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Indie flicks take the hotdog for Redbox rentals this weekend

Jenna Milly is a screenwriter. She co-created the TBS microseries "Gillian in Georgia." She earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. in Screenwriting from UCLAs School of Theater, Film and Television. She...

Finger on the pulse of offbeat America

Indie flicks are all the rage on this Fourth of July weekend. With blockbusters in the theaters, spend some quiet time with character plots at home.

Finger on the pulse of offbeat America

No. 1 -- Jesus Henry Christ

A boy genius wants nothing more than to find the truth. Already in college at the age of 10, he decides to go on a quest to find his real father. This doesn’t bode well for his mom, played by Toni Collette. But somehow, family prevails… at least we hope so!

Rotten Tomatoes: 21% splat

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No. 2 -- The Hunter

Based on the novel by Julia Leigh, this thriller about bush survival stars Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor. When a hunter is sent into the wild to find the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger, the quest proves more difficult than anyone ever thought.

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Rotten Tomatoes: 68% fresh

No. 3 -- The Forger

The gorgeous Josh Hutcherson plays a teenager struggling to make it with little skills other than having a picture-perfect eye when it comes to forging paintings. Nicknamed “Picasso,” he soon makes a deal with the wrong man to make a huge amount of money.

Rotten Tomatoes: no rating yet

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No. 4 -- God Bless America

This is the most ironic Fourth of July movie you’ll ever see. Tired of people talking on their cell phones in the movie theater? Bullying kids on the playground? Parking in two spaces at once? So is Frank. Diagnosed with a tumor, Frank decides he’s tired of the downward spiral of America. So tired, he’s going to kill enough people to make a point.

Rotten Tomatoes: 66% fresh

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