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    Review: 'High School' With Adrien Brody Is Your Standard-Issue Stoner Comedy

    There’s a long and underwhelming tradition of marijuana-fueled comedies, some overt, others less so. Even as the subgenre ages, however, it’s impossible to note the lowered aspirations of filmmakers each time out, as “pot” comedy has become part of a genre where increasingly timid filmmakers merely ...

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    Trailers from Hell: Bernard Rose on Ken Russell's 'The Music Lovers'

    Today from Trailers from Hell, Bernard Rose guides us through Ken Russell's big-budget film ballet "The Music Lovers."

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    Guy Ritchie Heads To 'Treasure Island' For Warner Bros.

    For those of you who were fans of Guy Ritchie's earlier, grittier, more indie-style works like "Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels," "Snatch." or even "RocknRolla," and are hoping he might return to that kind of fare....you'll have to keep waiting. Ritchie revi...

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    Kathleen Kennedy Joins Lucasfilm as Co-Chair, In Line to Take Over When Lucas Moves On

    George Lucas has been running his Bay area Lucasfilm empire, which includes not only his production company but VFX house Industrial Light and Magic, post-production facility Skywalker Sound, LucasArts Games and all the various publishing and television/video spin-offs that the "Star Wars"...

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    Watch: It's Raining Men For Channing Tatum In 'Magic Mike' Clip Plus New Poster For The Film

    Can a movie about male stripping become the sleeper hit of the summer? Warner Bros. is certainly hoping so, and with Channing Tatum already 2/2 with "The Vow" and "21 Jump Street," the odds are looking very good that "Magic Mike" -- which also boasts Matthew McConaughey...

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    Watch: Harmony Korine's Black Keys Music Video Plays Like a Sequel to 'Trash Humpers'

    Harmony Korine's creepy shot-on-VHS feature "Trash Humpers" appears to have influenced the director's new music video for The Black Keys' latest single, "God on the Ceiling."

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    Review: 'A Cat In Paris' Is A Visually Distinctive Animated Trifle

    This year, the Best Animated Feature Oscar nominees were a wild bunch indeed – in addition to the big budget studio fare (things like “Puss in Boots” and eventual winner “Rango”), there were two independent, foreign language films (and nothing from powerhouse Pixar). One of those animated films was ...

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    This Week In Black Television: Summertime Shows... And Of Course, 'The Game'

    The bulk of this week’s column focuses on what television shows with Black talent that you should be watching this summer, when you’re not out at rooftop parties, BBQ’s, picnics, outdoor concerts and the like, as well as other shows that are just too good to miss.   ...

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    They Shoot Black Movies... Don't They? (The Realization Of A Hustlerz Ambition)

    At the dawn of the Black Hollywood Renaissance of the '90s, the sodality of filmmakers like Spike Lee, F. Gary Gray, The Hudlin Brothers, Bill Duke, Stan Lathan, John Singleton, The Hughes Brothers, George Jackson, Doug McHenry, Mario Van Peebles, Robert Townsend, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Kevin...

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    So Much For A Sequel? Universal Manages Expectations On 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    Today marks the release of “Snow White and The Huntsman,” and for those on the Universal lot, the occasion is one filled with quiet anticipation as the audience numbers come trickling back. Only two weeks after “Battleship” fell alongside that cinematic punching bag “John Carter” as one of this year...

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