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    Algeria Gained Its Independence From French Rule Today; Have You Seen 'Battle Of Algiers' Yet?

    Today in history, July 3, 1962, Algeria gains independence from French rule after a successful 8-year rebellion against the French - a period that's realistically and rivetingly documented in Gillo Pontecorvo's landmark 1966 film, Battle Of Algier...

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    Immersed in Movies: Director Marc Webb Slings an 'Amazing Spider-Man' Storytelling Web

    When you get right down to it, "The Amazing Spider-Man" wasn't such a monumental leap after all for Marc Webb ("(500) Days Of Summer"). He's essentially imbued his Spidey with more of a post-modern vibe than Sam Raimi's celebrated trilogy...

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    The 10 Indie Films You Must See This July

    July is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, with over 30 films listed on Indiewire's July calendar.

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    Watch: Alison McDonald is 'Having A Really Bad Day'

    Watch: Alison McDonald is 'Having A Really Bad Day'

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    They Love Us More Abroad

    Spanish films continue to attract large audiences abroad, where they grossed €140.66m in 2009. This is even more than on the domestic market, where box office takings for the same period were €140.37m. Pedro Pérez, president of the Federation of Spanish Audiovisual Producers Associations (FAPAE), ca...

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Oliver Stone's Hard-Boiled Crime Saga 'Savages' A Muddled & Messy Disappointment

    It’s always unfortunate to watch a filmmaker slip further away from his better work with age – but even more so when it’s one who exhibited the sort of storytelling craft that could both frustrate and engage his audience all at once. Director Oliver Stone has always been one to challenge his viewers...

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Jack Reacher' Starring Tom Cruise (AKA 'One Shot')

    Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, and Werner Herzog as one of the main villains "Jack Reacher" -- formerly known as "One Shot" -- opens in theaters on December 21st, 2012 via Paramount Pictures.

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    Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix Project Still Not Approved To Use Original Music, Will Use Cover Songs

    Well, I guess that's one way around the problem...

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    R.I.P. Andy Griffith (1926-2012)

    He made Mayberry home to all of America, he dispensed justice as Ben Matlock and along the way, became one of the most beloved film actors of all time. But sadly, Andy Griffith has passed away today at the age of 86.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    NBC Throws Ann Curry Under the Bus

    In the days since Ann Curry departed as co-host of the Today show after a year in that position I have become more and more disgusted at her treatment in the press by the people who run NBC.

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