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    Bill Condon Talks Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Stewart and Pattinson Grow Up, 2-D vs. 3-D

    At the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn -Part One" premiere Monday night in downtown Los Angeles, Summit put the ensemble led by Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner through the usual endless labyrinthine gauntlet of fans and global media, all broadcast inside the huge fan-packed Noki...

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    Before You Say "Fuck 'Twilight,'" Wait. Seriously, "Breaking Dawn" Is Sort of Good.

    I'm not about to make any sweeping claims about the aesthetic mastery of the fourth entry in the "The Twilight Saga," clumsily subtitled "Breaking Dawn Part 1," and unquestionably conceived with the same glossy and thematically conservative mindset that made the books into a ...

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    Review: 'Happy Feet 2'

    There is some precedence for being genuinely excited about "Happy Feet Two" (yes, the number is spelled out). For one, the original film, 2006's "Happy Feet," was more slyly subversive than a movie about tap-dancing penguins has any right to be, with a strong thematic undercu...

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    For "Largo Winch," Being an Action Hero is a Chore

    In action movies, speed, surprise, the clash of fists or the wisp of a bullet's path can transcend the need for narrative; sometimes, the cinema of distraction adds up to a satisfying whole. That's not the case in "The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch," an adaptation of the 1970's Be...

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    The Descendants

    Watching a film as mature, moving, original and unpredictable as ‘The Descendants’ renews my faith in American movies, and reaffirms Alexander Payne’s status as one of our most gifted storytellers. He has also bestowed the gift of an exceptional role on George Clooney, who gives th...

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    Meryl Streep: Political Biopic of an "Old Lady" Will be a Hard Sell at the Box Office

    Evening Standard writer Liz Hoggard reports about a dinner she was invited to at the home of The Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd to talk about film with several other female writers along with Meryl Streep and screenwriter, Abi Morgan. 

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