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    Paper Magazine Critic Goes Contrarian, Names ‘12 Years A Slave’ Worst Film Of 2013

    While we’re mostly celebratory around these parts, a considerable aspect of our year-end cinematic reflections has been dredging up those unspeakable films long since forgotten for one final verdict—think “Violet and Daisy,” “I Give It A Year," or “The Big Wedding." We compiled our 20 favorite abomi...

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    How 5 Recent Horror Films Scared Up Big Success At The Box Office

    After initial loud buzz way back at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival where its screening triggered a bidding war, horror flick "You're Next" is finally about to invade theaters nationwide. The tale of a band of masked intruders who violently disrupt a family get together, it's a kicky tr...

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    This Week's New Releases

    If you're like me, you're head over heels for this week's home video releases. My favorite film of the year so far, "Upstream Color," and one of my favorites of last year, "Starlet," both arrive on Blu-ray. If you're less like me, you still have a solid horror film and an action film, both with big ...

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    Universal Wants 'Mama' Franchise, But Director Andrés Muschietti Isn't Interested

    The success of horror movies in the early part of the year can be deceiving. For example, last year "The Devil Inside" shocked everyone by taking over $30 million on its opening weekend (even though it quickly tapered off, with audiences giving it a rare F CinemaScore thanks to its "g...

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    Discuss: Does Having 'Mama' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' At The Top Of The Box Office Make Jessica Chastain A Movie Star?

    As has been commented on by more than one person in the last day or two, this weekend's box office chart contains an impressive feat. Both the number one movie, the Guillermo Del Toro-produced horror "Mama," and the number two film, Kathryn Bigelow's much-lauded "Zero Dark Thirty," feature the same ...

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    Jessica Chastain Rules the Box Office with Top Two Films

    In an awesome development over the weekend, one of Women and Hollywood’s favorite actresses, Jessica Chastain dominated the box office this weekend with both her films in the top spots.

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    As 'Mama' Opens Huge, Indie Horror Filmmakers Look to Scare Up Big Box Office With Latino Audiences

    This weekend, Universal Pictures opened the horror flick “Mama,” starring actress-of-the-moment Jessica Chastain, to a startling $28.1 million domestic gross over its first three days of release. And while it was produced by a studio, the film has all the earmarks of the low-budget genre...

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    Box Office: Jessica Chastain Dominates With 'Mama' & 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'The Last Stand' Flops

    Jessica Chastain: A-List star? Following a Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Zero Dark Thirty," the leading lady stars in the top two films at the box office despite a fairly crowded weekend. Cheapie horror film "Mama" blew away a couple of newcomers to open strong at the top spot, followed by the ...

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    Jessica Chastain Reveals How Crystal Castles Inspired Her 'Mama' Role, Says She Wants To Be A Bond Villain

    This weekend, Jessica Chastain, the beloved, ethereal star of "The Tree of Life" and "The Help" (and currently Oscar nominated for her fiercely brilliant performance in Kathryn Bigelow's dazzling "Zero Dark Thirty"), goes to the dark side with the Guillermo del Toro-produced, Andy Muschietti-directe...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Broken City' Will Take 'The Last Stand' For Your 'Mama'

    It's another weekend of post-New-Year roll-outs, and this batch continues to solidify January's low-rung status in the theatrical release schedule. Even with the bloated roster of celebrity names, there is a noted dearth of quality among the films (plus, no Ryan Gosling, whose appearance alw...

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