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no room in the zeitgeist for indie genre films?

The U.K. box office numbers for last weekend are in, and they’re not pretty. It seems that World Cup time is a dumping ground for U.K. cinema (which is absolutely contrary to how the movie biz works in North America, where June is, usually, when summer blockbuster business really heats up), and that may have … more…

trailer break: ‘Black Death’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Looks wonderfully gruesome. Director Christopher Smith previously made the brutally funny horror comedy Severance. This new film of his doesn’t seem to share that sense of humor. But it does have Sean Bean! Black Death opens today in the U.K.; no U.S. or Canadian release dates have … more…

new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘The A-Team,’ ‘The Karate Kid,’ ‘Letters to Juliet,’ ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE The A-Team: A stirring drama of wrongly convicted patriots who get mad and kick some ass. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The A-Team (1983-1987): The entire series is newly available in a cool new box set. • The Great Escape (1963): This Steve McQueen military classic … more…