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    Bravo Is Eying a TV Series Adaptation of Robert Zemeckis' 'Death Becomes Her'

    Robert Zemeckis' 1992 film "Death Becomes Her" is a dark comedy about two beauty-obsessed reanimated corpses who spend all their time bickering with one another, so it's not a wild addition to a network that's home to "The Real Housewives" franchise.

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    'Flight' Director Robert Zemeckis Talks Denzel Washington's Moral Ambiguity, The Future of 'Roger Rabbit 2' & More

    His storied career brimming with underdog personalities faced with extreme spectacle, director Robert Zemeckis has seemingly found his fireworks this time in the recognizable face of one man: Denzel Washington. In his just-released drama, “Flight” -- which secured a fantastic opening thi...

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    Can Denzel Washington Save Zemeckis' Bogus 'Flight'?

    From the vapid, saccharine Forrest Gump to the overwrought, improbable Flight, Robert Zemeckis has remained a master of manipulation. That Oscar for Gump? Flight’s closing night slot at this year’s New York Film Festival? Forget them and look at the films: emotionally pandering and ...

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    Flight

    'Flight' marks the second time director Robert Zemeckis has given us the vicarious experience of being on an airplane headed for disaster, the first being 'Cast Away.' It’s superior moviemaking, and powerfully emotional, but despite that hair-raising first act, 'Flight' is neither an action film nor...

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    Review: Promising Alcoholism Drama ‘Flight’ Often Hits Rock Bottom

    After 12 years immersed (lost?) in the world of motion capture, Robert Zemeckis re-emerges into live-action filmmaking for “Flight,” an engaging and initially very promising drama about alcoholism, redemption and forgiveness that grows uneven and long-winded as it progresses, eventually clocking in ...

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    Museum of the Moving Image To Host Robert Zemeckis Film Retrospective Featuring Advanced Screening of 'Flight'

    New York's Museum of the Moving Image is hosting a film retrospective of Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis from October 28 - November 4, in honor of his latest film to open wide, "Flight." The series will include screenings of some of his best known films ("Forrest Gump," "Back To The Future" a...

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    Robert Zemeckis Says 'Roger Rabbit' Sequel Will Still Go On Despite Bob Hoskins' Retirement

    Director Robert Zemeckis made his long-belated return to live-action filmmaking this weekend after a 12-year stint in the world of motion-capture with his latest drama, "Flight,” starring Denzel Washington as a commercial airline pilot struggling with alcohol (read our review here). It’s about as fa...

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    NYFF: Robert Zemeckis And Cast Discuss The Making Of 'Flight'

    In "Flight," Robert Zemeckis makes a return to the world of live-action filmmaking with the story of Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), a pilot who performs a heroic task in engaging in risky aerial manuevers to save a crashing plane. But the morality is not that simple, as Whitaker saves ...

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    NYFF Review: Promising Alcoholism Drama ‘Flight’ Often Hits Rock Bottom

    After 12 years immersed (lost?) in the world of motion-capture, Robert Zemeckis re-emerges into live-action filmmaking for “Flight,” an engaging and initially very promising drama about alcoholism, redemption and forgiveness that grows uneven and long winded as it progresses, clocking in just under ...

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    NYFF Review: With 'Flight,' the Festival Caps a Spiritual 50th Year

    The New York Film Festival has chosen to acknowledge the landmark moment of its 50th year with paragons of the medium, none more pronounced than its closing night selection.

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