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    Weekend Recap: Jude Law, Kristen Stewart, John Cusack as Limbaugh

    Kristen Stewart, who walked L.A.'s AFI FEST red carpet for water Salles' "On the Road" this weekend, is looking at life after "Twilight." She's joining Ben Affleck in "Focus," about an experienced con-man and his romantic relationship with a rookie schemer. Written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa,...

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    Why Ben Affleck Passed on Directing 'Homeland' and a Look at the Filmmakers Who Didn't

    At the Casting Society of America's annual Artios Awards on Monday night, Ben Affleck told the crowd that he had passed on the chance to direct the pilot episode of "Homeland." Per The Hollywood Reporter, the "Argo" filmmaker and star said he had already agreed to h...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Argo' Sings, 'Cloud Atlas' Doesn't

    This pre-Halloween weekend, one Warner Bros. release soared to the top of the box office line-up on strong word of mouth. The other, with a C+ Cinemascore, could be sinking fast. "Cloud Atlas," their expensive epic from three major directors, failed to gross $10 million, a soft opening for this much...

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    From the Wire: Debate Over Its Inaccuracies Keeps 'Argo'-ing

    Continuing the conversation about truth and fiction in the Iranian hostage thriller.

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    'Science Fiction Land' Hopes to Recognize Those Forgotten in Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

    Ben Affleck's "Argo" has been universally acclaimed as a great political thriller based on true events, but two-time Emmy-nominated director Judd Ehrlich ("Run for Your Life," "Magic Camp") wants more for the story behind "Argo" than a film that takes significant dramatic liberties to simplify its p...

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    Top Ten Saturday Preview: 'Paranormal Activity' Leads Field; 'Argo' Holds Strong

    Led by Paramount's "Paranormal 4," Friday grosses are up from last week. And Ben Affleck can breathe easy: "Argo" (at #2) fell only 14%, and three other films fell one third or less: "Hotel Transylvania" (#5), "Here Comes the Boom" (#7) and "Pitch Perfect" (#8). This is a sign of good word of mouth ...

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    'Argo' Is Totally Inaccurate - Which Is Exactly Why It's Great

    Ben Affleck's CIA thriller, which has tremendous awards buzz surrounding it as the fall deepens, deviates wildly from true events. Is that a good thing?

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    Oscar Watch: 'Argo' Director Affleck & Editor Goldenberg Talk Reality vs. Comedy (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    "I maybe have matured," Affleck says of his pursuit of smart quality modest-budget movies--he calls $44-million Mideast thriller "Argo" "a labor of love"-- designed to stand the test of time like the 70s classics he reveres.

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    Friday Top Ten: 'Sinister' Starts Strong, 'Argo' and 'Seven Psychopaths' Build Buzz

    So far this weekend, the wealth is spread around several diverse films and grosses are down slightly from last Friday --which was bolstered by the hige operning of "Taken 2." By Sunday the order of the top films of the weekend should change. And the ultimate success of the most anticipated release -...

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    In the Works: Scott's 'Blade Runner' Sequel "happening," Affleck Returns to Lehane to 'Live by Night'

    Ridley Scott will be reportedly revisiting "Blade Runner," while Ben Affleck is in talks to return to Lehane material.

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