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    Review: Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Co-Starring Kristen Wiig

    In a colorless and unremarkable New York apartment, the shy, anonymous Walter Mitty stares at the eHarmony dating page of his co-worker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig). Debating whether or not to make the online first move, Walter eventually daydreams about a spectacular manner in which to impress her. But ba...

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    The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

    The trailer for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" distills its best moments and makes it look like a sensational movie... (Photo by Wilson Webb)

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    Watch: Ben Stiller Escapes Reality In 3-Minute International Trailer For 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    Stuck in a rut, lonely and watching life pass him by, Walter Mitty needs a change. And he gets one in Ben Stiller's updated remake of "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," his rousing, life-affirming take on the classic 1939 story and 1947 film, that will either win over your heart or drown it in senti...

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    Watch: New Trailer For Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Arrives

    When the first trailer arrived for "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" this past summer, it took many by surprise. Ben Stiller's remake of Danny Kaye's 1947 musical fantasy looked like it had it's own unique magic, one that got many talking about its Oscar potential. This past weekend, that theory got...

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    Review: Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Is Lost In the Sentimental Daydreams Of Its Character

    "Walter Mitty" has the one-note capriciousness of a swooning Mac commercial. It all goes down light and easy, but to what end?

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    Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Joins Oscar Race as NYFF Centerpiece Gala (TRAILER)

    As soon as I saw the impressive footage from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at CinemaCon, I knew Ben Stiller's ambitious cinematic retelling of the classic James Thurber short story was a potential Oscar Contender. And the New York Film Festival likes it enough to accord it the prestige Centerpie...

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    Watch: Ben Stiller Imagines a Better World (And an Oscar?) for 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

    Ben Stiller may be known mainly as a funnyman to mainstream audiences, but the indie film crowd knows the "Zoolander" star is a perfectly capable thespian in any genre. Stiller's most notable portrayals of layered, dramatic characters are as Michael Grates in "Reality Bites," the grieving widower Ch...

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    Sweaty & Grimy Sean Penn Emerges In First Official Photo From 'The Gunman,' Producer Joel Silver Hopes For Franchise

    After a string of arthouse and prestige pictures—"The Tree Of Life," "The Must Be The Place," "Fair Game," "Milk"—it looks like Sean Penn is ready to get paid. Earlier this year, he hammed it up in the glossy studio gangster flick "Gangster Squad," later this year, he's set to drop in on "The Secret...

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    Sean Penn Reportedly Circling A Role In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

    Since "Magnolia," Paul Thomas Anderson has mostly eschewed the starry ensemble. Not that A-listers haven't been in his films, but each of his last three films -- "Punch Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" -- have been anchored by one or two titanic performances by big names, but have...

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    How Trent Harris Became the Best Underground Filmmaker You Don't Know -- But Should

    Years ago, Trent Harris moved to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming a famous director. Instead, he garnered cult appeal. But maybe it's better that way.

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