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    Weekend Box Office: 'Argo' Takes Top Slot As 'Cloud Atlas' And Other New Releases Crash & Burn

    In one of the weakest weekends of the year which may yet get weaker thanks to the oncoming Frankenstorm (stay safe, East Coasters), the only real winner was Ben Affleck's "Argo." It's rare for a movie to make it to number one several weeks into release, but the actor/director's political thriller ha...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Cloud Atlas' & 'Chasing Mavericks' Ride The Wave Of New Movies In Theaters

    Here at The Playlist, we regularly express a variety of opinions in reviews, columns, and features, and now we'd like to encourage that opportunity among you, our faithful readers. We're launching a new format for "In Theaters" (let’s call it version 2.0), in which we’l...

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    5 Obscure Sports Films That Will Get You Wetter Than 'Chasing Mavericks'

    This weekend sees the Gerard Butler-starring, Curtis Hanson-directed surfing picture "Chasing Mavericks" sneak unheralded into theaters, joining a relatively small but illustrious list of surfing movies. Not many fringe sports have been as lucky as to have movies like "Big Wednesday," "Point Break" ...

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    Review: 'Chasing Mavericks' Drowns Under A Crushing Wave Of Moroseness & Melodrama

    One of the first things we see in "Chasing Mavericks," a mostly uninspiring surfing drama starring Gerard Butler, his lumpy face framed by strands of willowy wet hair, are the words "Based on a True Story." But the true story behind the scenes of "Chasing Mavericks" is almost as compelling as what m...

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    '90s Alterna-Heavy Soundtrack For 'Chasing Mavericks' Features Dinosaur Jr, Lemonheads, Mazzy Star, Butthole Surfers & More

    If you're gonna do it, then do it right. That seems to be the driving force behind the decisions on the soundtrack for the upcoming surfing drama "Chasing Mavericks." Telling the true story of surfer Jay Moriarity who rode the waves and climbed to fame during the '90s, the tunes fo...

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    Watch: Gerard Butler Gets Wet In Trailer For 'Chasing Mavericks'

    So are uplifting yet tragic surfing movies a thing now? Last year we got "Soul Surfer," the true story of a young woman who gets attacked by a shark while out on the water, loses an arm, finds God, and gets back on the board. And now, we're getting another wholesome slice of sadness in the form of "...

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    Michael Apted Will Replace Ailing Curtis Hanson For Last Few Weeks Of Surfing Drama 'Of Men And Mavericks'

    It’s hard to tell if a filmmaker is in 'Director Jail' or if he just doesn’t feel like working. After the critical and commercial misfire “Lucky You,” Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential,” “Wonder Boys,” “8 Mile”) didn’t have mu...

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    John McClane Returns For 'A Good Day To Die Hard' On February 14, 2013

    'Taken 2' Reloads On October 5, 2012 Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker. If you're a fan of John McClane or things blowing up in general, get ready, because the long in development "Die Hard 5" is now officially titled "A Good Day To Die Hard" and it will be the ...

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    Elisabeth Shue & Abigail Spencer Join Curtis Hanson's Newly Named 'Of Men And Mavericks'

    "Of Men And Mavericks"? Really? We're not sure we dig the title change given to Curtis Hanson's surfing pic formally known simply as "Mavericks" -- it makes it sound like an English lit movie -- but there is no denying the talent on board.

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    'All My Children' & 'Hunger Games' Star Leven Rambin Joins Curtis Hanson’s ‘Mavericks’

    It looks like things are definitely on this rise for the young actress Leven Rambin. Previously best known for her role as Ava Benton on "All My Children," Rambin received a profile boost earlier this year when she was cast as Glimmer in "The Hunger Games," and it looks like her career continues to ...

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