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    Watch: Yes, It's Another Great Trailer For Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom'

    While summer is the season to hit the multiplex for the most sensational big screen entertainment you'll see all year, HBO is giving you at least one reason to stay at home on Sunday nights: Aaron Sorkin's latest series "The Newsroom." 

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    Watch: Extended Trailer For J.J. Abrams-Produced, Jon Favreau-Directed Show 'Revolution'

    Well, pilot season is just around the corner and the networks are beginning to unveil their clips and trailers hoping to start getting some buzz brewing about their newest offerings. But the reality is that of the shows that make it to air, many won't last past a season, but if there is one pers...

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    Watch: Tense & Funny First Clip From 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    After pushing audiences to the brink last year with "Kill List," director Ben Wheatley has returned with something he promises is "lighter" -- though, of course, that could mean anything. And while we're still yet to see what will unfold in "Sightseers" -- the detai...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Marigold Hotel' Still Torrid Amid Weak Specialty Field

    The strong expansion for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was marked by a dramatic jump from 27 to 178 theaters, with an estimated PSA (per screen average) of $13,000 or better (likely) for the weekend. Quick expansions for a film like this aren't typical, and the configuration here doesn't offer ea...

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    Weekend B.O. May 11-13 (But of course "Avengers" is No.1, but "Man" holds on)

    It’s been a pretty slow weekend news wise. No one is doing anything of note. But at least we still have the weekend box office report and, no surprise, The Avengers came out on top of the box office weekend figures making over $100 million and now has passed the $1 billion gross mark worldw...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Progress' Leads Openers; 'Marigold Hotel' Expands To Huge Numbers

    As "The Avengers" continued to dominate the overall box office, Fox Searchlight continued to find fantastic numbers from what is soon to be the highest grossing indie of 2012, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." The film is certainly the specialty story of mother's day weekend,...

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    Will Ferrell And Jason Sudeikis Give Us the Secret George W. and Biden

    It would take a lot more than a Will Ferrell impression to make me want George W. Bush to return for real, but Ferrell’s always hilarious fake-Bush was the highlight of last night’s SNL. In the cold open, President Obama (Fred Armisen, as usual) entered the bedroom of the Vice Presi...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Exploring the Design of Ads and Scores

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Avengers' Joins $1 Billion Club After 19 Days UPDATED

    Disney’s “The Avengers” boasted the biggest second weekend in box office history with a stunning $103.2 million, down a mild 50% from its debut and bringing the 10 day cume for the Marvel Studios film to an unprecedented $373.2 million domestic and $628.9 million internationally.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Avengers' Crosses The $1 Billion Mark In 19 Days; Registers First-Ever $100 Million Second Weekend

    When a movie scores the biggest opening weekend of all time (by nearly $40 million, in this case), the expectation is that it should continue to smash records. So, at a glance, “The Avengers” scoring the largest second weekend in film history isn’t exactly newsworthy. Though most prognosticators peg...

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