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    Weekend B.O. (Dec. 16-18)

    This weekend's most impressive box office numbers came from Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol which opened in only just over 400 IMAX theaters this weekend to a very solid $13 million. The film opens in regular theaters nationwide on Weds Dec. 21 where its sure to give other films opening on tha...

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    Weekend Preview: Star-Packed Carnage, Mission: Impossible, Sherlock Holmes & More

    The woeful recent box office should pick up after last weekend's three-year low, as new offerings are packed with headliners and appeal.

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    Matt Damon Talks Bourne, Gilroy's Career-Ender and Hurt Feelings

    GQ's Amy Wallace went to the zoo with Matt Damon. But they don't talk much about Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo." Instead they dig into the "Bourne" franchise, as Damon explains the script play-by-play on the three installments, "The Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Supremacy," and "The Bourne Ultim...

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    John Carter's IMAX Poster Flexes Its $250 Million Muscles

    As Disney tries to turn $250+ million franchise hopeful "John Carter" into an Event Movie before it opens on March 9, check out this IMAX poster. "John Carter" may look super on huge IMAX theaters, but the film was shot in 2-D (and will be turned into 3-D), and did not use I...

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    TOH! Top Tens of 2011

    While I shared my top ten on Oscar Talk Friday, here's the actual list, plus an assemblage of ten bests from the TOH! gang of regulars. Like most ten-best listmakers, we range from well-reviewed smart indie fare to mainstream studio pictures to the arcane. The year was strong for docs and foreig...

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    Box Office: 'Tinker Tailor' Debuts To Massive Numbers; 'Young Adult,' 'Kevin' Also Very Strong (UPDATED)

    While Hollywood was singing the box office blues yet again this weekend after its worst overall showing since 2008, the specialty market actually had cause to celebrate.

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    Muppets Movie Makes Comeback, Happy Feet 2 Stumbles

    When Coca Cola owned Columbia Pictures during the 80s, the beverage giant did research into how to reduce risk in producing and releasing motion pictures. The answer: sequels. Truth is, making movies is more challenging than figuring out how to market products on supermarket shelves. Films involve c...

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    Here Are the Highest-Grossing Madonna Films

    In honor of this week's limited run for her directorial effort "W.E." this weekend, Indiewire decided to take a trip down Madonna memory lane, counting down her best-performing films at the box office.

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    Weekend Preview: Young Adult and Tinker Tailor Are Must-Sees

    Do check out two brainy offerings this weekend: Charlize Theron's dark comedy character study, "Young Adult," from Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, and Tomas Alfredson's complex "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." (More at Indiewire's Critical Consensus: Scott Foundas and Step...

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    Fincher Talks Critics, Expectations & Dragon Tattoo; Says Films Are Never Finished, Only Abandoned

    David Fincher is doing the rounds talking about his adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (December 21). Don't be fooled though: the director doesn't like talking up his movies at all. (Wired barely squeezed a takeout from their set visit.) After the r...

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