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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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    Cannes 2011 Box Office Recap: Some Played, Most Didn't

    As we anticipate savoring the various sections of Cannes 2012 (official and sidebar), let's dig into the level of success of last year’s entries – including the first Best Picture Oscar-winner launched at the festival, and two others also nominated in the same category.

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    The Top Grossing Films That Premiered at Tribeca 2011

    As the 2012 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival gets underway this evening, it seems appropriate to look back at the films of last year's edition and determine how well they did at the theatrical box office.

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