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    Why the Best Movies Still Get Bad Reviews -- And Why That's a Good Thing

    Critics "get it wrong" all the time. Here's why we're glad they do.

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    Poster & New Pics Of Blake Lively, Chloe Moretz & Eddie Redmayne In 'Hick'

    While reviews out of TIFF weren't great -- we called it "a black blot of shame for everyone who had a part in its making" -- "Hick" still remains a curiosity because it offers up a grittier side we've rarely seen from the cast led by Blake Lively, Chloe Moretz and Ed...

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    AFI Fest 2012 Presented by Audi Announces 2012 Dates & Call For Entries

    Hey filmmakers! Now you know... we should note that this is one of the very few top-tier film festivals in the USA with a black woman (or black man, really) at its helm - Jacqueline Lyanga. An S&A profile of her is long overdue.

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    Hal Holbrook Joins Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land' With Matt Damon; Plot Details Emerge

    While Hal Holbrook hasn't lacked for work in his career on both the big and small screen reaching back to the '60s, his late-stage jobs have earned him the most notice. He nabbed an Academy Award nomination in 2007 for "Into The Wild" and since then, did an arc on "Sons Of Ana...

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    Review: 'The Island President' Is An Amazing Look At How Small Islands Could Affect Big Change

    In the beautiful, meditative new documentary "The Island President," we're introduced to Mohamed Nasheed, the democratically elected president of a chain of 2,000 islands in the Indian Ocean known as The Maldives. After three decades of tyrannical rule, the islands gained democratic independence, no...

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    Contest: Win A Copy Of The Frank Sinatra Box Set Collection -- 10 Films Spanning 11 Years

    There's very little we can say about the indomitable Ol' Blue Eyes that hasn't already been said, but suffice it to say, Frank Sinatra is one of the most successful entertainers of all time, effortlessly transitioning back and forth between his music and acting careers.

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    Cane, Car & Gun: 8 New 'Dark Shadows' Posters Give Us A New Look At Each Character

    Can you tell yet that "Dark Shadows" is only six weeks away? Warner Bros. continues their marketing onslaught with yet another batch of character posters, this time giving us a bit more detail on the characters we met in the headshot centered one sheets just over a week ago.

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    Reality Check: Cooking Gourmet Dishes For A Fast Food Crowd (On The State Of Black Cinema Today)

    Copious amounts of ink on paper, decades of verbal jousting, scuffles in the blogosphere, and wishful thinking regarding the rather pathetic state of Black American Cinema, has done little to move the compass in the right direction.

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    Hey, Geeks! Get Your Hands Off Kickstarter!

    Today, Gizmodo published a wildly popular rant against the site, "We're Done With Kickstarter." In it, Joe Brown focuses on the plethora of gadgets that he and other geeks are convinced to donate to (after all Gizmodo is a tech site).

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    Francophile Weinstein Co. Says Oui to 'Populaire,' Remakes French Hit with 'Bridesmaid''s Feig

    The Weinstein Co. mopped the floor with many an Oscar contender that was up against "The Artist," so why not take US rights to the next big thing from France's The Wild Bunch and do it again?

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