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    indieWIRE's 5 Hidden Gems from the 2011 New York Film Festival

    The New York Film Festival, which begins September 30, offers plenty on the surface: There's the new Roman Polanski (opening-night selection "Carnage"), the sweeter side of the Dardenne brothers ("The Kid With a Bike") and David Cronenberg turning his camera on the relat...

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    Charlton Heston's Son on "Ben-Hur": "I thought my dad was a professional chariot driver."

    William Wyler's epic "Ben-Hur," gets the deluxe treatment in Warner Bros.' 50th-anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition. It hits stores on DVD and Blu-ray today and it's our pick of the week.

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    Warners' Planned Remake of "Sleepless Night" Won't Match the Brilliant Original

    When an American studio acquires the remake rights to a new foreign movie, the move always carries a certain amount of condescension. It implies that English language audiences won't bother with a subtitled movie no matter how well it works. It also ensures that, by virtue of vast Hollywood...

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    An Alien Love Triange: Nacho Vigalondo's "Extraterrestrial"

    "Timecrimes," the feature-length debut of Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo, was a loopy shot of comic suspense about inadvertent time travel. Four years later, his sophomore effort seemingly has less daring aims. But the superficial exterior of "Extraterrestrial," about four...

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    DOLPHIN TALE: NEW TO DVD!

    Not all family films are created equal. This one was inspired by the remarkable real-life story of a dolphin named Winter who washed ashore in Florida, had to have its tail amputated, and taught itself to swim even without the appendage. As it turns out, that wasn’t the end of Winter...

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    REVIEW | "The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)" Will Satisfy Your Gruesome Expectations

    The first impulse when discussing the gruesome details of "The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)," Tom Six's simultaneously anticipated and feared follow-up to the 2009 cult hit, is simply to describe them. First, here's the plot: A bite-sized British security guard takes his fetishization of the f...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews this Week

    A number of high profile films hit theaters this weekend, including four that premiered in Toronto. Get a feel for what's worth your money by checking out the reviews published this week on indieWIRE and our blog network.

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    REVIEW | Guns a-Blazing, "Machine Gun Preacher" Repeatedly Shoots Itself in the Foot

    "African Rambo" are the two words that best summarize Marc Forster's "Machine Gun Preacher," but they would actually make a better title. They're spoken by a clueless hillbilly archetype to describe the emotionally charged Sam Childers (Gerard Butler), the real-life junkie-turned-pastor whose newfou...

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    Critical Consensus: Gay Romance "Weekend" Is The Critics' Pick For This Weekend

    Coming off an acclaimed run on the festival circuit, Andrew Haigh's gay romance "Weekend" opens in New York this weekend (followed by a national rollout in the coming weeks) and it's the pick of the week, according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

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