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    Edward Burns Discusses Returning to His 'Brothers McMullen' Roots With His Latest and Whether He Will Ever Turn to TV

    For his eleventh feature, the heartwarming family drama "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," filmmaker-actor Edwards Burns returns to the working-class, Irish-American roots that defined "The Brothers McMullen," his phenomenally successful debut that netted him the Grand Jury Prize...

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    Out This Week: 10 Reviews of New Indie Releases From 'Cheerful Weather at the Wedding' to 'Waiting for Lightning'

    This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new release, including films on VOD (and in certain cases some studio releases). Specifics release dates and locations follow each review.

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    'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas' Star Connie Britton on Being Scared and Going Crazy on 'Friday Night Lights,' 'American Horror Story' and 'Nashville'

    Connie Britton has come a long way since first appearing onscreen in Edward Burns' directorial debut "The Brothers McMullen," which won the grand jury prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. She's since netted herself three Emmy nominations for her work in "Friday Night Lights" and "American Horro...

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    The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This November

    As usual, Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this cold month to bring you a curated list of the 10 most worth your time. Your options this month include the latest found-footage horror film sure to rattle your nerves, a Sundance comedy that sees British actress Rebecca Hall play aga...

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    Watch: Edward Burns and Connie Britton Reunite in 'Fitzgerald Family Christmas' Trailer (VIDEO)

    Over an aural backdrop of warm holiday music, the new trailer for Tribeca Film's "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" paints a montage of family life in the world of the eponymous Fitzgeralds, as the clan bickers good-naturedly over whether their patriarch (Ed Lauter) -- who walked out 20 years earlier...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

    Ed Burns is back, with a comedy about an Irish-American family, this time set around the threat by a dead-beat dad (Ed Lauter) to return to spend the holiday with the wife and the seven children whom he abandoned. I won’t give the ending away, but "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," starring Burns as usual, comes right out of the marketing department. Christmas is the top film-going time of the year in the US. And if Irish-American family life in this film is any indication, people in those families will be scrambling to do anything else but spend the holidays with each other. Maybe they’ll go see "The Fitzgerald ...

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    102 Reviews From the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    The Toronto International Film Festival continues through next weekend, but Indiewire has already reviewed a significant portion of the program at various other festivals over the past year.

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    Tribeca Film Acquires Edward Burns' 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas' For Holiday Multi-Platform Release

    Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Toronto-bound "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," a domestic drama written, directed and starring Edward Burns. On this Irish-American working class family comedy, Burns brings back old pals Connie Britton and Michael McGlone, who co-starred in Burns...

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