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Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

This photo provided Tuesday, April 15, 2014, by the Festival de Cannes shows the official poster of the 67th International Film Festival of Cannes. The poster showing actor Marcello Mastroianni is based on Federico Fellini 1963 film "8 1/2". The festival will run from May 14 to 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Festival De Cannes)

A Tommy Lee Jones western and a David Cronenberg expose on Hollywood are among the 18 films vying for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Jones, Hathaway win SAG supporting prizes

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Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday Jan. 27, 2013. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Tommy Lee Jones of “Lincoln” and Anne Hathaway of “Les Miserables” claimed the first prizes of the night Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning supporting-acting honors that boost their prospects for the Academy Awards.

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Oldies still delight

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STREEP. As adept with comedy as she is with drama.

On an overseas flight we took recently, we were delighted to catch Meryl Streep’s starrer, “Hope Springs,” in which she plays the wife of Tommy Lee Jones. His character is happy enough in their 30-year union, but she feels that the joy and passion have been leached out of it, and she wants to save it with the help of a marriage counselor (Steve Carell).

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‘Hope’ springs for Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones

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We have always enjoyed Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones’ performances—but, casting them together as Kay and Arnold Soames, an unhappy married couple, in David Frankel’s adult rom-com, “Hope Springs,” initially seems uninspired because, despite their similarly impressive Ivy League roots (he’s from Harvard; she went to Yale), the Oscar-winning couple’s oeuvres and acting styles are simply too disparate.

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Unproductive sidelights distract, detract from ‘MIB’ sequel’s appeal

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Will Smith

We recall having had a really rollicking time watching the first “Men in Black” sci-fi comedy flick. It ranked up there with “Back to the Future 1” in terms of puckish inventiveness and plain rip-roaring fun.

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