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    Posts About "Fright Night"

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    "Captain America: The First Avenger" Captivates But Has Little Care for Character

    Ten years ago, Joe Johnston directed "Jurassic Park III," a much-maligned sequel to the Steven Spielberg original(s) that can be enjoyed if you forgive the more cartoonish, Joe Dante-esque turn of the series (speaking of which, Dante should helm part IV). And it's not really too much worse than Spielberg's own sequel ("The Lost World"). Now Johnston gives us the latest "Avengers" franchise title, "Captain America: The First Avenger," and at many times it begs to be thought of as an entry in Spielberg's "Indiana Jones" series. Again, it's a cartoonish distortion of the original(s), but it's also not any worse than the last Spielberg-directed installment ("The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"). It's good enough and, yes, maybe the best superhero origin movie since "Iron Man," as well as a lot more entertaining than "Thor," but neither comparison is much to celebrate. We might as well just say it's better than the 1990 "Captain America" movie. Which it certainly is.

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    Watch: Robert Pattinson Is A Top Hat Wearing Man Whore In Trailer For 'Bel Ami'

    While Twihards are probably still trying to compose themselves after yesterday's "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" presentation at Comic-Con, they may be dismayed after coming down from the high of the vampire franchise to see their beloved Edward playing such a relentless douchebag. But the trailer for the long-awaited period drama, "Bel Ami," is here and it finds Robert Pattinson tearing through women in high society London during Ye Olden Times.

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    "Another Earth" Really Is Out of This World

    "Another Earth." Fox Searchlight.

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    Mario Van Peebles' "Black, White And Blues," Gets New Title + Theatrical Release Date

    Here's a film I profiled last November and haven't heard much about since. At the time, it was called Black, White and Blues; but, as you can see from the poster above, it's received a name change. Now it's titled Redemption Road.

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    Comic-Con '11: John Cusack Says 'The Raven' "An Art Movie And A Popcorn Movie" Rolled Into One

    As you already know by now, we've been kind of cautiously optimistic about "The Raven." Directed by "V For Vendetta" and "Ninja Assassin" helmer James McTeigue and starring John Cusack, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson and Alice Eve, the film takes a interesting twist on the life of poet Edgar Allan Poe (Cusack), pitching the famed writer into a serial killer thriller which features Poe teaming up with a detective (Evans) to track down a murderer who mimics his work, in the last week of the writer’s life. In addition to ripping his books for ideas on how to kill people, the murderer will also kidnap Cusack’s fiancee played by Eve.

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    Sex Machine: Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits"

    The romantic comedy has seemed a little desperate lately. Eager, perhaps, to shed the saggy shoulder pads worn by its Nora Ephron-esque elders, the genre has been spewing snarky, pop-culture references at a rate not seen since the likes of Shrek. Going the Distance, Love and Other Drugs, No Strings Attached, and the latest, Will Gluck’s Friends with Benefits, are all drenched with nineties irony, ample sexting, swearing, and preening narcissism passed off as sardonic self-awareness.

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    Watch Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's Actioner "Haywire" Starring MMA Star Gina Carano

    No, there's nobody black in it (at least not in any of the starring roles), but I generally like Steven Soderbergh's work, and this is maybe one of the more intriguing films he's done. I don't think of him as an action-director, and this looks like an action movie - at least, from the trailer I embedded below. We all know that trailers do lie sometimes. For all we know, this could be some Ingmar Bergman-style meditative piece on life and death... but probably not! :)

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    Watch: Zoe Saldana Swims With Sharks & Kneecaps A Baddie In New 'Colombiana' Clip

    While Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron seem to get the few scripts in town requiring a kick-ass female lead, it boggles our mind that Zoe Saldana doesn't rank just as high as her colleagues. Ably showing in "Avatar" and "The Losers" (where she was pretty much the only thing worth watching) that she can deliver action chops just as well as her male counterparts, we're at least glad she's going to get a full film to showcase her stuff, even if it's in the likely-to-not-be-so-good "Colombiana."

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    Today's Birthdays - 7/22/11 (Danny Glover and Lonette McKee)

    Actor and producer Danny Glover welcomes 65 today. The San Francisco native has an impressive career list which includes hits like Hill Street Blues, Places In The Heart, Witness, Silverado, The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon, Mandela, A Raisin In The Sun, Lonesome Dove, Predator 2, Rage In Harlem, Grand Canyon, Queen, Bopha!, Dreamgirls, Honeydripper, ER , Be Kind Rewind, Brothers & Sisters, Moozlum, The Harimaya Bridge, Psych and much more. He's also produced some projects including The Harimaya Bridge, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 and the Indian film, Dum Maaro Dum.

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