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    Adults Crave Original Content while Tentpole Enthusiasm Wanes

    The Austin Film Festival's film program director Stephen Jannise argues that "a new demographic is there for the taking"...

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    Celebrate Edward Cullen's Birthday with 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Teaser

    Apparently Edward Cullen's birthday - June 20 - is a national holiday, because Lionsgate is celebrating his 111th year starting today with a special teaser for a teaser of "The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." The first ten second teaser is below...

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    'Wanted 2' Coming with Shocking Twist, Says Director Bekmambetov

    How to write a sequel for a hit film that kills off its best characters? Even though Angelina Jolie said no to bringing her character back to life, Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov has found a way for "Wanted." On the promo circuit for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the director says that the...

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    Trailer Watch: 'Bourne Legacy' Plot Thickens with Renner as Aaron Cross

    You hear Jason Bourne's name a lot in the new trailer for "The Bourne Legacy," but make no mistake, "Bourne" was just the beginning and Aaron Cross -- our man Jeremy Renner -- is also an emotionally unavailable badass assassin.

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    Immersed in Movies: Tripping Out on the Cartoon Reality of 'Men in Black 3'

    The "Men in Black" franchise has always been a live-action "Looney Tunes" cartoon, a wacky mix of old school and new school. The "Alienbusters" premise is totally unique and practically imitation-proof, as director Barry Sonnenfeld reminds us...

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    'Men In Black III' Reviews: Better Than The Second, But Still Irrelevant

    The arrival of "Men in Black III" on May 25 is exciting mostly because Will Smith hasn't been on the big screen since 2008's "Seven Pounds." Bill Desowitz also finds it's 3-D a revelation for the comedy genre...

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    'The Avengers': Who Comes Out Ahead? Everyone. Almost.

    When I finally saw "Marvel's The Avengers" Sunday in murky 3-D at Loew's 83rd Street Cinema in Manhattan, like everyone else in the theater, I had a roaring good time.

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    CSI Creator Anthony Zuiker's 'Cybergeddon' Project Takes on Cybercrime, Identity Theft, and Other Internet Woes

    Anthony Zuiker, the creator of the C.S.I franchise announce the director and full cast for his "Cybergeddon" project, a digital program that focuses on cybercrime and identity theft. Oliver Martinez ("Unfaithful") will star as the elusive cybercriminal Gustove Dobreff, with Missy Peregrym ("Rookie ...

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    Immersed in Movies: It's All About the Hulk in 'The Avengers'

    Leave it to Joss Whedon to round up the Avengers in rip roaring fashion and momentarily stave off superhero fatigue as we head into the summer season. He certainly knows how to handle ensemble pieces...

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    'Hero Whisperer' Joss Whedon and The Tension Within Him and His 'Avengers'

    Would the "The Avengers" be earning its rave reviews without writer-director Joss Whedon? The multi-franchise-tentpole-orgy could have gone in countless different directions. (Robert Downey Jr. confides to Collider, "I think it is just a really good story that could have been done a h...

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