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Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome To New York' Going VOD Only In France, Could Be Late Addition To Cannes Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 4:48 PM
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Abel Ferrara and theatrical distribution mix like oil and water. His films always seem to be hard to find on the big screen, usually slotted with a smaller distributor who doesn't expand his films beyond the few screens they manage to snag in New York City and Los Angeles. And for his latest, "Welcome To New York," French producers The Wild Bunch are forgoing a theatrical release entirely.

Takashi Miike Already At Work On Next Film, 'Sinister 2' Gets A Director & Mary Harron Lines Up New Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 4:19 PM
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Takashi Miike
As fans of director Takashi Miike know, the dude is prolific. As soon as one project is done, he's one to the next, and with "Over Your Dead Body" in the can (but not playing Cannes like some had predicted), the director has already gotten started with his next movie. Miike is currently in production on the awesomely titled "Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld."

Samuel L. Jackson Reteams With Quentin Tarantino For 'The Hateful Eight' Live Read

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 3:29 PM
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Pulp Fiction
Finding a role for him in five of his movies to date, the partnership between director Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson has been steady over the years, with the actor taking roles both big and small. Whenever QT has called, Jackson has pretty much been there. So who better for Tarantino to ring up than his old pal when it's time to do a live read of his leaked script, "The Hateful Eight"?

Watch: 2 Clips, Featurette And New Pics From 'Neighbors' Starring Seth Rogen & Zac Efron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 3:07 PM
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Neighbors
Yes, "Neighbors" is foremost a comedy about two man-children who face off against each other and get into man-children-esque hijinks. But there is a thematic kernel underneath it all too. We know, we don't want to take away from the red band zaniness of the movie either, but hear us out.

Watch: NSFW Teaser Trailer For Mathieu Amalric's Cannes Contender 'La Chambre Bleue'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 2:36 PM
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La Chambre Bleue
Is actor Mathieu Amalric becoming a Cannes staple as a director? He's making all the right movies -- in 2010 he made his first appearance on the Croisette as a director with "Tournée," winning Best Director and a FIPRESCI prize for his efforts. This year, he's returning with "La Chambre Bleue," this time shifted from Competition to Un Certain Regard, and it promises a fair bit of skin and sweat.

Watch: First Trailer For Paul Haggis' 'Third Person' Starring Liam Neeson, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 1:30 PM
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Third Person
Paul Haggis sure likes his multi-threaded dramas, in which lives intersect and secrets are revealed and we all learn valuable lessons about who we are. Hell, "Crash" won the guy an Oscar, so why not try and do it again, only this time take that concept around the globe? That's just what he did with "Third Person," which debuted at TIFF last fall, and is still without a domestic release date.

Exclusive: Clip From Breast Cancer Drama 'Decoding Annie Parker' Tries To Find A Cure

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2014 1:02 PM
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Decoding Annie Parker
One in every nine women will be stricken with breast cancer in their life, or in other words, approximately two million women across the next twenty years. You would think that would be enough to make people sit up and take notice, but geneticist Mary-Claire King had to fight to get anyone to pay attention.

Producers Say ‘Spider-Man’ Crossovers With ‘X-Men’ & ‘Avengers’ Won't Happen Until "We’ve Run Out Of Ideas"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2014 12:46 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
OMG, an “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” mid-credits sting in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Crosssssooooverrrrrrrr! Nope, as you’ve probably read by now. The only reason that this unlikely event – a 20th Century Fox movie being promoted within a Sony/Columbia tentpole – happened was because it was essentially in director Marc Webber’s contact. The filmmaker owed another move to Fox Searchlight (sibling company of parent Fox) after “(500) Days of Summer,” and so in order for him to make “The Amazing Spider-Man” and the sequel, Sony had to agree to promote one of Fox’s upcoming movies (they chose “X-Men Days of Future Past” in the aforementioned example).

Spend ‘Two Days, One Night' With Marion Cotillard In New Pics From Dardennes Cannes Entry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 12:22 PM
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Two Days, One Night
While we'll leave it to the experts to wager on what movie has the best shot at the Palme d'Or, you can't count out the Dardennes. They are two-time Palme winners, not to mention the numerous other awards they've picked up in the south of France, and their latest, "Two Days, One Night" looks like they'll have another shot. Here's the trailer in case you missed it, but if you're wanting more, a batch of new images has landed.

Exclusive: Watch The Gripping Trailer For Thriller 'Whitewash' Starring Thomas Haden Church

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2014 12:07 PM
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Whitewash
Canadian writer/director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais won the Best New Narrative Director prize at last year year's Tribeca Film Festival for the thriller "Whitewash," and he's excited to see how it's received when everyone has a chance to see it. "Now I just can't wait for Americans to discover Thomas Haden Church's performance," Hoss-Desmarais said when Oscilloscope Laboratories picked up the film last year. The release is impending and we've got an exclusive trailer for you to check out.

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