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Indie Film Guide

'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' Dominate Spirit Awards Noms; Are They Destined for Oscar Night Glory?

By: Derrick Deane on November 27, 2012 at 11:31AM Comments

Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook continue their march through awards seasons as they each pick up five Spirit Award nominations this morning. Are these films destined for Oscar night glory?

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Cine Latino: La Virgen de Guadalupe Takes Center Stage in 'Hecho en Mexico' (Exclusive Clip), Plus Win Tickets to the Premiere

By: Elisa Osegueda on November 23, 2012 at 11:18AM Comments (10)

Thanks to our friends at Pantelion Films, we are happy to share with you this exclusive clip for Hecho en Mexico. The clip touches on the cultural and religious impact of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico. Plus, win tickets to the Los Angeles premiere of Hecho en Mexico...

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You Pick The Box Office Winner: Can a Thanksgiving Release Beat 'Twilight'?

By: Erik Davis on November 21, 2012 at 10:48AM Comments (13)

Rise of the GuardiansWhen vampires fall in love at the box office, they mean business. To no one's real surprise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opened to big numbers last weekend, grabbing $141 million, which wasn't very far off from my own prediction of $140 million. But Bella and Edward shouldn't feel too comfortable in their top spot

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Indie Close-Up: Awards Contenders 'Rust and Bone,' 'Hitchcock,' 'Central Park Five' Open in Theaters

By: Derrick Deane on November 21, 2012 at 6:02AM Comments

Award conteders galore hit theaters this holiday weekend. Between the family get-togethers, over-eating and holiday shopping, here are three films worth checking out this weekend…

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Sleepers to See: The Awesomeness of 'Miami Connection'

By: cwalton on November 16, 2012 at 5:22PM Comments

It's this simple. Do you love bad movies? Do you love the '80s? Then you need to see Miami Connection – ASAP.

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Indie Close-Up: Keira Knightley Headlines 'Anna Karenina,' 'Buffalo Girls' Explores Underground World of Child Boxers

By: Derrick Deane on November 16, 2012 at 9:56AM Comments

With the majority of the attention forcused on Breaking Dawn - Part 2 this weekend, even indie films have drawn back a bit. Still, Lincoln expands wide and another award season contender arrives in theaters in the form of Anna Karenina. Let's see what else is opening in theaters...

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Mark Hamill Wants the Diamonds in 'Sushi Girl' Trailer

By: Derrick Deane on November 14, 2012 at 11:02AM Comments

A new trailer for the indie drama Sushi Girl, starring Mark Hamill and Danny Trejo (among other familiar faces) has arrived, along with solid festival circuit buzz. The film will be released on VOD in a couple weeks before a limited theatrical release in 2013.

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Indie Close-Up: Heat Up with 'A Royal Affair,' Cool Down by 'Chasing Ice'

By: Derrick Deane on November 9, 2012 at 2:06PM Comments (1)

Although Steven Spielberg's latest Lincoln is in limited release, its $50 million budget doesn't exactly qualify it as an indie movie. Here are the indie/limited release films opening this weekend you should see if they're playing near you...

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Sleeper to See: The Awards Race Heats Up with 'A Royal Affair'

By: Derrick Deane on November 9, 2012 at 11:12AM Comments

Opening in limited release this weekend is one of the best foreign films of the year - A Royal Affair. Boasting strong performances from leads Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and newcomer Alicia Vikander and an absorbing, intriguing true strory, Affair is poised to shake up the awards season race. Here are a few reasons you should check it out...

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Exclusive: New Superhero Photos from 'Alter Egos'

By: Lizerne Guiting on November 5, 2012 at 10:35AM Comments

Exclusive Alter Egos PhotosA new indie film, Alter Egos, puts a comedic spin on superheroes with issues, and we've got five exclusive photos for you below!

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Indie Close-Up: Sean Penn Goes Drag, War Vets Climb 'High Ground,' and 'The Bay' Will Kill You

By: Derrick Deane on November 2, 2012 at 12:54PM Comments (1)

After a quiet couple of weeks, the indie film scene heats up again with new films starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth Banks, Tobey Maguire, Philip Seymour Hoffman and many others. Let's see what's hitting theaters this weekend...

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AFI Fest Preview: 12 Films We're Looking Forward to Seeing

By: Derrick Deane on November 1, 2012 at 10:43AM Comments (2)

The annual AFI Fest kicks off tonight with the premiere of Hitchcock. The week-long film festival will showcase some of the most anticipated films to close out 2012. Here are twelve we're looking forward to seeing, including several that will play as free screenings.

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First Look: Ken Watanabe in Japanese Remake of 'Unforgiven'

By: Derrick Deane on October 25, 2012 at 4:09PM Comments

Back in August, we reported that Ken Watanabe, best known for his roles in Inception and Letters from Iwo Jima, would be headlining a Japanese remake of the Oscar-winning Clint Eastwood movie Unforgiven, titled Yurusarezaru Mono. Today, we get our first look and a few thoughts from Watanbe about filming in a remote area of Japan.

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Ken Burns' 'The Central Park Five' Gets Thought-Provoking New Trailer

By: Derrick Deane on October 23, 2012 at 12:52PM Comments

Ken Burns' latest documentary, which has screened to rave reviews at Cannes, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, gets set to hit theaters next month with the release of this new trailer and poster. the thought-provoking film centers on five young men who were wrongly convicted of raping and murdering a young woman in Central Park in the late '80s.

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Indie Close-Up: John Hawkes Brings Oscar Buzz with 'The Sessions,' Plus Well-Reviewed Docs and 'Holy Motors'

By: Derrick Deane on October 19, 2012 at 12:33PM Comments

John Hawkes brings a ton of Oscar buzz for his performance in The Sessions with him this weekend. Also opening in theaters, a trippy French drama starring Eva Mendes, madcap martial arts comedy, some well-reviewed documentaries and Jane Fonda speaking French. Let's take a closer look...

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