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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? The 'Star Trek' Franchise Faces Off Against Indies 'Frances Ha' & 'Erased'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • May 17, 2013 3:10 PM
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We haven't hit Memorial Day Weekend yet, but it's official: Summer Blockbuster Season is underway. Between comic books, Michael Bay's latest flick, a Tom Cruise vehicle, and summer dalliances in the Hamptons, the second installment of the rebooted "Star Trek" franchise almost seems superfluous. Almost. Still, there's plenty of other delightful fare at the cinemas: another "Taken" imitation, a New-York-set coming-of-late-20s-ager, a B-horror movie set in Maine, a Korean thriller that may or may not feature Oedipal urges, and plenty of engaging documentaries. So enjoy the early onset of summer, faithful readers! And tell us what you want to see to celebrate it in the comments below!

Watch: Trailer For Indie Dramedy 'The English Teacher' Starring Julianne Moore & Michael Angarano

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 4:36 PM
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Earlier today there was the trailer for "The Purge," a movie that we didn't know was happening because it was so far off our radar. And then there's "The English Teacher," a movie this writer initially mistook for "Writers" aka "Stuck In Love," due to the (omnipresence?) of Greg Kinnear and Lily Collins. But just like that movie, it's another indie dramedy where good looking people can't seem to sort out their love life. And frankly, we expect much better from you, Julianne Moore.

First Look: Julianne Moore, Lily Collins & Michael Angarano In 'The English Teacher'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 12, 2013 3:44 PM
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What do we know about "The English Teacher"? Well, it's good a good cast for one, starring Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins and Nathan Lane. Directed by Craig Zisk -- a TV vet who's helmed episodes of "Parks and Recreation," "New Girl," "United States of Tara," "The Office," "Nip/Tuck" and more - the picture centers on a English teacher's life that is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

Lily Collins Joins 'The English Teacher' With Julianne Moore

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 9:23 AM
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If things go according to plan, you'll be hearing the name Lily Collins more in the future. The actress was hand picked by Tarsem to lead his forthcoming (and still annoyingly untitled) Snow White movie and the plethora of stills for that film thus far have shown her to certainly look the part with ease. Collins was luckily left out of the critical carnage hauled at the Taylor Lautner vehicle "Abduction" last month and while she's still attached to another gestating tentpole in "The Mortal Instruments," the actress is wisely choosing a small scale indie for her next film.

Julianne Moore Is Going To Fall For Michael Angarano In 'The English Teacher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2011 8:00 AM
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Has rising actor Michael Angarano found his niche? After romancing Uma Thurman in "Ceremony" earlier this year, he's next going to put the moves on another attractive, older woman.

Nathan Lane Is The Drama Teacher Opposite Julianne Moore's 'The English Teacher'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 14, 2011 1:00 AM
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The compartmentalization of the star system, while porous, is still fairly in place. As much respect as HBO and co have given television drama, signing on to a long-running series is still seen as slumming it for a movie star, while a big name on TV -- let's say Mark Harmon -- isn't really able to carry a big-screen outing on his own. And then there are the Broadway actors, people like Elaine Stritch, or Norbert Leo Butz, capable of selling out the Great White Way, but mostly uninterested in, or unable to crack, the movie world.

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