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    Taking A Moment: Thoughts On The 'The Dark Knight Rises' Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

    They were, in all likelihood, people like you. Many more of you, like ourselves, are planning trips tonight, or over the weekend, to see Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. But the keenest went to the very first midnight screenings last ...

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    Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' MPAA Rating: R or NC17?

    Reading THIS piece on the Los Angeles Times' website to learn that Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, will be given an R rating by the MPAA - at least, that's what the LA Times says/.

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    'The Newsroom' Dumps Most of Its Non-Sorkin Writing Staff

    HBO has renewed "The Newsroom" for a second season, but that doesn't mean that everyone involved in the making of the divisive drama will be coming back. The Daily reports that Sorkin has laid off most if not all of his writing staff:

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    Trailer Watch: Danish Provocateur Mads Brugger Talks Going Undercover as Tacky Euro-African Consul in 'The Ambassador'

    Check out the first trailer for Mads Brugger's "The Ambassador," a ballsy documentary stunt in which the director travels to the Central African Republic and disguises himself as an over-the-top caricature of a European-African consul.

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    Watch: Why Naming Your Dog After F. Scott Fitzgerald Is Aggressive In New Clip From 'Ruby Sparks'

    Both whimsical and light on its feet, but also imbued with a mature sense of how relationships are very much sometimes about the power (or concession) of control, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' "Ruby Sparks" is a wonderful concotion, and a highlight of the summer movie season.

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    Critic's Notebook: Whither the Weirdo? By Working With Wes Anderson, Could Johnny Depp Save Himself?

    It's been a while since Johnny Depp was in a movie really worth talking about. The lone recent exception is a project in which he was nowhere to be seen. The actor's playfully gonzo voiceover work for the 2011 Oscar-winning animated feature "Rango" provided a helpful reminder ...

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    Watch: Mads Brugger is Back to His Provocative Ways in the Trailer for Sundance Doc 'The Ambassador'

    You can always count on Danish journalist/filmmaker Mads Brügger to stir the pot. In the award-winning documentary that put him on the map, "The Red Chapel," Brügger headed to North Korea with two Danish-Korean comedians under the guise of a cultural exchange to show what life is...

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    'Dark Knight Rises' Opening Clouded by Brutal Theater-Shooting Spree; Ignites Larger Debate UPDATED

    "There's a storm coming," Catwoman whispers in Bruce Wayne's ear in "The Dark Knight Rises." A gunman firing into the crowd inside a Thursday midnight show of the film at a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and wounding some 22, will yield a firestorm of debate in this presidential election year. ...

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    Watch: New French Trailer For Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

    Just as we did earlier today with "Take This Waltz," here's another Canadian film we continue to trumpet, although this one is still without U.S. distribution. Xavier Dolan's bold and beautiful "Laurence Anyways" is now starting to roll out overseas after premiering at th...

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    In His Element at Comic-Con, Kevin Smith Discusses the Changes He's Making to 'Comic Book Men'

    In recent months (right up to this week) Kevin Smith has certainly cultivated a rogue’s gallery of foes within the journalism world, but Saturday morning at the Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, the filmmaker, podcaster and raconteur was among friends. Walking in the door ten minutes late, clad in ...

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