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    Every single review says this film resembles video games. Are they right?

    If you type the phrases "The Raid: Redemption," "review," and "video game" into Google -- which is apparently something I just do for fun -- you get back 265,000 results.  Now that's obviously an unrealistic number; even in the age of social media and ever...

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    15 Young Adult Fiction Properties That Could Be The Next 'Twilight' Or 'Hunger Games'

    Today sees the release of "The Hunger Games," the much anticipated adaptation of the popular young adult novel series about a future in which children are forced to compete in a fight to the death for the entertainment of the overclass, and to help their district fight off starvation. The books have...

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    Watch Now - "The Weird World of Blowfly" (The Original Dirty Rapper)

    He's known as the original dirty rapper!

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    How To Make a Powerful AIDS Doc: Talking to the Team Behind 'How To Survive a Plague'

    This weekend in New York, "How To Survive a Plague" comes home. Two months after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival to intense acclaim, the film will screen as part of the 41st edition of New Directors/New Films.

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    'Friday the 13th' Remake Scribes Cash In On Success With Untitled Horror Project At Paramount

    Taking impressive box office receipts ($91 million worldwide take on a $19 mil. budget) over the scathing reviews, Paramount has given the screenwriting team of the 2009 “Friday The 13th” reboot, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, development deals for an as-yet-untitled horror project at th...

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    ND/NF 2012 Review - "An Oversimplification Of her Beauty" (A Beautifully Complex Maze)

    It makes it NYC premiere at the New Directors/New Films Festival tomorrow afternoon at 4:15pm at Lincoln Center (purchase tickets HERE); I saw it when it make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and reviewed it soon after. Here's that review again for those who missed it the...

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    Rejoice Or Remorse: Todd Phillips Says 'The Hangover 3' To Be Last Entry In Franchise

    In terms of agreed-upon proofs, it was traditionally known that the Earth is round, Samuel L. Jackson will never age, and a new “The Hangover” film will always be in development. Those first two remain true, but director Todd Phillips has just confirmed that the series' third install...

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    Reality Check: 5 Things They Forgot To Tell You In Film School

    You’re one of the chosen! That creative, colored being who attended, or is currently enrolled in film school, awash with dreams of giving Spielberg, James Cameron and (yikes!) Michael Bay a run for their box-office prowess. A few even aspire to be like Spike – pre-Miracle at St. Ann...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    Opinions are all over the place this week for the latest releases. The guaranteed mega-hit "The Hunger Games" finally arrives in theaters and it has its fair share of fans, but also some detractors. Other films brave enough to open against that box office behemoth include: "The Raid: ...

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    Watch: 2 Clips From 'Wrath Of The Titans' Featuring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson & Ralph Fiennes

    Is it just us, or has the pre-release marketing of the upcoming “Clash of the Titans” sequel “Wrath of the Titans” been significantly less than when the preceding film debuted around this time two years ago? Other than billboards in posters littering many major cities, we onl...

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