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    indieWIRE Picks: What to Watch on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD This Week

    This week on the small screen, an animated dog and its owner get up close and personal, a slacker becomes a sleuth and much more.

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    REVIEW | "Gun Hill Road" Deserves the Buzz That Went to "Pariah" at Sundance

    With an opening-night slot and a bidding war won by Focus Features, the black teen coming-out saga "Pariah" was among the 2011 Sundance Film Festival's hits. However, that fervor buried the superior accomplishments of another Sundance entry with markedly similar ingredients: Rashad Ernesto Green's ...

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    Critic's Notebook | There Are Three Versions of "The Interrupters," But Only One Movie. Here's Why.

    When Steven James first premiered "The Interrupters," his compelling look at activists working to prevent Chicago street violence, the initial reaction at the Sundance Film Festival was uniformly positive. The indomitable buzz machine reported that the "Hoop Dreams" co-director had made another galvanizing portrait of inner city struggles, this one based on a New York Times Magazine article by Alex Kotlowitz. Following the travails of CeaseFire Interrupters, a group predominantly composed of former gang members talking sense to their hotheaded brethren, "The Interrupters" explored a world of dangerous conflict and heroic redemption by combini...

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    Cowboys & Aliens: movie review

    As its title indicates, this is a strange cross of movie genres, and lest any viewers get antsy, it doesn’t allow much time to pass before we first encounter UFOs in the Old West. The film takes its time unraveling the rest of the story, leading us along a trail with no clear destination in sight, a...

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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    When a movie opens with a woman telling her husband that she wants a divorce after twenty-five years of marriage and it isn’t played for laughs, you know you’re not in for a “typical” Hollywood comedy. Given the current state of comedy, that’s not necessarily a ...

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    The Guard

    This movie made me smile and even laugh out loud. In fact, it gave me more pleasure than any aliens, robots or superheroes have all summer. That’s because it’s doggedly offbeat and completely original. It also provides a showcase for two fine actors, Brendan Gleeson and Don Chead...

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

    Not sure what to see this weekend? We don't blame you! With a slew of anticipated titles hitting the screen today (including "Attack the Block," "Cowboys & Aliens," "The Future," and "The Interrupters"), deciding what's worth paying top dollar...

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    Smithsonian Names "The Champ" the "Saddest Movie Ever." Here's Our Alternatives.

    Franco Zeffirelli's 1979 boxing tearjerker "The Champ" has officially been named "the saddest movie of all time", not by an internet poll, but rather by a 23-year scientific study by psychologists Robert Levinson and James Gross as noted in Smithsonian.

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    Critical Consensus: "The Interrupters" and "Attack The Block" Top Very Busy Week of Indie Releases

    In a remarkably busy week for new specialty releases, a tight race for the top rated film on criticWIRE saw both Steve James' "The Interrupters" and Joe Cornish's "Attack The Block" receive exceptionally warm notices. While "The Interrupters" technically was the top pick, both had "A-" level averages and are among the best reviewed films on criticWIRE so far this year. Oddly enough, both films revolve around street gangs, but in vasty different ways. "Block" follows a London street gang who have to defend themselves from rowdy alien invaders, while "The Interrupters" is a documentary about three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their...

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    REVIEW | How "Life in a Day " Reflects User-Generated Expression

    When YouTube launched six years ago, it opened the door to a new era of self-expression. It also became the de facto archive for adorable cats and newsroom goofs, among countless other viral memes now accepted as commonplace. (Just last week, an enthusiastic man made a fortune writing messages on hi...

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