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    Now and Then: Hitchcock's First Classic, and an Underrated Modern Descendant

    Alfred Hitchcock had been working as a director for more than a decade when he made "The 39 Steps" (1935), a film that's half trench coats, street lamps, and foreign agents. The other half is English wit, a marriage plot, and a MacGuffin: the first proof, long before his later masterworks, that he w...

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    AFI Honors Shirley MacLaine with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Last Thursday, Hollywood came out to honor one its most beloved and enduring stars - Shirley MacLaine with the 40th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.  She is only the 7th woman to receive the honor.  The other women to receive the honor were Bette Davis in 1977; Lillian Gish in 1984; Barbara...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Slays 'Titans' and 'Mirror Mirror,' Races Past $250 Million

    As expected, Lionsgates’ “The Hunger Games” held onto the top spot at the box office in spectacular fashion this weekend as the blockbuster film grossed an estimated $61.1 million, down a relatively modest 60% considering its record opening. The sci-fi actioner rocketed past the $200-million mark...

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    Review: While Gaudy & Gorgeous, The Almost G-Rated 'Mirror Mirror' Is A Forgettable Lark

    “Mirror Mirror” is like the big budget Broadway show that you’re forced to see when your parents are in town. The costumes are exquisite, the staging quite grand, the performances typically arch, and while it flits by you it’s easy to be entertained and occasionally tickled (even if you wince more t...

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    Discuss: Who, If Any, Of The Current Crop Of Leading Ladies Are Reliable Box-Office Draws?

    Put simply, the number of actreses who can be deemed consistent box office draws seems to diminish, rather than grow, as each year goes on. In part, it's because it's so rare for the major blockbusters to be lead by a woman: of the top 20 worldwide grossers last year, only "Twilight" could arguably...

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    IN THE WORKS: TWC Casts Streep, Roberts To Lead Adaptation of 'August: Osage County'

    Coming off a strong year and an even hotter awards season, with “The Artist,” “My Week With Marilyn” and “The Iron Lady” already awarded and still in contention for Oscars, The Weinstein Company (TWC) today confirmed casting for the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and To...

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    Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep May Combine Powers In September To Finally Shoot 'August: Osage County'

    We're surprised this hasn't happened sooner, but the delay has not been for a lack of trying. On paper, the pairing of Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep is a no brainer, but in reality it's been hard to pull off. Way back in 2010, the pair signed up to star in "August: Osage County,&qu...

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    Change Up: 'Mirror Mirror' Pushes Release Back to March 30

    After having moved the release date forward in the duel of the Snow White movies, Relativity has pushed back the opening for "Mirror Mirror" to March 30 from March 16, 2012.

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    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Matt Bomer & Jim Parsons Join Ryan Murphy's 'The Normal Heart' With Mark Ruffalo

    Having conquered television with "Glee," it looks like the show's creator Ryan Murphy is gunning for equal big screen success, and he's assembled a helluva cast to bring the Tony award-winning, criticially acclaimed "The Normal Heart" to the big screen. Already in the wor...

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