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The spirit is willing but the filmmaking is weak in "Arise," a touchy-feely documentary with laudable dual messages of empowering women and healing the planet.
In a way, the news out of MGM on Wednesday was merely a formality 15 years in the making -- an open acknowledgement that Gary Barber is the moneyman and Roger Birnbaum is the moviemaker.
Sea-Monkeys are swimming their way to the bigscreen. Empire Pictures has struck a deal with Transcience Corp. to develop an animated film and possible franchise from the infamous children's toy line…