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    'Reno: 911!' Co-Creator & Screenwriter Robert Ben Garant To Helm Big-Screen 'Baywatch' Reboot You've Been Waiting For

    Screenwriters Tom Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are no strangers to the studio-pitched franchise, as their alternately tumultuous forays with “Herbie: Fully Loaded” and “Night at the Museum” have exhibited. It's a testament then to their combined versatility that they are able to switch gears abruptly, having recently finished production on their co-directed horror comedy “Hell Baby,” and as that film is being tweaked in post, one-half of the duo has decided to carry on directing with a familiar vibe to their past projects.

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    Review: 'Head Games' A Rich, Eye-Opening & In Depth Look At The Concussion Crisis In Sports

    It takes just under twenty minutes in Steve James' riveting documentary "Head Games" until we see a brain getting sliced open. And while that's the lone visually queasy moment in the movie, the startling facts and figures presented in the film may still make your stomach churn. Given that the movie the comes from the man behind excellent films like "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters," it's no surprise that his latest effort is another comprehensive and focused piece of filmmaking. But everything else about the movie is a true eye-opener, with James zeroing in on one of the most important topics that faces the future of sports and atheletes at all levels, that the industry, players and spectators continue to ignore.

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    Alexander Etseyatse's Short Film '4-1-9' Screening At WILLiFEST, Harlem International Film Festival

    "Two British-Nigerian brothers-- older brother Ade and younger brother Segun-- are involved in an illegal family business. Ade is ending it while Segun wants to do just one more job."

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    SQUEEEE!!!!! Kellan Lutz Reveals 'Breaking Dawn: Part 2' Will Have Extra Scene In The Credits

    Oh, the iPhone 5 is out today? Screw that. The real news today is about "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," and guess what moms and daughters -- you'll want to stick around in the theater right to the bitter end.

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    Allen Hughes To Direct Remake Of Kim Jee-woon's 'A Bittersweet Life'

    While his brother Albert is having a hard time getting a movie mounted, with "Motor City" recently being scuttled, Allen Hughes is on a bit of a tear. He's in post-production of "Broken City," the thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and now he's lining up a remake that will be sure to raise some eyebrows, particularly among fans of Korean cinema.

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    Review: 'House At The End Of The Street' Is Like 'Twilight' Meets 'The Devil's Rejects' (And Totally Awful)

    All of the promotional materials for the woeful new horror film "House at the End of the Street" promote it as your standard cheap-o chiller – a plucky blonde with a fondness for clingy cotton T-shirts, Jennifer Lawrence is doggedly menaced by backwoods psychos after leaving her urban upbringing for a life of rural serenity. Except that's not what it is. No. It's far, far worse. Instead, "House at the End of the Street" is like one of the "Twilight" films mixed with "The Devil's Rejects," full of half-baked psychology, borderline inept filmmaking, and an undercurrent of deeply ugly misogyny that is scary, but not in the way the creative team intended. Forget about what happens in the movie, the mere act of watching "House at the End of the Street" is an act of torture.

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    Toronto International Film Festival: The Female Factor

    This year’s Toronto  was competing in my psyche with the recent loss of my mother.  My focus was less on finding the greatest of films this year.  I hear from others that the festival offered a good mix, if not the most outstanding, selection of films.  Personally, I am discovering that a new community has opened its arms to me and the films that are standing out most for me are by women and about women.  My community, those women who have lost their mothers, is sharing a unique and profound rite of passage whose meaning continuously unfolds.

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    Trouble With The Curve—movie review

    There’s no reason 'Trouble with the Curve' should play as well as it does; it’s formulaic and utterly predictable. But it flows so well, and the cast is so likable, that it’s hard to resist.

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    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

    It’s rare that a novelist gets the chance to adapt his own best-selling book and direct it as well. Stephen Chbosky waited more than a decade to get that opportunity, but it’s paid off for him in 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'.

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    End Of Watch—movie review

    David Ayer grew up in the volatile neighborhood of South Central L.A. and has mined his experiences in such films as 'Training Day' and 'Harsh Times.' He has a particular fascination with the L.A.P.D., but 'End of Watch,' which he wrote and directed, isn’t simply more of the same.

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