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Ten Things I've Learned at the Movies, From Slicing Garlic with a Razorblade to Applying Lipstick

Who says movies aren’t educational? I’ve learned a lot, frivolous and otherwise, while watching the big screen.
  • By Carrie Rickey
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  • March 6, 2013 12:37 PM
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The Big Send-Off: A Year of Movies 2012

Here I am once again, landing just past the sell-by date for final considerations of the year in movies past, when all the Oscar hype and grist for the mill of 10-best lists everywhere gets recycled into enthusiasm, or lack thereof, for next year’s offerings and some burning incense to ward off the faint whiff of defeat in the air already in the wake of the year’s early offerings.
  • By Dennis Cozzalio
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  • March 6, 2013 12:18 PM
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Trailer Watch: Sarah Polley's Lovely 'Stories We Tell' Pushes the Line Between Truth and Mythology

"Stories We Tell"
One of the best films to hit the fall 2012 festival circuit, Sarah Polley's documentary memoir "The Stories We Tell," is a portrait of the Canadian writer-director-actress's family history and secrets, and a personal exploration into the smudged line between truth and mythology. Watch the new trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2013 12:18 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on Dario Argento's Seminal Giallo 'Deep Red'

Dario Argento Week! is rolling right along at Trailers from Hell, today with director Karyn Kusama introducing Argento's seminal giallo, "Deep Red."
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  • March 6, 2013 11:20 AM
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Review: Likable 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Is Overstuffed With Digital Wizardry

Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” is a $190-million prequel to the turn-of-the-century L. Frank Baum 14-book series. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film is bloated in length and overstuffed with digital 3-D wizardry, yet somehow manages to be a horse of a pleasing -- if not particularly different -- color.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2013 6:07 AM
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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 'Birdman' Adds Edward Norton to Strong Cast UPDATE

UPDATE: Edward Norton has joined the already impressive cast of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's comedy "Birdman." He will play an egotistical actor leading a theatrical production based on an iconic superhero that Michael Keaton's movie star character originated.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 5, 2013 8:02 PM
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PGA Announces Ninth Annual Producing Workshop, 'The Power of Diversity'

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announces it is open for submissions for their ninth annual PGA Producing Workshop; "The Power of Diversity." The multi-session workshop runs May 28 - July 13 in Los Angeles, and is designed for experiences and aspiring producers.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 5, 2013 4:27 PM
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Sundance Title 'Blue Caprice' Goes to Sundance Selects, Stars Isaiah Washington

Sundance Selects takes North American rights to Alexandre Moors’ "Blue Caprice." The film, which stars Isaiah Washington, is Moors' feature debut. It premiered at Sundance and it set to open New Directors/New Films.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 5, 2013 3:27 PM
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George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Starts Production in Berlin

While Ben Affleck may have been growing his beard for Oscar luck, his "Argo" producer George Clooney sported well-coiffed facial hair at the big awards night for a different reason: "The Monuments Men," which he's helming and starring in. The action-thriller has started production in Berlin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 5, 2013 2:41 PM
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Trailer Watch: SXSW Narrative Spotlight Comedy 'Kilimanjaro' Follows One Man's Quest to Climb a Mountain and Get a Grip

Check out the trailer for Walter Strafford's comedy "Kilimanjaro," premiering at SXSW on March 9 in the fest's Narrative Spotlight section. The film centers on Doug (Brian Geraghty, "The Hurt Locker"), who decides to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in the wake of a bad breakup...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 5, 2013 2:38 PM
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