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X-Men: First Class: A Critique of Lawrence's Mystique; New International Trailer

Here is MTV's take on this new still of Jennifer Lawrence as X-Men: First Class's Mystique: "This may not be the most engaging of press images, but we’re satisfied with a static shot of the iconic character in full makeup—not to mention confident we’ll see Mystique in a variety of more dynamic, even seductive poses within the full film. It’s kind of her thing."
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • April 20, 2011 7:15 AM
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi Goes to Magnolia Before North American Tribeca Premiere

Jiro Dreams of Sushi Goes to Magnolia Before North American Tribeca Premiere
North American rights for Jiro Dreams of Sushi have gone to Magnolia, which plans to release the film later this year. Jiro Dreams had its world premiere at the Berlinale and will make its North American premiere at Tribeca on April 21. The film follows 85-year old chef Jiro Ono and his son, Yoshikazu, who is heir to his legendary Tokyo restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 20, 2011 7:08 AM
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The Great Gatsby Cast So Far: Edgerton Joins DiCaprio, Maguire, Mulligan, Fisher

UPDATE 5/18: Australian actor Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) will play Tom Buchanan.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 20, 2011 7:05 AM
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Restrepo Documentarian Tim Hetherington Confirmed Killed in Libya UPDATED

Having survived many dangerous photographic missions in his life, as well as repeated trips to the lethal Restrepo outpost in Afghanistan--now abandoned by U.S. military--where he shot Oscar-nominated doc Restrepo with co-director Sebastian Junger, British photojournalist and Vanity contributor Tim Hetherington, 41, has died during fighting in Misrata between Muammar Gaddafi's soldiers and Libyan rebels, along with photographer Chris Hondros.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2011 4:04 AM
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Red Flag Acquires AIDS Doc We Were Here for September Release in North America

Red Flag Acquires AIDS Doc We Were Here for September Release in North America
Red Flag Releasing has acquired North American rights to Sundance AIDS doc We Were Here for September release in theaters followed by OnDemand, DVD, digital downloads and television (spring 2012).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2011 3:28 AM
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Video Review Shows Go Young: Ebert Presents and ComingSoon's FilmPulse

Video Review Shows Go Young: Ebert Presents and ComingSoon's FilmPulse
Michael Phillips and Tony Scott, where art thou? Cheers went up among cinephiles when At the Movies dumped the two Bens (callow Lyons and less callow Mankiewicz), but unfortunately the damage was done, and Phillips and Scott were perhaps too intelligently polite to survive in TV land.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 12:24 PM
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Mark Cuban Puts Landmark Theaters, Magnolia on the Block UPDATED

Mogul Mark Cuban, 52, put indie chain Landmark Theatres and specialty distributor Magnolia Pictures up for sale more than a month ago via investment bank Moelis & Co. The first round of auction bids come in next week. The story was first reported by Bloomberg. "Business is great," wrote Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban in an e-mail. "We are just testing the waters. Lets see what market thinks it's worth, then we can decide what to do."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 10:41 AM
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Sundance Romance Homework Changes Title To The Art of Getting By

While Fox Searchlight's $3-million Sundance pick-up formerly titled Homework now boasts the new title The Art of Getting By, rookie Gavin Wiesen's beauty and the nerd romance starring Emma Roberts (Scream 4) as a gorgeous girl who sees merit in lonely depressive Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), has held onto its opening date of June 17th--for a platform release--which will expand nationally in July.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 8:52 AM
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Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In: Horror Thriller Images Before Cannes Premiere

Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In: Horror Thriller Images Before Cannes Premiere
Pedro Almodovar's horror thriller The Skin I Live In stars Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya and is based on Thierry Jonque's 2005 crime novel, Tarantula. Forget the synopsis. We're waiting to see the movie, which debuts in competition in Cannes.
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • April 19, 2011 6:51 AM
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Darren Aronofsky Directs Vincent Cassel & His Many Women for Yves Saint Laurent

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2011 6:50 AM
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