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    Arthouse Audit: Sundance Hits 'Austenland,' 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' and 'Cutie & the Boxer' Open Soft

    The ongoing success of several late-summer hits plus serious competition from "The Butler" this weekend contributed to the disappointing results for three new entries. Over July and August, four Sundance 2013 releases opened strongly with two breakouts: "The Way, Way Back" and "Fruitvale Station." B...

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    Specialty Box Office: Limited Release Newcomers Underwhelm as 'The Butler' Exceeds All In Wide Release

    Unlike Lee Daniels' last two films, his legally titled "Lee Daniels' The Butler" went wide in its first weekend of release, and it sure did pay off. Though Indiewire's Sunday report is typically exclusive to limited release indies -- we'll get to that in a minute -- it seemed worth leading off with...

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    This Weekend: See 'Cutie and the Boxer,' 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'; Skip 'Jobs' and 'Kick-Ass 2'

    Be on the lookout for a few can't-miss films this weekend. Zachary Heinzerling's Sundance documentary "Cutie and the Boxer," on famed Japenese artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, is receiving rave reviews for its humorous yet unsentimental portrayal of the creative passion that still burns lat...

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    Keri Russell On Jane Austen, Russian Spies, and Why She Can't Be Wonder Woman

    Central to "Austenland"'s success is actress Keri Russell, who at 37 is having a fabulous year. She is in her prime, as Miss Jean Brodie would say.

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    Review: 'Austenland' Starring Keri Russell, Bret McKenzie & Jennifer Coolidge

    Jane Austen has provided as fertile a ground for adaptation as nearly any author in the last century. From her most beloved works (“Pride & Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility") to more modern interpretations (“Clueless,” “Bridget Jones's Diary”), her work has inspired countless filmmakers to try ...

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    The 7 Films You Must See This August

    August is here and about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, and not just if you're into superheroes and sequels. As the final monthly extension of our summer movie preview, Indiewire is offering another summer indie "must-see" lists to make cinematic decision-making as easy as possib...

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    All Things 'Austenland': New Website and Trailer for Keri Russell Rom-Com About a Jane Austen Die-Hard (VIDEO)

    Jerusha Hess' romantic comedy "Austenland" stars Keri Russell as a Jane Austen die-hard who signs up to be part of an immersive Regency-era theme park dedicated to the beloved author. It premiered at Sundance at the beginning of this year, and hits theaters on August 16. Check out the new website, w...

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    Watch: First Trailer For Literary Rom-Com 'Austenland' Starring Keri Russell

    The goal of finding the perfect man seems to be the driving force for most run-of-the-mill romantic comedies, but it's given a bit of a twist in "Austenland," the feature debut of “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Nacho Libre” co-writer Jerusha Hess. You see, the perfect man in this movie isn't exactly real ...

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    Summer Movie Photos: 'Before Midnight,' 'The Heat,' 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Bling Ring' & More

    They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s 28,000 (not really) courtesy of stills from movies that run the gamut from highly anticipated sequels to smaller indie fare. Head on down below and get yr eyeballs ready.

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    Summer Movie Preview: The 50 Indies You Must See (Part 1)

    The summer movie season isn't exactly best known for independent film. With billions of dollars set to be spent on a vast amount of sequels and remakes ("The Hangover Part III," "Fast & Furious 6,""The Smurfs 2," "Kick Ass 2," "Grown Ups 2," "300: Rise of an Empire," etc, etc, etc.), one has to wond...

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