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    The Six Silent Films That Inspired "The Artist" Director Michel Hazanavicius (Gallery)

    Many filmmakers cite silent film as inspiration, but only a handful of living filmmakers have made them. With "The Artist" (opening this week), French director Michel Hazanavicius joins a small group that includes Mel Brooks ("Silent Movie") and Charles Lane ("Sidewalk Stori...

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    Box Office: Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' Soars In Massive Limited Debut

    After a successful mid-week launch on 5 screens, Fox Searchlight expanded Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" to 29 screens across the country this weekend and saw excellent results.

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    Friday Box Office: "The Descendants" Soars In Nationwide Expansion

    After a successful mid-week launch on 5 screens, Fox Searchlight expanded Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" to 29 screens across the country Friday and saw some very strong results.

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    The Well-Done Trailer for 'W.E.' Begs the Question: Is It Really That Bad?

    The Weinstein Company have taken their sweet time to deliver a trailer for Madonna's period romp "W.E." And who can blame them? Following its disastrous premiere at Venice and its chilly reception in Toronto the film's gone quiet -- and the film's Oscar qualifying run begins in...

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    Forget 'The Muppets,' At Least For Now. See 'Being Elmo' First.

    For viewers committed to "The Muppets" on the basis of rediscovering their childhood memories, this movie is their drug. Others should consider a better gateway.

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    Here's The Top Grossing George Clooney Films

    In honor of the release of Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" this weekend, Indiewire is taking a look at the top-grossing films star George Clooney.

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    Box Office: "The Descendants" Starts Strong With Mid-Week Debut (UPDATED)

    Fox Searchlight successfully debuted Alexander Payne's George Clooney starrer "The Descendants" on 5 screens Wednesday night before expanding it to 27 this weekend. The film - which is gaining considerable Oscar buzz - grossed a stellar $39,777 on opening night, averaging $7,955. Then...

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    A Doc Duo's Debut, 'Ballroom Dancer'

    The story of a champion dancer now struggling with an aging body and an intense anger management problem that keeps scaring off dance partners, "Ballroom Dancer" is accessible, charming and you'll see a lot of it on the festival circuit.

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    First Person: Sundance Golden Boy Sam Levinson On His Award-Winning & Star Studded Debut "Another Happy Day"

    Sam Levinson (son of director Barry) was one the big breakouts at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where he netted the Waldo Screenwriting Award for his feature directorial debut "Another Happy Day." The all-star drama centers on Lynn (Ellen Barkin), a high-strung and well meaning m...

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