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Christopher Rosen is senior entertainment editor at The Huffington Post. Prior to that he was editor at Moviefone and senior editor at Movieline. Christopher has contributed to Complex.com, The New York Observer, Vulture, The New York Times online and XFinity TV.

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'About Alex' Has The Best Cast At This Year's Tribeca Film Festival

(3) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 7:05 PM

Jesse Zwick didn't aim low when it came to his directorial debut, "About Alex." Instead, the writer-director put together a cast that would make most seasoned filmmakers jealous: Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Jason Ritter, Jane Levy, Max Minghella and Maggie Grace.

"Casting was definitely one of...

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'Fed Up' Distributor Explains Battle With MPAA Over Poster

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 2:27 PM

Late Wednesday, the Motion Picture Association of America reversed its ban on the poster for "Fed Up," a new documentary about the food industry and its impact on the health of Americans. The now-controversial one-sheet featured two M&Ms emblazoned with the letters "F" and "U," a representation of...

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Michael Rapaport Made The Must-See Knicks Doc 'When The Garden Was Eden'

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 9:17 AM

The Tribeca Film Festival has debuted its fair share of great sports documentaries in the last few years ("Knuckleball," "Benji" and "Big Shot" among others), and now you can add Michael Rapaport's "When The Garden Was Eden" to the list. The ESPN production, about the New York Knicks championship teams...

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13 Recent Movies That Prove Hollywood All But Recycles Itself

(37) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 9:05 AM

It's hard to come up with a winning recipe in Hollywood. A successful movie must attract the masses, garner positive reviews (or at least passable ones) and live on in merchandise, DVDs and even a possible sequel. So what's a producer/director/writer/executive in Tinseltown to do? Why, repeat a previously proven...

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Future & Kanye Forget The Meaning Of Subtle In The Video For 'I Won'

(17) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 8:16 AM

Future has released the video for "I Won," which features a guest appearance by Kanye West but no signs of Ciara (Future's fiancee) or Kim Kardashian (West's fiancee). Instead, a pair of actresses fill in for the objects of the rappers' affections, their actions interspersed with lyrics such as "I...

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Chromeo & Ezra Koenig Have A New Song Called 'Ezra's Song'

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 1:49 PM

Chromeo's "White Women" LP is due out on May 12, and the band released another new track from it on Thursday, this one a collaboration with Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig. Called "Ezra's Interlude," it's basically 1987's best summer jam. Listen below.

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The 'Back To The Grill' Video, Featuring Nas, Is Perfect For Throwback Thursday

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 11:53 AM

"Time Is Illmatic," a new documentary focused on the making Nasir "Nas" Jones' seminal 1994 album, "Illmatic," kicked off the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday night. The film sheds light on Nas' family life and upbringing in the Queensbridge housing projects in Long Island City, New York....

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Cannes Film Festival 2014 Lineup Includes Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 8:12 AM

Directors Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg, Michel Hazanavicius, Tommy Lee Jones and Ryan Gosling will debut films during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, it was announced on Thursday morning.

Miller's "Foxcatcher," originally scheduled for release in 2013, stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. The drama is among 18 films...

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The First 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set Photo Has Apparently Arrived

(63) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 5:53 PM

R2D2 is the only confirmed "Star Wars: Episode VII" cast member at the moment, but that hasn't stopped the production from getting underway. J.J. Abrams is reportedly using Abu Dhabi to recreate Tatooine, aka Luke Skywalker's home planet, and set photos from the United Arab Emirates capital have wound up...

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'Kashmir' Is Having A Moment (?), So Let's Remember Puff Daddy's 'Come With Me'

(4) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 11:53 AM

An instrumental version of "Kashmir" appears in the final trailer for "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Puff Daddy recently announced that his name was Puff Daddy again. The reboot of "Godzilla" is coming out in May. Three's a trend, and while those...

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Honest Trailer For 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Is Pretty F---ing Funny

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 9:58 AM

"Witness Scorsese break out every Scorseseism in the book. Like, a f--kton of tracking shots, f--king voiceover, f--king freeze frames, multiple f--king wives, having a huge f--king hard-on for New York City, and an ambitious main character with a short temper whose pride is ultimately his downfall." Here's Screen Junkies'...

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Listen To Pharrell's Love Song From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Pharrell is in so many places right now, we wouldn't be surprised to learn that he also auditioned for a role in "Star Wars: Episode VII." But failing that, the Grammy-winning singer and producer contributed to the soundtrack for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." His love song...

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The Final Trailer For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past Is A Traveler Of Both Time & Space

(35) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 12:41 AM

On let the sun beat down upon the final "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer. Twentieth Century Fox and director Bryan Singer use an instrumental version of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" to score the last tease before the film's May 23 release. It works, not just because the song's...

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Nas On Jay Z Battle: 'Hip-Hop Changed After It'

(33) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 3:42 PM

Nas brought Jay Z out on stage at Coachella last weekend, but 10 years ago both men were engaged in one of hip-hop's most famous rap battles.

"It was something that had to be at the time, but great things came out of it," Nas told HuffPost Live...

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'Obvious Child' Trailer: Jenny Slate Remembers Seeing A Condom

(3) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 1:34 PM

Here's a great movie you're going to love this summer: "Obvious Child," a comedy about what happens when a comic (Jenny Slate) gets pregnant following a one-night stand. Slate's a standout in the film, carrying the drama and comedy with equal aplomb, but it's Jake Lacy who almost steals the...

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The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze: Looking Back On 'The Girl Next Door'

(8) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 11:32 AM

For producer Charles Gordon, "The Girl Next Door" is kind of the one that got away.

"I saw 'The Girl Next Door' very recently because some friends' children said it was on cable. To be honest, I get sick when I see it," Gordon, a Hollywood veteran who...

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29 Must-See Movies At The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 10:32 AM

From April 16 through April 27, some of Hollywood's biggest stars will make their way to New York for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. This year's lineup includes new movies from directors Jon Favreau, Chris Messina, Courteney Cox and John Carney, screenwriters Nicole Holofcener and Joss Whedon, and...

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Ansel Elgort, Matty From 'Awkward' Auditioned For 'Star Wars,' Too

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 8:33 AM

Maybe Saoirse Ronan wasn't kidding when she suggested that "everyone" had auditioned for "Star Wars: Episode VII." Before Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, both Ansel Elgort and Beau Mirchoff admitted to speaking with the "Star Wars" production team about potential roles.

"I think they told me,...

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'Gone Girl' Trailer: The Meaning Of Ben Affleck's Life Is She

(33) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 7:01 PM

"I did not kill my wife," Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne says with a calm demeanor at the very end of the new "Gone Girl" trailer. "I am not a murderer." David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling thriller is due out later this year, and 20th Century Fox released the...

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This Is What The Tribeca Film Festival Looked Like In 2004

(11) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 6:26 PM

The 2014 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday with the world premiere of "Time is Illmatic," a documentary about Nas' iconic "Illmatic" album. Over the next two weeks, stars such as Chris Messina, Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley and Katie Holmes will descend on New...

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