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Watch: 'The Wire: The Musical' with Omar, McNulty, Kima, Stringer Bell & Friends

Miss watching HBO's "The Wire"? The musical is coming courtesy of Funny or Die:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 5, 2012 12:21 PM
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Now and Then: Wes Anderson and Ridley Scott, Two Master Stylists Whose Best Work Is Past

Let me begin by clarifying my headline. I am not saying that Wes Anderson and Ridley Scott, two master stylists with new movies in theaters, will not someday surpass their best films; that kind of prediction is impossible and counterproductive. But it must be admitted that they set the bar high, and neither has yet leaped over it.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • June 5, 2012 6:01 AM
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Cannes Winner Mads Mikkelsen To Play Iconic Hannibal Role in NBC Series

Cannes' Best Actor winner Mads Mikkelsen ("The Hunt") will play Hannibal Lecter in NBC's upcoming contemporary-set drama "Hannibal." Hugh Dancy will co-star in the series, which is written by Bryan Fuller, who executive produces with Martha DeLaurentis. Based on Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon," Dancy plays FBI agent Will Graham and Mikkelsen is Dr. Lecter.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 4, 2012 5:29 PM
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Marvel's 'Avengers' Threatens Cameron at Top of Blockbuster Charts, 'Iron Man 3' Starts Production

There is much rejoicing in Marvel land, as "The Avengers" has grossed an estimated $552.7 million domestically and $802.5 million internationally, for a stunning $1.36 billion worldwide total. Thanks to premium 3-D prices, domestically and worldwide, “Avengers” is now the third-highest grossing film of all time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 4, 2012 4:29 PM
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Trailers From Hell: John Landis on 'One Million Years B.C.' and Icon Raquel Welch

This Monday's edition of Trailers from Hell features John Landis on "One Million Years B.C."
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  • June 4, 2012 3:47 PM
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Woody Allen Completes Casting Untitled Stateside Film

Woody Allen has completed casting his latest untitled film, which returns him stateside to New York and San Francisco this summer. It's Allen’s second time directing in San Francisco, where he shot his directorial debut, 1969's "Take the Money and Run."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 4, 2012 3:18 PM
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Career Watch: Charlize Theron Bids for Marquee Stardom with 'Huntsman' & 'Prometheus'

Charlize Theron is back in the spotlight with "Snow White and The Huntsman" and that's where she'll stay with "Prometheus" opening this week. And in July she starts shooting George Miller sequel “Mad Max: Fury Road” in Namibia (after three years of waiting, "It’s time to skin this cat already," she says).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 4, 2012 1:44 PM
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MTV Movie Awards: Russell Brand Monologue and Writing Mark New Low, 'Dark Knight Rises' Footage Impresses

Watch Russell Brand's MTV Awards opening monologue in which he slags corporate America, Kanye, Michael Fassbender's penis, Charlie Sheen, himself and his celebrity marriage (etc) below. Not his finest moment, as he kept shouting "TWILIGHT! HUNGER GAMES!" in a desperate attempt to keep the audience happy.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • June 4, 2012 12:32 PM
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'Mad Men' Episode 12 Review and Recap: When 'Commissions and Fees' Demand the Most Terrible Price

"Please don't stick around to see me when I'm feelin' low. Don't pass the cards to me to deal the crashing blow. I'll leave and close the door so you won't see me go." - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 4, 2012 6:23 AM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Conquers More Box Office; Specialized Success of The Year

The news this week is in the expanding films. Two huge hits-- a phenomenal second week for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and more success for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"-- joined with two other decently grossing expansions-- "Intouchables" and "Bernie"-- to provide an even better early June than last year.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • June 3, 2012 2:55 PM
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