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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part Two

    I wouldn’t call myself a Potterhead, but I have certainly enjoyed following the odyssey of Harry Potter and company over the past decade. Nothing can compare to the experience of reading J.K. Rowling’s books, which have been expertly condensed and interpreted by screenwriter Steve Kloves, but given the need for compromise I think they’ve done justice to the author’s intentions (if not her distinctly British wit).

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    Winnie The Pooh

    In an era of hyperactive, overly verbal 3-D animated entertainment, I hope there is still room for a film as sweet and gentle as Winnie the Pooh. At the screening I attended it seemed like the young adults in the audience were enjoying it even more than the kids, reliving their childhood memories of the “stubby little cubby” and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

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    Life, Above All—movie review

    Life, Above All—movie review

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    Tabloid—Documentary

    Tabloid—Documentary

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    Original Leatherface Gunnar Hansen Will Appear In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D'

    So, how do you get fanboys on board you horror remake that is otherwise totally unnecessary and probably terrible? Dig up the star of the original and get him to pop in and say hello in your new film.

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    Justin Timberlake Gets 'Fully Automatic' For Warner Bros.

    Who would have thought when Justin Timberlake was little more than that curly haired dude in *NSync that he would graduate to a hugely successful solo career that would help launch an acting career that would see him show considerable acting and dramatic chops. And while he's proven his mettle in "The Social Network" and showed that his charm translates easily in "Bad Teacher," Timberlake is ready to shake things up a bit. Later this year, he'll be starring in his first bonafide genre flick, Andrew Niccol's thriller "In Time" and it looks like Timberlake is still looking to dirty up his good looks.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Viola Davis' Controversial Serial Killer Role (Worse Than "The Help"?)

    With all this discussion we've had lately regarding Viola Davis and her role in the upcoming film The Help, and whether it's a degrading stereotyped role beneath her considerable talents, it reminded me of a role she played some ten years ago which might be even more controversial.

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    Fantasia '11 Review: 'The King Of Devil's Island' A Chilly & Compelling Nordic Drama

    Stop if you've heard this before: an overbearing headmaster gets his comeuppance from his students after he pushes them too far, causing a violent uprising and revolt to take place. In literature and in films, variations on this theme have cropped up time and again usually with the same types of characters and signifiers, with the story and pacing playing out to the beat of a very familiar drum. And while on paper, Marius Holst's "The King Of Devil's Island" may seem like a trip down an already well-worn path, the film is a refreshing surprise that offers up a character-driven take on the genre that throws familiar notions of how this kind of story should play right out the window.

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    SEPTIEN Opens in Boston (7/15-18)

    SEPTIEN Opens in Boston (7/15-18)

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    Tom Hardy May Play Al Capone In David Yates' 'Cicero' (That May Turn Into A Trilogy)

    Yates Also Considering Directing Stephen King's 'The Stand'Having spent the last four or five years deep in the world of "Harry Potter," making mad bank for Warner Bros. while delivering movies that have more than satisfied the legion of fans around the world, director David Yates and the studio are at an interesting crossroads. With lucrative franchise finished (for now), and with the Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy set to finish in 2012 with "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros. is suddenly seeing two of their biggest moneymakers waving goodbye (though yes, they do have two "The Hobbit" films in their back pocket). Hoping that Yates can weave his magic on another property to get the money machine rolling, Yates is headed to Tinseltown this weekend to meet with honchos where he'll have his pick of the litter, and Vulture has the details on what he'll be considering.

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