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WATCH: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Clips

If you like Louis CK or Chris Rock, acerbic, sharp comedians who like to dig into who we are and how we feel about each other, check out Marina Zenovich's "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," which offers a fascinating portrait of the brilliant and troubled comic who paved the way.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 31, 2013 5:20 PM
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Best of the Week: 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Wins Cannes and Causes a Stir, On Set with Superman, Reviews and More

The best stories of the week from TOH!
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  • May 31, 2013 4:29 PM
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Tough Girls Unite: Jovovich in Talks for 'Expendables,' 'Fast & Furious 6' Star Rodriguez Rocks 'Machete Kills' Poster (TRAILER)

As soon as Sylvester Stallone tweeted that he was looking for the "young" Sigourney Weaver, we knew that we wouldn't have to wait for "The Expendabelles" to see a femme tough action star join the "Expendables" universe. In fact, Lionsgate is priming the pump for that spin-off by adding a woman to its hitherto all-male "The Expendables" cast.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 31, 2013 4:20 PM
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TOH! Ranks the Top Ten Studio Ghibli Films, 'My Neighbor Totoro' and 'Howl's Moving Castle' Come to Blu-Ray UPDATE

Hayao Miyazaki's masterpieces "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Howl's Moving Castle" are now available on Blu-ray for the first time. Below, our TOH! ranking of the Top Ten Studio Ghibli films (hint: "Totoro" and "Howl's" make the list).
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  • May 31, 2013 2:43 PM
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WATCH: Werner Herzog's Unsettling 'Don't Text While Driving' PSA

Be sure to check out this "Don't Text While Driving" PSA directed by Werner Herzog. Only 30 seconds long, the video has Herzog's signature observant touch, and with unsettling succinctness shows the catastrophic results of a distracted driver sending a text message as short as "On my way."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 31, 2013 1:25 PM
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Review Roundup: Critics Won Over by Rogen and His Funnyman Gang in 'This Is the End'

Early reviews are coming in for Seth Rogen's directorial debut and apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End," starring Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Michael Cera all playing hyperbolic versions of themselves. And critics are eating it up: Variety cites the film's "clever sense of self-parody," while the Hollywood Reporter mentions that the tired gross-out comedy genre "gets a strange temporary reprieve" with the film. Roundup below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 31, 2013 1:09 PM
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Review: The Kids Are All Right in 'The Kings of Summer,' A Sappy Coming-of-Age Romantic Comedy

The fine young summer romance -- that time in the short months between spring and fall when love gets idealized and love gets messy -- is an idea so entrenched in pop culture and particularly in film that we tend to forget to ask if such an impossible thing actually exists? It never existed for me, but then again I didn't go to summer camp or work at a theme park -- and I certainly didn't flee the parental tyranny of home for the lawless yonder of the woods as three teenage friends do in "The Kings of Summer."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 31, 2013 1:01 PM
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Cannes Deal: Drafthouse Films Nabs Dutch Domestic Thriller 'Borgman'

Drafthouse Films has picked up rights to domestic thriller "Borgman" from this year's Cannes Film Festival. Helmed by Alex van Warmerdam ("Grimm," "Abel"), and in the tonal vein of Yorgos Lanthimos' "Dogtooth" and Michael Haneke's "Funny Games," it is the first Dutch film to play in competition at the fest in nearly 40 years.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 31, 2013 1:00 PM
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Gibney Talks Manning and Assange, Stars of his 'WikiLeaks' Expose

Until recently, nobody knew who Bradley Manning was. Now he's all over the media, having pleaded guilty to ten charges (and not guilty to 12 others) before a Maryland military judge (see his leaked testimony here) for “misusing classified data,” the unlawful possession of classified material, exposing a cache of files, including videos, military logs and 250,000 State Department cables, and the transfer of this material to WikiLeaks. These charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail. “The more I read the cables, the more I came to the conclusion that this was the type of information that should become public,” he told the judge.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 31, 2013 12:14 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Stanley Donen's Backwoods Musical 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'

Relationship Roulette! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Landis introducing Stanley Donen's backwoods musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
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  • May 31, 2013 11:46 AM
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