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    The Big O: How Sandra Bullock Found Her Own Sense of Gravity

    As Sandra Bullock embarks on her spellbinding one-woman space odyssey in Alfonso Cuaron's stunning 3-D thriller Gravity at theaters this weekend, let us consider her extraordinary trajectory right here on Earth.

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    The Heat Opening Weekend Box Office in the UK

    Paul Feig's follow-up to the gender-defying Bridesmaids was ushered into UK cinemas by supportive critics and very positive reviews. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy received universally high praise for their comedy turns in The Heat as FBI agent Ashburn and Boston cop Mullins.

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    Animation Voice Round-Up: Benedict Cumberbatch & John Malkovich To Voice 'Penguins of Madagascar' & More

    DreamWorks Animation is hard at work filling out the voice casts for two of its upcoming animated features with big name stars joining the ranks of both "B.O.O. (Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations)" and "Penguins of Madagascar." In two separate scoops, The Wrap reports that Matt Bomer and Rashida Jon...

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    Film News Round Up for July 26th: Updates on Gone Girl, Nicole Holofcener's Latest and Melissa McCarthy as a Spy

    Here's a news round up of some of the most notable news from the past couple days.

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    Paul Feig & Melissa McCarthy To Reteam Again On Spy Comedy 'Susan Cooper'

    It seems Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy just can't get away from each other. Even since pairing up on the breakout, smash hit "Bridesmaids" they've continued to find ways to keep collaborating. Most recently, they teamed on the summer comedy hit "The Heat," and while a sequel is in the works, Sandra...

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    Sandra Bullock "Can't Imagine" Returning For 'The Heat 2'

    Well, apparently once was enough for Sandra Bullock: while talking with Entertainment Weekly about her upcoming sci-fi mind-bender "Gravity," the Oscar-winning actress said that it was unlikely she would return for a sequel to her summer sleeper hit "The Heat." “I know they say never say never, but ...

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    Cracking the Mold? Melissa McCarthy's Position in 21st Century Female Comedy

    The things we find funny are a combination of personal preference and social constructs. Melissa McCarthy’s success as a comedian and status as the “new face” of female comedy is likewise a combination of fierce talent and the media's willingness to give her support.

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    Hollywood Wake-Up Call: Where Are the Women in 2013 Summer Movies? (GRAPHS)

    As we've already observed, it's not a great summer for women in the movies. And now, Vulture's Amanda Dobbins has the graphs to prove it. The percentage of movies featuring one woman in a co-starring role, more than one woman in a co-starring role, and a woman in a starring role has noticeably gone ...

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    5 TV Comedy Actors Turned Movie Stars (5 More Who Floundered)

    With "Grown Ups 2" starring "SNL" alumnus Adam Sandler and "King of Queens" star Kevin James opening this weekend, and "The Way Way Back" with Steve Carell of "The Office" fame out since last week, your local multiplex will soon be playing a choice of films with star actors who originally made their...

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