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    Watch: Mark Wahlberg Investigates The 'Broken City' In 3 New Clips

    Like Jason Statham, Mark Wahlberg reliably brings audiences out to the theaters, which is how we get something like last year’s mid-budgeted action thriller “Contraband” or the upcoming Allen Hughes-helmed “Broken City.” While the January release date suggests yet anoth...

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    'Les Miserables' Director Hooper Digs Into His Musical Audacity, It's Like 'Avatar' or Shakespeare

    Tom Hooper sounds sniffly. He calls it "flying related." He's calling me from Japan, where he's about to attend yet another premiere of "Les Miserables." "I have not managed to show the movie to our own Royal family," he says. "Now I'm showing it to the Crown Prince of Japan."

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    2012 Movie Roles That Should Have Gone to Someone Else

    As we look back at the year in film, we find -- as always -- there's room for improvement. Often by simply replacing a lead actor, a world of difference could be made on the overall effect of the film. Films come together the way they do for a reason. Often it's more about a star's marqu...

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    Tom Hooper Says "The Camera Should Be A Meditation On The Human Face" & More From The Cast Of 'Les Misérables'

    If the box office was anything to go by, if you saw any movie on Christmas Day with your family/friends/ON YOUR OWWWWN, it was "Les Misérables," Tom Hooper's blockbuster adaptation of the long-running musical stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic novel. Complete with an all-star cast of Hugh Jackma...

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    LES MISÉRABLES

    As an ardent fan of the musical stage play 'Les Misérables' and its vibrant songs, I had high hopes for this elaborate screen adaptation.

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    Review: Is It Possible to Enjoy 'Les Misérables' If You Don't Know the Music?

    While impressive in parts for its epic sweep, the movie is routinely marred by blatantly cheesy, self-serious flourishes, uneven performances and misguided attempts to puncture the theatricality with superfluous cinematic devices.

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    Watch: New Trailer & Pics From 'Broken City' Starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe & Catherine Zeta-Jones

    It's going to be a big 2013 for Mark Wahlberg, with at least three movies on the way, and possibly four (depending on where Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor" lands). But before he pumps iron in Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain," or gets set up by the mob with Denzel Washingt...

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    Watch: Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe Sing "The Confrontation" From 'Les Miserables' Live In A Pub

    Oh, so Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe got togther at Joe's Pub and belted out a tune from "Les Miserables"? It's just another Saturday night in New York City. And while the upcoming film has already screened for critics, for audiences awaiting the big screen musical, this is a nice...

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    Review: Bloated ‘Les Miserables’ Still Falls Short Despite Strong Performances, Anne Hathaway & Cinematic Grandeur

    This is why you can’t pay too much attention to the buzz and get all wrapped up in Twitter noise that all of sudden made everyone go, “Oscar frontrunner!” Early screenings of “Les Miserables” did provoke audiences to burst into applause after certain song performances and yes, many were in tears by ...

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    Watch: Russell Crowe Claims Ownership Of Mark Wahlberg In First Clip From 'Broken City'

    Spurred on by its pulsing Kanye West accompaniment -- trailer-speak for “corruption, desire, and violence around the corner” -- the initial look at “Broken City” promised a sleek action-drama with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe at full genre tilt, and now the first clip from...

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