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    Specialty Box Office: 'Fruitvale Station' Huge In Limited Debut; 'Way, Way Back' Expands Strong

    Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station" had a huge first weekend of limited release, taking in $377,285 from just 7 theaters for a $53,898 per-theater-average. The winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the audience award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the film is based on the true story of a yo...

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    Why 'Grown Ups 2' Scoring Best Sony Opening Day Since 'Skyfall' Is No Surprise; 'Fruitvale Station' Opens Strong

    Dennis Dugan's name doesn't often come to mind when thinking of top American directors. But the one-time actor (whose lead role in ABC's short-lived 1970s "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye" was his acting high point) has over the last two decades made 17 films that in total have amassed a domestic gro...

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    This Weekend: Head to 'Pacific Rim,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'The Hunt,' Skip 'Grown-Ups 2'

    This weekend, Guillermo del Toro's monster sci-fi epic "Pacific Rim" crashes into theaters, with "Fruitvale Station" and "The Hunt" making more modest debuts in limited release. TOH! recommends all three.

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    Michael B. Jordan in Taut, Flawed 'Fruitvale Station'

    Fruitvale Station is tense, galvanizing and a little disappointing -- an odd combination that is easily explained. The drama, which won both the arty Grand Jury Prize and the populist Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, is brilliantly acted by Michael B. Jordan in the fact-based story ...

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    Fruitvale Station

    If you know the true story that inspired this film you might not be eager to see it, but the tone of "Fruitvale Station" isn’t downbeat or bleak.

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    Here's 10 Of Our Favorite Sundance Jury Prize Winners, In Honor Of 'Fruitvale Station'

    This weekend, Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station" hits US theaters almost exactly six months after it won Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. It does so by following in the footsteps of some of the most notable American independent films of contemporary times, with filmmakers like Todd Solond...

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    Review: 'Fruitvale Station' Starring Michael B. Jordan & Octavia Spencer

    There are now a few stories surrounding Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station.” There’s the “Fruitvale Station” that as a passion-project debut feature from an untested filmmaker, was plucked from obscurity, championed notably by Forest Whitaker, and put into production. There’s the “Fruitvale Station” ...

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    Interview: Ryan Coogler Talks Honoring Oscar Grant, Slain at 'Fruitvale Station' (UPDATED, TRAILER)

    Ryan Coogler is the real deal. There's a reason why Harvey Weinstein scooped up "Fruitvale Station" at Sundance. He saw Oscar potential in it. This rookie Bay Area filmmaker grabbed a story he cared about and made it real. Audiences wept in Sundance and will do so again in Cannes.

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    The 9 Indie Films You Must See This July

    July is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, and not just if you're into superheroes and sequels. As an extension of our recent summer movie preview, Indiewire is offering the third of four monthly summer indie "must-see" lists to make cinematic decision-making as easy as possible this...

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    10 Films Worth Tracking Down This July

    It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the summer, but no worries because July has fireworks, hot dogs, and movies! June was a soft month with staid comedies like “The Internship” and divisive blockbusters such as “Man of Steel” and “World War Z.” But, the next thirty days or so should have more...

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