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    REVIEW: Katsuhiro Otomo's "Short Peace"

    At a time when too many American animated features have a homogenized look, Katsuhiro Otomo’s striking anthology feature Short Peace serves as a reminder that artists have only begun to explore the visual potential of the art form. The film opens today in over 50 theaters in the United States.

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    Top 10 Johnny Depp Performances

    In honor of Friday's opening of "Transcendence", let's look back at the ten best performances of Johnny Depp's career.

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  • The Playlist
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    Tribeca Review: Brooklyn Hipster Vampire Comedy ‘Summer Of Blood’

    Vampires have been just about everywhere: outer space, the distant future, Detroit. But it’s been a while since they’ve been to Brooklyn. The last time this particular borough was the subject of bloodsucking freaks was the failed Eddie Murphy/Wes Craven venture “Vampire in Brooklyn,” which put a sta...

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  • The Playlist
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    Tribeca Review: Nas Documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Celebrates The Life Of A Classic Hip-Hop Album

    “Life’s a bitch and then you die,” rapper Nasir Jones spit on Illmatic, his groundbreaking 1994 debut album. A grim, cynical statement, Nas was simply following the tradition of hip-hop — reflecting your environment back to the audience. As Chuck D of Public Enemy once famously said, rap music was t...

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    Mainframes and Hallways: The Endless Corridors of "Transcendence"

    With an artificially intelligent Johnny Depp, Transcendence" seems like a simplistic Luddite fable. But its images say something more complex, and more interesting.

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    This Weekend in Theaters, Johnny Depp Transcends and John Turturro Is 'Fading'

    Though "Transcendence" is the box office hopeful this weekend, a number of offbeat indies and festival favorites also hit theaters, from director/star John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" to the visually splendid Nepalese doc "Manakamana," and more.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Disneynature's Entertaining, Beautifully Shot 'Bears,' Narrated By John C. Reilly

    It seems fitting that Disney, a studio that has had such a solidly illustrious history with anthropomorphic bears (between Winnie the Pooh, the Country Bears at Disneyland and Br'er Bear from "Song of the South," all the way up to the magical bears that populated Pixar's Oscar-winning "Brave"), woul...

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    Tribeca Review: Nas Fans Rejoice! 'Time Is Illmatic' Was Made For You

    The debut feature of multimedia artist One9 does justice to the record's significance for the hordes of fans that have consumed it over the course of a generation.

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    Transcendence

    The heartbeat of “Transcendence” comes from solid performances in the leading roles.

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    Watch: 'The Final Member' Goes Below The Belt With Satisfying Results

    There are few movies this year where you'll see a man get the stars and stripes of the American flag tattooed on the head of his penis. But then again, there are few documentaries like "The Final Member," a warm look at a quirky subject that gets to the human story behind it.

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