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Awards Spotlight: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Shines with XFINITY On Demand

“Moonrise Kingdom“: A four-time Independent Spirit Award nominee (for Picture, Direction, Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor Bruce Willis), Wes Anderson’s latest tinker toy epic combines his patented whimsy and formalist conceits into a fairy tale of young love set against a backdrop of parental neglect. (Click here to begin purchasing the movie with XFINITY On […]

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Awards Spotlight: ‘Bernie’ Adds Best Picture Cache to XFINITY On Demand

“Bernie“: This early year sleeper earned a pair of Independent Spirit Awards nods for Best Picture and Best Actor for Jack Black in a career role that deserves an Academy nod, even though it won’t get one. (Click here to begin ordering the movie with XFINITY On Demand.) Director/co-writer Richard Linklater returns to his home […]

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Awards Spotlight: ‘Ruby Sparks’ Lights Up XFINITY On Demand

This month’s XFINITY On Demand offerings feature a number of Indie Spirit Award nominees and Oscar hopefuls. Wondering whether they’re worth your while? Our own culture pundit gives you reasons to watch…or not. “Ruby Sparks” (Fox Searchlight): Similar in theme to such movies about writers as Spike Jonze’s “Adaptation” and Marc Forster’s “Stranger Than Fiction“, […]

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