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    Upcoming Hurricane Sandy Film Continues Hollywood's Preoccupation with Technology's Place in Our Lives

    After Hurricane Sandy made landfall in October 2012, I became one of the residents of Manhattan’s newest neighborhood: SoPo, the wonderfully NYC-esque portmanteau for South of Power. This month, a new film about the power outage called "3rd Street Blackout" is set to begin production in New York.

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Other Woman' Unseats 'Captain America' in Top Spot Ahead of Upcoming Male-Centric Tentpoles

    Just after Easter holiday playtime, and right ahead of the first of the summer juggernauts, comes this late April weekend. It was guaranteed to be something of a breather after a strong 2014 so far. Even so, the Top Ten total still managed to come in over 20% better than last year, though the three-...

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    'The Other Woman' Beats Out 'Captain America' for Top Spot; 'Transcendence' Is Disaster

    Nick Cassavetes' female-centric "The Other Woman" (20th Century Fox) took in $9.3 million yesterday, more than double the gross of any other film yesterday as it heads for a clear weekend victory. The Cameron Diaz-starring comedy looks to come close to the opening gross of "Bridesmaids" in 2011. Tha...

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    Career Watch: Can Depp Transcend His Rep for Onscreen Quirk?

    For most actors, playing a cyber-age Dr. Frankenstein whose consciousness is converted into an artificial-intelligence experiment that threatens humankind would be considered a rather unusual role. But casting Johnny Depp as a mad scientist in the just-opened sci-fi thriller “Transcendence”? It bare...

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    'Captain America' Tops Box Office Top Ten for Third Week as Depp's 'Transcendence' Flops

    This Easter weekend three religious-themed films made the Top 10, led by new opener "Heaven Is for Real" (Sony) which barely missed taking the #2 spot despite playing in more than 1,000 fewer screens than the box office leaders. This unheralded low-budget effort reinforces the most significant trend...

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    Box-Office: ‘Captain America’ Threepeats At #1, Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Flops Hard

    Disney is having a good year. Thanks to the insane success of “Frozen” and their Marvel studios wing, the studio has already crossed the $1 billion mark for 2014 and it’s not even May. Part of that success is thanks to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which spent its third week at the #1 box-o...

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    Friday Box Office: Sequels Beat New Entries, Faith-Based 'Heaven' Is Strong, 'Transcendence' Starts off Weak

    Easter Weekend, with its Friday school holiday, is usually an appealing date for new releases, and the studios came through with four debuts. Despite that, two holdover films, both sequels, came in #1 and #2 yesterday, with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (Buena Vista) and "Rio 2" (20th Centur...

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers & Film Fans Must Read: Tribeca Cinematographers' Cameras, New Hidden Camera Movies and More

    Tribeca Cinematographers reveal the cameras they used, crowdfunding as a trendsetter and more must-read tech news for filmmakers and film fans.

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    Wally Pfister Talks Analog vs. Digital in 'Transcendence'

    Wally Pfister not only adores film but also vinyl. That's because they both embody "the breath of life," analog beauty that's at the heart of "Transcendence." Indeed, the Oscar-winning cinematographer ("Inception") and Christopher Nolan's former right hand man couldn't have found a more personal s...

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    This Weekend in Theaters, Johnny Depp Transcends and John Turturro Is 'Fading'

    Though "Transcendence" is the box office hopeful this weekend, a number of offbeat indies and festival favorites also hit theaters, from director/star John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" to the visually splendid Nepalese doc "Manakamana," and more.

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