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    Review: '96 Minutes' Is About An Hour And A Half Too Long

    You might as well be prepared: “96 Minutes” is one of those multi-strand indie movies where the chronology is distorted, and you spend the runtime putting the pieces back together. You may be interested in just how every piece fits, how we got to a girl bleeding out in the backseat of a car (probabl...

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    Culty John Cusack Romps Through the Getty Villa After Hours

    New York Magazine's latest profile by Jada Yuan follows John Cusack through the Getty Villa after hours, where the actor remarks on the emptiness: "We could steal art." Instead he settles for pilfering a bag of chips at the snack stand.

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    'Horrible Bosses' Director Seth Gordon Attached To Disney's RomCom 'Ground Control To Major Tom'

    Seth Gordon, we like you. We ranked "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" very high on our Best Documentaries of the Decade list (the aughts) and its still holds up. While you didn't end up directing "Celeste And Jesse Forever" and you still have yet to make "The Only Living Boy in New York" and...

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    Jaden Smith Could Be A Teenage Jason Bourne-Like Killing Machine In Adaptation Of "Boy Nobody"

    I believe After Earth, the project he's starring in with his father, Will Smith, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is still very much in the principal photography stage of the production process, but young Jaden Smith is already negotiating his next project.

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    New In Theaters - Damon Russell's Slamdance Docudrama "Snow On Tha Bluff"

    Also opening in limited theatrical release today... Making its theatrical premiere in NYC at the reRun Gastropub Theater.

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    Movie Lovers We Love: From Venereal Diseases to Cafeteria Manners, It's the 24,0000 Wonderful and Weird Films of A/V Geeks' Skip Elsheimer

    Growing up, Skip Elsheimer collected baseball cards, coins, comic books and fossils. As an adult, he would continue to be an ardent collector and de facto historian of educational films -- especially venereal disease films.

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    Kevin Kline and Lawrence Kasdan Talk Old-Fashioned 'Darling Companion' (Video)

    It is no surprise that Lawrence Kasdan's return to movie directing after years of studio purgatory is not faring well with critics. Given the chance to make the kind of literate, charming relationship comedy Kasdan loves to make ("The Big Chill," "Grand Canyon"), he went ahead and did it.

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    "Shankman's" - A Dark Comedy About Gentrification And Cannibalism (Fundraising)

    The projects Kickstarter page says that the filmmakers (Patrick Coker, Michael Paul and Adam Wiesen, graduate candidates at Long Island University’s Media Arts program, who work collectively as TryBoro Productions) were "inspired by the rapid gentrification of working class...

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    Roadside Attractions to Release Sci-Fi Thriller 'Branded'

    Roadside Attractions has acquired North American distribution to Jamie Bradshaw & Alexander Doulerain's sci-fi thriller "Branded." The film, which stars Ed Stoppard and Leelee Sobieski, depicts a future society in which corporate brands have created a conspiracy to keep the public...

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    Weekend Preview: 'Marley' Top Pick of Weak New Arrivals

    There's a rash of horrendously reviewed films this weekend, along with a few standouts to compete with the likes of holdovers "Titanic 3-D," "The Hunger Games" and "Cabin in the Woods." If you adore a particular star (Zac Efron in "The Loved One"? Diane Ke...

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