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    Jennifer Lawrence Outwits Outlasts Outplays in The Hunger Games

    The massive audience for The Hunger Games is easily split into two camps. There are fans of the books, who are likely to approve of the terrific Jennifer Lawrence while picking out all the details missing from Suzanne Collins’ novels. And there are people like me, blank slates about Colli...

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    Review: 'The Hunger Games' Is Thoughtful, Thrilling Popular Entertainment That Genuinely Deserves To Be A Franchise

    Complexity and understatement are two criminally under-utilized values in most mainstream movies these days, but they’re at the core of, and the chief reason for the success of “The Hunger Games.” Director Gary Ross, screenwriter of the proletariat presidential fantasy “Dave” and writer-director of ...

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    Discuss: Is This New 'What To Expect When You're Expecting' Trailer Going To Bring In The Dudes?

    Starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock, Dennis Quaid, Genesis Rodriguez, Megan Mullally, Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaids"), Rodrigo Santoro, Chace Crawford, Rob Huebel ("Human Giant"), Thomas Lennon ("A Very Haro...

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    Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis' Adds Elizabeth Banks & Paul Reubens

    It just keeps getting better and better. Only a day after Charlie Kaufman's wildly ambitious "Frank Or Francis" landed its first female leads in Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener, another exceptionally talented thesp is coming on board.

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    Man On A Ledge—movie review

    Try this on for size: an ex-cop who wants to prove he was innocent of a crime that sent him “up the river” for 25 years decides that the best way to do so is to step out onto the ledge of a midtown Manhattan hotel—and create a distraction for an even wilder scheme he’s trying...

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    Trailer Watch: What To Expect When You Are Expecting - Written by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach

    Can one hope that this movie won't suck if Shauna Cross the writer of Whip-It has written it? I will hope...

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    Marti Noxon Re-Writing Elizabeth Banks' ‘Tink,’ Talks Troubled ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’

    Marti Noxon Re-Writing Elizabeth Banks' ‘Tink,’ Talks Troubled ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’

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    Elizabeth Banks Joins 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

    "Spent the morning standing around in my underwear with a nice group of strangers trying on bellies. Guess why," actress Elizabeth Banks tweeted this afternoon. Well, she didn't keep it a secret for too long as she quickly followed it up with, "Joining J Lo, Cameron Diaz and the rest of the awesome ...

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    Elizabeth Banks Producing A Capella Comedy 'Pitch Perfect'

    In the world of "Glee" and "High School Musical," of comedies about spelling bees and debate teams and cheerleaders and frat houses, it's almost staggering that we've managed to go through the history of cinema without a film focusing on college a capella groups. But fret no longer! Nature abhors a ...

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    Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively & More Testing For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

    Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough, Olivia Wilde & Possibly Jennifer Lawrence All In The MixSo what happens when your last film earns seven Oscar nominations and two wins for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress? You get your pick of the lot when it comes to rounding up the...

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