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    Must -Sees: The Last Station, Up in the Air, Bright Star

    Must-Sees:Jason Reitman's Up in the Air has been deemed a too-dark marketing challenge. But the movie's strength is the way it skips past conventional genre cliches while deftly taking its characters through romantic escape and isolation--and the tough economy. Paramount Pictures is one of the few s...

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    Must-Sees: Red Cliff, Bad Lieutenant, The Blind Side

    All of a sudden, with the Thanksgiving Day weekend, there's more than enough good movies to see.

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    John Woo Talks Red Cliff

    John Woo's historic epic Red Cliff is one of the best films of the year. Already a huge hit in Asia, which financed the original two-part $80-million five-hour war film (the most expensive movie ever produced in China), the two-and-a half-hour western cut of Red Cliff launched stateside last week in...

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    Reel Geezers Join IndieWIRE

    As IndieWIRE builds up its critics pages (CriticWIRE), two veteran critics are joining the IW Blog Network: Reel Geezers Marcia Nasatir and Lorenzo Semple, Jr.

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    Paramount Unveils The Lovely Bones

    First, AICN's Harry Knowles ran his review of The Lovely Bones. And now that the Royal Premiere has taken place in London, there's no holding back the floodgates.

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    Brothers vs. Brothers

    Beware the cross-cultural remake.

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    The Twilight Saga: New Moon Disappoints

    When new distributor Summit left behind Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke in its rush to push through the second film in their windfall franchise, they took a calculated risk. Abandoning a silly Twilight script that had been passed on by Paramount, Hardwicke and writer Melissa Rosenberg went ba...

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    Must Sees: Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Messenger

    The movie most likely to succeed this weekend is Roland Emmerich's 2012, which I look forward to seeing with a crowd. The critic-proof doomsday movie is expected to do $40-50 million on over 3400 screens. I just want to see the VFX. That's what Emmerich is good at. Even in the trailer John Cusack lo...

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    Sheffield Docs: How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin, Disco and Atomic War

    Critic Karina Longworth posts again from Sheffield Doc/Fest on two features and a short dealing with the impact of Western pop culture on the fall of the USSR.

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    Sheffield Rock Docs: The Beat is the Law, Taqwacore

    Critic Karina Longworth continues her coverage of Doc/Fest in Sheffield with reviews of music docs The Beat is the Law Part One and Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam.

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