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    Weekend Box Office: 'Argo' Takes Top Slot As 'Cloud Atlas' And Other New Releases Crash & Burn

    In one of the weakest weekends of the year which may yet get weaker thanks to the oncoming Frankenstorm (stay safe, East Coasters), the only real winner was Ben Affleck's "Argo." It's rare for a movie to make it to number one several weeks into release, but the actor/director's political thriller has had outstanding word of mouth, and though it dropped a touch more than its record-breaking hold last weekend, managed to rise up to the top with a $12.4 million haul. It's still the second-lowest number one of the year, but for a third week of release, still very strong numbers, and the film should carry on steaming towards $100 million, though the competition is going to be fiercer in the next few weeks.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Weekend B.O. Oct. 26-28 ('Argo' Leads A Weak Field)

    Argo jumped ahead to the No.1 slot this weekend, in what was pretty much a weak weekend for films, grossing $12.3 million, for a total to date of almost $61 million.

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    New Photos Of Zoe Saldana In Full Nina Simone Regalia Surface; Convinced?

    Compared to the first set of photos I posted last week (there've been others since then), these new pics show a Zoe Saldana that's much further into the transformation to Nina Simone than what we've seen previously, so we had to share. 

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    Houston Family Reality Show Opens Strong For Lifetime

    Though the show has been called many things so far, such as "train wreck", "tasteless" and "tragically wrong", that didn't stop people from watching The Houstons: On Our Own reality show, on the Lifetime Network.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Watch: Stunning 'Life of Pi' Clip Intros Pi Patel and Richard Parker

    Watch this gorgeous new clip from Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," in which Pi begins his account of his peculiar plight: stranded on a life boat in the middle of the ocean, with a tiger. This glowing 53-second snippet gives a glimpse at the film's astounding visuals.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Saturday Box Office Preview: 'Cloud Atlas' Does Not Float

    Warner Bros. could have bragging rights with the top two films this weekend (based on Friday's grosses), but the reality is they can't be too happy with the poor performance of "Cloud Atlas." The Wachowski siblings/Tom Tykwer collaboration actually came in #3 for the day (just under $3.5 million). But with weak reviews (Metacritic score 54), an audience response of C+ on Cinemascore and a reported $100 million budget, this looks like it is headed for cult status rather than hit.

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    'Best Worst Movie' Director Michael Paul Stephenson Talks 'The American Scream' & His Narrative Feature Debut ‘Destroy’

    The most terrifying thing about the 1990 horror film “Troll 2” isn’t just that it was made, but that it was made with such an unapologetic lack of filmmaking talent that it’s become a punchline for jokes about bad movies ever since, rivaled only by recent additions to the “so bad it’s good” pantheon as Tommy Wiseau’s midnight staple “The Room” or even something like “Birdemic.” Thankfully, actor Michael Paul Stephenson didn’t try to hide from his work in the film for too long (he was 12 at the time), and would go on to direct “Best Worst Movie,” a documentary that won over many with its study of the cult surrounding “Troll 2,” the film’s egocentric director who believed he made a masterpiece, and the film’s lead George Hardy – an Alabama dentist bursting with personality, who long kept his sole acting credit in “Troll 2” as a dirty secret in his past. The film picked up strong nods all around, and now Stephenson is back with a doc of a whole other variety.

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    The American Film Market

    Jonathan Wolf, Executive VP of The Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market discusses the current market climate with Peter.

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    Casting Updates For Zane's 'Addicted' & Tyler Perry's 'Single Mom's Club' (Sharon Leal, William Levy)

    Tambay reported earlier today that Boris Kodjoe has been cast in Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, which follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American businesswoman.

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    Antoine Fuqua's 'Olympus Has Fallen' Acquired For USA Release By FilmDistrict

    Antoine Fuqua's 'Olympus Has Fallen' Acquired For USA Release By FilmDistrict

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