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    Take a Look at the Unappreciated Genius of TV Pioneer Ernie Kovacs

    Ernie Kovacs, the funniest guy you've never heard of, was just shy of his 43rd birthday when he died in a 1962 car accident in Los Angeles. Over the course of his tragically short career, he logged hundreds of hours of live TV on things like "Take a Good Look" (1959-61) and the various...

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    From Best To Worst: The Playlist's Complete Tribeca Film Festival Coverage

    That's it. It's a wrap. The Tribeca Film Festival is over for another year. And while it was an improvement from years past, despite a promising line-up the festival proved to be somewhat disappointing: most of the best regarded films ("2 Days In New York," "Take This Waltz," Searching For Sugar Man...

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    'The Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross Conjures Up 'Houdini'

    With "The Hunger Games" director Gary Ross having officially moved on from the blockbuster franchise, with a desire to do something different, he has now signed up to tackle a famous historical figure and an adventure movie all at once.

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    Joss Whedon Reveals He Tossed Out & Rewrote Zak Penn's Original 'Avengers' Script

    By any standard -- critical or commercial -- not only is "The Avengers" a megahit, which by the end of this weekend could be looking at $585 million worldwide, it's also considered by many to be the best Marvel movie to date. And when the dust clears and the money is counted, Marv...

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    The Latino in L.A. Film Festival

    More from the Latino scene from our woman in L.A., free lance festival programmer extraordinaire, Christine Davila, from her blog Chicana from Chicago:

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    Criticwire Picks: A Pair of Docs Lead the Way

    Critics rarely seem to agree about the quality of documentaries. Perhaps it’s the volume of feedback or the way that buzz more gathers more easily around narrative features. Regardless, the two films with the highest averages this week break that trend.

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    'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview' Goes to Magnolia For US Theatrical & VOD Release

    "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview," filmed in 1995 by Robert Cringely, has gone to Magnolia for US distribution beginning with a limited theatrical May 11, followed by a summer VOD and DVD release. The interview, in which Jobs discusses his early life, career highs and lows, as well as his v...

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    "The Loving Story" (On Landmark Civil Rights Case That Overturned Interracial Marriage Ban) On DVD 5/14

    Directed by Nancy Buirski, The Loving Story as the documentary is called, centers on a real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in the state of Virginia where interracial coupling was illegal, and their struggles, including the US Supreme Court case named afte...

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    Magnolia Pictures Buys US Rights to "Steve Jobs: The Last Interview"

    Not wasting any time as Walter Isaacs' bestselling Steve Jobs biography continues to fly off shelves, Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to documentary "Steve Jobs" The Lost Interview."

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    VIDEO: Motion Studies #32: David Bordwell on OXHIDE II

    The online video essay format opened a new playing field for critical and scholarly analysis of movies, providing opportunities for innovative explorations of films while also challenging the established conventions and limitations of text-based film criticism and scholarship.

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