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    Chastain Rocks the Box Office With Top Two Films While Male Stars Flounder

    This weekend Jessica Chastain owns the box office, a rarity for actresses today. Based on Friday's numbers she looks to lead the three-day and four-day numbers with the top two films -- the new Spanish horror film "Mama" and the second week of the wide release of her nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty...

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    Jessica Chastain Reveals How Crystal Castles Inspired Her 'Mama' Role, Says She Wants To Be A Bond Villain

    This weekend, Jessica Chastain, the beloved, ethereal star of "The Tree of Life" and "The Help" (and currently Oscar nominated for her fiercely brilliant performance in Kathryn Bigelow's dazzling "Zero Dark Thirty"), goes to the dark side with the Guillermo del Toro-produced, Andy Muschietti-directe...

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    Weekend Preview: Jessica Chastain's 'Mama,' Schwarzenneger's 'Last Stand' and Wahlberg's 'Broken City'

    It's all about Jessica Chastain this weekend, with Andrew Muschetti's horror title "Mama" joining Oscar-nominated holdover "Zero Dark Thirty" at the box office. The modestly reviewed "Mama" is probably the best bet of the new releases...

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    Review: Silly Horror Fairy Tale 'Mama' Is Another Misfire For The Guillermo Del Toro Presents Brand

    The opening scrawl for “Mama” certainly sets the stage for another familiar horror tale in the Guillermo del Toro mold. Text is scribbled over black, declaring the story happened “once upon a time…” and then the film starts, and it’s pretty much all downhill from there. Riddled with clunky expositio...

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    Ten Things I Learned Over the Golden Globes Weekend

    Seth MacFarlane did not look happy as he nursed a strong drink at the HBO party following the Golden Globes Sunday night. Would you? The first-time Oscar host has to follow hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who nabbed the best reviews in recent memory for their performance at the Golden Globes on NBC,...

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    Watch: Eleven Highlights from the 2013 Golden Globes

    Last night's Golden Globes held a number of memorable moments, both moving and hilarious. Video highlights below, including host Amy Poehler's barb about torture and Kathryn Bigelow "being married to James Cameron for three years," Kristen Wiig and Will Farrell's brilliant "you get out of here" bit,...

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    Thoughts on the Golden Globes - Girls Literally Ruled

    Last night, I ended up watching the Golden Globes in real time (with the commercials too.) The reason why that was possible was because of twitter and because I was having such a good time watching the show.  It felt lighter than in years past.  I am guessing a lot of that had to do with t...

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    Review: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Is A Dense & Intense National Security Procedural

    Spanning two presidential administrations and approximately eight years, “Zero Dark Thirty” is as dispassionate, clinical and grindingly thorough as an obsessed tactical procedural can get. But at two and a half hours, the hunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is also as gripping and...

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    Watch The Oscar Nominations: The Good, The Bad, The What Were They Thinking?

    What a relief! It looks like the Oscar show might actually be fun, thanks to Seth MacFarlane. When he and Emma Stone announced the nominees, MacFarlane commented with barbed lines that were as edgy as anything Ricky Gervais did during his controversial Golden Globes gigs. After announcing the B...

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    Critical Consensus: Anticipating Tomorrow's Oscar Nominations

    Indiewire's Chief Critic and Oscar Prognosticator take a final look at the "embarrassment of riches" that 2012 provided at the movies and engage in a provocative discussion about the most exciting awards season in years.

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