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    Watch: Swedish Trailer For Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

    Well, here's something we haven't really seen before from Lasse Hallström. The director, who has mostly been coasting on edgeless, forgettable, feel good fare for the past decade or longer ("Dear John," "Salmon Fishing In Yemen," "Hachi: A Dog's Tale," ...

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    Ira Sachs' "Keep The Lights On" Takes Top Prizes at the 2012 Outfest Film Festival

    "Keep The Lights On," Ira Sachs' drama about an intesely charged relationship between a documentary filmmaker and a closeted lawyer, took the Grand Jury Prizes for outstanding screenwriting and U.S. Dramatic Film at the 2012 Outfest, which closed Sunday night.

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    Two Women Written Shows Bound for Broadway This Fall

    Katie Holmes' first professional engagement in her post Tom Cruise life will be on the Broadway stage in Theresa Rebeck's latest play Dead Accounts. The play premiered in January in Cincinnati and will play at the Music Box Theatre in NYC this fall. Rebeck's play Seminar starring Alan ...

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    Michael Moore Releases Statement About Aurora Shooting

    Documentarian Michael Moore, who won the Oscar for his film "Bowling for Columbine," responded to the news of last night's shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado with the following statement just posted to his personal website:

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    Recap: An Uneasy Alliance Forms In Typically Strong 'Breaking Bad' Episode 'Madrigal'

    Instead of dispensing the final 16 episodes of “Breaking Bad" at once, Vince Gilligan and co. decided it would be better to split them up over 2 shorter mini-seasons to give the writers the best chance at finishing the story in a satisfying way. So far, that decision seems to be payi...

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    Emile Hirsch Set To Join Director Peter Berg's Navy SEAL Movie ‘Lone Survivor’

    Three years ago, when director Peter Berg promised Universal their tentpole adaptation of “Battleship” in exchange for his low-budget Navy SEAL actioner “Lone Survivor” down the line, the studio couldn’t have predicted that a similar SEAL film, “Act of Valor,” would domestically trounce their sure b...

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    Arthouse Audit: The 'Queen' Rules in Limited Openings

    With a solid opening weekend gross, Magnolia's "The Queen of Versailles" becomes yet another of the year's initially successful documentaries. The weekend's other new releases include an eclectic group of films and release patterns with varying-- but lesser-- results.

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    Future Drug Kingpin Walt Gets His Team Together on 'Breaking Bad'

    The cold opens of "Breaking Bad" are the series' stylistic sandbox, the place in which it makes its wildest and most distinctive gestures -- time slips forward or backward, we get a narcocorrido inspired by our protagonist's career choices or peek into the miserable day-t...

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    REVIEW: Thanks to Zoe Kazan, 'Ruby Sparks' Is Not Your Average Whimsical Romance

    Since the late '90s, the surreal plights of dreamy-eyed romantic loners have been unequivocally chronicled by filmmakers with hip cachet, like the prominently idolized Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman. With Zoe Kazan's startlingly insightful debut screenplay for "Ruby Spar...

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    Russell Crowe To Make Directorial Debut With Bill Hicks Biopic, Production To Start In 2013

    It's well-known now, but there was a definite shift right around the release of Judd Apatow's “Funny People” when everyone suddenly realized Eric Bana had incredible comic chops, even though his native Australian fanbase had known that fact for ages from the actor's sitcom an...

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