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    Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' Gets A Writing Staff Shakeup

    It was little over a year ago that Aaron Sorkin was celebrating an honor that (arguably) represents the pinnacle of his craft – an Academy Award – but after airing just four episodes of his new show “The Newsroom” things are looking considerably less rosy. Sorkin hasn’t...

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    'The Dark Knight Rises' Racks Up $30 Million, Second-Highest Midnight Show Gross Ever Marred by Colorado Tragedy

    With 3,825 midnight shows, Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” racked up an impressive $30.64 million – topping the $18.7 million of Disney’s “The Avengers” and marking the second-highest gross from midnight shows on a film debut in history. Only Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...

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    'Streetcar Named Desire' Revival Run Ends This Sunday, July 22; 4 More Chances To See It

    Just a reminder that it closes in 2 days - on the 22nd, which is this Sunday. So, if you're in the NYC area, you've got 4 more chances to do so: there's an 8pm show tonight; 2 shows tomorrow (2pm and 8pm) and 1 show on Sunday at 3pm.

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    Movie Lovers We Love: Flux Creates the World's Greatest Music Video Exhibit...in Cincinnati

    Walking into the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, museumgoers are treated to a wall plastered with the mural work of street artist Shepard Fairey. From the get-go, then, visitors are told they are entering into a world with its fingers on the pulse of the latest trends in contemporary art.

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    China Rejects Court Appeal for Artist and Doc Subject Ai Weiwei; No-Travel Ban Continues

    Outspoken artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was rejected today by a Chinese court for his appeal against a tax evasion fine from 2011. He was imprisoned for the charge for three months of last year, and upon release was slapped with the fine. After his bail conditions failed to be lifted on June 22, Ai...

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    Abigail Breslin & Juliette Lewis Join 'August: Osage County' With Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep

    You know, with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep already starring in this thing, the filmmakers could populate the rest of "August: Osage County" with circus clowns, and not only would the two leads still deliver strong performances, and inevitable Oscar nominations would follow. It looks lik...

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    Outfest: Caouette's 'Walk Away Renee' and its Accidental Terrence Malick Moment [Exclusive Clip]

    "Walk Away Renee," Jonathan Caouette's follow-up to his 2003 documentary "Tarnation," debuted at Cannes followed by a long fest run including Toronto, New York and Sundance, and nabbed a Best Documentary nomination at the Indie Spirits. "Walk Away Renee" will show at Los Angeles' Outfest on Saturday...

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    Amazon Prime Instant Adds 'Fringe' & 'West Wing' to Library for a Supernatural-FBI-Clinton-Administration Summer

    Fans of showrunner-creators Aaron Sorkin and J.J. Abrams will find this exciting: Amazon announces today a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. to add both "Fringe" and "The West Wing" to its Prime Instant Video library this summer. Both titles were previously unavailable.

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    Taking A Moment: Thoughts On The 'The Dark Knight Rises' Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

    They were, in all likelihood, people like you. Many more of you, like ourselves, are planning trips tonight, or over the weekend, to see Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. But the keenest went to the very first midnight screenings last ...

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    Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' MPAA Rating: R or NC17?

    Reading THIS piece on the Los Angeles Times' website to learn that Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, will be given an R rating by the MPAA - at least, that's what the LA Times says/.

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