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    The Three Stooges—movie review

    First, the good news: this is a heartfelt homage to The Three Stooges of yore, and its leading actors do a remarkable job of channeling Moe, Larry and Curly. Kids who have never seen the Stooges, and adults who haven’t revisited them lately, may have a good time, as the audience did when I saw...

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    Monsieur Lazhar—movie review

    The hype-meisters of moviedom have made it difficult to use words like “heartwarming” and “inspiring” without sounding like a huckster…but when you see a film as moving and well-wrought as 'Monsieur Lazhar', it’s hard to resist. Yet what I admire most about the picture, which was an Oscar nominee th...

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    Felicity Jones Heads To 'The Chelsea' With Nancy Meyers

    For savvier cinephiles have been keeping up with Felicity Jones as she rose through the ranks of Brit TV before breaking out in last year's woozy bruise romance "Like Crazy," it looks like the actress may finally be breaking into something that will bring her into the mainstream.

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    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman & Liam Hemsworth Will Suffer 'Paranoia' With Robert Luketic

    It was just over a week ago when director Robert Luketic revealed that, with the hesit flick "Brilliant" starring Gerard Butler a bit further off than he thought, he was now looking at two possibilities for his next film. One was a revenge thriller with Zhang Ziyi and the other was somethi...

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    HEY! HEY! HEY! The Complete Fat Albert Collection Coming To DVD

    Sorry I couldn't resist that headline, but can you blame me?

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    FilmDistrict Hires Studio-Exec Orr to Run Distribution

    After the departure of indies Bob and Jeanne Berney from FilmDistrict, owner Graham King and CEO Peter Schlessel have been rethinking their distribution operation. Well, now they have added two key execs from the studios, distribution president Jim Orr and ex-DreamWorks marketing head Christine Birc...

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    Trailer: British Rom-Com "The Naked Poet" Seeking Signature Support For UK Theatrical Release

    Written and directed by Jason Barrett, the Vision in Progress British production The Naked Poet, is currently seeking supporters via their website. The film, a romantic comedy about a man named Lazarus caught in a love triangle between his girlfriend and a newfound love, needs a 100,000 signatu...

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    "Bright Road" With Dorothy Dandridge And Harry Belafonte Now On Warner Archive DVD

    I've written about this film before and I figured that it was only a matter of time before it came out on the Warner Home Video DVD-on-demand specialty label Warner Archive and this week it finally did.

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    A Conversation w/ Salim And Mara Brock-Akil At The 2012 ABFF + Festival Dates

    The 2012 film festival beat goes on... it's already mid-April; where did the time go? I feel like I only recently got back from SXSW in Austin, TX, looking forward to relaxing in NYC (where I live) for a few months before jetting off to another festival, which wouldn't be until June, less th...

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    Does the NEA Think Documentaries Are Irrelevant?

    Earlier this week, when it was announced the National Endowment of the Arts was slashing more than a $1 million from funding PBS shows, including major cuts to important (and embattled) documentary programs "Independent Lens" and "P.O.V.," documentary filmmakers were rightly o...

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