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  A grey, grim world, free of color or joy; a world where one-half of the population virtually holds the other half in indentured servitude, one without workers’ rights, let alone workplace safety rules or regulations, a patriarchal society, except it’s not set in a distant future typically reserved for

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  Breaking the decades-long streak of revisionist takes on European fairy tales, including Disney’s own Maleficent just last year, Kenneth Branagh’s (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Thor, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Hamlet, Henry IV) adaptation of Cinderella unfolds as an overly familiar, by-the-numbers adaptation, thematically regressive and ultimately, dramatically bland, dull, and

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One of the most anticipated movies left in 2012 is Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables – the movie adaptation of the Broadway smash hit of the same name. Not only is it near constant singing with epic scope following the French Revolution and one man’s journey for redemption and the roadblocks and detours along the

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We know not everyone has time for every major release or big movie, so instead of featuring 10 great films a month, these are truly the ones that cannot be missed. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think that’s worth the watch.

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Quvenzhané Wallis in Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild
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We might as well talk about some actual awards. The New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review both announce their picks next week, but the indie circuit brought the major awards updates of the week. The Gotham Independent Film Awards took place on Monday night and offered

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Blu-ray and DVD

It’s time for another Blu-Ray/DVD Round-up! Check out the latest releases! See which ones you should skip, rent or buy! This week I think the big releases this week are The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray, Dark Shadows, People Like Us and New Girl!

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Check out the international trailer for Mike Newell’s upcoming film Great Expectations, which stars Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Jessie Cave, Jeremy Irvine, Jason Flemyng and Holliday Grainger. (That’s nearly a Harry Potter reunion! 4 Harry Potter starsThe Goblet of Fire director!).

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The Venice Film Festival, which we discussed last week, might give way to some Oscar contenders, but the Toronto International Film Festival is where the awards season really begins. After all, the last five Picture winners played at the fest. If that trend continues, one hoping to find this year’s eventual

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Continuing a theme of epic television fantasy miniseries, this week Video Vault celebrates Hallmark Entertainment/NBC Studio’s Merlin.  Originally aired as three 60-minute episodes over consecutive nights in April of 1998, Merlin is the award-winning chronicling of the life and times of literature’s (second?) most famous wizard.  Directed by Steve Barron (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Coneheads), the film stars Sam

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If (like me) you’ve been worrying that 2012 will lack music and fanfare after Rock of Ages is released on June 15, have no fear: Les Misérables is here! Yesterday saw the promise of a teaser trailer and the release of new pictures featuring Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), Javert (Russell Crowe), and Fantine (Anne

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