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  • Leonard Maltin
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    movie review: Horrible Bosses

    movie review: Horrible Bosses

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    movie review: Zookeeper

    Kevin James has developed an irresistible screen persona as a nice-guy/underdog, which has served him well in some pretty mediocre films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In that context, Zookeeper is a quantum leap forward, a likable, PG-rated comedy that parents and kids can enjoy together. Is it formulaic? Absolutely. Does it pass muster as entertaining summer family fare? Yes it does, and compared to some of the sludge now polluting multiplexes, it positively shines.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sci-Fi Series Torchwood: Miracle Day Plunges Planet Into Chaos

    Sci-Fi Series Torchwood: Miracle Day Plunges Planet Into Chaos

    David Chute reviews Torchwood: Miracle Day, the new Starz/BBC limited series, which launches Friday.Torchwood: Miracle Day signals its take-no-prisoners seriousness right off the bat. The premise is daring, almost too cosmic to ever be paid off satisfactorily. At the same moment all over the world, human beings stop dying. Illnesses that would have killed us in the past simply don’t, any longer, no matter how gruesome the damage inflicted on our hapless flesh. The SFX work, here, by Greg Nicotero and his crew, sometimes rises to Walking Dead levels of grisliness. A man trapped in a burning building is reduced to little more than a head and shoulders and a few trailing scraps of jerky-- yet he still manages to squirm and whimper on a mortuary table. (Trailer below.)

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    link we like: eMoviePoster

    Vintage Movie Posters and Movie Poster Books

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  • The Playlist
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    Emily Browning's 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'The Skin I Live In' & 'Take Shelter' Get Fall Dates

    If the summer blockbuster season is getting you down, don't worry, there is only a couple of months left and this fall, it looks like each week will be packed with quality selections at your local arthouse and three more have just been dated.

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  • The Playlist
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    Matthew Chapman Gets The Allure of Fundamentalism And 5 Other Things We Learned About 'The Ledge'

    Says He Still Hasn't Seen 'Black Water Transit' & Is Prepping A Period Film NextMatthew Chapman made waves this year at Sundance, with the premiere of "The Ledge," his first time in the director's chair since 1988's "Heart of Midnight." "The Ledge" is a thriller that follows a dangerous affair between the atheist Gavin (Charlie Hunnam) and Shana (Liv Tyler), the wife of the fundamentalist Christian Joe (Patrick Wilson). When Joe learns of the affair, he goes to great lengths to punish Gavin and his wife, believing that he's well within the bounds of justice set down by the Bible.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Rachel Gordon "Tapping into Educational Distribution Part 2"

    Yesterday, Rachel Gordon shed some light on how you might make your film viable for the Educational Market. Now as much as we all hope to make a living by making films, I don't think that is why most filmmakers enter the field. And as thrilling as self expression is, I often hear filmmakers cite another reason for the creative spark: they want to facilitate change. Today, Rachel provides examples of how the process of preparing for the Educational Market can also precisely do that higher goal of moving us towards a better world.

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  • Spout
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    "The Sleeping Beauty" Is Catherine Breillat's Fluid and Florid Fairy Tale Masterpiece

    Catherine Breillat is fearless, and at this point in her career that’s almost taken for granted. Provocateur is the word that seems to come up most, as if critics can’t even find a more English word to depict her unique and challenging portrayals of sexuality and female independence. “Anatomy of Hell” pushed the envelope farther than almost any film of recent memory, while “Sex Is Comedy” and “The Last Mistress” are no less frank in their treatment of sexual politics. That’s why there seems to be a bit of confusion regarding her recent plunge into the world of fairy tales, as if making “The Sleeping Beauty” can be seen as a jump out of her incendiary milieu and into a more “family friendly” style. Yet that could not be further from the truth.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Transformers' Producer Don Murphy Says Franchise Won't Get Reboot, But New Trilogy & You'll Hate It

    Even though Shia LaBeouf has poured cold water on the idea of returning for another "Transfomers" movie and Michael Bay looks likely to finally get to his low budget crime pic "Pain & Gain" next, the future of the franchise is a bit of a question mark right now, but don't say the word "reboot" to producer Don Murphy.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    See "The Help" 12 Days Before It Opens & Help Rebuild An African American Neighborhood

    If you live in Madison, Mississippi, or anywhere close to that city, AND you'd like to get an early look at what will likely be one of the more polarizing films this year, The Help, AND you've got the money to spend, you're in luck, because the first public screening of the film will be held on Saturday, July 30th at the Malco Grandview, 221 Grandview Boulevard, Madison, Mississippi. The rest of us won't get to see it until August 10.

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