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    Marrakech Fest Interview: Tobias Lindholm Talks 'A Hijacking,' Influence Of Kathryn Bigelow On Next Film 'The War' & More

    In a nice note of symmetry to our 2013, one of our first interviews of the year at the Goteborg Film Festival in Sweden, was with the Danish director of “A Hijacking,” Tobias Lindholm, and today we found ourselves in December in Marrakech getting to speak with him again. Lindholm is here as part of ...

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    'Unfinished Song' Leads Weak New Openers As 'Bling Ring,' 'Much Ado' and 'Before Midnight' Fight for Wider Attention

    After several weeks of mainly $20,000 range or better per screen averages for several opening week films in limited release, the new ones this week fell short of that. The best was Weinstein's "Unfinished Song," more of a crowd-pleaser than critics film, while two acclaimed foreign films -- "The Att...

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    Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'Maniac,' 'Downloaded,' 'Unfinished Song' and More

    Elijah Wood goes on a killing spree, Gemma Arterton teaches choir, and Alex Winter, aka Bill of Bill & Ted, brings us a documentary about filesharing's affect on the music industry. Here's a list of the indies opening this week, with synopses courtesy of the distributors.

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    A Hijacking

    What can you say about a thriller that seems absolutely real, so convincing it might be a cinema verité-style documentary?

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    Weekend Picks: 'Monsters,' Pirates, Terrorists and Zombies

    If you want to escape from the horrors of the real world, head straight to Pixar's "Monsters University," a delightful college comedy prequel that brings back the voices of John Goodman as Sully and Billy Crystal as Mike. Unlike the best Pixar films, this one is neither original nor aimed at the wid...

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    Review: 'A Hijacking' Is A Detailed, Gripping & Powerful High-Seas Hostage Tale

    As exciting as it can be to be part of the audience at the first public screening of an eagerly anticipated film – the new Paul Thomas Anderson or Terrence Malick, the new Rian Johnson or David O. Russell – perhaps the purest pleasure that can be found is that of a new discovery. Picking something t...

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    Sorting Out 'The Attack' and 'A Hijacking'

    Figuring out which of this weekend's two foreign language movie with the somewhat blank, declarative title about an act of violence's devastating psychological effects is which.

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    Weekend Preview: 'Man of Steel' Mixed, 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Shines, Middling 'Bling Ring' and More

    The review embargo for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" came crashing down a few nights ago, and unleashed reactions both super and withering. The film, which stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon, is sitting with a 60% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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