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    "Tower Heist" Is a Celebration of How Much Money It Will Make. Here Are Some Alternatives.

    It's harder to imagine a meatier -- and more wasted -- ensemble than what Brett Ratner has at his disposal in "Tower Heist." In theory, what we have here is a potentially entertaining payback story about blue-collar New Yorkers who unite against the affluent resident (Alan Alda) of a Manhattan high-...

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    Critical Consensus: Skater Doc "DRAGONSLAYER" Is The Pick of the Week

    Tristan Patterson's skater doc "Dragonslayer," winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, makes its theatrical debut this Friday in New York. Tt's the pick of the week for opening specialty films, according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

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    REVIEW | Punk Rockers Turn Into Dads in Adorable "The Other F Word," But Questions Remain

    In "The Other F Word," Andrea Blaugrund Nevins' ultra-cutesy and insightful documentary about aging punk rock icons mellowing into fatherhood, her subjects talk about the good old days as if they briefly opened a window into an impossibly hedonistic utopia. "You could do any fucked up thing you want...

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    Chinese Star Li Bingbing Talks "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," Our DVD Pick of the Week

    Award-winning actress Li Bingbing might not be a household name in North America, but in her native China she's one of the country's brightest stars. Best known there for her work the romantic comedy "Waiting Alone," China's 2008 bid for the Best Foreign Film Oscar "T...

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    REVIEW | Wiseman Meets Malick and Punk Rock in Fascinating Skater Doc "Dragonslayer"

    The measured vérité style of Frederick Wiseman meets the visual polish of Terrence Malick in "Dragonslayer," a fascinating slice of crude Americana from first-time director Tristan Patterson. However, it stands alone with an infectious hard rock attitude. Patterson doesn't have the epic aims of thos...

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    RECAP: THE WALKING DEAD, Season 2, Episode 3: Save The Last One

    Editor’s Note: The following recap of The Walking Dead season 2, episode 3 contains spoilers; read at your own risk.

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    Janie Jones Promo Headline

    Janie Jones is a heartwarming father daughter story. It is inspired by the true story of writer/director David Rosenthal about the introduction of a father to the teenage daughter he never knew he had. Abigail Breslin, who is officially no longer a kid, plays the teen who has lived her life with her...

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    When Dracula Reigned On Halloween…

    Once upon a time, local movie theaters staged “spook shows” for Halloween. These usually consisted of vintage horror movies like the original Frankenstein and Dracula along with a live stage presentation or at the very least staff members dressed up in ghoulish outfits. My friend Gary Meyer recently sent me some images from an Oakland, California magic journal of the 1940s and 50s that I’m pleased to share with you, in the hope that they may stoke some happy memories. If you want to see more of these—even on t-shirts—click HERE. (Long ago, at a Halloween Saturday matinee in Paramus, New Jersey, the thea...

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