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    President Obama on 'House of Cards' Season 2: No Spoilers! UPDATED

    UPDATE: While critics debate the merits of the new season of "House of Cards," President Obama has a simple request, via Twitter: "No spoilers, please." POTUS has joked in the past that he wished Washington operated more like the Netflix show. And with all episodes of Season Two arriving today, he d...

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    Slim Pickings This Weekend, from Remakes 'RoboCop' and 'About Last Night' to Panned 'Winter's Tale,' Plus Indies 'Jimmy P.' and 'Adult World'

    It's apparently slim pickings in the world of new releases this weekend, with the "RoboCop" remake, starring Joel Kinnaman, getting respectable if not remarkable reviews, and big-budget fantasy romance "Winter's Tale," starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay, sitting with a not-so-respecta...

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    Berlin Review: 'At Home' a Quiet Manifesto with Political Anger Loud and Clear

    The Greek Weird Wave crashed onto the shores of Berlin this week, carrying Athanasios Karanikolas’ “At Home,” a film that owes a larger stylistic debt to Michaelangelo Antonioni than it does the other post-financial-debacle movies that have been arriving like belts of ouzo courtesy of an under-finan...

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    Berlin Review: Strong Ensemble in 'A Long Way Down,' with Brosnan, Collette, Paul and More, Still Doesn't Add Up

    The 2005 New York Times review of Nick Hornby’s novel “A Long Way Down” described a scene in which Martin, a morning TV show presenter whose career has been derailed due a sexual escapade with an 15-year-old girl, is stopped from jumping off a tall London building by Maureen, a suicidal single-mothe...

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    Review: George Clooney's World War II Adventure 'The Monuments Men' Never Achieves Liftoff

    George Clooney' true-life World War II adventure "The Monuments Men" never achieves liftoff.

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    Docpoint Festival Review: In 'Pixadores,' Oppression is the Mother of Recklessness

    The filmmaking is nearly as breathtaking as the subject matter in Amir Escandari’s “Pixadores,” a portrait of Sao Paolo’s revolutionary graffiti artists, who tag the tallest buildings in the dark of night, drive more finicky aesthetes insane and are certainly dropping a little equatorial rain on Bra...

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    SBIFF Review: Tragicomic 'Night Has Settled' Confronts Icky Adolescence Head-On

    Steve Clark's visually assured sophomore feature "Night Has Settled," which world-premiered this weekend at the Santa Barbara Film Festival this weekend, sits somewhere between the films of Larry Clark and the novels of Jonathan Safran Foer on the scale of adolescent coming-of-age ickiness.

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    This Weekend, See Oscar Shut-Outs 'Labor Day' and 'Tim's Vermeer'

    The steady stream of Oscar prestige movies has finally cooled, so with the end of an era come two last-minute Academy shut-outs, "Labor Day" and "Tim's Vermeer," as well as a romantic comedy for the guys, "That Awkward Moment."

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    The Best Worst Reviews of 'I, Frankenstein'

    "I, Frankenstein," starring Aaron Eckhart in the title role, didn't exactly set fire to the box office this past weekend, but it did light a fire in some critics to write funny hatchet-jobs. Below, a roundup of the best worst reviews of "I, Frankenstein."

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    Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Is a Suspenseful Romantic Heart-Tugger (TRAILER)

    Jason Reitman saw a movie in Joyce Maynard's 2010 novel "Labor Day." And what a movie it is. Fair to say it works as a tearjerker. Reitman pulls off a deceptively straightforward romance that seems old-fashioned given the current studio antipathy toward dramas.

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