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Many thanks to Dana Stevens of Slate for recommending this heartwarming little film:

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As we get ready for next week’s big release, Will Ferrell’s “Land of the Lost,” let’s take a moment to remember the deliciously cheesy Saturday morning television show that inspired it.

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I get a kick out of silly parodies like this “Terminator” power ballad.

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Check out Entertainment Weekly’s gallery of shots from the set of “New Moon.” They say that even though Edward does not play much of a role in the book, fans have been assured that the popular Robert Pattinson will play […]

Movie critic Shawn Levy, author of the superb books King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis and Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and the Last Great Show Biz Party, has a new book about […]

Pixar is the must successful studio in movie history, with every single one of its releases earning over $100 million. Even more impressive, every one of them is entirely original, not based on a book or classic fairy tale. I […]

I love the Slate Spoiler Specials, discussions of movies for you to listen to on the way home from the theater. Because they allow the participants to include spoilers in the conversation, they are more satisfying than a review can […]

The first thing I saw when I walked into the room was — of course — a bunch of beautiful helium balloons. And then I saw Pete Docter, the lanky and affable director of Pixar’s new film, “Up,” about an […]

Despite the title, there is nothing at all new about this romantic comedy, but it manages to endear itself anyway. Renée Zellweger plays uptight and ambitious Lucy Hill, an ambitious, stiletto heel-wearing executive based in Miami who thinks she can […]

Many thanks to Phil Hall for taking the time to be interviewed about his new book, The History of Independent Cinema. How do you define independent cinema? I see independent films as productions that are financed and created outside of […]

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