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    Legends of the Fall: How "The Way" and "Margin Call" Bucked the Indie Box Office Blues

    As was the case for its Hollywood counterpart, it was not a great fall at the indie box office.

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    Immersed in Movies: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Lifts Kung Fu Panda 2

    Of all the sequels competing for the best animated feature Oscar, "Kung Fu Panda 2" was really the only one with unfinished business. It begged the question: How did Po wind up living in the same house with his father goose?

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    Trailer Watch: Extremely Loud Gets Closer with Second Trailer, Press Screenings

    The message in the new trailer for Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" is: "if things were easy to find, they wouldn't be worth finding." Loss and grief are front and center after Sandra Bullock and Thomas Horn's characters lose husband/father (To...

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    Jolie's In the Land of Blood and Honey Passes Muster with Newsweek

    Newsweek's profile on Angelina Jolie, "Angie Goes to War" gives more insight into her directorial debut, "In The Land of Blood and Honey," than 60 Minutes did. Put Jolie on video for TV and the focus is bound to be her famous face, her celebrity.

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    Young Adult: Early Reviews and Theron's Deliciously Narcissistic Anti-Hero

    "Young Adult," the lastest from director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air") and screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno") is a rare black sheep. It plays like a dark indie comedy with attitude, but it stars Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, sidesteps convention and beats to its own dr...

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    Box Office: Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Scores In Strong First Weekend (UPDATED)

    Steve McQueen's "Shame" debuted on 10 screens this weekend for Fox Searchlight and  according to estimates the results were far from shameful.

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    Weekend B.O. (Dec. 2-4) - The Juggernaut That Is Twilight

    I'm a guy so I don't understand at all what the deal is with these movies, but Breaking Dawn again was No. 1, and, so far, looks like it can't be stopped, with worldwide box office totals at over $532 million.

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    Weekend Box Office: Twilight and Muppets Hold Top Spots, Hugo Moves Into Third Place

    A post-Thanksgiving hangover held sway at the sluggish weekend box office as most films saw steep percentage drops. The total gross for all films was an estimated $82 million, down some 5% from the comparable frame last year, when Disney’s “Tangled” topped the charts with $21.6 mil...

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    Weekend Preview: Sex & Power Dominate The Box Office: Shame, Sleeping Beauty, Coriolanus, Outrage, The Lady

    Forget feel-good holiday movies: themes of sex and power dominate this weekend's newcomers. Feast on the dark side before more heartwarming Christmas fare hits multiplexes--"War Horse" will loosen your tear ducts and we can assume 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close&...

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    Here's The Top Grossing NC-17 Rated Films

    In honor of today's release of Steve McQueen's "Shame" - which Fox Searchlight is releasing uncut with a NC-17 rating - Indiewire is taking a look back at the history of the controversial rating, which has been in effect for over 20 years now.

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