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'Hugo:' A Dazzling 3-D Display Of Movie Magic

Martin Scorsese's film, adapted from Brian Selznick's children's book, follows a young orphan (Asa Butterfield) who stumbles on a mystery while living in a Paris train station. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's dazzling effects redeem the 3-D genre.
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The Muppet Fans Who Made 'The Muppets' Movie

The filmmakers behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have teamed up to create a new Muppet movie. "We set out to make a Muppet movie that harkened back to the late-'70s [and] early-'80s Muppets that we grew up with," says Jason Segel.
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On Screen In Mexico, Beauty Queen Meets Drug Lord

Across Latin America, movies and soap operas have glamorized the lives of drug lords and their gangs. A new Mexican movie, Miss Bala, takes a realistic look at the fear that grips many Mexicans today.
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How Hugh Grant Wants To Make You Rethink Tabloid Culture

Hugh Grant's testimony yesterday related to an investigation of phone hacking by journalists spotlighted another step along an interesting path.
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Scorsese Brings 'Hugo' To The Big Screen

Hugo is the latest film directed by Martin Scorsese. It's based on a children's book, and is decidedly less dark and violent than the films he's most known for.
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In 'The Artist,' A Silent Look At Old Hollywood

In the new film The Artist, the era of silent film giving way to sound is depicted with an unusual return to silence. That meant different challenges for the actors — even those who walk on four legs.
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'Dog Sweat' Follows Rebellious Youths In Iran

Melissa Block talks with director Hossein Keshavarz about his new film, Dog Sweat. It follows the story of a group of young people pushing against the boundaries of an authoritarian society. The film was secretly shot on the streets of Tehran.

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