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    Eugene Hernandez: (Re) Introducing Eric Kohn

    New York, NY, April 12, 2010 -- About four years ago, Eric Kohn sent me an unsolicited email just as he was finishing up cinema studies at NYU. In the wake of working as a research assistant for J. Hoberman at the Village Voice and as an intern at Entertainment Weekly, he was hoping to make it as a ...

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    DVD review: Hail, Hail Freedonia—And Leo McCarey

    Leo McCarey poses with ZaSu Pitts and Charles Laughton on the set of Ruggles of Red GapIf he had made only the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup, Leo McCarey would have a place in the pantheon of American comedy. He did much more, of course, from a superb series of silent two-reelers with Charley Chase and some of Laurel and Hardy’s finest comedy shorts to such great feature films as The Awful Truth and Love Affair. His name isn’t invoked as often as other giants of his era, perhaps because his later films became sentimental (Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary’s, both giant hits with Bing Crosby) and then political (My Son John, Satan Never Sleeps...

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    Treme: Another HBO Must-See from The Wire's David Simon

    I couldn't wait to watch Sunday night's latest HBO series, Treme, from The Wire's David Simon, set in post-Katrina New Orleans. I was not disappointed. TOH critic Tim Appelo has the review:

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    Box Office: "Everyone," "The Doors" Debut Nicely; "God" Not So Almighty

    While Tina Fey-Steve Carell comedy "Date Night" took out "Clash of the Titans" at the overall box office, five indies each found fair-to-decent numbers in very limited debuts. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, Maren Ade's "Everyone Else," Peter Bratt's "La Mission," Nash Edg...

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    Date Night Scores as Titans Crashes

    Twentieth Century Fox execs woke up Sunday morning to the news that their Steve Carell-Tina Fey action romantic comedy Date Night stole the No. 1 box office spot away from Warner Bros.’ Clash of the Titans. It was a matter of dollars and cents, reports TOH box office analyst Anthony D'Alessandro, wi...

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    Is New Spider-Man Percy Jackson Star Logan Lerman?

    Stop the presses! Hitfix announced Saturday that the new Spider-Man looks likely to be Logan Lerman, star of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Tobey Maguire has left the franchise, as Marc Webb takes over directing reins from Sam Raimi. Sony has set the film to open on July 3, 201...

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    LA Film Fest Move Downtown Ignites Debate

    The Los Angeles Film Festival move from its home in Westwood (which worked well for four years) to downtown Los Angeles is stirring mixed response. It's not dissimilar to the reaction to Film Independent chief Dawn Hudson's taking the Indie Spirit Awards from the beach to downtown. That didn't play...

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