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    Oscar Watch: Mid-Year Top Animation Contenders in the Year of the Sequel

    As we head into the fall awards season, Bill Desowitz looks at where the animation Oscar race is heading: it's so far a weak field The good news is that the Oscar race for best animated feature is wide open -- the widest, in fact, since Happy Feet beat Cars in 2006 (the last time Pixa...

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    Trailer Watch: Rashida Jones and Sterling K. Brown in "Our Idiot Brother" (Opening Today)

    Released in theaters today, the Jesse Peretz-directed comedy Our Idiot Brother stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones and Sterling K. Brown (Army Wives, Detroit 187).

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    "The Interrupters" Breaks Box Office Records In Chicago

    Steve James' acclaimed new documentary The Interrupters about the Cease Fire community activist violence prevention volunteer organization in Chicago has been a genuine box office smash in its own city. The film, which officially concluded two week run at the Gene Siskel Film Center Thursday night...

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  • The Playlist
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    In Theaters: 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,' 'Our Idiot Brother,' or 'Colombiana'

    Ah, the dog days of August. Used to be that this month was just another typical dumping ground for films that withered on the vine, but it in recent years, it's expanded a bit to swallow up some of the summer blockbuster fare crowded out of May-June-July. But the last weekend in August? Yeesh. Kids are going back to school, college students are back on campus, and everyone's depressed because summer's ending. That psychological breakdown attempts to explain the box office offerings for this weekend. Katie Holmes gets scared in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," Sundance comedy "Our Idiot Brother" takes advantage of the roomy playing field, and B-...

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    Brighton Rock—movie review

    Sometimes one can admire a film without truly liking it; that’s how I feel about the ambitious British remake of Brighton Rock. Graham Greene’s 1938 novel, first filmed in the late 1940s, has been cleverly reworked to take place in 1964, at the time of the “mods and rockers...

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    Watch: Trailer For Mark Romanek's Canceled TV Pilot 'Locke & Key'

    Well, with so many directors dipping their toes in the water of television, not everything is going to make it, and unfortunately for Mark Romanek's "Locke & Key," the pilot episode of the mooted gothic horror/drama never even got to air. Those lucky enough to be in San Diego in July for Comic-Con w...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Review - "Colombiana" (Well... It's Better Than "Transporter 3")

    Reposting my review since the movie officially opens today, and all the discussion that follows in the comment section. Feel free to jump in...

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    Today's Birthdays - 8/26/11 (Evan Ross and Keke Palmer)

    Evan Ross welcomes 23 today. His list of film credits include ATL, Life Support, Pride, Life Is Hot In Cracktown, Moozlum, Case 219 and 96 Minutes in which he won the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. The Family Tree, a comedic indie flick he also appears in, will hit ...

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    Holly Robinson-Peete's Replacement On "The Talk" Is...

    Last week we announced here on S & A that CBS was not renewing Holly Robinson-Peete's contract on their daytime gabfest The Talk. (That article, by the way, was literally stolen verbatim word-for-word by other gossip websites. Not that I'm complaining. That goes with the internet territory) However,...

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    Keira Knightley's 'London Boulevard' & Julia Roberts' 'Fireflies In The Garden' Get Fall Dates

    Update: Yahoo have the new trailer for the film which seems to pretend Hayden Panettiere isn't in the movie anymore.

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