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In Theaters: 'Men In Black III' & 'Moonrise Kingdom' Hope To Be 'The Intouchables' This Weekend

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • May 25, 2012 5:01 PM
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Fill up the cooler, slather on the sunscreen, and find all your white clothes that have been moldering in the back of the closet since Labor Day: it’s Memorial Day Weekend! This year, film studios are celebrating the armed forces and the unofficial start of summer with aliens, nuclear holocaust, drug addicts, and puppy love. So whether you’re on your way to the beach, to the plains, to the city, to the country, or just staying home to enjoy three-to-four days of freedom and fireworks, we wish you lots of happy movie watching!

Pablo Larrain's 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal Takes Top Prize At Cannes Directors' Fortnight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 4:37 PM
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It has been one helluva week for Pablo Larrain. Easily one of the most buzzed-about movies on the Croisette -- and it wasn't even in the proper festival lineup, playing the Directors' Fortnight instead -- the biggest question being asked among those who saw and fell in love with "No" was how the Cannes selection committee didn't manage to snag this one for themselves. In the end, it doesn't matter -- the movie spoke for itself and has walked away with the top prize, the Art Cinema Award.

Watch: Brad Pitt Explains Why The Movie Is Called 'Killing Them Softly' In New Clip From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 4:04 PM
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The economy, murder, drugs and an election all come to a rolling boil in Andrew Dominik's brilliant "Killing Them Softly," the picture that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week (read our review) and knocked back viewers who were expecting just your standard, run-of-the-mill crime thriller.

Take A Look At USPS Stamps For Frank Capra, Billy Wilder, John Ford & John Huston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 3:35 PM
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Considering the art of letter-writing and the ritual of walking to the mailbox are becoming lost to the digital age (single tear), it's kinda cute that the United States Postal Service keeps making special new stamps, but honestly, we'd buy these and frame 'em.

New Pics Of Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch & Aaron Johnson In Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Plus TV Spot With Fresh Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 3:19 PM
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It's two down and one to go for Taylor Kitsch whose attempt to leap from "Friday Night Lights" to blockbuster superstardom has been wobbly at best. Both "John Carter" and "Battleship" are underperforming, didn't exactly show off his acting skills in the best light (though ladies got more than an eyeful of his ripped bod) and now it's down to this: "Savages," the latest from the wild and unpredictable Oliver Stone.

The Fire Rises: New Banners From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Hint At The Epic War That Hits Gotham

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 25, 2012 2:43 PM
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Sick of "The Dark Knight Rises" and its relatively secret campaign? At least compared to say, Fox's "Prometheus," which seemingly has revealed every secret it has? (Probably not, but it sure feels that way). Well, you shouldn't be. Trust In Nolan (someone should make a T-shirt of that and give me some props).

Cannes: Shia Labeouf Talks The "Messy, Dirty, Realistic" Violence Of 'Lawless' & John Hillcoat Explains How Guy Pearce Scared Nick Cave's Kids

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 25, 2012 2:24 PM
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For fans of Australian helmer John Hillcoat, it’s been a long wait since his last film, the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel “The Road” in 2009. However, it looks like patience has paid off with his latest film, “Lawless,” which tells the tale of the Depression-era Bondurant brothers whose successful bootlegging operation in Franklin County, Virginia is soon threatened by authorities who are looking to cut their profits. Based on the novel “The Wettest County In the World” (which the film was originally titled), written by Matt Bondurant—grandson of one of the main characters in the novel—"Lawless," penned by famed musician and screenwriter Nick Cave, had its world premiere at Cannes last weekend. The film was received with a significant amount of praise, with our own writer saying “as far as top-tier storytelling goes, it doesn't get much better than this.”

New Image Of Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan In 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 2:02 PM
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Well, the first trailer for "The Great Gatsby" arrived earlier this week and it proved two things: 1) there seems to be no limit to where Kanye West and Jay-Z's "No Church In The Wild" can be used, and 2) for better or worse, this movie is a Baz Luhrmann film all the way.

Cannes: David Cronenberg Talks The "Strange Mutant Hybrid" Of 'Cosmopolis'; Robert Pattinson Says There's No Link Between His Own Life & Eric Packer

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 25, 2012 1:03 PM
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With his adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel “Cosmopolis,” which follows a 28-year-old billionaire’s stretch limo ride across Manhattan that soon turns into a warped odyssey that tears apart his own world, it looks as if David Cronenberg is returning to the sort of ethereal horror fantasies with which he made his name. With “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson in the lead, along with an awe-inspiring ensemble that includes Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand and Mathieu Amalric, “Cosmopolis” is already proving to be a divisive and titillating work from the famed auteur in the vein of his 1991 William Burroughs adaptation “Naked Lunch.”

Kino Lorber Picks Up Hong Sang-Soo's 'In Another Country' & Ken Loach's 'Angels' Share' Finds Distribution With Sundance Selects

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 25, 2012 12:20 PM
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Tracking the festival circuit can sometimes be a frustrating venture as distribution deals (or lack thereof) can negate anticipation and excitement. For smaller-name films, foreign ones in particular, it's sometimes a matter of years before a far away festival hit is released locally. American fans of South Korean helmer Hong Sang-soo and Scotsman Ken Loach can rejoice, however, as the duo's latest films from Cannes have now secured stateside distribution deals.

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