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    Review: Marvel's 'The Avengers' Is Immensely Satisfying, Entirely Thrilling & Possibly The Best Superhero Movie Yet

    The first scene of " The Avengers" is not very good. Deep in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base, scientist Eric Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) is conducting experiments on The Tesseract, the blue cube that powered the Red Skull's experiments in "Captain America." Expriments that, unfortunately, bring to earth L...

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    Supermodel Daisy Lowe To Make Screen Debut Opposite 'Game Of Thrones' Star Alfie Allen In Brit Thriller 'Confine'

    The track record of supermodels making their way on to the big screen is not a particularly strong one. Cindy Crawford in "Fair Game?" Not so much. Gisele Bundchen in "Taxi?" No thank you. Heidi Klum in "Ella Enchanted?" Let's move on, please. Nevertheless, the...

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    Why The British Government's Plan To Shake Up Film Financing Is Wrong-Headed & Doomed To Failure

    Eighteen months or so ago, the British film industry, which relies heavily on states subsidy through money from the National Lottery, was thrown into turmoil when the new coalition government, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, announced that they were shutting down the UK Film Council, the organi...

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    David Tennant & 'Gavin And Stacy' Star Joanna Page To Star In 'Nativity! 2'

    Yes, Virginia, There Was A 'Nativity 1'Comedy doesn't travel well, historically. It's rare to find a giant comedy that performs as well abroad as it does in the U.S -- instead, each nation will have their own box office draws in the genre, with only the occasional slapstick hit, like the current "Johnny English Reborn," going great guns internationally (but dying in the States), uniting comedy fans worldwide. As such, it's easy to miss these localized box-office phenomena. Like "The Inbetweeners Movie," a big-screen take on the crude British sitcom, currently the third-biggest film of 2011 in the U.K. Like "Le Petit Nicolas," an adaptation of...

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    Tim Roth Joins Cillian Murphy In 'Broken,' Film Debut Of Theater Director Rufus Norris

    Actor Also Joins Peter Mullan In Hitman Flick 'The Liability'Tim Roth's got to be looking over at old pal and compatriot Gary Oldman with a little envy right now. Roth might have found moderate success on U.S. TV with "Lie To Me" (and he's been signed to a deal with Fox TV for another series), but h...

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    Watch: Trailer For British Crime Flick 'Turnout' Is Predictably Uninspiring

    While “Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy,” Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights,” and Steve McQueen's "Shame" are jostling for pole position at the Venice Film Festival, it’s easy to forget that films produced in the U.K. tend to hew, crudely speaking, to diametric opposites: either boffo pictures about st...

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    Too Much Madness To Explain In One Text: On The U.K. Riots And 'Attack The Block'

    Joe Cornish's directorial debut "Attack the Block" has now been in U.S. theaters for about 10 days, having been rolling out in its native U.K. and elsewhere since May. We're sure you're fed up of the hype at this point, but it's a very, very good film: a nifty, witty, extremely well-executed little ...

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    Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights' & Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Get U.K. Release Dates

    International release dates can be a curious thing. With international box office making up bigger and bigger percentages of total grosses, many high profile films open abroad before they do in the States, with "Fast Five," "Thor" and "X-Men First Class" numbering among them. But then others, such as "Bridesmaids" and "Super 8," which require a little more work, get a steady roll-out, taking months to make their way around their world. And then there are the prestige pictures. The vagaries of international distribution mean that some pictures will sneak out abroad after festival bows -- "The Tree Of Life" opened in France weeks before the U.S...

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    Watch: Trailer & Clip For Britflick 'Albatross' With Felicity Jones & Sebastian Koch

    The name might still only be vaguely familiar, but 2011 is Felicity Jones' year. She's been working for some time, lighting up the likes of "Brideshead Revisited," "Cheri" and "Cemetery Junction," but she got the year off to a killer start by picking up Best Actress at Sundance for her turn in Drake...

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    'Doctor Who' Star Karen Gillan Top-Lining Indie Rom-Com 'Not Another Happy Ending'

    The revival of long-running sci-fi series "Doctor Who" has been, it's fair to say, a huge success. Becoming appointment viewing for kids and adults alike in the U.K, it's virtually the biggest drama in the country, and has become bigger and bigger abroad as the years go on. So far, however, it's sta...

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