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Best of the Week: Comic-Con, Magical Russian Mystery Tour, Moscow, Karlovy Vary & More

This week on TOH, we head to Comic-Con for genre/fanboy-fangirl/pop culture madness, consider Salma Hayek's career before and after "Savages," look at the return of "Ice Age," plus feature Anne's Magical Russian Mystery tour (including the Moscow Film Festival) and check in with Meredith Brody at Karlovy Vary...
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  • July 13, 2012 5:15 PM
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Weekend Preview: 'Trishna,' 'Farewell My Queen,' 'Alps' & 'The Imposter' Join 'Ice Age' At the Box Office

With Comic-Con occupying the fanboys, there's a great selection of limited-release indie and foreign films arriving this weekend to satiate hungry cinephiles...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 12, 2012 2:17 PM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Beasts,' 'Moonrise' and 'Rome' Provide Post-Holiday Fireworks

As most specialized distributors shunned new post-holiday openings, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" showed new strength in its second week, as several already successful films broadened well, led by "Moonrise Kingdom" and "To Rome With Love."
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • July 8, 2012 1:39 PM
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Weekend Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man' Leads Field

Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” showed that the venerable Marvel character can still lure moviegoers in large numbers into its web. In its first six days the $230-million franchise reboot of “Spider-Man" with new stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the leads generated close to $140 million and picked up nearly $65 million during the weekend.
  • By Brian Fuson
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  • July 8, 2012 1:00 PM
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Best of the Week: 'Amazing' Box Office, Comic-Con Preview, Karlovy Vary, Mark Wahlberg's Career & More

This week on TOH, Spidey proves his staying power even as general tentpole malaise sets in, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival offers a cinephile's dream lineup, Comic-Con's on the horizon and more!
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  • July 6, 2012 3:24 PM
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Adults Crave Original Content while Tentpole Enthusiasm Wanes

The Austin Film Festival's film program director Stephen Jannise argues that "a new demographic is there for the taking"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 5, 2012 4:18 PM
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Weekend Preview: 'Amazing Spider-Man,' 'Savages,' 'Do-Deca,' 'Collaborator' & More

In case you haven't seen "Beasts of the Southern Wild" yet, that's still your best bet for an exciting cinematic experience. This holiday weekend's offerings feel tired and uninspired...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 5, 2012 1:27 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Director Marc Webb Slings an 'Amazing Spider-Man' Storytelling Web

When you get right down to it, "The Amazing Spider-Man" wasn't such a monumental leap after all for Marc Webb ("(500) Days Of Summer"). He's essentially imbued his Spidey with more of a post-modern vibe than Sam Raimi's celebrated trilogy...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 3, 2012 1:26 PM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Starts off Strong

Sundance and Cannes sensation “Beasts of the Southern Wild” successfully crossed from being a festival hit to early stage arthouse success with very good NY/LA platform openings, giving it a real shot for broader audience...
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • July 2, 2012 4:18 PM
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Weekend Box Office: Grown-ups Return as R-rated 'Ted' and 'Magic Mike' Exceed Expectations

Last weekend pulled kids to two animated PG features, which took the top two spots with close to $90 million between them. This weekend belonged to the grownups as two R-rated pictures, Universal’s “Ted” and Warner Bros. “Magic Mike,” both topped industry expectations with another $90 million top two take. In a big surprise, “Ted” took in a warm and fuzzy estimate of $54.1 million while Steven Soderbergh's sexy “Magic Mike” picked up a slick $39.2 million.
  • By Brian Fuson
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  • July 1, 2012 12:28 PM
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