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    Comic-Con: Gordon-Levitt, Johnson Talk Time Travel and Willis in 'Looper' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Of the various sci-fi thrillers on display at Comic-Con, one that intrigues me is Rian Johnson's "Looper." The writer-director came up with the idea ten years ago after reading a lot of Philip K. Dick. The concept: in the future when time travel is possible but outlawed, the mob zaps hit men into th...

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    Arthouse Audit: Four Solid Openers Join Indie Successes, Led by Bodice-Ripper 'Farewell My Queen' and Doc 'The Imposter'

    What a difference a year makes -- the same weekend last year saw the best of the new specialized openings doing an average gross around $5,000: only "Midnight in Paris" stood out. This year, four new releases averaged over $10,000, while the deep market for a variety of acclaimed and/or popular film...

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    'Black Dynamite' The Animated Series Premieres TONIGHT, July 15, At 11:30pm

    With this and The Boondocks returning for a 4th season, although a specific date hasn't been given yet, Adult Swim will become the choice TV location to go to for black anime for adults.

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    Michael Moore Built a Movie Theater – and a Film Festival – and Invites You to Come

    Here's the full invitation that Michael Moore sent to his email list--explaining why he runs one of the highest-grossing indie theaters in America--and inviting us to this summer's Traverse City Film Festival.

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    Weekend Box Office Chilled by 'Ice Age 4'

    No big surprises at the box office this weekend as 20th Century Fox’s CG-animated family friendly “Ice Age: Continental Drift” opened in the top spot with an estimated $46 million.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Imposter' and 'Queen' Lead Slew of Openers; 'Obama Effect' Tanks

    A whopping seven specialty films entered the marketplace this weekend and despite the overcrowding, four of them -- "The Imposter," "Farewell My Queen," "Trishna" and "Easy Money" -- managed per-theater-averages above $10,000. 

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    Watch: 'After Earth' Promo Video Suggests We'll Still Be Using Facebook In 2066

    M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith and Jaden Smith couldn't be bothered to wave to fans at Comic-Con, skipping San Diego entirely on Saturday, while Sony forged ahead, trying to get the geek crowd excited about the next summer's blockbuster, "After Earth." The studio showed off mostly ...

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    Weekend B.O. July 13-15 ('Beasts' Still Doing Solid B.O.)

    To get the obvious stuff out of the way first, Ice Age: Continental Drift was No. 1 as expected, with The Amazing Spider Man in second place. Ted is still very strong on its way to, perhaps, becoming the biggest grossing R rated comedy ever; and Magic Mike is still doing quite well at...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' Provides Box Office's Last Gasp Before 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    And lo, there was an 'Ice Age' franchise. “Ice Age: Continental Drift” looks like it will continue the winning tradition of animation studio Blue Sky’s crown jewel, opening at a decent $46 million. Despite the fact that the lead characters of this franchise should be extinct by now, this past-due se...

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    Karlovy Vary Film Fest Review Roundup: 'Shameless,' 'Hay Road' & 'Nos Vemos Papa'

    "Shameless" This year at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a mini-trend emerged in the form of incest movies, with films that dealt, overtly or tacitly, with the taboo liberally dotting the programme. “Shameless” (“Bez Wstydu”), the debut feature from ...

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