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Exclusive: 'Page One' TV Spot Promises An Inside Look At The New York Times

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2011 3:26 AM
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With the ability to grab news from feeds on Twitter, Facebook and countless other social media and web sites, the print and paper outlets of old have found themselves in street fight to retain readership and relevance in this new digital age. And among them all, there is no institution as storied or respected as the New York Times, and Andrew Rossi‘s eye-opening and entertaining “Page One: Inside the New York Times” is a peek behind the curtain at the last bastion of serious news journalism.
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Weekend Box-Office: Is 'Green Lantern' The End Of The Superhero Gravy Train?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 19, 2011 5:34 AM
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Perspective is necessary. $53 million is a whole lotta money. $53 million could buy several houses, it could feed many people, it could save lives. $53 million is also a pretty good opening for a somewhat higher-budgeted film, provided advertising isn’t through the roof and there aren’t a massive amount of back-end benefactors involved. But for “Green Lantern,” which cost upwards of $200 million before a massive ad campaign even by superhero standards, this is not a strong opening.

In Theaters: 'Green Lantern' Takes On 'Popper's Penguins'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 17, 2011 5:16 AM
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Hello darlings. Please be patient with me today. I have decided to take "Green Lantern" as a personal affront to my being a grown ass woman with a need for grown ass movies. I just can't anymore with this childishness! Adolescent boys are ruling the world, and it's never more apparent than when examining the steaming piles of CGI comic book hash we get served up every summer. And you know, I'll take an "X-Men: First Class" or a "Captain America." At least these enhanced beings are located in a world that is rooted in some kind of reality with real stories and real problems (Nazis!). Even just reading our review of "Green Lantern" confused me with the made-up planets and the imagining stuff and the glowing rings and Peter Sarsgaard's giant head. No. Just no. Do not want. And don't expect me to want it either! We can't have nice movies if we don't hope for and expect entertainments that are better than this. All of you are on notice.

Interview: 'Page One' Helmer Andrew Rossi Says David Carr Turned Down Solo Doc Opportunity & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 16, 2011 6:42 AM
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Opening this weekend, Andrew Rossi's eye-opening and entertaining "Page One: Inside the New York Times" is a peek behind the curtain at the last bastion of serious news journalism, in an age as tumultuous and violent as anything conjured up in the Hollywood blockbusters storming the multiplexes. We saw the film back at SXSW and were taken with the amount of stories that the documentary covers – everything from the Times' evolving relationship with the internet (including the introduction of the pay wall, implemented this spring) to its coverage of similar media institutions (like the titanic Tribune Company) falling by the wayside. It will also introduce many to one of the year's great superheroes – journalist David Carr, whose gravelly voice and no-nonsense attitude (watch as he gives the hipsters at Vice Magazine a verbal smack-down!) makes him seem both heroically resolute as the tide shifts, and hopelessly anachronistic. Either way, you want to be his best friend (and as you'll see, we nearly got a standalone movie about the man himself).
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Already Sick Of Blockbusters? The Playlist's Guide To The Alternative Summer Movie Highlights

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 6, 2011 4:10 AM
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The summer of 2011 is more stuffed with blockbusters than ever before, with every week bringing a new tentpole. We ran those films down earlier in the week, with Part 1, being those that look half-decent or better, Part 2 being those that we're more wary of, or even dreading. But in a summer like this, it's even more important than ever that those who truly care about cinema don't just settle for the big movies, but seek out the smaller releases as well.

Watch: Trailer For Journalism Documentary 'Page One: Inside The New York Times'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2011 9:03 AM
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Journalism is dead. Journalism is evolving. Journalism as we know it today will live forever. With the onset of blogging and social media, everyone has a take on where news reportage will go in the years to come, and while that tiresome debate rages on with new declarative statements seemingly being made every week, amid the all the noise, the New York Times remains one of the banner institutions. Hell, they literally stopped the presses for the late breaking Osama Bin Laden story last night -- you can check out the before-and-after front pages here. And there's a reason the folks at the NYT printed an extra 125,000 copies of today's paper -- people still turn to them as an authority on what's happening.
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SXSW Review: Doc Roundup - 'Page One: Inside the NY Times', 'Buck' & 'Tabloid'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 23, 2011 3:36 AM
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Yep, SXSW is over and we're still wiping the BBQ off our clothes; here's a round up of reviews for some documentaries we managed to catch while in Austin all of which should be hitting theaters later this year.

Sundance '11: Fox Searchlight Gets 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'; 'Life In A Day' & 'Page One' Acquired

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 10:09 AM
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Well, buyers are busy this month at the Sundance Film Festival, so whatever Kevin Smith might be saying about the wacky indie film model, it seems that its still working quite well for lots of people.

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