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    'Paddington Bear' Movie Moves Forward From 'Harry Potter' Producer & 'Mighty Boosh' Director

    CGI/live-action hybrids of iconic childrens’ characters don’t have a great track-record in terms of quality. We could list the many terrible films that have followed this pattern, but it’s probably much easier to sum up their quality in a single quote. When asked in “Zombieland” about whether or not...

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    Movie Lovers We Love: Jason Spingarn-Koff Brings Docs to the New York Times

    Documentary filmmaker Jason Spingarn-Koff ("Life 2.0") has a pretty sweet deal. He gets to work with documentary filmmakers to help them make short videos for one the world's most respected media outlets, The New York Times.

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    Review: 'God Bless America' Looks Incendiary, But Is Actually A Self-Congratulatory One-Note Screed

    Former shrill-voiced comedian turned acidic writer/director/satirist Bobcat Goldthwait may just be one of the most simultaneously electric and frustrating indie filmmakers working today. When it comes to deliciously wicked and acerbic premises, there might not be a better conceptualist. A devilishly...

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    Interview with Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell - Directors of Small, Beautifully Moving Parts

    Women and Hollywood: How was it directing a movie together? How did you divide the work?

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Super: A Brief History of Superhero Films

    With the unparalleled box office success of The Avengers, superheroes are back in the spotlight. Most comic book aficionados are delighted with the recognition. But believe it or not, there are those such as myself who are dismayed at how superhero films, though more popular than ever, seem to be lo...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Depp Shadows: Tim Burton's Cinema

    “Basically Johnny Depp is playing Tim Burton in all his movies.” – Scott Rudin (Producer of "Sleepy Hollow") This ubiquitous quote by Rudin is often the throwaway summation found in most writings on, and dissections of, the cinematic works of Tim Burton with Johnny Depp. Which is a shame, really....

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    Human Rights Watch Film Festival Announces Lineup; 'War Witch' and 'Ai Weiwei' Included

    The New York-based 23rd Human Rights Watch Film Festival (a co-presentation of Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center) has locked down its full lineup of 16 documentary and fiction films from 12 counrtries, 14 of which will be making their New York premieres at the Lincoln Center&...

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    'Community' and '30 Rock' Will Be Back for Short Seasons

    Update: NBC has now renewed "Parks and Recreation" for a fifth season.

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    Watch: Will Ferrell Punches A Baby In The Trailer For 'The Campaign' With Zach Galifianakis

    In some ways, it looks like Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are doing some recycling for "The Campaign." The former has essentially tweaked his George W. Bush while the latter has done the same with his alter ego "brother" Seth and the result is...well, not exactly as hilariou...

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