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Review: ‘Pompeya’

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A kinetic, savvy but essentially one-joke shoot-'em-up, Tamae Garateguy's "Pompeya " lampoons the Tarantino-inspired subgenre of indie films by imagining three screenwriters penning a movie that…

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Review: ‘Inni’

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The soul-stirring fusion of joy and heartache that burns like a current through the music of Sigur Ros comes through loud and clear in "Inni," the second concert film built around the massively…

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Review: ‘Cuchera’

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"Cuchera" doesn't quite amount to a bait-and-switch, but what's set up as an expose segues into sex shows, violence and a fetishistic fascination with homosexuality.

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Review: ‘Intruders’

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You wish the wraith-like creature known as Hollowface would just hurry up and get on with it in "Intruders," a fitfully creepy, overly protracted chiller that plays more like a noncommittal sampler…

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Review: ‘Turnout’

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Gritty London dramas are typically hooked to football hooliganism, racial tension or gang violence, but not "Turnout": The not-so-gripping dilemma facing its protag is how to hide from his g.f. the…

Verizon increases VOD play

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Verizon Communications is stepping up to compete more aggressively for a share of the growing VOD biz, locking down film deals with all of the major studios and using a two-day window as an incentive…

'2 Broke Girls'
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Review: ‘2 Broke Girls’

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"2 Broke Girls" has appealing co-stars, a quite functional premise, considerable raunch, a favorable time-slot and one inherent problem: While CBS has enjoyed solid success with its Monday comedies…

'The Playboy Club'
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Review: ‘The Playboy Club’

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Critics will inevitably do some comparing-and-contrasting in appraising the fall's two early-1960s dramas, "Playboy Club" and ABC's "Pan Am," a juxtaposition that favors NBC's glossy if not wholly…

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