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    In Theaters: 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' & 'Magic Mike' Will 'Take This Waltz;' 'Ted' Wants To Be 'People Like Us'

    There are different kinds of magic. Everyday occurrences, for example, are full of mysterious moments that may be beyond reasoning: coincidences, fate, déjà vu. Like falling in love with a stranger, only to find out that he lives next door. Of course, there’s the flat-out supernatural, the kind that...

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    People Like Us—movie review

    Alex Kurtzman has an imposing list of writing and producing credits, mostly with his partner Roberto Orci, including such commercial hits as the 'Transformers' movies, the reboot of 'Star Trek', and 'Mission: Impossible III'… but for his directing debut (written with Orci and Jody Lambert) he has ch...

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    Review: A Well-Constructed 'People Like Us' Is Marred By Its Sentimental Mawkishness

    Alex Kurtzman’s new film, “People Like Us,” shares the technical prowess of these films, employing supreme sound and visual techniques to create subjectivity. However, an increasingly rote storyline and adherence to syrupy-sweet romantic comedy tropes leaves a murky aftertaste: a schmaltzy tearjerke...

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    'Star Trek' Scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Go Small and Intimate With 'People Like Us' at LAFF Premiere

    Friday night at the Los Angeles Film Festival, blockbuster screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci finally stepped out from behind the gigantic shadows of directors Michael Bay, J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg to show moviegoers what they could do on their own. Their first low-budget drama,...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: A Well-Constructed 'People Like Us' Is Marred By Its Sentimental Mawkishness

    Alex Kurtzman’s new film, “People Like Us,” shares the technical prowess of some existential sound and picture classics, employing supreme aural and visual techniques to create subjectivity. However, an increasingly rote storyline and adherence to syrupy sweet romantic comedy tropes leaves a murky ...

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    'People Like Us' Soundtrack Features A New Liz Phair Song Penned For The Film + Poster & New Photo

    For a guy that seems to like to blow shit up real good when he's putting pen to paper or keyboard to Final Draft, ("Cowboys & Aliens," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible III") Alex Kurtzman really appears to be goi...

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    5 New Pics Of Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks & Michelle Pfeiffer In 'People Like Us'

    After delivering emotion-deadening blockbusters like "Transfomers" and "Cowboys & Aliens," can producers and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci do nuanced dramedy? That's the question at the center of "People Like Us," Kurtzman's directorial debut that h...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Star Trek' Writer Alex Kurtzman's Directorial Debut 'People Like Us,' With Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks & Michelle Pfieffer

    We're only about a month away from the start of the summer movie season, and the onslaught of noisy effects-heavy pictures that come with it. As such, more dramatic films, movies about human beings rather than robots or aliens, are about to get a little thin on the ground, but with the right placeme...

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