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    Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' Will Land On Theater Doorsteps On October 5th

    Critics were not kind to Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Reviews were vicious, and we called it "a lurid, florid, humid, flaccid and insipid waste of time and money for the audience and for everyone who made it." While the...

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    Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy' Picked Up, Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

    Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month - its world premiere, will be released by Millennium Entertainment in USA theaters on October 5.

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    OBIT: Pioneer Film Critic Andrew Sarris is Dead at 83; He Changed How We See Movies

    The great critic Andrew Sarris, who wrote for The Village Voice and more recently, The New York Observer, is dead at age 83. According to his wife Molly Haskell in The NYTimes, he died from an infection after a fall. My best wishes go to Haskell ("From Reverence to Rape"), who was as erudite and pas...

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    Tim Burton & Timur Bekmambetov Talk The "Superhero Origin Story" Of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' & Why They Went 3D

    When Seth Grahame-Smith began to write the “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” he didn’t let the epiphany of a wacky title affect his dead-serious alternate universe story -- our 16th President, leader of the people by day, and slayer of the undead at night. Though he couldn’t have expected that the ...

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    Millennium Will Release Lee Daniels' Sweaty 'Paperboy' After All, on October 5

    Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" made quite a splash at Cannes, causing a range of reactions, including a 16-minute standing ovation and our own found poem made from its vividly-worded reviews. It sits at 50% Rotten, and will be judged by a much broader audience when it is released October 5 by Millenniu...

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    'Think Like A Man' Heading To Blu-ray/DVD On August 28 w/ 5 Featurettes, Gag Reel

    It didn't reach the $100 million box office figures we were pushing for, but still a more than respectable (if not surprising) $90.6 million box office take thus far. It looks like it's settling into what will be its final tally.

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    Millennium Entertainment Opts to Release Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' Itself, Sets October 5 Date

    Unsurprisingly, Millennium Entertainment has decided to release Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” itself and has scheduled an October 5 opening date. The erotic thriller based on the Pete Dexter novel received a mix of praise and mocking after its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festiv...

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    Phase 4 Grabs Rights to Eva Longoria-Billy Bob Thornton Comedy 'The Baytown Outlaws' for a 2013 Release

    Phase 4 Films has acquired all North American rights to the Barry Battles-directed action comedy “The Baytown Outlaws.” Eva Longoria, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Wesley, Andre Braugher and Thomas Brodie-Sangster star in the LLeju Productions project (once titled "The Baytown Disco"...

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    Seminal Film Critic Andrew Sarris Dies at 83

    Andrew Sarris, the famed critic responsible for introducing the auteur theory to America, died this morning in New York. The news of his passing was confirmed by his longtime wife and fellow critic Molly Haskell in The New York Times today. He was 83. The cause was complications from a fall, th...

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    RIP Influential Film Critic Andrew Sarris (Revisit His 'Mildly Unpleasant Encounter' w/ Spike Lee + Black Cinema Thoughts)

    I was on a program one time with Spike Lee, and we got into it. I said he has a problem. Very often right in the middle of a movie he's making he tries to make an aesthetic statement. There's a kind of pretentiousness in what he does sometimes. I think the best film by an African-Americ...

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