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    A Crate Full Of New Photos From John Hillcoat's Bootlegging Drama 'Lawless'

    While its Cannes premiere more or less defined John Hillcoat's Prohibition-era bootlegging drama "Lawless" as bonafide genre material and nothing more (doesn't bother us, really), it take a better man than this writer to not be excited by the return of the Aussie filmmaker with a p...

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    Roger Avary's First Post-Prison Interview: Where His Career Will Take Him Next

    "Incarceration didn't change me," he said after a long pause. "In many ways, incarceration galvanized me. The totality of the experience helped me."

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    New Images Of Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem & Berenice Marlohe In 'Skyfall'

    Yes, Bond is back, and judging by the brand new trailer unveiled last week, it's going to be a mix of the classic elements we've come to adore from the franchise -- gadgets, guns and girls -- along with the gritty realism that has come to define the Daniel Craig era films. And with "Sky...

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 7 Review and Recap: '5/1' Somehow Makes the Death of bin Laden Uninteresting

    Sunday night's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," the weakest of the season, dealt with the death of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEALs, and the death of a potentially compelling 50 minutes of television by never-ending filler.

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    Mars Curiosity Rover Lands on Red Planet FIRST IMAGE, Seven Minutes of Terror Video

    Check out this NASA video, "Seven Minutes of Terror," that details how the Mars Curiosity Rover landed on Mars. It was on its own for the rapid seven-minute landing on the surface of the red planet because it takes 14 minutes for the the Rover to communicate with Earth--it all happened Sunday night ...

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    Steve McQueen Retrospective At The Art Institute Of Chicago This Fall

    He's been so busy lately directing films like Hunger, the infamous Shame, and now currently 12 Years A Slave, with literally an all-star cast, that it's easy to forget that Steve McQueen started out as, and is atill first and foremost, an artist.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Birds, Bears and Beasts

    This week's roundup features a profile of actress Tippi Hedren, a look at social media marketing of recent studio films and an argument for the power of water's depiction in film.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' Best Opening Since 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    After last weekend's Olympics-be-damned slate of high pedigree new films, the second weekend provided only one with real expectations - Sundance Premiere section acquisition "Celeste and Jesse Forever." And despite overall mixed reviews, it achieved the best opening numbers of any new release since ...

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    Studio Weekend Box Office: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Wins the Gold Vs. New Competition UPDATED TOP TEN ANALYSIS

    Nothing could touch Chris Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" at the box office this weekend. Grosses for the top wide releases came in at about below 27% of the same weekend last year, mostly due to the ongoing impact of the Olympics. "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" debuted that weekend, with a w...

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    Weekend B.O. Aug.3-5 ('DKR' Beats 'Recall')

    As expected, The Dark Knight Rises beat the action packed (but PG-13 tame), tedious and totally devoid of personality (compared to Paul Verhoeven's 1990 original) Total Recall, without a doubt, one of the least neccessary remakes in recent memory.

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