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    Critic's Notebook: New Directors/New Films Shows Flawed Movies, For Good Reasons

    Most film festival programmers will admit that you can't please everyone. At festivals large and small, the people responsible for the movies in their lineups smile at the podium and vouch for their choices, readily aware that the program's quality is anything but impeccable. However, New Directors/...

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    'Pirates 4' Star Sam Clafin & Newcomer Alicia Vikander Win Leads In 'The Seventh Son'

    For the most part, the spate in recent years of teen-targeting franchises based on successful young adult novels have left us pretty cold. There've been a few gems ("Bridge to Terabithia," "The Spiderwick Chronicles"), but generally speaking we've found little to like in the "Twilight"s or "Percy Ja...

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    A Moment of Self Promotion

    What a way to wake up on a crappy, snowy, rainy April 1st. I sure hope this isn't an April Fool's Day joke, but I just got named to The Times of London's 100 Greatest Arts Tweeters. The story is behind a pay wall but I will post the full list of film and TV people after the jump.

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    'Tales From The Gangster Squad' Writer Will Beall May Rewrite 'Logan's Run' For Nicolas Winding Refn

    Considering the spate of remakes and reboots, it takes a real feat to rouse our interest in one. Even with a promising creative team involved, a new version can sometimes just end up feeling redundant with many projects -- some simply don't need to be remade. But at the same time, we're not against ...

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    Review: "The Kennedys" Is Off-the-Charts Bad, But Not Because of Its History

    Poor Greg Kinnear. Poor Tom Wilkinson. I came away from the ham-fisted miniseries The Kennedys feeling bad for those actors, because they are quite good as JFK and his father, Joe. (You’ll notice I didn’t add “Poor Katie Holmes” as Jackie.) Kinnear and Wilkinson don’t have two worthwhile lines or sc...

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Star As Cartoon Superhero 'The Governator'

    We wish we were joking, we really do, but it looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to milk that Governator title until it's bone dry.

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    Review: 'Insidious' Is A Haunted House Movie That Leaves Us Cold

    The following is a reprint or our review from the Film Comment Selects program at Lincoln Center.

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    Review: 'Source Code' Is A Decent, But Familiar 'Groundhog Day' Meets Action, Sci-Fi Thriller

    The following is a reprint of our review from SXSW.

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    Review: James Gunn's 'Super' With Rainn Wilson & Ellen Page Is Twisted, But Uneven

    The following is a reprint of our review from SXSW.

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    Video: James Franco Talks About His Dissed Oscar Gig, With Letterman

    James Franco is refreshingly candid as he talks about his Oscar-hosting gig with David Letterman. ln this preview from the show, on Friday, Franco compares Anne Hathaway's energy to a Tasmanian Devil's, answers the "Were you stoned?" question, and makes a good, serious point about public reaction to...

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