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    This Is The End

    This movie is a self-indulgent exercise built on a one-joke premise…but it made me laugh from start to finish.

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    Now and Then: Five Reasons 'Mumblecore' and 'Millennial' Don't Mean the Same Thing

    Reading wave after wave of writing about the Millennial generation and the so-called "mumblecore" movement, you would be forgiven for thinking the commentators had somehow mistaken movies for real life.

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    Weekend Preview: 'Man of Steel' Mixed, 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Shines, Middling 'Bling Ring' and More

    The review embargo for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" came crashing down a few nights ago, and unleashed reactions both super and withering. The film, which stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon, is sitting with a 60% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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    Review: Coppola's 'The Bling Ring'

    Confession: going into "The Bling Ring," I was hopeful that I’d find the Sofia Coppola of "Marie Antoinette" rather than the Sofia Coppola of "Somewhere" parked behind the camera. Surely, a true-life Hollywood tale as fundamentally ludicrous as fame-and-celebrity-obsessed hipster teens targeting fre...

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    Stephanie Zacharek and David Fear Discuss Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring'

    In week's installment of our Critical Consensus column, Time Out New York's David Fear trades e-mails with The Village Voice's Stephanie Zacharek about "The Bling Ring," which opens tomorrow.

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    'Man of Steel': Superguy For Our Times

    If casting really were everything, Man of Steel would be phenomenal: Henry Cavill soars away with the title Best Looking Superman Ever; Russell Crowe brings emotional depth to the role of his father, Jor-El; Michael Shannon glowers as Jor-El's power-hungry nemesis, General Zod, yet makes us see t...

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    Review: 'Berberian Sound Studio'

    People love movies about the making of movies. Well, that's perhaps an exaggeration -- general audiences have a history of some apathy towards the genre. But filmmakers certainly love films that go behind the scenes of their own business, from "8 1/2" to last year's Oscar winner "The Artist," and ci...

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    SIFF Review: Painterly, Meditative S. African Drama 'Forgotten Kingdom' Buoyed by Rich Performances

    Premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival is Andrew Mudge's South African drama The Forgotten Kingdom.

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    Review - 'Gideon's Army' Is A Necessary Look At The Work Done By The Unsung

    Director Dawn Porter's Gideon's Army, which will premiere on HBO on July 1, can be summarized as follows: 3 young, idealistic public defenders in the Deep South - Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick - struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to ensure justic...

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    Review: 'This Is the End' Is All Over the Place, But Frequently Hilarious

    Review: 'This Is the End' Is All Over the Place, But Frequently Hilarious

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