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Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun


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Taped during rehearsals for the late Michael Jackson's London comeback tour which was not to be, "This Is It" captures the essence of a Prince of Pop concert, only sans audience. In this regard, the movie actually allows for a much more intimate experience than one taped in front of throngs of loud, distracting and adoring fans. For here, in the empty Staples Center in Los Angeles, you're able to focus strictly on Michael, and to listen to him interact with his crew and collaborators in between numbers instead of deafening applause.


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According to studio estimates, late-night screenings of "Michael Jackson's This Is It" have earned $20.2 million at the North America box office.


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The Book of Job, thought by many theologians to be the oldest set of scriptures in the Bible, relates the story of a generous, prosperous and pious patriarch whose faith in God is tested by a series of calamities orchestrated by Satan. Over the course of his excruciating ordeal, Job remains righteous despite losing his children, his home and all his worldly possessions in a whirlwind, and then his health and even the love of his wife, who tells him to "Curse God, and die!"

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OPENING THIS WEEK: For Movies Opening Oct. 23


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Dave Chappelle could be holding Hollywood's comedy endurance record if he'd only been able to hold something else.
The comic, who famously walked away from a $50 million deal four years ago to continue his Comedy Central cable TV show, was on stage at the Laugh Factory on Sunday, seemingly on his way to setting the club's endurance record for continuous standup comedy.


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Burglars Clarence James Darby (Christian Stolte) and Rupert Ames (Josh Stewart) both broke into the suburban Philadelphia home of Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) and forced him to sit and watch helplessly while they brutally murdered his wife (Brooke Mills) and daughter (Ksenia Hulayev).


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One week ago, Oct. 16, marked the 14th anniversary of the historic Million Man March when nearly two million men descended upon Washington, D.C., at the call of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.


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A documentary filmmaker in Los Angeles has won a court date to lay out her case that comedian Chris Rock ripped off her documentary in producing his new film, "Good Hair," and that Rock's film should not be released until a copyright complaint on the issue is settled by a jury.

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Best horror flick of 2009 so far arriving on DVD.


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