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Cannes 2014: Weinstein Co. pumps slate filled with notables, questions
Cannes 2014: Weinstein Co. pumps slate filled with notables, questions

It’s become an annual rite of the Cannes Film Festival -- Harvey Weinstein presents his upcoming movies to journalists and international distributors at an upfront presentation of sorts on the festival’s first Friday. And it’s become an equally favored rite that the media then huddles at parties and screenings in the hours that follow to throw light and shade on them. There was plenty of both Friday night on the Croisette after Weinstein showed off new trailers from a  number of upcoming films. The presentation can be a valuable barometer in several ways, as it was (positively) for “Django Unchained" and “Silver Linings Playbook” two years ago and (less positively) for “August: Osage...

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