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Freakonomics

  • Indiewire  News

    Box Office: "Superman," "Catfish" Continue Their Surge; "Freakonomics" Disappoints

    With few new specialty films reporting estimates, the big story this weekend was definitely the impressive holdover performances of docs "Waiting For 'Superman'" and "Catfish," which in their second and third frames, respectively, showed serious strength. According to estimates provided by Rentrak ...

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    Magnolia Acquires "Freakonomics"

    Magnolia Pictures has announced that it has acquired all North American rights to "Freakonomics," the highly anticipated film version of the bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    Review | Movies Within a Movie: The Anthology Documentary "Freakonomics"

    Equal parts journalistic exposé and targeted anthropological dissection, the slick anthology production "Freakonomics" makes heavy ideas go down easy. That's the point, of course: Based on Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's bestselling 2005 tome, the movie explores "the hidden side of everything" -- meaning the interpersonal rituals dictating when societal decisions get made, or should get made, or should not get made. It's a broad topic, which justifies the mini-movie format for probing the book's central concepts. Directed by a documentarian "dream team" composed of established non-fiction storytellers with divergent approaches, "Freakon...

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