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Indie Roundup: ‘The Descendants’

The Descendants,” the latest film by Alexander Payne, is an indie film in only the loosest sense of the term. The movie was released by Fox Searchlight, a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, and its headlining actor is one of the biggest movie stars in the world: George Clooney. Hollywood used to crank out movies like “The Descendants” in spades — movies about grown-up problems geared to grownups. These days, though, studios realized that there are a greater profit margin in flicks about superheroes and sparkly vampires, making movies like “The Descendants” something of an endangered species. Continue reading ‘Indie Roundup: ‘The Descendants’’


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