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    25 Years After 'When Harry Met Sally,' Can The Rom-Com Be Saved?

    Twenty-five years ago today on July 14, 1989, “When Harry Met Sally” went into limited release (MGM carefully platformed the film, something of a rarity for a major summer studio release even then). It became a giant hit, grossing $92 million in the U.S.—about the equivalent of double that when adju...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Thor' Strong, Not Mighty, 'Last Vegas' Lures Boomers, '12 Years' Passes $12 Million

    Adding to its stellar first-week overseas haul of more than $150 million, "Thor: The Dark World" is grabbing more than half of Friday's Top 10 box office take. With $31,633,000 (including Thursday night shows) already in the till the Marvel/Disney sequel will score an easy #1 for the weekend. Howeve...

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    About Time

    "About Time" uses an ingenious and original comic device, built around the most irresistible commodity any movie can offer...

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    Watch Richard Curtis Talk 'About Time,' Bridget Jones Sequel, 'Love Actually,' Mr. Bean and Pulling Back from Directing (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    British writer-director Richard Curtis talks his third film "About Time," a romantic comedy, time-travel movie and family drama all in one, starring Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson as a father and son, as well as the great films Curtis helped to create with Working Title, from "Four Weddings and a F...

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    Hamptons Film Fest: Edgar Wright & Richard Curtis Talk Working Title Films & The State Of The Industry

    This weekend at the Hamptons International Film Festival, a special tribute to Working Title Films was held as part of the festival's strain of British-themed programming (it just so happened to also coincide with the 10th anniversary of their beloved rom-com "Love Actually"). On hand for the panel ...

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    Romantic Comedies Are Not Dead: A Richard Curtis Retrospective (VIDEO)

    Ahead of the New York Film Festival debut of "About Time," the latest film written and directed by romantic comedy master Richard Curtis, here is a video "retrospective" of his work.

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    NYFF Review: Time Travel Rom-Com 'About Time' Starring Rachel McAdams & Domnhall Gleeson

    We’ve sat through an entire generation of fantasy and science fiction films about a protagonist gifted with extraordinary powers who first Resists, then Accepts The Call, which almost always involves saving the world, defeating a powerful villain, and re-establishing the status quo. Very rarely does...

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    Hamptons International Film Festival and BAFTA New York to Honor Working Title Films

    The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) together with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York (BAFTA New York) will award the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement to Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, co-chairs of the illustrious British production company Working Title F...

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    New York Film Festival Announces James Gray Master Class, Directors Dialogues, Emerging Artists and Shorts Lineup

    The 2013 New York Film Festival HBO Directors Dialogues participants will be Richard Curtis, Paul Greengrass, Agnieszka Holland and Frederick Wiseman, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today.

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    Review Roundup: Richard Curtis' 'About Time,' Starring McAdams and Gleeson, Is Snuggly Sweet and Blandly Reassuring

    The first reviews have arrived for "About Time," directed by Richard Curtis ("Love Actually"). While critics aren't finding much of originality or zing in the time-traveling romantic comedy starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, they cede that the film is as comforting and reassuring as a) ri...

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