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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Killing Them Softly' Looking To Take A 'Collection,' Hopefully It Won't Be A 'Silent Night'

    Even the heartwarming and familial atmosphere of Thanksgiving can't last forever. Or longer than a few days, it seems. Last weekend's prevalent buoyancy - marked by an animated fairy world, a triumphant teenage army, and CG zoo animals - is eschewed this week in favor of violent real world problems....

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    Rome Review: '1942' Is A Long, Old-Fashioned But Absorbing Epic Of Chinese Historical Cinema

    If the appropriate length of a film were calculated in proportion to the scope of its subject, all 144 minutes of Feng Xiaogang's "1942" (also known as "Back to 1942"), which played In Competition at the Rome Film Festival, would be wholly justified. While the Henan Famine of the early 1940s is not ...

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    China Lion to Release Adrien Brody-Tim Robbins World War II Epic 'Back to 1942'

    "Aftershock" distributor China Lion Film Distribution has picked up the Feng Xiaogang epic "Back to 1942" for a limited theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada Nov. 30. The film, which stars Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins, opens in Mainland China the same day.

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    First Look Images & Trailer For 'Back To 1942' Starring Adrien Brody & Tim Robbins

    Well, it's certainly....earnest. Boasting a dramatic historical event, handsome production design and a couple of Hollywood stars to boot, Feng Xiogang ("Aftershock," "The Banquet") will be hoping to wow the crowds when "Back to 1942" screens at the upcoming Rome Film Festival.

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