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    Five Ways 'Equalizer' Star Denzel Washington Beats Out His Fellow Action Stars

    In Denzel we trust. Washington is truly one of the last real Hollywood stars left standing that moviegoers will go see in almost anything. And even when he is bad, he is oh so good.

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    Top Ten Takeaways: 'Equalizer' Rises on Denzel Washington, 'Boxtrolls' Best Laika Opener

    The weekend's Top Ten grosses totaled a decent but not spectacular $97 million, up $5 million from last year. Opener "The Equalizer" (Sony), Denzel Washington's return to Antoine Fuqua, who directed his Oscar-winning role in "Training Day," doubled the next best film this early fall weekend, holdov...

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    Cannes: Why David Cronenberg Doesn't Give a F*ck What Everyone Thinks

    Indiewire sat down with David Cronenberg in Cannes to discuss his latest project, what it's like to be back at Cannes, and why he chooses to operate outside of the Hollywood system.

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    '2 Guns' Blasts Mild August Weekend; 'Smurfs 2' Lags Stateside; 'Conjuring' Most Profitable Movie Ever Made?

    Universal returned to the #1 spot with Denzel Washington-Mark Wahlberg actioner "2 Guns," the latest in the studio's diverse string of successful openings, after an expensive detour with the dreadful opening of "R.I.P.D." "2 Guns" led a top 10 that totaled about $120 million in gross, a jump of $8 m...

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    Review and Roundup: '2 Guns' Tries to Breathe Life Into Old Formula

    "2 Guns" is a great example of what's right and wrong with commercial studio moviemaking these days. It's smarter and more entertaining than your average $80-million schlocker. And it's got a cast of wily entertainers keeping us engaged, from sparring undercover agents Denzel Washington and Mark Wah...

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    State of the Oscar Race, Reading the Oscar Nominees Lunch Tea Leaves (VIDEO)

    As of Friday, February 8, Academy members can vote for the Oscars, right up to February 19. Many have already received their paper ballots, and three have anonymously revealed their votes to the LA Times. All they reveal is that this year, more than most, the race is wide open and hard to call. "It'...

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    Sony Movie Channel Honors Black History Month with Tuesday Night Double-Features Showcasing Poitier, Freeman, Washington and Pryor

    In recognition of Black History Month, the Sony Movie Channel is dedicating its Tuesday night "Take Two" programming to films featuring African-American stars. The films in each double feature block are linked by actor -- Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier and Richard Pryor all get th...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Don Burgess Talks 'Flight'

    Being reunited with director Robert Zemeckis on "Flight" was just like old times for cinematographer Don Burgess. The last time they worked together was on "The Polar Express" in 2004, Bob Z's first foray into performance capture. But in terms of live action, you have to go back to "Cast Away" in 20...

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    Damon, Foxx, Washington, Gere, Arkin & Hawkes Talk Hollywood, Fame & Craft in THR's Actors Roundtable

    It's that time of year again for The Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions, with the actors installment debuting November 8. The six leading and supporting men featured are Matt Damon (who stars in the upcoming "Promised Land"), Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained"), Denzel Washington ("Flight"), Ri...

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    Immersed in Movies: Zemeckis Talks 'Flight' and the 'Digital Stew'

    While "Flight" marks Robert Zemeckis' return to live-action, he rejects the notion that he spent the last decade wandering in the virtual woods with performance capture. In fact, the Oscar-winning director likes to quote Francois Truffaut in explaining that his movies have always been about "truth a...

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