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    To Get Ready for 'Cabin in the Woods,' Here Are The Top 5 Cabin Movies

    Everything from “The Truman Show” to John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is chopped up and blended in the pop culture Cuisinart that is Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s irrepressible “Cabin in the Woods.” But it quite clearly owes a certain debt to a very specific type of horror sub-genre set primarily in a ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: The #1 Textbook on Film, Now with Video

    For the new tenth edition of the most widely used film textbook, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson have taken the book into the new dimension of online video.

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    "Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day" Begins Run Of 5 "Black Films" Opening In Month Of April; A Record?

    It just hit me that there are at least 4... actually 5 (thanks to reader Kevin for adding the last title as you'll read in the comments section below) "black films" opening in theaters in the USA this month! That must be a record or something right?

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    'Lockout' Illustrates the Diminishing Returns of Luc Besson

    Luc Besson's filmography has been spotty for years, littered with equal amounts of sensationalistic pop art and flashy duds, a tendency that extends beyond his directing credits. "Lockout," the latest Besson producing effort, falls into the latter category but doesn't go down quietly. Casting Guy Pe...

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    No, No, No: 'Nurse Jackie' Finally Heads to Rehab

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" has also turned into the show's biggest burden as it's gone into multiple seasons, kicking off its fourth this past Sunday. It's that the title character (played with both verve and abrasiveness by Edie Falco), a no-nonsense nurse who's ...

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    In Over Their Heads Or Investigative Journalism? New Clip From 'Sound Of My Voice'

    What would happen if you discovered that a young woman, claiming to be from the future, was recruiting followers in your neighborhood? Would you go check it out? And if you did, would you want to return to your everyday routine afterward? That's the question at the heart of this new clip from Za...

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #15 & #16: The Art of Cinema on French TV (Godard on Kubrick; Costa on Straub/Huillet)

    Godard rips into "Full Metal Jacket" while Pedro Costa observes one of cinema's legendary directing duos.

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    The War on Indie Docs: After Surviving PBS Debacle, NEA Slashes Doc Program Funds More Than 60%

    I'm beginning to wonder if there's a conspiracy afoot. After PBS' highly controversial move to re-schedule its independent documentary shows, Independent Lens and POV, damaging their playability and reducing their audiences, here comes the news that the National Endowment of the Arts ...

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    Michael Bay Adds European Actress/Model Yolanthe Cabau To 'Pain And Gain'

    Michael Bay is all about T&A up and coming talent, isn't he? The helmer is continuing the trend, plucking little known Spanish-Dutch actress/model Yolanthe Cabau out of obscurity for his upcoming dark comedy-thriller "Pain And Gain...

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    'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ryan Merriman To Play Fellow Dodger Dixie Walker In Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    If anything, the success of "Moneyball" last year has certainly brought about the revitalization of baseball-centered dramas. There's been no shortage of great ones in the past, from"Bang The Drum Slowly" to "Field Of Dreams" to The Natural," and now with ...

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