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HollyShorts Fest Jumpstarts With ‘Sidekick’

2 August 2013 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Short films starring Lizzy Caplan, Ron Livingston, Michael Cera and Will Forte will unspool the ninth annual HollyShorts Film Festival at the Tcl Chinese Theater, organizers announced Friday.

The sprocket opera  will take place from Aug. 15-22, showcasing some 350 shorts from 26 countries in competition.

The Aug. 15 opener will feature former “King of Queens” exec producer Michael J. Weithorn’s superhero pic “The Sidekick,” which stars Caplan, Livingston and Rob Benedict. Pic centers on a sidekick who has to find his place among mere mortals when his superhero partner kicks him to the curb.

Helmer Josh Levy will also screen “The Immigrant,” a comedy starring Cera and Forte, along with Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Deborah Theaker, Deadlee and Margaret Cho. “The Immigrant” tells the story of a washed-up comedian who, after being deported back to his native Canada, tries to be smuggled across the Mexico-u.S. border to make his comeback. »

- Allegra Tepper

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Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra' in 2013 Cannes Film Festival competition

18 April 2013 8:45 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

New films starring Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix and Will Forte made the official competition cut for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

The 66th annual edition of the celebrated international fest is unusually heavy on American and English language productions this year, which should keep the paparazzi as busy as the cineastes.

Gosling reteams with "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn for the Thai boxing drama "Only God Forgives," also starring Kristin Scott-Thomas. A new trailer and poster also arrived today to tease the mysterious and reportedly ultra-violent film.

Damon co-headlines Steven Soderbergh's Liberace bio-pic "Behind the Candelabra" with Michael Douglas as the famed flamboyant piano man. The film was made for HBO and is expected to be a prime Emmy contender. Qualifying for the prestigious Cannes competition lineup only bolsters the movie's status. The only other HBO film to ever play in competition at Cannes was 2004's »


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2013 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Includes Inside Llewyn Davis, Only God Forgives, Nebraska, Behind The Candelabra, and More

18 April 2013 7:23 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The full lineup for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival was announced today, and it looks like a really great group of films will be screening in the south of France later next month.  Official selections include Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, Roman Polanski’s Venus In Fur, and James Gray’s The Immigrant (previously titled Low Life).  Additionally, the Robert Redford man vs. nature film All Is Lost will premiere out of competition, and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling RingJames Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and the Sundance hit Fruitvale Station (previously titled Fruitvale) will screen Un Certain Regard. A number of these titles are early awards contenders, and I’m particularly interested to hear the reaction for the Coens’ Davis and Payne’s The Descendants follow-up Nebraska, which »

- Adam Chitwood

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Cannes Film Festival unveils Line-Up, Led by Only God Forgives, Inside Llewyn Davis & Nebraska

18 April 2013 3:01 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With less than a month to go before the festival kicks off out in France, the official line-up has finally been unveiled for this year’s 66th Cannes Film Festival.

The festival is, of course, one of the most prominent events of the year for the industry, with a handful of films launching their status as strong awards contenders out on the Croisette.

Last year, it was Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Michael Haneke’s Amour, Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild. The year before that, it was Michael Hazanavicius’ The Artist, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.

This year, Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated The Great Gatsby has been chosen as the Opening Night Film for Cannes, following its theatrical release in the Us the previous weekend.  And bookending »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Cannes Unveils Official Selection Lineup

18 April 2013 2:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg’s jury will have no shortage of Hollywood talent to sift through on the Croisette this year. Heralding a strong showing for American auteurs, Palme d’Or laureates Steven Soderbergh and Joel and Ethan Coen will square off with Alexander Payne and James Gray at the star-packed 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, announced by delegate general Thierry Fremaux and president Gilles Jacob at a Paris press conference on Thursday.

In light of earlier announcements – that Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” would open the festival, that Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” would kick off Un Certain Regard, and that Spielberg would serve as president of the main competition jury – it comes as little surprise that this year’s lineup is so top-heavy with U.S. and English-language fare, even as it reflects healthy strains of international filmmaking, especially from Europe and Asia.

The Coen brothers, »

- Justin Chang

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