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10 Films Not Heading To Cannes (But Sure To Hit Venice and/or Toronto)

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival lineup is out, and while it certainly includes enough highly anticipated films to fulfill any cinephile's dreams between now and the festival's May 14th kick-off, there were a few films that didn't end up making the cut -- some bigger surprises than others. Whether due to the film not being done or a strategic move to screen it elsewhere or maybe even Cannes rejecting it, quite a few high profile films are now officially major contenders for the fall festival circuit's main trio -- Venice, Toronto and/or Telluride. Here are 10 examples: "Big Eyes" Directed by Tim Burton Tim Burton -- who headed the Cannes jury two years back -- has gotten a lot of flack as of late thanks to big budget, critically panned films like "Alice in Wonderland" and "Dark Shadows." And while it seems like he is making a return to fantasy-free, low-budget »


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The 2014 Cannes Film Festival Reveals Its Festival Lineup

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This morning in Paris, the official competition lineup for the 67th Cannes Film Festival was announced. Jean-Luc Godard, the Dardenne brothers, Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Michel Hazanavicius, Tommy Lee Jones and Xavier Dolan are among the directors with films in this year's Cannes competition of 18 features.  Read More: 10 Films Not Heading To Cannes (But Sure To Hit Venice and/or Toronto) Over in the Un Certain Regard section, highlights include Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River" (previously titled "How to Catch a Monster"), Matthieu Amalric's "The Blue Room," Wim Wenders’ and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado's "The Salt of the Earth," and Ned Benson's two-part "Eleanor Rigby" (previously titled "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her"), starring Jessica Chastain. Zhang Yimou's latest, "Coming Home," starring Gong Li, is playing out of competition. As previously announced, Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman, »


- Nigel M Smith

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Cannes Announcement Coming Soon

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'American Idol' Top 7: Singer going home is C.J. Harris, Dexter Roberts or Sam Woolf

3 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

(Pictured left to right: C.J. Harris, Dexter Roberts, Sam Woolf) There were no true stand-outs or Omg moments during Wednesday night's "American Idol" performance show in which the contestants chose (rather safe) songs for each other. Alex Preston's version of "The A Team" and Jena Irene's performance of "Creep" seem to be your favorites based on our odds, but let's shift focus and talk about who really blew it. All week long you've been voting for which singer will be sent home from the remaining Top 7 contestants, and the results of Gold Derby's odds are in: This week's eliminated singer will be C.J. Harris, Dexter Roberts or Sam Woolf. -Break- Do you agree with the results of our oddsmakers? To cast your votes, simply log into your predictions, click on the "American Idol" button and answer our weekly questions. Or you can vote now by scrolling down to »


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Tribeca Review: Nas Fans Rejoice! 'Time Is Illmatic' Was Made For You

6 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No modern American music genre reflects its environment better than hip hop, which is why documentaries about its history have proliferated over the years. In some cases, a well-honed treatment of the scene actually has the ability to open up the insulated community to a broader range of listeners, like Ice-t's "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," which magnifies the creative process behind various hip hop performers. But others merely stick to their base with less thrilling results for anyone already onboard. It's this category where "Time Is Illmatic," a slim overview of the conditions behind the recording of rapper Nas' seminal debut album "Illmatic" on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, neatly fits in. The debut feature of multimedia artist One9 does justice to the record's significance for the hordes of fans that have consumed it over the course of a generation. But by almost entirely focusing on the album's conception, »


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News Nuggets: Angela Lansbury made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II

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Angela Lansbury, the Queen of the Tony Awards, is now officially a dame courtesy of the Queen of England. In a ceremony Tuesday at Windsor Castle, she received the title of Dame Commander. Lansbury has won five Tonys in her long career on Broadway. In November, she received an honorary Academy Award after three previous Oscar nominations. Her work on television has brought her 18 nods (mostly for her regular work "Murder, She Wrote") but no wins yet. At age 88, she is currently appearing on the London stage in "Blithe Spirit." Broadway World. -Break- Thursday is the final day to join the Television Academy. Pete Hammond reminds that "there is always a surge of interest in joining the Academy around this time of year" in order to cast an Emmy ballot. This will be the first year that they will have access to online voting during the nominations round. Emmy ballots »


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