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    'The Paperboy' Is Lee Daniels' Worst Box Office Opening Weekend Performer... But Not By Much

    In so-called specialty box office for the weekend... 2 films that opened Stateside on Friday, in limited release.

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    Arthouse Audit: Controversial 'Paperboy' Leads Weak New Debuts

    Although improved from last week's weak openings, the new ones again fell below the strong performance of September's debuts. The controversial "The Paperboy" had the best overall performance. New York openers "Wuthering Heights" and "The House I Live In" managed to stand out among the rest, backed ...

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    New In USA Theaters This Weekend: Polarizing 'Paperboy,' & Winsome 'Wuthering Heights'

    Get a jump on plans for your weekend.  Two much talked about films are making their USA theatrical debuts today.

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    Oprah Passed On Masturbating Maid Role In 'Paperboy' + Lee Daniels On What He Owes Blacks

    All the behind-the-scenes reports on this film are maybe more interesting than the film itself, or at least give you some idea of just how much of a spectacle it is. 

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    Lee Daniels Says 'The Butler' The Closest He's Come To Doing "Work-For-Hire," Calls It "A Big Compromise"

    If you can say anything about Lee Daniels, it's that he's got a distinct voice. Whether it always works is another topic entirely, but over the course of the three films now -- "Shadowboxer" (which got a great Commentary Of The Damned feature at the AV Club), awards horse "Pre...

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    The Paperboy—movie review

    I suppose we all like a taste of Southern-gothic storytelling now and then, so I was ready to enjoy The Paperboy based on what little I’d heard ahead of time. And yes, Nicole Kidman’s unflinchingly flashy performance—in a parade of brightly colored miniskirts—is an attention-...

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    'The Paperboy': Nicole, Zac and Alligators

    On screen in The Paperboy and on stage at the New York Film Festival press conference afterwards, Nicole Kidman seemed – and this is compliment though it may not sound like one—less plastic than she has in the recent past. She is fearless and pretty convincing in the film. If she lo...

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    NYFF: Lee Daniels Reveals How Oprah Winfrey Rejected 'The Paperboy,' Talks The Down & Dirty Production Logistics

    Murder. Lust. Intrigue. Watersports. Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" is not your usual festival fare. Screening at the New York Film Festival, however, director Lee Daniels was able to give context to this schizophrenic mystery, based on the Pete Dexter novel about a possibly innocent murderer on Death ...

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    Review: Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey & Nicole Kidman Is A Disastrous Flop

    Many people will tell you that "The Paperboy" -- based on Pete Dexter's novel, brought to the screen by "Precious" director Lee Daniels -- is a trash masterpiece, an instant camp classic, so bad it's good. These people, these critics, are simply not to be trusted about an...

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