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'Great Gatsby' trailer: Jazz Age excess with a hip-hop flourish

The first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" features many of the Australian filmmaker's hallmarks, including spectacular visuals, modern music in an anachronistic setting and a lead performance by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Stale-looking 'That's My Boy' is a raunchy risk for Adam Sandler

“That’s My Boy” will be Adam Sandler’s first R-rated comedy under his own brand (as opposed to films he’s made with prominent directors like Paul Thomas Anderson or Judd Apatow). “That’s My Boy” is being touted as a return to Sandler’s mid-1990s roots, but buzz hasn’t been good.

Cannes 2012: 'Holy Motors' has 'em saying 'Holy Moly'

Holy Moly, starring Denis Lavant, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it has garnered strong reviews for being weird.

Cannes 2012: Roman Polanski receives some therapy

Roman Polanski premiered his short The Therapy at the Cannes Film Festival, where he appeared this week to screen a new cut of his 1979 romance Tess.

Cannes 2012: Joaquin Phoenix returns with Scientology-themed 'The Master'

After years away from dramatic roles, Joaquin Phoenix returns in the Scientology-themed "The Master" from director Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is generating buzz after some footage debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.

Home theater: 'Take This Waltz,' 'Certified Copy' offer off-beat romance

Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz" tops the list of new films available this week on Video on Demand and DVD/Blu-ray. Fans of unusual, well made romances also might want to check out "Certified Copy."

Pixar's Día de los Muertos movie a nod to Mexican audiences

Lee Unkrich discusses his upcoming Día de los Muertos movie, and the success of Pixar movies in Mexico.

Cannes 2012: Brad Pitt’s ‘Killing Them Softly’: Anti-capitalist screed?

Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly," directed by Andrew Dominik, has anti-capitalist themes. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes 2012: Brandon Cronenberg takes a (sort of) familiar path

David and Brandon Cronenberg are the first father-and-son tandem to premiere movies in Cannes in the same year. The 32-year-old Brandon's first feature, a horror-movie-cum-social-critique called “Antiviral,” had its premiere in the Un Certain Regard section.

Cannes 2012: SPC picks up Gael Garcia Bernal's 'No'

"No," Gael Garcia Bernal's tersely titled tale of 1980s Chilean politics, is headed to theaters. Sony Pictures Classics announced Tuesday morning at the Cannes Film Festival that it had acquired North American rights to the buzz dramedy. Show More Summary

Cannes 2012: Auteurs take a shine to Americana

Globally minded Hollywood studios are muting elements that might be considered too American. But Prestige filmmakers working outside the studio system — including several from other countries — are doubling down on the red, white and blue. They are churning out movies that are not only set in America but that traffic distinctly in Americana.

James Bond 'Skyfall' trailer released [Video]

Sony has released its first teaser trailer for the long-delayed James Bond film "Skyfall," starring Daniel Craig and directed by Sam Mendes ("American Beauty," "Road to Perdition").

Filmmaker finds creative stride with gritty cop tale 'Polisse'

The model-turned-film director Maiwenn is on screens now with her third feature, “Polisse.” The gritty ensemble drama that has earned kudos for its strong performances and semi-documentary style storytelling. The story revolves around the dedicated police officers in Paris’ Child Protection Unit.

'Battleship' debuts weakly at the box office [video]

The headlines writers had fun. The makers of “Battleship” didn’t. In a dramatically weak opening, the alien invasion drama grossed just an estimated $25.3 million in its domestic premiere, as “Battleship” took in less than half the returns of “The Avengers” in its third weekend.

Cannes 2012: Michael Haneke's 'Amour' feels the love

"Amour," directed by Michael Haneke, played the Cannes Film Festival Sunday. Emanuelle Riva and Jean-Luis Trintignant star, along with Isabelle Huppert.

Cannes 2012: Is 'Sapphires' a fine gem or costume jewelry?

The Sapphires, an Australian comedy about a singing troupe that finds success in Vietnam, has been bught by Harvey Weinstein. It has received mixed reviews.

Cannes 2012: Redoing ‘Romeo & Juliet’ for the Twilight Generation

romeo and Juliet, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, aims to be the Shakespeare classic for the Twilight generation.

Cannes 2012: Shia LaBeouf's 'Lawless,' parable for the drug war?

Shia LaBeouf-Tom Hardy movie 'Lawless,' premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday; the violent movie is directed by John Hillcoat

Cannes 2012: Gabriel Garcia Bernal says 'No'

Films with buzz at Cannes usually come from one of the official selection’s numerous sections, but this year one of the early popular favorites, and deservedly so, hails from the festival’s genial cross-town rival, the Directors’ Fortnight.

Cannes: Audiard sought to make film whose 'protagonist was love'

"Rust & Bone," starring Oscar winner Marion Cotillard as a trainer of killer whales and Belgian sensation Matthias Schoenaerts as a violent, disconnected security guard, has been well-received here, further cementing Jacques Audiard’s place in the very top rank of French directors.

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