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    Now and Then: In Two Foer Adaptations, Surprises and Disappointments Abound

    I'll admit it came as a shock, near the end of "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," to find myself crying. As it turns out, movies can still surprise us, and I don't just mean that they defy the expectations set by Rotten Tomatoes. I mean they can, in the midst of things, find what they've been miss...

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    5 Summer Box-Office Head-To-Head Showdowns That Could Leave Blood On The Floor

    This past weekend, two pricey fantasy epics hit movie screens in the form of Warner Bros.' swords-and-sandal sequel "Wrath Of The Titans" and Relativity's comic fairy tale "Mirror Mirror." And while their audiences were, in theory, different (with Tarsem's Snow White picture skewing much younger), n...

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    Watch: Trailering HBO's 'The Newsroom,' Aaron Sorkin's (Triumphant?) Return to TV

    Aaron Sorkin's been nominated for one Oscar ("Moneyball") and won another ("The Social Network") in the years since the demise of the misfire that was "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." And now here's "The Newsroom," which premieres June 24th on HBO, mar...

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    Time is On Your Side: "Mad Men" Deals With Death and The Rolling Stones

    We see more evidence of how time and the changes that come with it are sitting with both Don Draper and other characters -- and in an episode directed by the leading man himself, Jon Hamm.

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    ND/NF '12 Review: Mads Brugger Cheats Death In Provocative Doc 'The Ambassador'

    Mads Brugger is a man with a death wish. The Danish journalist turned filmmaker will turn a lot of heads with “The Ambassador,” which recently debuted at the New Directors/New Films program in New York City. The film is ostensibly a documentary about the corruption between Central African despots an...

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    "Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992" Gets UK Premiere Date - April 14th

    Previously profiled on S&A, it made its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section at the Berlin Film Festival in February; and now Dagmar Shultz's Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 is scheduled to make its UK premiere on April 14th at Fringe Film Gay Film Festival whi...

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    The Shopkeeper’s Till & The Devil’s Pie: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part 3)

    Before we begin this third installment it is necessary to redress several key points of contention from the previous installments to better reveal what is at stake concerning the relationship between African-American Cinema and the American Entertainment Complex. Taken separately many of the bu...

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    '2001: A Space Odyssey': 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Film

    Forty-four years ago today, "2001: A Space Odyssey," Stanley Kubrick's classic science-fiction movie, premiered at the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. While neither commercially or critically successful to begin with (the legendary Pauline Kael called it a "monumentally unimaginative movie"), but ...

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    First Look At The Pink Vinyl & Picture Disc LP Options For The 'Drive' Soundtrack Reissue

    If you thought owning Driver's badass jacket was the ultimate way to show your fandom for Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," some upcoming slabs of wax will have you reaching for your wallet once more.

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    'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' Tabu' Announced as Early Sydney Film Festival Selections

    The 59th Sydney Film Festival has announced "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Tabu," and "The Law in These Parts" as part of its early line-up in advance of the full program launch on May 9.

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