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Alamo Responds to Viral PSA Reaction

Here's Alamo Drafthouse Chief Tim League's classy video response to the way media and internet reacted to their viral YouTube PSA decrying texting in movie theaters:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 10, 2011 4:29 AM
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The Hangover Part III Might Have a New Plot, Galifianakis & Cooper Slap Each Other Between Two Ferns

The Hangover Part III will actually have a new plot, believe it or not. Zach Galifianakis tells Rolling Stone that his character will be broken out of a mental institution by cohorts Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms (sans tattoo). We don't really care. But here's Galifianakis interviewing Cooper on his Funny or Die series, Between Two Ferns. It's funny. In fact, we're thinking of starting a regular column called "Things That are More Entertaining Than The Hangover Part II." Here are parts 1 and 2.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 9, 2011 6:53 AM
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Stephen Colbert Denies Age of Caves in Werner Herzog's 3-D Cave of Forgotten Dreams

During his Colbert Report interview with Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), Stephen Colbert sheds doubt on the age of the Chauvet Caves in the filmmaker's latest doc, the 3-D Cave of Forgotten Dreams (below, with the film's trailer). Here's our exclusive video clip. Herzog likes the idea of using an all-purpose title for his films: Gazing into the Abyss.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 7, 2011 9:53 AM
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Trailer Watch: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The trailer for Rupert Wyatt's prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco as a scientist run amuck and Andy Serkis (Gollum, King Kong) as a smart primate, looks pretty creepy. Here's more on WETA's VFX. Fox releases the pic on August 5. Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton and David Oyelow also star.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 3, 2011 12:33 PM
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Bradley Cooper Parle Tres Bien le Francais

For every Jane Fonda or Jodie Foster who speaks French well, serving as American good-will ambassadors in France, there are a host of others who mangle the language the way the French expect us to--just as Robert DeNiro did this year, calling his fellow Cannes jury members champignons (mushrooms) instead of compagnons (companions).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 3, 2011 8:24 AM
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Cannes Restless Reaction: Managing Expectations for Van Sant Tweener, Silent Version on DVD

Cannes Restless Reaction: Managing Expectations for Van Sant Tweener, Silent Version on DVD
Sony knew that Gus Van Sant's Restless was a tweener. It's neither an art film that plays for highbrow critics looking for discovery or depth, nor a mainstream entertainment aimed at teens. The movie is what it is: a sweet unpretentious coming-of-age love story that doesn't over-reach.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 3, 2011 2:15 AM
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X-Men Writer Kinberg Talks First Class Secrets, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Blomkamp's Elysium

X-Men Writer Kinberg Talks First Class Secrets, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Blomkamp's Elysium
The fate of an entire franchise was at stake with X-Men reboot First Class.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 2, 2011 7:00 AM
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Scorsese's Furious Love for Taylor & Burton: The Impossible Casting, Love Letters, Video

Martin Scorsese and Paramount have won the bidding to develop a film about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's tumultuous and passionate romance, based on Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger's book, Furious Love. Should Taylor's estate give its blessing (as Burton's has), Scorsese will then choose a screenwriter to kick things off. Deadline says others who chased rights to the book include Oscar-winners Natalie Portman and screenwriter David Seidler (The King's Speech). [Deadline]
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 2, 2011 4:19 AM
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EXCLUSIVE Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson Talks !Women Art Revolution, Feminism, Outtakes of History

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson Talks !Women Art Revolution, Feminism, Outtakes of History
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s new documentary about feminism in the art world of the 1960s, !Women Art Revolution, will make its theatrical debut at NYC's IFC Center June 1, followed by showings across the country (schedule below, along with the trailer) via Zeitgeist Films. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September, and also screened at Sundance and Berlin.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 1, 2011 4:30 AM
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Watch: A Letter to Elia, Martin Scorsese's Portrait of Kazan: "There's nothing but the movie"

Watch the full episode. See more American Masters.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 30, 2011 3:44 AM
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