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New Photo: Ellen Page & Jesse Eisenberg, Plus New English Teaser Poster

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 6:30 PM
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Spring has sprung, and along with fewer clothes, that pretty much has come to mean one thing in the movie world: that a new Woody Allen film can't be far away. The director's released a film, almost always at this time of year, like clockwork (the last time he skipped one: 1981, between "Stardust Memories" and "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.") This year's installment sees him head to Italy for the first time, for "To Rome With Love," which has assembled the usual impressive cast including Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill and, for the first time since 2006's "Scoop," Allen himself.

Kristen Stewart Just Wants A House, A Baby & Something Normal In New 'On The Road' Clips

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 6:02 PM
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Cannes is officially underway, which means we're now less than a week from the arrival of one of the most long-awaited films in the history of the medium: the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road." Francis Ford Coppola wanted to direct a version of the book for decades, but having presumably decided he'd rather faff around with Val Kilmer and an iPad, passed it over to "The Motorcylce Diaries"'' Walter Salles. And from everything we've seen so far, it looks like Salles might have pulled it off, or at least come close.

First Look: 'The Longest Week' With Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde & 'Maladies' Featuring James Franco, Catherine Keener

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 5:38 PM
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More first looks from the Cannes marketplace this evening, with a pair of star-studded indies looking to find distribution at home and abroad before the Croisette empties out. First up, there's comedy-drama "The Longest Week," from debut feature writer/director Peter Glanz, who was behind AMC's web series "The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks." The film's got an impressive cast, led by "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman, and also including Billy Crudup and Olivia Wilde. Images, a poster and a synopsis below, and click on to page two for your first look at James Franco starrer "Maladies."

Morgan Freeman Negotiating To Join Michael Douglas & Robert De Niro In Comedy 'Last Vegas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 4:55 PM
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Given that the two films in the franchise are the number one and number two R-rated comedies of all time, it's no surprise that studios are desperately attempting to recapture the formula of "The Hangover." Whether it's in set-up, like Sundance comedy "Bachelorette", or in spirit, like last summer's "Horrible Bosses", there are all kinds of spiritual successors to Todd Phillips' smash hit in the can or in the works, but they've all been lacking in one obvious thing: old people! Old people doing young people things are always funny! How else do you explain Betty White?

'Sin City' And 'Carnivale' Actor Nick Stahl Reported Missing

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 16, 2012 4:30 PM
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After not hearing from him for nearly a week, the wife of "Sin City" and "Carnivale" actor Nick Stahl has filed a missing persons report with the LAPD, mentioning that he was last seen on May 9 in Los Angeles's Skid Row. This discouraging news comes right after other worrisome developments, including the separation between the married couple, court-ordered drug tests prior to seeing his 2-year-old daughter, and a minor offense involving the thespian skipping a cab fare.
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Joel Edgerton To Write And Star In Thriller 'Felony'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 4:05 PM
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He's firmly on his way to the A-list after the critically acclaimed "Warrior," not to mention his upcoming starring roles in "The Great Gatsby" and Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden movie, but Australian actor Joel Edgerton's ambitions don't stop at simply appearing on screen. With his brother Nash and several other filmmakers from back home, he set up collective Blue Tongue Films, who've been behind films like "Animal Kingdom," and he has been active as a writer and even director, penning "The Square" with Nash back in 2008, and making his directorial debut with the short "Monkeys" last year.

Listen To Tom Cruise Cover 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' In First Cut From 'Rock Of Ages' Soundtrack

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 3:40 PM
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Confession time: certain members of staff, and by 'certain,' we mean 'one,' and by 'members of staff,' we mean, uh, me, are secretly quite excited about summer musical "Rock of Ages." It's either going to be a knowing guilty pleasure, or a unintentionally funny train wreck, but either way, we'll wager it''ll be a lot more fun than the po-faced likes of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" or "Total Recall." And the appeal of A-listers donning fright wigs and putting on a power ballad karaoke show is a pretty solid one, particularly when those stars include the likes of Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti and Bryan Cranston.

First Look: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins In Sex-Addiction Comedy-Drama ‘Thanks For Sharing'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 3:19 PM
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All it takes is one little film to bust down a taboo, and so it's seemingly been done with Steve McQueen's "Shame." The critically-acclaimed drama was a rare picture to tackle the question of sex addiction, and while it hasn't quite opened the floodgates, it's made it easier for other filmmakers to tackle the subject matter.

First Look: Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 3:00 PM
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Now that he's exited the "Transformers" franchise, Shia LaBeouf is trying to carve out a new reputation as a respectable, adult lead. He's had hits outside the toy-based series with films like "Disturbia," but the actor's clearly after a little more respect, and he's been making some smart choices of late, with John Hillcoat's "Lawless," which premieres this weekend at Cannes, and Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" among his upcoming projects.

Wes Anderson Halfway Done With His Next Screenplay; Will Be Set In Europe

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 16, 2012 2:52 PM
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Wes Anderson's latest picture, "Moonrise Kingdom," is being described by some as a "charming evocation of childhood," a "tender triumph of design, decor and rich emotion" by us (read our review here), and a return to live-action form by some after a few years of what many have called uneven missteps. So what's the Houston, Texas-born director going to do for an encore?

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