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    Watch: First Clip From '30 Minutes Or Less'

    If the trailer for "30 Minutes Or Less" didn’t get you excited about what will likely be one of the funniest movies of the summer, this clip from the film will. Jesse Eisenberg plays Nick, a stoner pizza delivery guy who gets a bomb strapped to his chest by two wannabe criminals (Danny McBride and N...

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    My Thoughts (Dull) And Your Thoughts (???) On "X-Men: First Class"

    I really don’t quite get why this film has been praised so heavily by critics. It currently enjoys an 87% Fresh rating on movie aggregator site RottenTomatoes.com, with 149 out of 172 critics giving it a thumbs up. Seriously, why? Sometimes I feel like I must be living in a bubble or something, beca...

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    Weekend Box Office: $56 Million 'First Class' Opening Isn't X-actly What Fox Had In Mind

    As the only major opening of the week, it was not a surprise to see “X-Men: First Class” reign with a $56 million total. For those keeping track at home (why are you doing this?), this is the lowest-scoring opening weekend for any of the four films in the “X-Men” series save for the eleven-year old ...

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    Weekend Box Office: X-Men: First Class Tops Field with Prequel-Size $56 Million

    Great reviews propelled reboot X-Men: First Class to a solid if not stellar $56 million opening. Anthony D'Alessandro explains why.Fox’s X-Men: First Class easily aced its weekend course in box office math by absorbing a solid $56 million into Fox’s coffers.

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    Rewind: The Week In Movies, May 29th-June 4th

    This week, big rumors about "Django Unchained," big news about "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and big debate over "The Hangover Part II." OH DRAMA.

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    Friday Box Office: "Beginners" Beginning Well; "Paris," "Tree" Keep It Coming

    Mike Mills' "Beginners" was off to a good start in its first night of limited release Friday night. The Focus Features-released romantic drama - starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent - is estimated to have taken in $38,100 from 5 screens, averaging $7,700. That should res...

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    Exclusive: Clip From Award-Winning Indie Film 'Homecoming'

    There are many up-and-coming independent movies that strive to make an impression upon the filmmaking community, but only a few actually do stand out from the pack. Writer and director Sean Hackett has been working in the industry for a little while now. He's paid his dues working on a few high-prof...

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    Sam Pollard Currently Directing Documentary "Slavery by Another Name;" Faces Challenges In Alabama

    Long-time Spike Lee editor, as well as director and producer in his own right, Sam Pollard, is currently shooting a $1.5 million feature documentary for PBS titled Slavery by Another Name.

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    Teaser Trailer For Upcoming "Blade" Animated TV Series

    A new animated series based on Marvel Comics’ superhero vampire hunter Blade, is coming to television screens in July; but, unfortunately, it'll only air in Japan.

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    Jim Carrey Wants To Be 'Bruce Almighty' And/Or 'Dumb And Dumber' Again

    There's merit to the idea of stars aging and eventually losing sight of what their fans want. Which is why Arnold Schwarzenegger opted for "The Governator" and "Cry Macho" as potential comeback projects, or Sean Connery signing on to something like "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" despite claiming to not understand a single word of the script. While Jim Carrey might not be as old as these people, he is threatening to take the path of Harrison Ford, which is to do a bunch of indifferent middlebrow studio films that no one cares for, and then return to a beloved character decades too late. With Ford "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The ...

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