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Silver Linings Playbook

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    Harvey Weinstein Opens Up at Producers Guild Sundance Breakfast, Mistakes and All: 'I Was Worst CEO'

    Before Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob accepted their Milestone Award at the January 26 Producers Guild Awards, Harvey sat down at Sundance with PGA chief Mark Gordon for a remarkably candid chat. This year--in the midst of Oscar campaigns for "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Django Unchained," f...

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    De Niro Oscar Campaign Goes Into Overdrive; Star Wants Total 10-15 Scorsese Flicks (CLIPS)

    To kick off its three day retrospective of the films of Robert De Niro, the American Cinematheque screened David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" and hosted a post-screening conversation with the iconic actor. Harvey Weinstein introduced De Niro after a reel of some of his career highlights --...

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    Santa Barbara Fest Lauds 'Supernova' Jennifer Lawrence, Outstanding Performer of the Year

    On Saturday night, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented Jennifer Lawrence, 22, with the fest’s Outstanding Performer of the Year award. But first she had to submit to a grilling by SBIFF executive director Roger Durling, who described Lawrence’s performances, from Lori Petty’s “Th...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: Weak Openers Led by 'Hansel and Gretel'

    Things picked up on Saturday after poor box office performance Friday due to Eastern weather. But it was still a weak result overall, with the Top Ten down about 25% from last weekend (even without major football competition) and about $6 million under last year (which saw a slight bump for two new ...

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    Weekend Box Office Preview: Weak Openers, 'Silver Linings' Holds Strong

    Did you look at the movie ads this weekend and decide maybe it was a good time to stay home? Apparently you weren't alone. Three new openings failed to spark much interest, and combined with other post-Christmas releases that got whatever attention they deserved on their first few days, business col...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten Led by Flicks Starring Oscar Rivals Chastain and Lawrence; Schwarzenegger, Wahlberg, Crowe Flop

    Three films starring Best Actress Oscar nominees nabbed the top positions, while three other films loaded with "A" list male actors struggled at the weekend box office. Jessica Chastain leads the way, with her horror film "Mama" grossing far above expectations, while her nominated film "Zero Dark Th...

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    Pants On Fire: SNL Cold Open Takes on Lance Armstrong, Manil Te'o, Jodie Foster (Video)

    Jennifer Lawrence was a likable host on SNL, pretending to trash-talk her Oscar contenders, but the writers didn’t give her their sharpest material. There was a commercial for Silver Linings Playbook during the show, but no sketch about it – what a lost opportunity (although Jason ...

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    Watch: 12 Minute 'Silver Linings Playbook' Featurette, DreamWorks Nabs Matthew Quick's New Book 'The Good Luck Of Right Now'

    "Silver Linings Playbook" finally goes properly wide this weekend, hitting just under 3000 screens today, but it's already a fairly unqualified success. Boasting rave reviews, $43 million already in the bank without having gone over 810 screens, and most importantly, eight Oscar nominations, includi...

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    North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    The critics of the Tar Heel State also liked "Holy Motors," "Wreck-It Ralph," and "Searching For Sugar Man."

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