "Skyfall" made with Dutch beer conglomerate Heineken -- a relationship thought of dubious to most fans of James Bond because of the secret agent's well-renowned love of martinis, not Dutch beer. 

Jessica Alba & Michelle Rodriguez Reportedly In Talks For Return To 'Machete Kills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 2:32 PM
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While Danny Trejo is the only confirmed actor for "Machete Kills," the sequel to the pulp, exploitation style, grindhouse flick "Machete," we could probaby guess who else might be back even with nothing official. And right up there would be Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez.

Robert De Niro & Christopher Walken May Head To 'Last Vegas' With Michael Douglas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 2:05 PM
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Old dudes partying? Nah, we'll pass on that, thanks. Oh wait, those dudes include Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken? Yeah, that sounds like a shindig we could get down with.

Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Needs To Find Organic Mushrooms In iPhone/Siri Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 2:05 PM
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Despite "The Avengers" marketing team tying the superhero franchise into every conceivable consumer good known to man, here's one opportunity they missed. Samuel L. Jackson stars in another celeb-led spot (following Zooey Deschanel's yesterday) for iPhone 4/Siri, which seems weird to us because isn't the whole point of this thing about how it can help everyday people and not famous actors who have assistants to do this stuff for them anyway?

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