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    Specialty Box Office: 'Progress' Leads Openers; 'Marigold Hotel' Expands To Huge Numbers

    As "The Avengers" continued to dominate the overall box office, Fox Searchlight continued to find fantastic numbers from what is soon to be the highest grossing indie of 2012, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." The film is certainly the specialty story of mother's day weekend,...

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    Will Ferrell And Jason Sudeikis Give Us the Secret George W. and Biden

    It would take a lot more than a Will Ferrell impression to make me want George W. Bush to return for real, but Ferrell’s always hilarious fake-Bush was the highlight of last night’s SNL. In the cold open, President Obama (Fred Armisen, as usual) entered the bedroom of the Vice Presi...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Exploring the Design of Ads and Scores

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekend Box Office: 'Avengers' Joins $1 Billion Club After 19 Days UPDATED

    Disney’s “The Avengers” boasted the biggest second weekend in box office history with a stunning $103.2 million, down a mild 50% from its debut and bringing the 10 day cume for the Marvel Studios film to an unprecedented $373.2 million domestic and $628.9 million internationally.

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  • The Playlist
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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Avengers' Crosses The $1 Billion Mark In 19 Days; Registers First-Ever $100 Million Second Weekend

    When a movie scores the biggest opening weekend of all time (by nearly $40 million, in this case), the expectation is that it should continue to smash records. So, at a glance, “The Avengers” scoring the largest second weekend in film history isn’t exactly newsworthy. Though most prognosticators peg...

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    VIDEO ESSAY - Deceptive Surfaces: The Films of Christian Petzold

    Film history, class consciousness merge in the brilliantly no-nonsense filmmaking of Christian Petzold.

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    EL James Does 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Promo Tour (Video)

    Curious about EL James, author of erotic fantasy fiction "Fifty Shades of Grey"? The Twihard, who started out writing "Twilight" fan fiction before penning her own trilogy (which has been bought for the movies, under her control, by Universal and Focus Features), has been on a pr...

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    Trailer Watch: Pixar's 'Brave' Will Be One of the Summer's Top Performers

    Why isn't "Brave" showing at Cannes? Because it's set to open the Edinburgh Film Festival instead just after its June 22 stateside release. Pixar's 13th film and first fairy tale, "Brave," is sure to be yet another top box office performer by summer's end,

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    Review: 'Norman Mailer: The American' Is A Cliffs Notes Look At The Life Of A Literary Icon

    Provocative, rebellious, a genius and an undeniable force on the American literary landscape, Norman Mailer was an author, social commentator, filmmaker and a personality whose outsized figure nearly eclipsed his two Pulitzer prizes. He had enough experiences and adventures for three lifetimes, and ...

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    Julianne Moore Now On Board 'Carrie' Remake; Gabrielle Wilde Also Joins

    With a release date slated last week, the wheels are now firmly in motion on the Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" remake starring Chloe Moretz. With the lead actress now locked in, the task is now on hand to find someone to play the poor girl's deranged mother, and a name that has alread...

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