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Summer movie preview: 10 anticipated indies

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Marion Cotillard in a scene from "The Immigrant." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Joyce)

NEW YORK (AP) — More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summer, nary a caped superhero or city-crushing monster among them.

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Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca

This March 21, 2014 file photo shows actress Courteney Cox at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's An Evening of Environmental Excellence in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cox will premiere her directorial debut "Just Before I Go" at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 24. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Courteney Cox’s directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette.

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Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

This March 12, 1998 file photo shows producers Laurie MacDonald, left, and Walter Parkes during the ShoWest Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The couple are partnering with Mattel to create a live-action movie focused on the iconic Barbie doll. In a release issued on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the companies say the film, to be written by Jenny Bicks, will be a comedy.  (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbie is coming alive.

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Review: Tom Hardy drives ‘Locke,’ in every way

This image released by A24 Films shows Tom Hardy in "Locke." (AP Photo/A24 Films)

There are plenty of minimalist films out there. And then there’s the tiny sub-genre of the truly, ultra-minimalist films: One character. In one place.

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Review: ‘Quiet Ones’ is more creaky than creepy

This image released by Lionsgate shows Jared Harris, left, and Olivia Cooke in a scene from "The Quiet Ones." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Chris Harris)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paying homage in style and theme to the vintage horror movies of the 1970s, “The Quiet Ones” is the latest stylish shocker from Hammer, the recently reactivated classic U.K. studio imprint. Mixing creaky haunted-house and exorcism tropes with a nod to the contemporary found-footage subgenre, the film relies on high production values and sense-battering shock tactics to make up for wooden performances and an illogical, silly script. As an exercise in retro pastiche, it impresses. But as a postmodern genre reinvention, it fails to deliver.

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