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Friday January 18th, 2013

The Top 10 Directorial Debuts Of All Time

By Joey Magidson
Film Contributor

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For a filmmaker, it’s rare to make a real impact with your debut feature. Most of the time, you begin your career with a calling-card movie or a work that doesn’t fully express your true talent. There are, however, certain instances when a director is able to wow audiences and leave his or her mark on the film world right from the get-go.

This year, we’ve seen Benh Zeitlin make his debut with a film that many absolutely love in Beasts of the Southern Wild. Zeitlin’s freshman feature has been mentioned as one of the top debuts by a filmmaker in some time, so that got me thinking: What are the 10 best of all time?

Of course, there’s some level of subjectivity to this kind of a list. If I were strictly going off of my personal favorite debuts, people such as Judd Apatow, Darren Aronofsky, Mel Brooks and Kevin Smith would be high up on my own Top 10. For the purposes of this list, though, I’m putting as much of my individual preference aside as possible. Below you’ll find 10 of the great directorial debuts of all time.

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Tuesday January 3rd, 2012

Tom Cruise is back! Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol

By Scott Mendelson

As is often the case, the last weekend of the year is basically a repeat of last weekend, both in general ranking and numbers, as the holiday weekend tends to keep drops low, if often absent. Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol led the pack of major Christmas and holiday releases that actually went up from last weekend. The Brad Bird spy thriller earned $31 million over Fri-Sun, with an eye towards a likely $40 million four-day holiday weekend. At the end of its third weekend, the first of which was IMAX-exclusive, the crowd-pleasing Tom Cruise vehicle will have grossed $140 million by Monday, which means it has already outgrossed the $134 million-grossing Mission: Impossible III.

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Wednesday December 21st, 2011

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Nets Roughly $1.6M Tuesday Night

By Sean O’Connell

It earned the tagline, “The Feel-Bad Movie of the Christmas Season.” But early figures indicate plenty of people are interested in a Black Christmas this weekend.

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Sunday November 27th, 2011

“We Bought A Zoo” reactions hit the Web

By Sean O’Connell

In what has become an open season of anticipated sneak peeks, Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” took over multiplexes across American Saturday night to unveil his upcoming family comedy … nearly a month before its official Christmas Day release.

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Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” sneak previewing over Thanksgiving weekend

By Sean O’Connell

Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” isn’t the only Christmas-time release getting a jump start on the holiday (and awards) season with a Thanksgiving sneak.

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Sunday October 23rd, 2011

Elle Fanning on Stepping Out of Dakota’s Shadow, into the ‘Spotlight’ (Audio Interview)

Few families have produced a child who has found consistent work in Hollywood. Fewer still have produced a child who has made it big in the business.

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Monday October 3rd, 2011

The Five Primary Motivations for Releasing an Oscar Hopeful in December

The vast majority of this year’s awards hopefuls have already played at least once on the festival circuit (Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, and/or New York) and/or gone into general release. Most of those that have not are set for October or November releases. But a select few others are being held until December, the last month in which they are eligible to qualify for Oscar consideration this year, and only being selectively screened for the press before then, if at all.

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