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    Review: Hannah Winds Up Right Back Where She Started In Solid Season Finale For 'Girls'

    Suddenly, everything has changed. That might be the recurring theme of "Girls" across its first season, one that has seen Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) navigate their early '20s and the curveballs that come with it. As we've said ti...

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    TRUE BLOOD RECAP 2: AUTHORITY ALWAYS WINS

    You know the endlessly self-amused Nazi Christoph Waltz played in "Inglourious Basterds"? Well, someone over at "True Blood" casting found a prim-o Waltz-alike in the actor Christopher Heyerdahl.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: The Origins of Aliens, Drivers and One Scary Shark

    This week's octet of stories from around the web deals almost primarily with the beginning. In some cases, it's the genesis of a franchise, but in others, it's the spark that leads to a celebrated life in film.

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    The Film Industry in Cannes - The Film Commission

    A lot of companies in Cannes are not directly responsible for the buying and selling of films, but rather operate in an important support capacity. The various film commissions that set up shop along the Croisette are good examples. I took the opportunity to speak with industy veteran John Kochman...

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    Moviegoers Follow Females of a Certain Age: Dench and Smith Make Unlikely Marquee Stars

    In “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Judi Dench and Maggie Smith take second place to no male actors and can certainly claim much of the credit for that quirky independent comedy’s $115, 745,000 worldwide box office gross (as of June 15). In the movie and television world that thrives far beneath th...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Your Sister's Sister' and 'Abramovic' Join Summer Specialty B.O. Bonanza

    Two women-directed films with solid reviews - "Your Sister's Sister" and "Marina Abramovic - The Artist Is Present" - stood out among the openings, with promising debuts. But the news continues to be ongoing interest in a range of expanding and ongoing releases, giving the specialized market a wider...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Sister's Sister' Has Weekend's Best Debut; 'Kingdom' Keeps Rising

    Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister" led a bunch of mostly unremarkable debuts, including weak starts for docs "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" and "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap."

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    Weekend B.O. June 15-17 ('Madagascar' Stays On Top)

    This weekend's new entries - Rock of Ages, and the Adam Sandler comedy, That's My Boy - both performed way below exceptations, which allowed Madagascar 3 and Prometheus (despite the film's big B.O. drop), to both stay in the No. 1 and 2 positions this weekend.

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    Weekend Box Office: '80s-Themed Pics 'Rock Of Ages' & 'That's My Boy' Stumble As 'Madagascar 3' Retains The Top Spot

    Kids sure do love these CGI ‘toons. “Madagascar 3D: Europe’s Most Wanted” took over the box office for a second straight week, handily defeating holdovers and two new big releases despite falling off a bit heavier than your usual kids’ flick (41.1%). Having grossed $120 million domestically so far, ...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Madagascar 3' and 'Prometheus' Hold Off Weak Newcomers; Sandler Flops in Fifth UPDATED

    For the second consecutive weekend, Paramount/DreamWorks’ “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and 20th Century Fox’s “Prometheus” held the top two spots, and in that order, with the former taking in an estimated $35.5 million and the latter grossing around $20.2 million.

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