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Scarlett Johansson Unleashes Lucy July 25

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Here comes Lucy. Source: Screenrant

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Clips from Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Moretz

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Oliver Assayas new film closes out the unprecedented representation of films with women in the main roles. Unfortunately, I will be flying out tomorrow morning and will miss it. Hoping I can see it soon.

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The Dardennes, Masters of Form – Two Days, One Night

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne have made the best film of the Cannes Film Fest so far, Two Days, One Night. With this suspenseful saga of a woman on the verge of losing her job, the Dardennes highlight the economic crisis framed within the context of human nature. Not since the Twilight Zone has human behavior been laid so bare, with our best and worst instincts examined under crisis. What…

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Cannes 2014: Two Posters from MacBeth

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Hitfix just posted these character posters for MacBeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

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Nicole Kidman Does Grace Kelly in Cannes Opening Film

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Grace of Monaco does many interesting things but one thing it won’t do is enable Nicole Kidman to win an Oscar the way Olivier Dehan’s last major film, La Vie En Rose, enabled Marion Cotillard to win for her performance as Edith Piaf. That isn’t going to happen, and neither are many other Oscar nominations, with the possible exception of costume design.  But that doesn’t mean Grace of Monaco is…

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Top Twenty Cinema Mothers to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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How many great moms on film can you think of? They fall into categories. The first is the best kind, the mom who figures out motherhood along the way. There is the saintly mother – Grapes of Wrath, It’s a Wonderful Life. And the evil mother – Psycho, Mommy Dearest. They are all equally wonderful, wouldn’t you say? TIME Mag has a pretty good list. You aren’t born a parent,…

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Angelina Speaks out on “Culture of Impunity” and Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

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Gotta love that Angie.

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Maleficent to Test Angelina Jolie’s Box Office Clout, Women Overall

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Jennifer Lawrence is a tried and true box office star. She draws both men and women, has won an Oscar and seems to have everything a star needs now, male or female, to bring in ticket buyers. The last one like her was Julia Roberts but she never had to endure what every actor/actress has to now: how to shimmy up the pole of the fanboy demographic. Lawrence has done…

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Jessica Chastain Close to Playing Marilyn in Andrew Dominik’s ‘Blonde’

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What great news, if true. Chastain is really the perfect actress to embody Marilyn, both physically and otherwise. She exudes the same kind of champagne-like aura. Chastain, like Monroe, draws you in while able to reveal vulnerability at the same time. This versatile actress has really needed just the right role to show us what she can REALLY do and this just might be it. Andrew Dominik is exactly the…

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Meryl Streep Accepts Monte Cristo Award, Quotes

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Meryl Streep collected another well deserved accolade from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.  Streep was praised by playwrites Tracy Letts and Tony Kushner.  Here is what Letts had to say (quote from Hollywood Reporter): “I’m very mistrustful of an actor who shows up knowing all of their lines, because that actor is not trusting the process,” said Letts, explaining that memorization is the easiest part of the job. “She was…