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    Sundance Review | Growing Pains: Azazel Jacobs Triumphs With Moving Teen Drama "Terri"

    Azazel Jacobs's 2008 drama "Momma's Man" centered on an adult retreating to his parents' house and yearning for the innocence of his teenage years. The director's latest feature, "Terri," centers on a teen fearing adulthood. Jacobs, working from a script by Patrick de Witt, takes a conventional comi...

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    Box Office: "Way Back," "Company Men" Debut As Oscar Hopefuls Keep It Coming (UPDATED)

    Newmarket Films opened Peter Weir's "The Way Back" this weekend on a considerably wide 678 theaters. According to estimates provided by Rentrak, however, the results were not spectacular. The film, starring Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris and Colin Farrell, grossed $1,465,158, averaging $2,161. Though cer...

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    Sorry Cowpokes, Ed Harris Tells Us That Viggo Mortensen Has Killed An 'Appaloosa' Sequel

    Academy-Award Nominated Actor Talks Working With Peter Weir On 'The Way Back'EXCLUSIVE: When talking to Ed Harris this week about his turn as the mysterious Mr. Smith in Peter Weir's grueling (but life-affirming) "The Way Back," we couldn't help but ask him about the status of an "Appaloosa" sequel. We're big fans of the 2008 western, which Harris directed and co-starred in, alongside his "History of Violence" co-star Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellweger (in one of her best post-"Cold Mountain" performances), Lance Henriksen, and Jeremy Irons (as a scenery-chomping villain). The movie had a laid back, sardonic vibe, thanks largely to the fact tha...

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    "King's Speech" Surprises At PGA Awards

    The Producers Guild of America's annual awards have been announced, and Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" surprised as the main winner over "The Social Network." The PGA winner has gone on to win best picture at the Oscars the past three years.

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    Weekend Box Office: Audiences Get Their Strings Attached To 'No Strings Attached'

    Not much news to report during this quiet January weekend. One wide release opened to numbers that a studio would expect given two publicity-heavy stars in January ($20.3 million). “No Strings Attached” matched industry expectations, bringing good news to all involved, though if you're the only wide...

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    Weekend Box Office: No Strings Attached Wins Top Spot; Proves Portman's Star Power

    Proving that Natalie Portman is a movie star with marquee value, romantic comedy No Strings Attached opened to an estimated $20.3 million at the weekend box office, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:This weekend, Natalie Portman was America’s Sweetheart as Paramount’s R-rated No Strings Attached plucked ...

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    Sundance Review | "Bellflower" Provides Phenomenal Showcase for Newcomer Evan Glodell

    Fandom is an ailment for the two young leads in "Bellflower," the directorial debut of Evan Glodell. A scrappy drama that takes several bizarre turns, the movie revolves around a pair of happy-go-lucky guys obsessed with the post-apocalyptic universe of "Mad Max." Spending their days jacking around,...

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    Director Matthew Vaughn Compares 'X-Men: First Class' To 'Twilight' & James Bond Films

    Director Reveals Plot Details: CIA Joins Forces With X-Men, Magneto Like Sean Connery Bond, Professor X A WomanizerIf you're anything like us you generally only like (and sometimes can only tolerate) realistic super-hero films. Granted, men and (sometimes) women running around in tights battling cri...

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    Roadside and Lionsgate Team For Sundance's "Margin Call"

    One of the first major deals of Sundance went down last night as a late night bargaining session saw Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions team to acquire and release J.C. Chandor's thriller "Margin Call."

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    Sundance Watch: Margin Call Goes to Lionsgate/Roadside, Shuns VOD, Like Crazy Goes to Paramount

    In the first major deal of the festival, one of the more commercial-looking prospects of the Sundance market, rookie director J.C. Chandor's Wall Street drama Margin Call, went to Lionsgate and its subsidiary Roadside after an all-night negotiation at Roadside's Deer Valley condo. The movie is a tes...

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