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    The 10 Best Child Performances Of 2013

    The legendary W.C. Fields once said "never work with animals or children," but that advice thankfully has been broken time and time again, and especially in 2013, when younger thespians were able to truly show their chops (not to mention the cat performances from "Inside Llewyn Davis”). We wanted to...

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'The Bling Ring' and 'The Kings of Summer' Top the List

    "The Bling Ring" and "The Kings of Summer" top the list of most popular indie movies in the iTunes store. Read the full list.

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    10 Top Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'The Kings of Summer' and 'The Bling Ring' Top the List

    Each Monday we will present you with the most up-to-date list of Top 10 (Indie Movies) in iTunes, combining rentals and purchases. Here's this week's list.

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    Review: The Kids Are All Right in 'The Kings of Summer,' A Sappy Coming-of-Age Romantic Comedy

    The fine young summer romance -- that time in the short months between spring and fall when love gets idealized and love gets messy -- is an idea so entrenched in pop culture and particularly in film that we tend to forget to ask if such an impossible thing actually exists? It never existed for me, ...

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    Weekend Preview: Head to 'The East' and Must-See 'Hannah Arendt'; Critics Skewer Shyamalan's 'After Earth'

    If you live in a "limited release" city, then you've got a fine array of moviegoing options for the weekend. Zal Batmanglij's "The East," starring co-writer Brit Marling, Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard, is a smart anti-establishment thriller gaining good reviews from critics. Same goes for Sunda...

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    Exclusive: Four New Photos from Sundance Favorite 'The Kings of Summer' Make You Yearn For Summer

    On paper, the most compelling aspect of CBS Films' upcoming "The Kings of Summer," directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts ("Successful Alcoholics"), is the array of beloved television stars populating its cast list. Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"), Alison Brie ("Community" and "Mad Men"), Mary Lynn ...

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    Trailer of the Week: 'The Kings of Summer' Gets Sparse, Quirky Trailer; Stars Nick Offerman and Alison Brie Don't Make Cut

    Before the Trailer We Thought: Extremely well received at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, "The Kings of Summer" (formerly titled "Toy's House") is said to herald the arrival of a fresh new comic voice in writer-director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The coming-of-age tale was swiftly picked up by CBS Films...

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For Sundance Hit 'The Kings Of Summer'

    We had our eye on director Jordan Vogt-Roberts early. Admittedly, by chance. One of us was watching some SXSW shorts randomly with little idea of what was on the docket and up came Vogt-Roberts' very excellent short, "Successful Alcoholics" starring TJ. Miller, Lizzy Caplan, and Nick Kroll and we we...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks 2013 Sundance Film Festival

    The podcast returns for a Sundance Film Festival wrap-up, discussing the highs and lows of this year's festival, which came to an end on Sunday. Podcast host and editor Erik McClanahan is joined by Cory Everett and Rodrigo Perez, our two staff correspondents on the ground at this year's f...

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