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Trailer Watch: Clooney in The American

Anton Corbijn’s follow up to 2007's Control has a September 1st release date and one very marketable combination: Clooney, weapons and women.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2010 7:51 AM
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Eclipse World Premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival

Eclipse World Premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival
Film Independent has announced its official selections for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 17 to 27 in downtown LA.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 4, 2010 6:48 AM
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Ebert Named Webby Person of the Year

Ebert Named Webby Person of the Year
The Webby Awards have named Roger Ebert their Person of the Year. The Webbys credit the Chicago Sun-Times film critic with raising the bar for the “level of poignancy, thoughtfulness and critique one can achieve on the web” and having an “unparalleled level of engagement with followers and fans.”
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 4, 2010 6:35 AM
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Do We Need Another Robin Hood? It's Time.

While comparisons will abound between Ridley Scott's new take on Robin Hood and all the prior iterations of the great Sherwood Forest legend, Sophia Savage wonders if she'll be able to move on from her girl crush on Kevin Costner in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. Even Russell Crowe seems a tad threatened, if you ask me. He told People that Costner's Robin Hood film "looks like a Jon Bon Jovi video."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 4, 2010 4:50 AM
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Tribeca Lures 410,000 Attendees

Tribeca Lures 410,000 Attendees
Attendance at Robert De Niro's ninth Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) was over 410,000, if you count panels and free community events as well as screenings. 94,000 went to theater screenings and events over 12 days ending May 2; 396 screenings and panels were at more than 95% capacity. TFF screened 85 features and 47 short films from 38 countries.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2010 3:55 AM
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News Update: Grand Ole Opry Flooded, Spielberg Picks War Horse, Stone Tours South America

Flood damage to the Grand Ole Opry House was reportedly topic number one in the Nashville music community Monday. At least three feet of water encroached on the historic venue, whose stage is considered hallowed ground in country music. This weekend's shows have been relocated to the Ryman Auditorium downtown, an equally revered venue that fortunately was unaffected. Heavy rains and the rising waters of the Cumberland River devastated middle Tennessee over the weekend.
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • May 4, 2010 1:26 AM
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Anime: Next Big Thing

Would you buy a ticket for a big-budget, live-action anime feature? What if there were four of them released at the same time?
  • By Cameron Carlson
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  • May 4, 2010 1:22 AM
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Lynn Redgrave Dies, Tough Time for Redgrave Family

I feel for the Redgrave family, which has suffered so much loss in a short period. Lynn Redgrave, the youngest daughter of the great acting family of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kemp, died Sunday night at age 67 at her home in Connecticut. Her recent autobiographical one-woman show Nightingale dealt with her battle with breast cancer. Here's indieWIRE, The Guardian and NPR.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 3, 2010 4:32 AM
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New York Diary: Tribeca Breakouts, MoMA and Fela!

I love New York in spring (even when the temperature hits the 80s at Sunday's Yankee/White Sox game).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 3, 2010 2:45 AM
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News Update: New Orleans, Nashville, Treme, Jonah Hex Trailer

Weekend flooding in Nashville won't be a good thing for TV and film productions in the area (see video below). And in New Orleans, the cast and crew of HBO's Treme are among the many who are "very distraught" about the BP-related oil slick heading for shore, executive producer Eric Overmyer told us Friday. Treme wrapped production on its first season late Friday and doesn't resume for season two until November.
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • May 3, 2010 2:00 AM
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