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    Weekend Reel Reads: Selections from the Critics You Should Know

    This week's selection of weekend reading comes from the results of last week's Critics Deserving of Wider Recognition survey. Topics include "Jaws," "Serenity," filmmaker teachers and a very funny plot pastiche.

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    This Week on Criticwire: All Kinds of Recognition

    "Recognition" seems to have been the key word over the past few days on the Criticwire blog. Whether it's shining a light on underseen talent, joining in the congratulations of a fellow critic or looking back to see what films have fared well with our grading members, it has taken m...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Marley' Doc Scores Very Strong Debut

    Coming off the success of their doc "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," Magnolia Pictures has another doc-related reason to celebrate with the strong debut numbers from Kevin Macdonald's "Marley." Appropriately released over 4/20 weekend, the film led a batch of newcomers that included S...

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    Tribeca Review: Despite Myriad Celebrity Cameos 'Revenge For Jolly!' Is Excruciating

    Kudos to Brian Petsos, a bit actor who has pulled off an Orson Welles-level achievement in not only nabbing a brilliant cast to star in “Revenge For Jolly!” which he wrote, but also having the clout to save the lead role for himself. Welles did this with his talent, vision and status as ...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Think Like a Man' Rousts 'Hunger Games' from Top Spot

    For the first time in five weeks Lionsgate's “The Hunger Games” did not land the top spot at the box office in North America. Screen Gems' ensemble comedy “Think Like A Man” stole that crown with a better than expected debut estimated at $33 million...

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    Weekend B.O. April 20-22 ("Man" Beats "Games" By A Mile)

    I predicted two weeks ago that Think Like A Man would be the film to knock The Hunger Games off of its No.1 box office perch where it's been sitting comfortably for the last month. But does anyone listen to me?

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    Weekend Box Office: Theatergoers 'Think Like A Man' To Kick 'The Hunger Games' Out Of The Top Spot

    It shouldn’t have been a surprise, but “The Hunger Games” not only fell from the top spot after four weeks… it was pulverized. The Steve Harvey-powered “Think Like a Man” took advantage of a big ad campaign to debut to unprecedented numbers, scoring massive '...

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    'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig's Next Gig Could Be Helming Reese Witherspoon's 'Wish List'

    Some of you may remember Disney's "Wish List" project. It was reported last August that Reese Witherspoon had signed on to star in the gig; a comedy about an overly imaginative little girl who makes ten wishes at a wishing well. None of the wishes come true because the coins never touc...

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    Exclusive: Tyler The Creator Interrogates An Alien In Clip From Odd Future's 'Loiter Squad'

    While HBO and AMC may be the places on cable to go on Sunday nights for higher brow fare, if you're looking for something a bit more surreal, irreverant and edgy, Adult Swim has you covered. Hip-hop collective Odd Future has joined the network's Sunday night line up with their show "Loi...

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    Doc Filmmakers Win Fight Against I.R.S.; Work Not Hobby, But Profit-Losing Biz?

    It's a pyrrhic victory for documentary filmmakers eveywhere. Last Thursday, a U.S. Tax Court judge ruled that filmmaker Lee Storey could write off hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses from the making of her film "Smile `Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story" (see picture below)....

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