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Stories for June 6, 2009

Little Ashes

June 6
By Beth Accomando
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Seeing Edward naked might get more people into theaters than telling them to watch a drama about love, art, and betrayal with Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali. But "Little Ashes" (opened June 5 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) takes the high road... at least in terms of its marketing campaign.

Departures

June 6
By Beth Accomando
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Earlier this year, "Departures" (opened June 5 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters) surprised many by beating out Israel's "Waltz with Bashir" for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. But the win may be the reason that this quiet Japanese film is actually getting released here in the U.S.

Midnight Movies Return to Landmark's Ken Cinema

June 6
By Beth Accomando
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Landmark Theatres launches its new summer season of midnight movies at the Ken Cinema with the original live action version of "Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles" (playing June 6 at midnight only). The timing for this couldn't be better. If "Land of the Lost" shows how to make a bad TV show worse on the big screen, "TNMT" reveals that you can maintain the same spirit of cheesy fun when adapting to a feature film.