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    Review: 'Hit And Run' Would Be A Fun Action Comedy If It Weren't For All That Comedy

    The fact that Charlie Bronson is the name of Dax Shepherd’s protagonist in the Shepherd-co-directed, Shepherd-written and Shepherd-starring “Hit and Run” tells you everything you need to know about the film. Particularly considering the film’s Bronson, a former getaway driver in deep trouble with a ...

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    New Details On David O. Russell's 'Nailed,' Film Unlikely To Ever See The Light Of Day

    The sorry saga of David O. Russell's "Nailed" is really a cautionary tale of working with shady financiers. The tale is one that has been told a few times over in the past couple of years, but in case you missed out, we'll recap it for you.

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    Criticwire Picks: The Visuals of 'Samsara' Propel It Ahead of Strong Field

    Chalk up another victory for the documentary. "Samsara," the new film from director Ron Fricke, begins its national tour of sorts on Friday with a solid string of advance reviews. Even against heavy competition, this feast-for-the-eyes doc currently has a B+ average among Criticwire gradin...

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    DirecTV Announces Start of Production on 'Rogue' Starring Thandie Newton + Official Synopsis

    Thandie Newton will star in a new DirecTV cop drama series titled Rogue, as an undercover cop, who in a personal vendetta, comes face to face with a high-profile gangster, after her son is killed in a drive-by shooting.

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    VODetails: 'The Tall Man'

    Is this new film from the director of "Martyrs" worth your VODollars?

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    VH1 Renews Queen Latifah-Produced 'Single Ladies' For 3rd Season

    Just about every time we've written about this show, the comments have been overwhelmingly negative; so I guess we can assume that S&A readers aren't its biggest fans. Of course I'm generalizing. Those who do comment may not necessarily reflect the average reader's likes and...

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    TIFF Adds Masters and Mavericks to Lineup

    Got the rundown yesterday on the TIFF Masters and Mavericks screenings. It seems that no women qualify to be Masters.

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    Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on 'The Invisible Boy,' Robby the Robot's Follow-up to 'Forbidden Planet'

    "The Robots Are Due on Elm St!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director-cinephile Joe Dante introducing Robby the Robot's sophomore acting effort, "The Invisible Boy."

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    Visit the Lido Without Spending the Big Bucks: Ten Venice Features to Stream Online

    For the first time in the history of the Venice Film Festival (August 29-September 8), 10 features films and 13 short films from the Orizzonti section of the fest will be available for streaming all over the world, concurrent with the films' debuts on the Lido.

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    Kenya International Film Festival Announces 2012 Dates, Theme

    This will be the first year that we actually cover this festival; not that any of us is traveling to Kenya for the festival, but we'll be following it much closer than we have in the past 3 years. And I just might have someone over there write up a few film reviews and overall reactions to ...

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