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    Concept Art From The Puppet Noir 'The Happytime Murders' That Will Star Katherine Heigl

    Puppets? Noir? Katherine Heigl? Yeah, we know, it doesn't compute in our brains either. But if she is what it takes to get this long-gestating and hella ambitious movie off the ground, then fine, we can deal with it.

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    New Wave of Black Film Highlights - Nelson George, Warrington Hudlin, Sheril Antonio & More (Video)

    Back in November, New York's Museum of the Moving Image hosted an event commemorating a landmark year in cinema - 1991 - when there was an influx of studio-funded films by black directors including Spike Lee, Matty Rich, John Singleton, Mario Van Peebles, and others.

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    Review: 'The Kid With The Bike' Rides Into Trouble, Crashes Into A Savior

    All the books on parenting notwithstanding, it's always been pretty simple: kids not only want love, they need it. And in the latest from Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne that need is amplified into a mellifluous tone of desperation encapsulated in little Cyril (Thomas Doret) the titular 'kid with a bik...

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    After Quikster Missteps, Netflix Has Recovered

    There's no question that Netflix misjudged how to handle their necessary survival transition from DVD rentals to streaming. They left their customers feeling confused and betrayed during the Quikster-Netflix debacle.

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    Contest Giveway: 3 Copies Of Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' DVD Starring Charlize Theron

    If we had to pick one grossly underrated film from 2011, definitely high up on our collective list would be Jason Reitman's "Young Adult." And if we had to pick one criminally undervalued performance from 2011 that deserved to score an Oscar nomination but didn't, Charlize The...

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    Critical Consensus: Ben Kenigsberg and Matt Singer Discuss SXSW 2012

    Time Out Chicago film editor Ben Kenigsberg and Criticwire blogger Matt Singer discuss this year's SXSW Film Festival, which continues through the weekend.

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    'Gimme The Loot' & 'Beware Mr. Baker' Lead 2012 SXSW Award Winners; Battles' "My Machines" Takes Best Music Video

    ...and just like that, the SXSW Film Festival is winding down a close. There are only a few days left at the fest, and folks are beginning to have BBQ regret as they pack their bags to leave Austin. But before they do, the juries have weighed in and handed out the statues for the best of the fest.

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    New Images & A Poster For 'Mad Men' Season 5

    There's nothing worse than that feeling just after the season finale of your favorite television show. Your anticipation for that final episode has been building for weeks, but when it's over, in comes that crushing feeling that you'll be without the show and the characters you love for ...

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon'

    Made around the time as 2008's "Baghead," the Duplass Brothers' "The Do-Deca Pentathlon" is just hitting theaters now. Is the duo's latest effort an entertaining film ahead of its time or a sign that their delayed projects should be left in the past?

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    Tempestt Bledsoe Added To Cast Of Jimmy Fallon Comedy Project Known As "DILFs"

    Just last week, Vanessa told you about a new Jimmy Fallon comedy show that spotlights three, thirty-something men and their adventures in parenting.  Anthony Anderson was named as a member of the trio and now, according to Deadline, former Cosby Show co-star Tempestt Bledsoe will play his wife.

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