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    Box Office: "Cyrus" Soars To Summer Highs As Marketplace Heats Up

    It looks like summer 2010 might have its first full-on specialty film breakout (it also seems to have quite the studio blockbuster in "Toy Story 3"). According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon, Fox Searchlight release "Cyrus" soared to a $180,289 gross from just 4 theaters. T...

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    Weekend Box Office: Toy Story 3 Breaks Disney/Pixar Record, Jonah Hex D.O.A.

    After a rousing $41 million Friday, universally praised Pixar sequel Toy Story 3 racked up an estimated $109 million three-day weekend, a record, reports Anthony D'Alessandro. That makes Pixar's unbroken string of blockbusters 11 for 11. The western Jonah Hex was dead on arrival.

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    Day & Night

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2010 FIFA World Cup | Day Nine

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    Weekend Box Office: Toy Story 3 Opens to $41 Million, Jonah Hex Flops

    The early weekend box office reports are showing a record-breaking $41 million Friday opening for Toy Story 3, which is on track to gross $115-120 million for the weekend, and eventually seize the summer box-office crown. (Mubi posts a review round-up of weekend openers.)

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    Knight and Day: Early Reviews Are Mixed

    I find myself rooting for James Mangold's Knight and Day, which functions better as a breezy summer popcorn rom-com than an action-packed chase movie, as Justin Chang of Variety points out:

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2010 FIFA World Cup | Day Eight

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    See "Cyrus." See "Cyrus" Cameos.

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    Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

    Interesting directors always lurk in film history's hidden corners and forgotten backwaters for the determined to discover and/or reassess, and this year the Los Angeles Film Festival is affording just such an opportunity with the almost entirely forgotten Leopoldo Torre Nilsson. The first director from Argentina's bustling post-war film industry to establish a reputation on the international stage, Torre Nilsson, the son of a successful local film director and a Swedish mother, was invited to the Cannes and Berlin film festivals four times apiece from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, although by then his psychological, European-influ...

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    film review: Cyrus

    Cyrus is a movie destined to catch audiences off-guard. The presence of comedic performers like John C. Reilly and especially Jonah Hill may lead many viewers to expect a comedy—and laugh (as at least one preview audience did) at moments that aren’t intended to be funny. But filmmakers Jay and Mark ...

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