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    WEEKEND PREVIEW: Oscar Front-runner The Descendants; Twilight, Tyrannosaur, Tomboy & More

    There is something you can see in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" that you will likely never ever see in real life: George Clooney as a cuckolded husband and the father of two daughters. But the film is down to earth, offering something you rarely see these days at the movie theate...

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    Breaking Dawn Gets Ready to Take The Weekend Box Office

    Well it looks like the Twilight phenomenon has corrupted one who I thought was immune -- Manohla Dargis of the NY Times who wrote in her review today that she "had surrendered."  She also called the love story "ridiculously appealing."  I can't say I got on board in...

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    Here Are Nine Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend

    In case you were away from your computer this weekend, get caught up on what you missed by checking out nine of the top stories published over the past two days on Indiewire and the blog network. Indie Box Office: Lars von Trier's "Melancholia Debuts Strong Lars von Trier's "...

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    Weekend Box Office: Mighty Immortals VFX Trounce Sandler Comedy Jack and Jill, DiCaprio as J. Edgar

    Of three high-profile pictures arriving this 11/11/11 weekend, Relativity’s “Immortals” easily captured the top spot with an estimated $32 million, landing ahead of expectations and marking a company best debut. The stylized VFX-packed R-rated sword-and-sandal actioner from the p...

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    Box Office: A Strong Debut for Lars von Trier's "Melancholia," but Werner Herzog's "Abyss" Is No "Cave"

    Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" debuted on 19 screens this weekend care of Magnolia Pictures, and the results were not so melancholic. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, "Melancholia" grossed a respectable $270,000, averaging $14,210.

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    Early Reviews: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One; Marriage, Sex, Pregnancy, Vampire, Bill Condon Talks

    At Comic-Con, "Dreamgirls" director Bill Condon talked about how he approached "Twilight: Breaking Dawn (November 18), which I will see at Monday's premiere. Condon had been eager to direct a horror movie, and landed the finale to this mother of all horror epics, which he and...

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    Here Are The Top Grossing Lars von Trier Films

    In honor of the North American release of "Melancholia" this weekend, Indiewire is taking a look at Lars von Trier's top grossing films Stateside. Mr. von Trier is known for many things, but box office success in North America is probably not one of them.

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    Snow White and the Huntsman Gets New Imagery, Loses Its Edge

    It was bound to happen. Two Snow White projects have been defining themselves as special and unique--until commercial reality hits. Relativity's project finallly has a title - Mirror Mirror - and places stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Armie Hammer in a comedy/adventure kid-friendly version...

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    The Box Office Success Stories of 5 UK Indies

    As the British Independent Film Award nominations made clear last week, it's been a considerably strong year for independent film in the UK. From Steve McQueen's "Shame" and Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" to Paddy Considine's "Tyrannosaur&q...

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