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    Review: 'Million Dollar Arm' With Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin & Bill Paxton

    In terms of in-house branding, the "Disney sports movie" has almost as much instantly recognizable cachet as something like their animated princess movies or Marvel superhero flicks. Movies like "Cool Runnings" up through "Remember the Titans" and "Miracle" have the same general, crowd-pleasing form...

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    Grudge Match

    There’s a good reason why De Niro and Stallone are still box-office names: they have that special quality that defines movie stars.

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    Review: 'Grudge Match' is 'Rocky' vs. 'Raging Bull,' But We Lose

    “Grudge Match” can’t possibly live up to its billing, which essentially pits "Raging Bull" pugilist Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) against “Rocky” namesake Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), finally settling the bets of cinematic boxing fans everywhere. The film’s narrative echoes the problem its st...

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    Watch The Last 10 Years of Best Supporting Actor Oscar Speeches

    Here's a look back at the last 10 best supporting actor winners (fun fact: the last 4 winners have all had first names that start off with "Christ"!), ranked in order of their entertainment value, with embedded clips for your time-wasting pleasure.

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    Dane DeHaan Feeling 'Tulip Fever,' Melisandre Feels 'Incarnate,' Alan Arkin & Amanda Seyfried Have A ‘Wonderful Time’ & More

    Developing for nearly a decade, the adaptation of Deborah Moggach's "Tulip Fever"has seen all kinds of names — John Madden, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Peter Chelsom, Tom Hooper — kick the tires, but nothing coalesced. But earlier this year the wheels started spinning again with Alicia Vikander becam...

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    Not As “Himself”: Three Early Alan Arkin Screen Performances

    Maybe when we say that an actor “just plays him/herself,” what we mean to say is that an actor has grown (perhaps too) comfortable in their craft. And under this description fall many renowned older actors: Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Walken and, not least of these, Alan Ar...

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    'Life Of Pi' Star Suraj Sharma & Alan Arkin Join Baseball Flick 'Million Dollar Arm' With Jon Hamm

    In his first role since his breakout performance as the title character in “Life of Pi,” Suraj Sharma has chosen to play another Indian boy on a remarkable journey -- this time in the real-life tale “Million Dollar Arm” as a cricket player who wins a reality television competition and a contract to ...

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    The Early Gems: Notable Performances From 2013's Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominees

    After a long, punishing Oscar season that started about 50 weeks ago (although we suppose it only really kicked in in August or September), we're now about a week-and-a-half out from the 2013 ceremony. And for all our grumbling, it's always a key fixture in the cinephile calendar, and as such, we're...

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    STAND UP GUYS

    Al Pacino and Christopher Walken’s mere presence in a film invites expectations, and understandably so. Add Alan Arkin to the mix, in a supporting role, and the stakes get even higher.

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    Review: 'Stand Up Guys' Strands A Handful Of Legends In A Lame Up-All-Night Comedy

    It’s impossible to walk out of “Stand Up Guys” without doing an impersonation of William Hurt in “A History Of Violence,” pressing fingers to your temple and asking, “How do ya fuck that up?” It’s like stocking a team with proven performers and hoping that everything else will work itself out at the...

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