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    New Initiative Launch: 'African Metropolis' - 7 Filmmakers, 7 Cities, 7 Stories (The Details...)

    This is wonderful news! You'll hopefully recall the ImagiNations Pan-African project in which a series of six feature films based on contemporary African literature would be produced - an initiative created and spearheaded by Djo Tunda Wa Munga and Steve Markovitz, the writer...

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Visceral 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is A Cinematic, Cultural & Personal Triumph

    In a season filled with big movies that somehow ask even bigger questions, “The Dark Knight Rises” feels like the superego to its competition’s id. An action opus that manages at to be both viscerally and intellectually engaging, Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated third Batman film comes full ci...

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    REVIEW: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Brings Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy to a Thundering, Mostly Satisfying Conclusion

    REVIEW: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Brings Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy to a Thundering, Mostly Satisfying Conclusion

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    Things Change…

    I don’t take to change readily or easily. In recent weeks we’ve lost several local establishments in my area of Los Angeles: a couple of longtime neighborhood restaurants and a wonderful independent bookstore. It hurts. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Laemmle Theatres has announced...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    'The Newsroom' Episode 4 Review and Recap: 'I'll Try to Fix You' or Take You Down

    In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," defamation is the vicious, attractive stranger at the party, waiting for someone to take the bait.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Tabloid Journalism, Media Tricks & A Coldplay Montage...Yes, It's 'The Newsroom'

    There is perhaps no better encapsulation of the many flaws and tremendous promise that Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" contains than "I'll Try To Fix You." The last of the first batch of episodes sent to press, as the credits roll, it's easy to see why advance reviews were all over the map, because th...

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 4: I'LL TRY TO FIX YOU

    One of the reasons I wish "The Newsroom" spent more time following its characters as they report stories is that there’s a thesis floating through the show about what happens when people apply the methods they use in journalism to their personal lives.

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    BREAKING BAD RECAP 1: LIVE FREE OR DIE

    In the months since the explosive Season 4 finale of "Breaking Bad," and Walt's certainly premature declaration of victory, we've had a long time to ponder what exactly he meant by saying, "I won."

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  • The Playlist
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    Comic-Con '12: Thomas Jane & Ron Perlman Unveil Unofficial 'Punisher' Short Film; 'Star Trek 2' Footage Revealed...Kind Of...

    A brief litle update on various bits and bobs from San Diego over the weekend so here we go...The last time we heard anything about the future of Marvel's "The Punisher" was last fall when Fox committed to a TV pilot that would bring the character to the small screen...and that's about it since then...

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    FALLING SKIES RECAP 5: HOMECOMING

    If you're not watching this show yet, now's the time to start.

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