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    Review: 'Girls' Unfortunately Stumbles Into Sitcom Territory

    As we mentioned in our review of the season premiere, "Girls" came out of the gate strong, exhibiting a fresh approach and confidence that many shows don't often have in their first season. Navigating the complexities of sex, relationships and friendships between women in Manhattan, Lena Dunham's ef...

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    GIRLS RECAP 4: HANNAH'S DIARY

    I hoped the title of this week's episode wouldn't imply what I had a feeling it implied. I hoped we'd just see Hannah writing in her diary, or hear snippets in a voice-over—something, anything besides another character reading Hannah's diary and getting information s/he didn't want, while I watched,...

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    Review: A Diva, A Dog & 20 Years In D.C. On 'Veep'

    If over the last couple of episodes of "Veep" we've been critical of the writers overstuffing their plot, that's not an issue this time around. But unfortuantely, the titular subject of the episode (who really only comes into play in the last third), is also the least interesting.

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    Bootlegging And The Plot Against African American Film

    To my knowledge, the concept of Bootlegging and its affect on African-American cinema has not been explored in any substantive detail. In general, we all know that bootlegging severely diminishes the box-office of African-American films and it should be discouraged, but the bootlegging of Afric...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Marigold' Is 'Avengers' for Seniors, 'First Position' and 'Bernie' Score

    While it didn't have 24-hour shows at some locations, and didn't set any records, just as "The Avengers" raised the bar for 2012 wide-release films, Fox Searchlight's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is showing the best results for specialized/older audience films since 2011's late-year openings.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: It’s an Avengers World, We Just Read About It

    From poster board to poster to pirates, this week's selection of film-related reads looks at all stages of the Avengers experience.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Marigold Hotel' Opens To Big Business; 'Bernie' Holds Strong

    In a great feat of counter-programming to the insanity that was the $200 million opening weekend of "The Avengers," Fox Searchlight found fantastic numbers from the first weekend of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," nearly topping the 2012 limited debut record set by "Bernie...

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    Weekend Box Office: "Avengers' Shatters North American Box Office Records with $200-Million Haul UPDATED

    Disney’s “The Avengers” shattered North American box office records by a wide margin this weekend as estimates have the Marvel Studios production racking up a heart pounding $200.3 million in its first three days – marking the biggest opening in box office history.

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    Weekend B.O. May 4-6 (How Did "Man" Do Against "Avengers"?)

    All things considered, not bad at all. The film came in this weekend second after The Avengers. Albeit a very, very distant second, of course, with $8 million, but that's a very solid figure and the fact there were a lot of people who didn't go see the Marvel comic book film and chose M...

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