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    Jennifer Lawrence: 5 Killer Roles of a Rare A-List Indie Queen

    Instead of using her success solely to rack up A-list blockbusters, Lawrence, like her peer Kristen Stewart, has balanced her Hollywood momentum with low-budget independent work.

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    Kyle Killen on His New Show, Learning From 'Awake' and 'Lone Star' and Whether He'll Ever Venture Into Cable

    Kyle Killen is a believer. He almost has to be: Despite critical acclaim, his first network TV show, Fox’s promising “Lone Star,” was axed after two episodes in 2010, while his equally lauded second, NBC’s “Awake,” was canceled after a single 13-episode season ear...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Thor' Holds #1 With $34.5 million, 'Bridesmaids' Surprises

    If you enter the blockbuster business in Hollywood, you essentially enter the $80 million opening weekend business. Which is to say, it’s part of a pray/hope/accept/die model. Considering most blockbusters cost $150-$200 million, with marketing sometimes adding up to $100 million, a 3x’s multiplier after an $80 million opening ($240 million) might be the best-case scenario, unless you‘ve released a much-better-than-expected film (not likely). You double that number with overseas receipts, you’ve potentially got $480-$500 million worldwide on a possible $300 million expenditure. The studio earns 55% of that take, meaning that you’ve approached...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Thor' Soars, Romcoms Prosper, 'Beaver' Gets Plugged

    As far as blockbuster debuts go, “Thor” didn’t perform too badly. The first big release of May thundered its way to a $66 million weekend, slightly above what industry analysts predicted for the God of Thunder. The film benefited from the biggest 3D berth of any major release...

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    Jodie Foster Asks: Can You Put Aside Things You Know About Mel Gibson While Watching 'The Beaver'?

    And Many Other Revelations Learned From The Actor/Director and Co-star Anton YelchinIt feels like we've been practically stalking director/actress Jodie Foster, whose latest film, the comedic drama, "The Beaver" hits theaters today (May 6) in select cities. We've spoken to the actress in Austin, Texas at SXSW, in L.A. for recent press rounds and heard her speak at various screenings in New York (at the Film Society of Lincoln Center) and Austin. Each time she has illuminated her intentions and reiterated the same sentiment: "The Beaver," which stars current persona non-grata Mel Gibson, has been a tricky film, not only to market -- due to Gib...

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    Weekly indieWIRE Clicks: The Best News, Reviews & Features

    This week on indieWIRE "The Beaver" finally dropped, Tribeca wrapped, Hot Docs launched and much more.

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    In Theaters: 'Thor' Brings The Hammer Down On 'Something Borrowed'

    Guys, guys, guys, I KNOW. I know "Fast Five" is still in theaters and all we want to do is go back and watch it 5 million more times. Has there ever been another film that has latched itself into our nation's consciousness so firmly and so quickly? God bless and keep Justin Lin, and thank you baby Jesus they ripped "Terminator" out of McG's sweaty fists and handed it over to this true artist. Action movies have been saved! So if last weekend was the first official start of summer blockbuster season (ALREADY?) this weekend really cements it as "Thor" brings the hammer down in the First Comic Book Movie in the Summer of Comic Book Movies. Marve...

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    New Posters For Miranda July's 'The Future,' 'Melancholia,' 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' & More

    Here's an update of a few one sheets you might be seeing during your next trip to the theater.

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    movie review: The Beaver

    I didn’t want to read a word about The Beaver before seeing it, and I’m glad I went in “cold.” It’s a purposefully odd little film about mental illness and a broken family, made with care and obvious passion by Jodie Foster from a screenplay by Kyle Killen. There ent...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: 3 New Reviews, 2 Buys, "The Trip" Trailer & More

    Today on indieWIRE three reviews hit, Jodie Foster talked "The Beaver" in NYC, five upcoming films got hyped, "The Trip" got a trailer and more.

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