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    In Theaters: 'Due Date,' 'Megamind,' 'For Colored Girls,' '127 Hours'

    With Halloween and all its customary horror movies behind us and long forgotten, this weekend seems to herald open season for awards contenders. Buzzed about awards-seeking films such as Danny Boyle's James Franco starring survival drama "127 Hours" opens in limited release against Tyler Perry's first possible award contender, the star-laden "For Colored Girls." Going head to head in the box office dollars race, lovable funny men Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifiankis tackle the road movie in "Due Date," while equally funny people Will Ferrell and Tina Fey lend their vocal talents to the animated "Megamind," for which children and their paren...

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    film review: 127 Hours

    Directors like to test themselves, especially when they’re riding a wave of success. Having enjoyed worldwide acclaim for the emotional and immersive Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle has chosen an entirely different kind of story for his next project that presents a unique series of filmmaking chall...

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    Ben Chaplin, David Paymer, Alden Ehrenreich & More Cast In Francis Coppola's 'Twixt Now And Sunrise'

    Says Film Was Inspired By A NightmareShooting has already quietly begun on Francis Ford Coppola's next film, an horror/thriller entry titled "Twixt Now And Sunrise." Not much was known about the project that stars Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern but speaking with the New York Times, Coppola ...

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    Watch: Kevin James Makes His 'Dr. Doolittle' With 'The Zookeeper'

    Kevin James. Talking animals. A fat guy yelling seemingly non-stop. It looks like our cinematic prayers have been answered.

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    Stephen Sommers To Direct Adaptation Of Dean Koontz's 'Odd Thomas'

    As the world not so eagerly anticipates the sequel to 2009's action-figure-to-big screen extravaganza "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra," here is a bit of Stephen Sommers news to help make that wait a little more bearable. Screen Daily (via ComingSoon) has confirmed that Sommers is set to direct an a...

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    Oscar Watch: Director/Picture Splits, Black Swan Promo

    - What are the odds of a director winning an Oscar without their film? LAT's new Awards Tracker blog considers the importance of the best director and best picture unity. "Over the past 20 years, the awards for best picture and director split only four times. That's 80% overlap," notes Tom O'Neil, p...

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    Watch: Trailer For Adam Sandler's 'Just Go With It' Is Yet Another Convoluted Romcom

    "From The Producers Of Grown Ups" should really be the only thing you need to know about this before you decide not to go see it.

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    Review: Audacious 'Four Lions' Has A Good Comedy Roar, But Never Moves In For The Kill

    Black humor that tracks potentially offensive or controversial subjects such as substance abuse and pedophilia, incest, rape, etc. are the bread and butter of satirist, actor, writer and director Christopher Morris, so it's really no surprise that his feature-film debut, "Four Lions" lampoons suicid...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Hall Pass' Needs To Go Straight To The Principal's Office

    We have to admit, we did have some hopes for this one. Directed by the Farrelly Brothers, who are still chasing the early trifecta of funny "Dumb & Dumber," "Kingpin" and "There's Something About Mary," we kept our optimism slightly raised with the likes of Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer...

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    Relativity Options 'The Bible Code' For Crackpot Blockbuster Attraction In 2012

    Get your tin foil hats ready.

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