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    Box Office: "Chloe" Finds Fair Numbers; "Tattoo," "Greenberg" Fight Sophomore Slump

    Sony Pictures Classics' release of Atom Egoyan's "Chloe" (which was actually an acquisition of Sony Pictures Entertainment Worldwide Acquisitions Group, not SPC) found fair numbers in its quite aggressive 306 screen debut this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoo...

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    Paranormal Sequel Goes to Indie Director Williams

    I'm a huge fan of The Door in the Floor (2004) starring this year's best actor Oscar winner Jeff Bridges. It was directed by Tod "Kip" Williams, who landed his second film by persuading author John Irving to sell him the rights to A Widow for One Year for a dollar, and then wrote a script that Bridg...

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    Age of Stupid Self-Release Spawns Good Screenings Site

    Indie filmmakers take note.

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    Action Stars Li, Lau, Kaneshiro Shine in The Warlords

    Thursday night I saw the Chinese b.o. juggernaut The Warlords, Peter Chan's breathless $40 million period action epic starring Asian megastars Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro as three blood brothers who fight for the imperial army, which won best film and best director at the Hong Kong Film A...

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    Cannes Opens with Ridley Scott's Robin Hood

    The Cannes Film Festival has selected its opening night film: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. The period actioner will screen out of competition on May 12, the day it opens in France. Universal releases the Imagine film globally on May 14.

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    film review: How To Train Your Dragon

    If you want to see truly effective, creative use of 3-D, run to the nearest theater playing this movie. The folks at DreamWorks Animation know what they’re doing in this arena, and their films are designed with 3-D in mind from the very start; it isn’t an afterthought, and I for one can tell the dif...

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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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    New Directors/New Films '10 | Director Radu Jude on his No Fuss Approach Directing "Happiest Girl"

    The Romanians are back with another bone-dry, pitch-black comedy—this time bearing a particularly cynical view on happiness, the cruelty of families, and the making of inept television commercials. In his feature-film debut, Radu Jude is already a master of uneasy hilarity. When a plucky provincial ...

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    National Geographic Films Plans July Restrepo Release

    Already set to air on the National Geographic Channel in November, the Afghanistan doc Restrepo, winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival documentary grand jury prize, has also been acquired by National Geographic Entertainment. Under new president Daniel Battsek, National Geographic Films will rel...

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