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    Review: 'Penumbra' Flirts With Early Argento, Settles For Late-Period Dario

    “We are surrounded by monsters!” bellows the deep-voiced heavy metal singer in the end credit music for “Penumbra,” the new Spanish-language thriller opening this week. Given the subject matter, he may be drawing too broad a picture, given that so much of this singleminded scarefest relies on perspe...

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    Review: "Marley" Is An Intimate Portrait Of A Man Who Would Become A World-Wide Phenomenon

    It opens today, in theaters, and available via several VOD platforms, so you have options, and you should take advantage of them.

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    Tatyana Ali Joins Cast Of New BET Scripted Comedy Series "Second Generation Wayans"

    Amongst the the new scripted original series announced in BET's next season lineup last week was a comedy titled Second Generation Wayans, based on the lives of the members of the next generation of the Wayans family. 

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    Is 'Parks and Recreation' Writing Itself Into a Corner With Its Election Storyline?

    "Parks and Recreation" returned from a month-long hiatus last night with an episode entitled "Live Ammo" -- a term introduced by guest star Bradley Whitford as a Pawnee city councillor trying to prepare Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) for the hard compromises of elected office. His ad...

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    Former 'Sons Of Anarchy' Star Taylor Sheridan Sells Spec Script 'Comancheria'; Peter Berg Eyeing As Directorial Vehicle

    What's in the water over at FX's biker-drama "Sons Of Anarchy"? First, star Charlie Hunnam sells a spec script based on Vlad The Impaler -- which, last we heard, was being rewritten by James Gray for Anthony Mandler to direct -- and now former co-star Taylor Sheridan (who play...

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    Ziggy Marley Talks Bob, 'Marley' and Marijuana

    "The Last King of Scotland" director Kevin Macdonald's epic-length documentary "Marley" (it clocks in at well over two hours) is the definitive look at the singular influence of Bob Marley in the realms of politics, music, and, of course, weed consumption. Fresh off of screening at SXSW and slated f...

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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will it Be 'Pembroke,' 'Heaven,' 'Charisma' or 'Everything'

    Vote for Project of the Week! Will it Be 'Pembroke,' 'Heaven,' 'Charisma' or 'Everything'

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    Watch A Montage Of Those Famous Dolly Shots From Spike Lee's Films

    A little Friday fun... did the author of this compilation miss any films? I couldn't immediately tell...

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    James Corden In Talks To Play Reality Show Opera Star Paul Potts In 'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel's 'One Chance'

    British actor James Corden is the toast of Broadway at the moment. The 33-year-old, got his start in Mike Leigh's "All Or Nothing" and in the stage and film versions of Alan Bennett's "The History Boys," and became a household name in the U.K. after co-writing and starrin...

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    Review Round-Up: 'Marvel's The Avengers': The Best Super Hero Movie Of All Time?

    Stakes and anticipation were high for "Marvel's The Avengers," which finally brings together a half dozen superheroes. The take-home message from most reviewers is that the super hero mash-up more than met expectations--it set the bar higher for summer blockbusters and other superhero movies alike.

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