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    The Lucky One—movie review

    People crave romantic movies, be they dramatic or funny—the box-office numbers prove it—and novelist Nicholas Sparks has provided the raw material for a number of such films including 'Dear John', 'Nights in Rodanthe', and most successfully, 'The Notebook'. I think it’s fair to say that moviegoers k...

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    Chimpanzee—movie review

    The fourth annual entry in the Disney Nature series that began with 'Earth', 'Chimpanzee' once again takes a low-key, family-friendly approach to its subject and applies what can only be described as “the Disney touch” to already-compelling real-life footage.

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    Darling Companion—movie review

    In our youth-driven movie culture it’s refreshing to find an American film made by, and for, mature audiences. Being of a certain age myself, I was charmed by this lovely, leisurely-paced story that deals with issues young viewers might not relate to: taking a longtime spouse for granted, losi...

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    Watch Compilation From Wendell Pierce-Produced, "Raisin In The Sun"-Inspired Drama "Clybourne Park" (Opens Today)

    A new Broadway show we've previously covered, opened TONIGHT after about 2 weeks in previews. And thankfully, I'll get to see it tomorrow actually, Friday night, thanks to the assistance of Mr Wendell Pierce who is one of the show's producers. Looking forward to it! I have...

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    Why Lionsgate Picked 'Water for Elephants' Director Francis Lawrence for 'Hunger Games'

    If Lionsgate goes with Francis Lawrence to replace Gary Ross for 'Hunger Games' sequel "Catching Fire," it's because he was the best they could get. The reason why Ross left "The Hunger Games" is that any director wants to know going into a movie that they will come out ahead. That was impossible, h...

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    It Looks Like Francis Lawrence Is Going To Direct 'Catching Fire'; Tomas Alfredson, Joe Cornish, Duncan Jones & Cary Fukunaga Were Also Shortlisted

    ...and then there was one. The hunt for the director to take the helm of "Catching Fire" looks to be nearing an end. Just a couple days after we reported that Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller were in the hunt for the job, it now looks like Lionsgate has decided on their man.

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    Exclusive Clip From TFF 2012 Triptych "Stones in the Sun" (Haitian Refugees Struggle To Start New Lives In The US)

    The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival is officially underway, and I've managed to just 1 film screening thus far (the Congolese drama War Witch), along with a few non-film events. My review of that film should be posted tomorrow morning at the latest.

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    Phylicia Rashad, Mekhi Phifer Are Mother & Son in Kenny Leon-Directed Play "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner"

    Phylicia Rashad, Mekhi Phifer Are Mother & Son in Kenny Leon-Directed Play "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner"

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    Trailer For Brit Urban Action/Drama "Victim" Surfaces (Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, David Harewood)

    Roughly 3 months after its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival last October in London, British action/drama Victim, which stars Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, Jason Maza, Adam Deacon, David Harewood and others, was acquired for UK distribution and international sales by Kaleidoscope Entertai...

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    "In Our Nature" Co-Starring Gabrielle Union Acquired For Stateside Distribution, In Theaters This Fall

    "In Our Nature" Co-Starring Gabrielle Union Acquired For Stateside Distribution, In Theaters This Fall

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