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    Charlie Kaufman's Ambitious Meta-Musical 'Frank Or Francis' Is Not Dead, But It Has Been Postponed

    The film blogosphere loves screenwriter/director Charlie Kaufman, and with good reason. His mindbending screenplays and films ("Synecdoche, New York," "Adaptation," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") are surreal, challenging, hilariously bizarre, profound and moving, so he is beloved by many c...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: A Well-Constructed 'People Like Us' Is Marred By Its Sentimental Mawkishness

    Alex Kurtzman’s new film, “People Like Us,” shares the technical prowess of some existential sound and picture classics, employing supreme aural and visual techniques to create subjectivity. However, an increasingly rote storyline and adherence to syrupy sweet romantic comedy tropes leaves a murky ...

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    Trailer, Poster & New Images For Musical Comedy 'Pitch Perfect' Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson & Elizabeth Banks

    Since first appearing in Jeffrey Blitz’s fictional film directorial debut, “Rocket Science,” Anna Kendrick has proved herself to be a strong supporting playing in films as varied as the “Twilight” franchise, “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” and “Up In The...

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    Elizabeth Banks Asks 'What's The Matter With Margie?' With Alan Ball, 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn' Finds A Few Friends & More

    Even though he scripted "American Beauty" for Sam Mendes before his two successful television shows "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood," Alan Ball has only returned to the silver screen for little-seen directorial debut "Towelhead." Last year, though, brought news that Emmy and Oscar winning writer-di...

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    What To Expect When You’re Expecting—movie review

    I’m as susceptible as anyone to watching highly attractive people onscreen, which this movie has in abundance, but it took time for 'What to Expect When You’re Expecting' to win me over. I found some of its multiple storylines annoying and hopelessly contrived, at first; it’s only toward the end, wh...

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    Cannes Market: Elizabeth Banks Stars in Alan Ball's 'What's the Matter with Margie?'

    A hit like "The Hunger Games" lifts all boats, and comedic actress Elizabeth Banks is one of them. She's set to star in "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball's next dark comedy, "What's the Matter with Margie," which Myriad Pictures i...

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    5 New Pics Of Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks & Michelle Pfeiffer In 'People Like Us'

    After delivering emotion-deadening blockbusters like "Transfomers" and "Cowboys & Aliens," can producers and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci do nuanced dramedy? That's the question at the center of "People Like Us," Kurtzman's directorial debut that h...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Star Trek' Writer Alex Kurtzman's Directorial Debut 'People Like Us,' With Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks & Michelle Pfieffer

    We're only about a month away from the start of the summer movie season, and the onslaught of noisy effects-heavy pictures that come with it. As such, more dramatic films, movies about human beings rather than robots or aliens, are about to get a little thin on the ground, but with the right placeme...

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    Jennifer Lawrence Outwits Outlasts Outplays in The Hunger Games

    The massive audience for The Hunger Games is easily split into two camps. There are fans of the books, who are likely to approve of the terrific Jennifer Lawrence while picking out all the details missing from Suzanne Collins’ novels. And there are people like me, blank slates about Colli...

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    Review: 'The Hunger Games' Is Thoughtful, Thrilling Popular Entertainment That Genuinely Deserves To Be A Franchise

    Complexity and understatement are two criminally under-utilized values in most mainstream movies these days, but they’re at the core of, and the chief reason for the success of “The Hunger Games.” Director Gary Ross, screenwriter of the proletariat presidential fantasy “Dave” and writer-director of ...

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