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Arthouse Audit: 'Locke' Breaks Out, CBS Films Takes VOD Route for Diaz-starrer 'Gambit,' Written by Coens

April tends not to be a standout month for new top specialized releases, sometimes by design, sometimes because films under perform. This weekend provided s not the final word for ultimate performance), with A24's "Locke" coming in as third best for the month (after "Fading Gigolo" and "Under the Skin").a fourth to open with a decent per screen average of over $20,000 (a reasonable low-end benchmark for two city openings at this time of the year, but as ever not the final determiner of ultimate performance).
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 27, 2014 6:54 PM
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From 'Blue Ruin' to 'The Other Woman,' What to See and What to Skip in Theaters This Weekend

While you do have the option of seeing Nick Cassavates' (yup, that Cassavetes) "The Other Woman" in wide release this weekend, why bother when there are three excellent indies to choose from? (Trailers below.)
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2014 3:40 PM
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