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    VIDEO ESSAY: Robert Nishimura's THREE REASONS series is a Criterion buff's fantasy

    The Criterion Collection is known for delivering the highest quality standard in video distribution. Their mission statement says it all; it sells “important classic and contemporary films” to cinephiles of all genres and interests. For many DVD collectors, having the Criterion edition of certain titles justifies throwing other versions in the bin. From digital transferring to final package design, Criterion strives to bring the best possible elements to their buyers, often with the director’s own seal of approval. Naturally this kind of attention to detail inspires fanatical devotion among the company's audie...

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    TNT Cancels "Men of a Certain Age"

    Just a day after lead actor Andre Braugher received an Emmy nomination for his work on the series, TNT has announced that it will not renew Men of a Certain Age for a third season.

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    'Reno 911!' & 'Bridesmaids' Star Wendi McLendon-Covey Joins 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

    The upcoming big screen pregnancy movie keeps growing, with a cast that is getting bigger and a plot that is getting wackier.

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    Civil Rights Documentary "Freedom Riders" Earns 3 Emmy Nominations

    Missing from yesterday's post on the Emmys were the nods to documentary films, specifically that Firelight Media's gripping two-hour documentary Freedom Riders was nominated in three categories.

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    EDWARD COPELAND to Netflix: Drop Dead

    By Edward CopelandPressPlay Contributor

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    'The Descendants' Moves To November 23rd; 'Five Year Engagement' Set For April 27, 2012

    'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Moves To October 21stYou know the drill, so bust your day planner out because you're gonna have to move some things around.

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    The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (w/ Matthew Cherry) Episode 10: "On the Set"

    Here's the latest in our ongoing filmmaker diary series featuring writer/director Matthew Cherry.

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    Poster of the Week

    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, a.k.a. Kris Kristofferson's Enormous Gumby Legs. Those shadow-puppet hands and their disproportionately large digits, those centaur-like calves, that stern Zeus-ish expression: though ostensibly a dreamlike romance (my best guess from the not-subtle "their love will arouse you" promise at the top) with Yellow Submarine overtones, the film could be mistaken for a horror experiment, based on the nightmare-inducing curves of this monstrous pastel one-sheet. Perhaps the best clue comes from the even-creepier-than-those-of-Psycho demands listed in dangerous red at the bottom: "Like the act of love, this...

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    Michelangelo Antonioni's 'Identification Of A Woman' Leads Criterion's October Slate

    It's the middle of the month, which means the good folks over at the Criterion Collection have lifted the veil on a new batch of releases that are set to hit in October. For those purists of the label who have been decrying some of their more contemporary and/or "populist" choices of late, they will...

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