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  • Leonard Maltin
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    movie review: Larry Crowne

    movie review: Larry Crowne

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    movie review: Terri

    John C. Reilly’s presence in a movie is almost a guarantee that you’re going to see something interesting. He has good taste and is willing to challenge himself, even if the films are modest in scale. One could scarcely find a movie more modest than Terri, but it’s extremely well-wrought and offers Reilly a plum part.

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    DEEP FOCUS: Mike Figgis' STORMY MONDAY, as reviewed by Roger Ebert

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Look At Mos Def As Brother Sam In "Dexter" Season 6

    Nothing special, as you can see above (full image is below), but I'm posting it anyway.

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  • The Playlist
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    French Actor Daniel Auteuil Takes Hiatus From Puerile Comedies, Joins Gangster Pic 'Le Guetteur'

    Matthieu Kassovitz Also In The CastRemember when Michael Haneke's masterful "Caché" hit audiences in the gut circa 2005? Looking back, the film seems to be the perfect culmination of all of the filmmaker's themes and aesthetic, a fascination of a video-obsessed culture prone to violent outbursts with the patient, brooding style he had been honing for more than a decade. It was also the second collaboration with actress Juliette Binoche, a brilliant performer who began seeking out alliances with auteurs in the early oughts ("Flight of the Red Balloon" with Hsiao-hsien Hou, "Summer Hours" with Olivier Assayas, and "Certified Copy" with Abbas Kiarostami). However, those of us already in tune with the Haneke oeuvre and la Binoche's excellence were more surprised by the leading performance of the film - Daniel Auteuil.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Image From Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Shows MMA Fighter Gina Carano...Firing A Gun

    It's been a bit of long and bumpy ride for Steven Soderbergh's lean, mean action pic "Haywire." First the movie went from Lionsgate to Relativity, and it was set up with an April 22nd release date. As the snow started melting, the movie was moved to late summer as fine tuning continued on the picture but then it was moved once more -- and finally -- to January 20, 2012. That might seem odd, but you have remember that "Contagion" just moved up a full month to a September 9th release and we'd wager that Soderbergh -- as well as Warner Bros. and Relativity -- wanted to make sure that there was breathing room between both pics (and the ever busy Soderbergh is also shooting another new movie this fall, "Magic Mike" to complicate things further).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Spike Lee: "Inside Man" Sequel isn't Happening + More...

    “I haven’t made a feature film in three years... Inside Man was my most successful film... But we can’t get the sequel made. And one thing Hollywood does well is sequels. The film’s not getting made. We tried many times. It’s not going to happen... But money is a big part of film, unlike a lot of other art forms.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Futuristic Takes On 'The Count Of Monte Cristo' And 'Heart Of Darkness' On The Way For Some Reason

    Ever since 1956's "Forbidden Planet" appropriated the plot of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" for a space-set tale of killer robots, the easy solution to any over-done classic tale has been to move it into the future. "High Noon" in space? That's "Outland"! "Treasure Island" in space? "Treasure Planet"! And with the likes of a post-apocalyptic Zorro film and "Robin Hood 2084" on the way, it's still as popular as ever, with two more possible sci-fi re-envisionings on the way.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Go See Azazel Jacobs' "Terri" -- Opening Today

    I have a film series in NYC. Courtesy of Nick Quested and Goldcrest, about once a month, I show a film I feel people need to support. I send emails to about 700 people to fill the 60 seat theater. It's free, although now I ask regulars to buy wine for the afterwards schmooze. The filmmakers have to be present and after the screening I do a Q&A with them. To keep it homey, I write a letter emphasizing why I want them to see it. We screened Azazel's film earlier this month, and this is that letter I sent. You should check it out this weekend. It opens today. Vote with your dollars for the kind of films you want.

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  • The Playlist
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    Good News/Bad News: 'X-Men: First Class' Blu-Ray/DVD Will Feature 13 (Short) Deleted Scenes

    "X-Men: First Class" has grossed $132 million since its June 3rd release, so why wouldn't 20th Century Fox start leaking details about the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release? According to Bleeding Cool, via Cinema Blend, the "First Class" Blu-ray and DVD will include 13 deleted scenes which is enough to make the front of any fanboy's pants tighten. That's the good news. The bad news is the scenes will total less than 14 minutes of additional footage. Yes, that is the sound of wind being taken out of your sails.

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