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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Tries To Carve Up 'Promised Land'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • January 4, 2013 3:03 PM
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Happy New Year! Mirroring the lull that follows the high energy end-of-the-year countdown, this first week out of the gate is a pretty quiet one in theaters. (Minus the two extremely violent films that top the docket. Blood and gore: yay!) This phenomenon isn't particularly surprising, but it does leave something to be desired, particularly for anyone who used their vacation time to catch up on every flick that arrived with the holiday release flurry.

Watch: New Trailer & Images For Michael Apted's '56 Up'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2012 5:09 PM
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There are few projects in the history of cinema as ambitious or accomplished as Michael Apted's "Up" series. Started in 1964, the concept at first was to capture the socio-economic condition and how it affected children, but it soon turned into a decades-spanning look at life itself. Every seven years, Apted returned with this cameras to visit with the subjects of "7 Up," resulting in a portrait unlike anything else, an insightful look into a group of Britons growing from childhood into adulthood.

Michael Apted Adds '56 Up' To Long-Running Documentary Series

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 10, 2012 2:02 PM
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Once begun as a singular look into how class systems affected British children in 1964, director Michael Apted's “Up” series has instead grown into a pleasantly surprising portrait of aging and diversity, insomuch as it remains a wonder to consistently see a new chapter pop up. Consider it a shock then, because 48 years after “7 Up” first aired on television, a new installment checking in on its diverse group of subjects is set to air this month.

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