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    Watch New Extended Trailer for 'Because I Love You'

    IT'S BACK! The film that everyone has a strong opinion about, Because I Love You, written and directed by Joseph Elmore (which we've covered before here on S & A - most recently HERE) has a new extended trailer.

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    Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker Teach 50 Cent About Money, Fear, Respect In Trailer For 'Freelancers'

    Here's the first trailer for that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson crime drama we first told you about in early 2011 and haven't written a word about since. Probably because there's been nothing about it to write about... until today, now that its trailer has turned up o...

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    Weekly Wrap: Cannes Reviews, Oscar Talk is Back, Trailer Watch, and Industry News

    Weekend Preview - it's slim pickings ahead but we steer you right. We give "Snow White and the Huntsman" a review and review round-up: it wants to everything it's not. Our review and review round-up for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in case you're planning ahead, this one promises stunning eye candy...

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    Watch Trailer For Delightful Short 'The Last/First Kiss' Starring Tracey Heggins & Carlton Byrd

    This lovely short film screened at the Boston International Film Festival in April, which is where I saw it.

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    Must See Documentary - 'Colored Confederates: Myth Or Matter Of Fact?'

    There has been a movement for the longest time by so-called "historians" who argue and claim to have definitive proof that there were many black slaves, up to over 90,000 some claim, who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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    Recap: 3 Weeks In, 'Veep' Gets More Focused & Funny While Taking A Bold Narrative Leap

    Listen, we know our "Veep" recaps dropped off for the past few weeks. A combination of the Cannes Film Festival and screeners that didn't arrive in time led to the gap in coverage, but when we finally sat down to catch up on what we missed, we were in for a very pleasant surprise: &quo...

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    Review: Fear & Terrorism Mix In Compact, Solid Thriller 'Wallander: The Revenge'

    Chief inspector Kurt Wallander (Krister Henriksson) has just turned 62, and would be quite content to spend the rest of his days on the deck of his new home in the seaside town of Ystad, Sweden listening to the water lap up on the shore, with this faithful dog Jussi by his side. At an age when retir...

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    This Week on Criticwire: From Cannes Favorites to Will Smith

    One major theme this week seemed to be that many people are inherently drawn to the bad side of movies. But what can we learn from our fascination with the less-than-successful elements of the film world?

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    'Grown Ups 2' Adds Shaquille O'Neal, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Cato From 'The Hunger Games' & More

    In the few short years since “Funny People” was released, Adam Sandler has made it his goal to outdo the fake terrible movies that his character did in Judd Apatow’s film. The nadir of his inexorable downward slope will probably be next year’s “Grown Ups 2” and he...

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    S.J. Kincaid's 'Insignia' & Michael Koryta's 'The Prophet' Getting Big Screen Adaptations

    Since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers have looked towards the literary world for inspiration, a practice that intensified over the following century. Of course now the primary objective of adapting a book is to buy into the built-in audience and brand awareness that some of them have. Case in point, ...

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