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Aubrey Plaza Takes Quite A Trip In 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

Aubrey Plaza has made a career out of playing caustic young women. In her new film, she's taking that character to new places.
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Blockbuster Needed To Save Hollywood's Summer

Hollywood studios are dealing with big budget flops and the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been postponed until March. Kim Masters, host of The Business, and editor at large for The Hollywood Reporter, talks to Renee Montagne about the summer woes at movie studios.
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Bishops Find Modern Allegories In Mexican War Film

The film For Greater Glory opens Friday around the country. It's the story of the Mexican government's campaign against the Roman Catholic Church in the 1920s. Some Catholic leaders say it's evidence of the threat the U.S. government poses to the church now with issues like birth control that they say threaten religious freedom.
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Local Movie Making For The Masses

Can a decent camera, a laptop and a creative vision really spell success in the movie business? For one Washington, D.C., filmmaker, those elements--plus local talent and $20,000--resulted in "Ultrasonic," the first award-winning feature...

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A 'Snow White' As Bleak As It Is Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first published Snow White in 1812, but the story had been around for centuries and would continue to evolve. Opening Friday is the latest and perhaps darkest treatment, Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.
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Andrew Garfield, Disappearing Into Spidey's Suit

The actor, who's currently up for a Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, looks to be on the verge of stardom: In July, Garfield will play Peter Parker in one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, The Amazing Spider-Man.

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