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    Weekend Preview: From 'Raven' and 'Five-Year Engagement' to 'Headhunters' and 'Elles'

    Among the many new releases this week, the Edgar Allen Poe inspired "The Raven" and NC-17 French exploration of female sexuality, "Elles," have the steepest climb in the eyes of the critics, sitting at 19% and 25% on the Tomatometer, respectively...

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    CinemaCon in 3-D: Scorsese and Ang Lee and Oscar Contender 'Life of Pi'

    At this point, the folks at Twentieth Century Fox don't need to promote Ridley Scott's "Prometheus." So co-chairmen Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos ran through the summer and fall slates--diverse, something for everyone, etc--and saved the big guns for something new they hadn't promoted before: Ang L...

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    Ridley Scott is Charlize Theron's Fantasy Director: See Why in 'Prometheus' Featurette

    June 8 is fast approaching, which means the "Prometheus" marketing is amping up to make the wait unbearable. Check out this new making-of featurette, with Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce singing the praises of director Ridley Scott and his vision:

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    Female Reviewer Gets Attacked for Avengers Review

    While I am not usually that interested in boycentric blockbusters, I am very into seeing The Avengers.  I want to see how an open feminist man like Joss Whedon makes a big budget Hollywood film.  Will the women be more than window dressing?   Too bad The Avengers only has one female l...

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    Pixar is Star of Disney CinemaCon Panel; Screens Half Hour of 'Brave,' Announces New Film and Dates

    At a time when Disney is undergoing management turmoil, Pixar stole the Disney thunder at a very long show-and-tell at CinemaCon. Pixar/Disney Animation czar John Lasseter screened the glorious first half hour of "Brave" (June 22), which will surely prove a summer blockbuster and showed stunning foo...

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    CinemaCon: Paramount and Warner Bros. Pitch 'G.I. Joe,' 'Madagascar 3,' 'Rise of the Guardians,' 'Dark Shadows,' 'The Hobbit' at 48 FPS, and Two Cruise Starrers

    CinemaCon works on several tracks. The studios jet in their talent for dog & pony shows and clip reels, showing off their wares to the theater owners who will book them in the coming year. There was an audible gasp Tuesday when Johnny Depp sauntered across the Caesar's Palace Colosseum stage...

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    Final Box Office: 'Darling Companion' Tops Weekly Chart

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater average. Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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    Weekend Box Office Specialty Films Report: What It Means

    Three specialized films with stellar reviews opened this weekend, but the one going out the widest and also available for home viewing, "Marley," boasted the most success. Three other new releases also had parallel premieres on video-on-demand.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Marley' Doc Scores Very Strong Debut

    Coming off the success of their doc "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," Magnolia Pictures has another doc-related reason to celebrate with the strong debut numbers from Kevin Macdonald's "Marley." Appropriately released over 4/20 weekend, the film led a batch of newcomers that included S...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Think Like a Man' Rousts 'Hunger Games' from Top Spot

    For the first time in five weeks Lionsgate's “The Hunger Games” did not land the top spot at the box office in North America. Screen Gems' ensemble comedy “Think Like A Man” stole that crown with a better than expected debut estimated at $33 million...

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