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Review: 'Screamers'

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What does metal band System of a Down have to do with the mass extermination of Armenians in 1915? Descended from survivors of the so-called "Armenian genocide," band members teamed with…

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Larry Charles

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On a normal shoot, the director can yell "cut" and repeat each scene until it's absolutely perfect. With "Borat," the movie depended on Sacha Baron Cohen staying in character at all times. "The…

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Guillermo del Toro

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"Pan's Labyrinth" represents as fully realized and uncompromised a director's vision as audiences will see all year, boasting a parallel wonderland original enough to make Tim Burton or Terry Gilliam…

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Robert De Niro

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Less is more for De Niro. Sure, at just over 2½ hours, "The Good Shepherd" takes its time telling the inside story of the CIA's creation, but the film's helmer says he wasn't interested in making a…

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The Departed

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Release: Oct. 6 Distributor: Warner Bros. Oscar Alums: Jack Nicholson (actor, “As Good as It Gets,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”; supporting actor, “Terms of Endearment”), Matt Damon…

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Stranger than Fiction

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Screenwriters are notoriously critical of voiceover narration, and yet newcomer Zach Helm delivers a film in which the script as well as the narrator (Emma Thompson) are likely to attract Academy…

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Review: 'Beautiful Ohio'

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Rather than sitting idly by while his wife collected Oscars, actor Chad Lowe has ably made the transition to director with "Beautiful Ohio," an early-'70s coming-of-age tale about growing up in the…

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