Here’s how I see the year in entertainment -- as a cycle: the heat begins in May and ends in February (next year March) with the Oscars. May, of course, means CANNES! And this Cannes is opening in 3D. This Cannes is a Baz Luhrmann Cannes. This Cannes is a very, very pretty Leo Cannes. Not quite as pretty as he was in Romeo & Juliet (no one ever is as pretty as when they’re 20) but beautifully lit, beautifully shot, and on The Great Gatsby premiere night with the Croisette in the background, wearing a tux, heading up those red steps…? The money shot will be the one of him looking over his shoulder into the distance. If it happens, we’ll replay that moment over and over and over again.

The Cannes 2013 lineup was just announced today. In addition to Leo, Ryan Gosling, Emma Watson, and, god help us all, Justin Timberlake will have films in the festival. The plus side to that is #1 on my Five List, Oscar Isaac. He headlines the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. AND Marion Cotillard and Guilliame Canet. Together. For Blood Ties, which also stars Mila Kunis. Which could very well mean that she and Ashton Kutcher will be romancing in the French Riviera. It’s looking like a very strong year.

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With Cannes still a few weeks away yet we'll be discussing this year’s participating movies, doing Gossip Nostalgia, Cannes style, and revisiting some of the most memorable and iconic CANNES moments. We’ll also explore possible first appearances and other key storylines you can expect to play out when the festival opens.

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Attached:  Leo at Coachella last weekend surrounded by model types, naturally.  Not unlike what we’ll likely see of him in Cannes except on a yacht.