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    Now and Then: 'Justified' and the Anti-Antihero

    Tony Soprano. Dexter Morgan. Walter White. Television's latest "Golden Age," on cable and in the ancillary afterlife, is full of men who break bad. Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), the U.S. Marshall at the heart of "Justified," may not be squeaky clean, but he's a saint by comparison — and the key ...

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    Now and Then: 'Heaven's Gate,' Catastrophe or Classic?

    Once reviled, Michael Cimino's controversial "Heaven's Gate" (1980) may remain — despite the Criterion Collection's effort to resuscitate it — a cautionary tale of directorial hubris, Hollywood excess, and wayward ambition. The real moral of the film, however, is far simpler: "Heaven's Gate" is an o...

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    Cinedigm Takes Jared Moshé's Western 'Dead Man's Burden' for 2013 Release

    Cinedigm has acquired North American rights to release "Dead Man's Burden," from director Jared Moshé. The 1870-set Western premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is playing this weekend at the Hamptons Int'l Film Festival. Cinedigm plans a 2013 release with a VOD, digital and DVD roll out t...

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    Quentin Tarantino, Lone Pine, and an Unsung Hero

    As Western buffs gather this weekend for the annual film festival in Lone Pine, California—the location for hundreds of movies since the silent era—the local museum is featuring its newest donation, from Quentin Tarantino: a period-style dentist wagon featured in his upcoming movie Djang...

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    'Rango' Oscar-Winner Verbinski Starts Production on 'Lone Ranger,' Starring Depp as Tonto; Red Carpet Verbinski Video

    At long last, Disney has started principal photography in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s epic "Lone Ranger" (May 13, 2013). In the wake of the disappointing "Cowboys & Aliens," Disney chief Rich Ross tussled with Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp to...

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    10 Great Films Set in New Mexico - For the State's Centennial

    Happy belated birthday to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, which celebrated its 100th anniversary as a state this week. One century ago, on January 6, 1912, the New Mexico Territory was admitted to the union by Congress. And throughout its existence the state has been a major part of cinema and ...

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    On DVD: Underrated Horror Comedies "Saint Nick" and "Burke and Hare," Plus Under-Seen Western "Blackthorn"

    Looking for something to rent this week? Here's what we had to say about the films out on DVD/Blu-ray today. Titles include "Saint Nick," "Burke and Hare" and "Blackthorn." Also: Docs on DVD highlights and new VOD release "Moneyball."

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    On DVD: "Cowboys & Aliens"; "The Hangover Part II"; "Bobby Fischer Against the World"; "The Staircase"

    Looking for something to rent this week? Here's what we had to say about the films out now on DVD/Blu-ray today:

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    And the Nobel Prize for Film Goes To...

    Seeing that the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded last week, to Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, Matt Brennan got to thinking: What if there were a Nobel Prize for Film? This week’s “Now and Then” column revels in some of the possibilities. Check out the trailers and post your own picks in the c...

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