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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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    15 Cinematographers Turned Directors

    This weekend, the Johnny Depp-starring “Transcendence” opens in all its technophobic glory, across the nation, and while the reviews, ours included, so far, have ranged from mildly poisonous to all-out toxic, the proof will as ever be in the box office pudding. But not only is it a litmus test for w...

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    Wally Pfister Turns to Directing With 'Transcendence.' Here Are 15 Other Cinematographers Turned Directors.

    In anticipation for that project, here are five other major cinematographers who tried their hand at directing, with varying results.

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    Talking Tech and 'Transcendence' with Johnny Depp and Wally Pfister (VIDEO)

    You can always bet on a lively press conference with Johnny Depp, but the recent tech talk about "Transcendence" and the inevitability of uploading human consciousness into a super computer brought out his more vulnerable side. Depp admitted, among other things, that he's too clumsy when it comes to...

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    'Transcendence' Review Roundup: Mind-Blowing, or Just Brain-Dead?

    Reviews are in for Wally Pfister's directorial debut "Transcendence," the ambitious sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp as a scientist whose efforts to create the ultimate artificial intelligence machine land him square in the middle of an ideological war.

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