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    Weekend Preview: Avoid The Hangover Part II For Something Unforgettable: The Tree of Life

    This Memorial Day weekend brings the best and worst of moviegoing experiences. For family fun, Kung Fu Panda 2 is a sure thing, while The Hangover Part II serves up "An embarrassing descent into racial stereotypes and tired homophobia," says Spout, and to add injury to insult, it's not even funny. O...

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    Congolese Gangster Flick "Viva Riva!" Will Open In UK Next Month + New Poster & Trailer

    Continuing to make something of an international splash, as the most audacious film to come out of the country, Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Congo-Kinshasa-set crime thriller, Viva Riva - a film I saw and reviewed earlier this year (calling it a pulsating look at a post-war city), will also be released in ...

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    movie review: The Hangover, Part II

    Unless moviegoers themselves are willing to shoulder some of the blame, it’s useless to try and figure out why The Hangover Part II is so bad. The film only exists because, after the hilarious 2009 movie broke box-office records for an R-rated comedy, its studio demanded a sequel. And if th...

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    Sienna Miller Joins 'Freaky Deaky' With William H. Macy

    Update: Reps for Sienna Miller have confirmed she is attached to "Freaky Deaky."

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    movie review: Kung Fu Panda 2

    It’s tricky to change the thrust—and the tone—of a story in its second installment, but I think the creators of Kung Fu Panda 2 have pulled it off. The first movie was

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    Watch: Rachel Weisz Is Just Doing Her Job In Trailer For 'The Whistleblower'

    Sometimes a movie just doesn't work out, no matter how strong the ingredients. Here we have a film with a first rate cast, tackling some strong subject matter, but "The Whistleblower" just didn't seem to work out. The film premiered at TIFF last year to a muted response and when we caught up with it...

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    John Cho Will Convince Colin Farrell To Mess With His Brain In 'Total Recall'

    While John Cho is probably still best known as Harold Lee from the "Harold & Kumar" franchise, he's quietly been making strides into bigger and better work, most notably as Sulu is the new "Star Trek" films and from his role on the shortlived "FlashForward." And while the actor waits to get a call t...

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    Paul Schneider Lowers His Standards, Will Star In The Broken Lizard Comedy 'The Baby Makers'

    Paul Schneider is an actor who is long overdue for more recognition. The actor broke out in David Gordon Green's "All the Real Girls" and has since amassed a varied and strong body of work with turns in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Bright Star," "Lars and the Real G...

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    Zach Braff Joins 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

    It looks like the indie kid that could is getting ready to make his leap into the tentpole world.

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    Trailer Watch: I Don't Know How She Does It: Carrie Bradshaw in Boston, with A Job, Husband & Kids

    I Don't Know How She Does It stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, Seth Meyers, Kelsey Grammer, Christina Hendricks and Jane Curtin. The comedy might look like a variation on Sex and the City, but it is actually based on Allison Pearson's 2003 novel (adapted by Aline...

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