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    Honor Roll 2012: Matthew McConaughey Wants a Viagra Study, Has an 18 Handicap and Thinks You've Got to "Enjoy the Architecture"

    For a while there, it looked as if Matthew McConaughey would never shake his on-screen image as the stoned, shirtless, good ol’ boy who mugged through Southern-fried thrillers and C-grade rom coms. But 2012 finally stuck a pin in all that as the 43-year-old Texas-born star stretched in every way he ...

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    'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Silver Linings,' 'Beasts' & 'Keep The Lights On' Top Spirit Awards Nominations

    We've barely had time to take a breath since the Gotham Awards were awarded last night, and already we're moving on, because their big cousin, the 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, revealed their nominations just a few minutes ago.

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    'Downton Abbey' Renewed for Fourth Season; Boosts Dockery and Stevens Film Careers

    Before American audiences have seen even one episode of the much-anticipated "Downton Abbey" Season 3 (finally premiering on PBS on January 6), news comes that the successful show has been renewed for a fourth season on Britain's ITV. Season 3, which recently aired its finale in the UK, averaged a s...

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    The Spoils: Why It's Smart for Millennium Entertainment to Push Jack Black's 'Bernie' Performance for Awards

    As even the casual observer knows, awards season is only partially about quality. Yes, from November to February every year talented people are often rewarded for wonderful film work, but only a fool would argue that those honorees and nominees are definitive. Aside from the inevitably debatable res...

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    Jack Black & Richard Linklater May Collaborate Again On A Bowling Movie; 'Before Midnight' Looking At An Early 2013 Festival Premiere

    Screeners have gone out and filmmaker Richard Linklater ("Dazed & Confused") and Jack Black are already campaigning for their surprise indie hit "Bernie," which hit theaters earlier this year and collected a cool $9.2 million with its widest release being 332 theaters. A big player on VOD as well, "...

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    Indie-Film Summer Box Office Recap: 'Marigold' and 'Moonrise' Lead Potent, Female-Friendly Season

    For Hollywood, it was a hit-and-miss summer. Audiences flocked to a handful of films in a very big way (most notably "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises," both among the ten highest-grossing films of all time), but there also were more major disappointments than a summer ha...

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    Why 'Weekend' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks for the Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: One of the most acclaimed gay love stories ever put to film; Asghar Farhadi's critically beloved Oscar-winner; a comedy that reunites Richard Linklater with Jack Black; Dustin Lance Black's directorial debut; and an indie drama starring Josh Lucas.

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    The Little 'Bernie' That Could: Richard Linklater and Millennium Entertainment's Sleeper Success Story

    While "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" have been getting the majority of press regarding "summer indie breakouts," there's been a considerable success story flying under the radar: Richard Linklater's "Bernie," which just crossed...

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    The Best Films Of 2012...So Far

    It feels like only yesterday that we were talking about the best films of 2011, and yet here we are, nearly at the end of June, and we've seen pretty much everything that the first half of the year has to offer. So with the mid-point of 2012 nearly upon us, we thought we'd look over the best films w...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Marigold Hotel' Opens To Big Business; 'Bernie' Holds Strong

    In a great feat of counter-programming to the insanity that was the $200 million opening weekend of "The Avengers," Fox Searchlight found fantastic numbers from the first weekend of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," nearly topping the 2012 limited debut record set by "Bernie...

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