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Stories for August 16, 2008

Mirrors Comic-Con Press Conference

Aug. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Mirrors at Comic-Con

Aug. 16
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

"Mirrors" was not screened for critics and as of yet I haven't managed to get out to see it. But as a fan of horror I did want to let people know that the film was out. Not screening a horror film for the press does not necessarily mean that the studio thinks the film is bad (although that is often the case with other kinds of films that go unscreened). The reason is that horror films have such a built in audience that studios sometimes just don't see a benefit to pre-screening their product. (Plus directors like Eli Roth claims he doesn't like press screenings because too much info leaks out and ruins the scares.) As someone who liked Alexandre Aja's French film

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Aug. 16
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cartoon Network's short animated series Clone Wars (20th Century Fox)

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 16
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting