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    Red Flag Acquires AIDS Doc We Were Here for September Release in North America

    Red Flag Releasing has acquired North American rights to Sundance AIDS doc We Were Here for September release in theaters followed by OnDemand, DVD, digital downloads and television (spring 2012).

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    Video Review Shows Go Young: Ebert Presents and ComingSoon's FilmPulse

    Michael Phillips and Tony Scott, where art thou? Cheers went up among cinephiles when At the Movies dumped the two Bens (callow Lyons and less callow Mankiewicz), but unfortunately the damage was done, and Phillips and Scott were perhaps too intelligently polite to survive in TV land.

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    EXCLUSIVE Clip: Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3-D

    Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Werner Herzog's 3-D exploration of the world's oldest paintings in the Chauvet Cave in southern France, is an enchanting ride. Rather than using 3-D as a device to escape into fantasy, Cave of Forgotten Dreams opens our eyes to a real and fragile history that makes us marve...

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    Thor Early Reviews: Good Not Great, Hemsworth and Gods Better Than Earthlings [UPDATED]

    Paramount screened the first summer movie, Kenneth Branagh's Thor (May 6), for junket press and critics. Here's a sampling of early reviews, which largely agree that this is a good, not great comic-to-screen adaptation, Chris Hemsworth breaks out in the title role, and the film's earth-bound section...

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    Weekend Box Office Roars Back as Best Opener of Year Rio Beats Scream 4 Horror Fest

    The spring box office finally brought upbeat news as animated family movie Rio beat sequel scary movie Scream 4, marking the year's best opening, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:

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    Weekend Preview: Indie & Foreign Films to See: Princess of Montpensier, Screaming Man, Armadillo

    Here's TOH's weekend preview of the mainstream box office contenders. And for the smart-movie demo, here's a look at the weekend's new indie and foreign language offerings, from Bertrand Tavernier's The Princess of Montpensier (gorgeous, as pictured) and Danish war documentaryArmadillo, to Italy's O...

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    Weekend Boxoffice Looks Up as Family Toon Rio Faces Horror Comedy Scream 4

    Studios keep insisting that spring doldrums will give way to summer-level box office when the right product hits the marketplace. Well, that might be this weekend, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:Looking to buck the box office blues, 20th Century Fox is banking that families will cha-cha into theatres...

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    Emmy Watch: HBO Dominates TV Movie Race with Cinema Verite, Mildred Pierce

    The Emmy race is under way. And Amy Dawes will be covering it in her new weekly Emmy Watch column.

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    Harry Shearer Talks Expose The Big Uneasy, Media Coverage of Katrina, Spike Lee's "Canards"

    The tagline for Harry Shearer's The Big Uneasy, a Katrina doc that digs into the Army Corps of Engineers' role in the post-hurricane New Orleans flood, reads "Natural Disaster? You Don't Know the Half Of It." Shearer is well-known to public radio listeners for his weekly Sunday talkfest Le Show; the...

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    Weekend Box Office: Hop Tops Arthur and Hanna; Your Highness in Sixth Place

    It was Russell Brand weekend at the box office, as the Brit comic starred in top-ranked holdover Hop as well as remake Arthur, which went toe-to-toe with smart-house actioner Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan. Ensemble period spoof Your Highness trailed in sixth place, despite a cast led by James Franco...

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