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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 3: THE 112TH CONGRESS

    As much as I believe Aaron Sorkin is, to some extent, correct about the brokenness of our news system, as I’ve watched "The Newsroom," I’m finding myself increasingly sympathetic with the people he’s angry at, the ones who knuckle under to commercial pressure and the terms of their contracts as Will...

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 3 Review and Recap: The Morning After 'The 112th Congress,' a Silent Waiting Game Erupts

    In a canny bit of Sorkin script engineering, the "News Night" team tackles Tea Party politics for six straight months with nary a peep from the 44th floor. But as with Jane Fonda's silent lioness Leona Lansing, a period of quiet comes before the roar.

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    Watch: 13-Minute 'The Dark Knight Rises' Featurette (Interviews, Clips, Behind-The-Scenes Footage)

    And if you're not already psyched to see this movie, and/or you haven't tired from the marketing blitz, how about this newly-released 14-minute featurette which includes lots of interviews with the cast, behind the scenes footage, and clips from the film itself, which will be out s...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Beasts,' 'Moonrise' and 'Rome' Provide Post-Holiday Fireworks

    As most specialized distributors shunned new post-holiday openings, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" showed new strength in its second week, as several already successful films broadened well, led by "Moonrise Kingdom" and "To Rome With Love."

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Beasts,' 'Rome' and 'Moonrise' Continue Strong Summer For Indie Releases

    A mighty summer trio of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "To Rome With Love" continued to boost the summer indie box office, each finding very strong numbers in expansion. That overshadowed a generally uneventful batch of openers, which included &qu...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man' Leads Field

    Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” showed that the venerable Marvel character can still lure moviegoers in large numbers into its web. In its first six days the $230-million franchise reboot of “Spider-Man" with new stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the leads generated close to $140 million and ...

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    Battlefield Tested: New 'RoboCop' Reboot Reveals Its First Viral Clip

    Not due in theaters until August 9, 2013, Columbia and MGM Pictures is not wasting any time getting the promotional ball rolling, especially with Comic-Con 2012 right around the corner.  The company has already begun a viral campaign for their rebooted version of "RoboCop" starring AM...

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    Weekend B.O. July 6-8 (Beasts Still Impresses At B.O.)

    No surprise that The Amazing Spider Man was No. 1 this weekend and that Seth MacFarlane's rude comedy Ted held up pretty strong for the second place.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Tops Weekend, Hauls $140 Million Over 6 Days

    Here are some facts, without spin. The opening $64 million weekend of "The Amazing Spider-Man" is less than that of "Spider-Man 2" by about $24 million. The $140 million it has registered since it's release on Tuesday is overshadowed by the first three days of "Spider-Man 3," at $151 million. And wi...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Modern Nostalgia and Acceptable Objectification

    Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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