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    The Sapphires DVD Cover Controversy

    The Sapphires, which was released earlier this year, is about the true story of four indigenous women from Australia who are discovered by a talent scout and are sent to Vietnam to perform for the troops. It's a film, we loved because of its smart look at racial issues and feel good spirit.

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    Arthouse Audit: Star Power Pushes 'The Place Beyond the Pines' to Triumphant Opening

    "The Place Beyond the Pines" is the second limited opening of the month to open better than expected, and among the strongest ever early-year launches. Focus Features, coming off the disappointment of the wider release of "Admission" last week, maximized its starry cast and strong marketing to make ...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Gimme the Loot' Delivers; Two New Comedies Flounder

    With A24 taking last week's limited smash "Spring Breakers" wide quickly to mainly non-arthouses, this week's new films offer only modest promise for future bookings. IFC's "Gimme the Loot" had a standout New York opening, but the company, which thrives with appropriate Video on Demand placement, is...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? Gain 'Admission' To 'The Croods' & 'Olympus Has Fallen'

    This weekend's release docket may inspire even the most cynical of cinephiles to wax a little nostalgic about their younger days. The reminiscence upon past events, eras and moments which we paint with the strokes of simplicity and unadulterated joy is one we all deign to indulge in once in a while....

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    THE SAPPHIRES

    I can’t imagine anyone concocting a movie about four Aboriginal girls entertaining American troops in Vietnam in the late 1960s unless it were based on a true story.

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    15 Fictional Movie Bands That Rocked Your World

    Today sees the release of "The Sapphires," the modest but entertaining Australian comedy starring Chris O'Dowd, which proved to be a crowd-pleasing hit at Cannes and TIFF last year and was snapped up by The Weinstein Company. The film's very loosely based on a true story, but focuses on a fictional ...

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    This Week's Review Report

    Lots of new releases today, but not a ton of new reviews. The big reason, it seems, is that none of these new releases are doing particularly well with critics, many of them falling in in the "C" and low "B" area of our Criticwire scale. Nonetheless, with so many choices, you're bound to find someth...

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    Review: Chris O'Dowd Shines In The Otherwise Uneven 'The Sapphires'

    Among the The Weinstein Company's acquisitions prior to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival was the largely unknown (until it was bought) Aussie musical/drama/comedy effort "The Sapphires." It's certainly easy to see why this easy-to-digest, feel-good movie earned their attention. With a slate last year t...

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    Five Minutes With 'The Sapphires' Breakout Miranda Tapsell At the NYC Premiere

    Last week The Weinstein Company hosted the New York premiere for their latest film, "The Sapphires" at the Paris Theater along with a star studded after party at the Hudson Hotel.

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