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Continuing its festival run this week at SXSW, following its Berlin premiere, is a remarkable Irish film, "Dollhouse," directed by Kirsten Sheridan. The trippy, pulsing story of a home invasion scenario that is by turns scary, funny and surreal (you can read our review here), the film gained a special mention in Berlin, which is also where we caught up with its director.
Sheridan was previously nominated for an original screenplay Oscar (for co-writing her father Jim Sheridan's "In America"), and gained a lot of positive notice for her debut feature, the Cillian Murphy breakout "Disco Pigs." Following that was a perhaps ill-advised foray into Hollywood for the schmaltzy "August Rush" (about which she speaks candidly below). With "Dollhouse" only her third feature, and a startling departure from both of her previous outings, we sincerely hope the Dublin-based filmmaker won't leave it so long till her next. As our »
- Jessica Kiang
 We have some interesting tidbits of all kinds today, but let's be real -- we both know you're mainly here for The Walking Dead trailer and clip and the True Blood teaser. After the jump: HBO offers the first 3 minutes of The Walking Dead's midseason premiere, plus a teaser The first teaser for Season 5 of HBO's True Blood comes online Shirley Maclaine will be calling on Downton Abbey Details on The CW's new Beauty & The Beast reboot reveal a surprising 9/11 connection Jimmy Kimmel is shopping a "Borat Meets Green Acres" hybrid series Kevin Smith and Adam Carolla bicker over an upcoming untitled project It's been two long months since the last episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, but buck up, fans -- we're finally nearing the end of the hiatus. The hit zombie series is set to make its midseason premiere in about two weeks with "Nebraska," the eighth episode of the second season, »
- Angie Han
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