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    Harvey Weinstein Calls 2013 Awards Race "The Most Competitive Season I've Ever Seen," Praises 'Prisoners'

    If there is one person who knows the ins and outs of any award season, it's Harvey Weinstein. The producer extraordinaire has been behind countless campaigns, and knows how the system works backwards and forwards, and more than any prognosticator, his feelings on the 2013 race certainly carry with t...

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    'Cloudy 2' Clear Winner Over Spotty Weekend, 'Instructions Not Included' Highest Spanish Grosser Ever

    Four new wide releases split up the grosses, with a decent performing (though not spectacular) "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" (Sony) leading the way, grossing more than the other three new films combined--Universal's expansion of "Rush," Fox comedy "Baggage Claim" and Relativity's "Don Jon." ...

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    'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' Outpaces 'Don Jon' and 'Baggage Claim'; 'Prisoners' Plummets

    Sony's "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" dominated Friday's grosses, an easy #1 for opening day, grossing $9.3 million. This places it in between the $8.1 million first day of the initial "Meatballs" and the $11.0 million of "Hotel Transylvania" (also Sony) on the same Friday a year ago. With we...

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    Immersed in Movies: Editors Joel Cox and Gary Roach Talk 'Prisoners'

    Clint Eastwood's editors Joel Cox and Gary Roach discuss taking time out to get under the skin of Denis Villeneuve's provocative "Prisoners."

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    Exclusive: Go Behind-The-Scenes Of The Eerie Soundtrack To 'Prisoners' In New Featurette

    Being called The Playlist, you would rightly gather that our ears tend to be attuned to scores and soundtracks, and one name we've certainly kept track of is Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Icelandic composer has largely worked on smaller, foreign films but has been taking steps into American cinema, notably...

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    Box Office: 'Prisoners' Locks Out Competition & Takes Top Spot

    A week to the day of TIFF wrapping up, one of the most buzzed about films of that festival and Telluride, "Prisoners," takes the top spot at the domestic box office. Making $21.4 million this weekend, the kidnapping drama starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal marks a career best for French Canad...

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Prisoners' Outpaces 'Argo,' 'Enough Said' Beats 'Rush' in Limited Release

    The fall studio rush to release adult-oriented fare has begun, to continue through Christmas. Fall festival hits "Prisoners" went wide and "Enough Said" and "Rush" platformed before their expansions next week. Warner Bros.' "Prisoners" performed in the range of past serious fare released on the same...

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    Festival Hits 'Prisoners,' 'Enough Said' and 'Rush' Post Strong Openings

    Three film festival hits, "Prisoners" (Warner Bros.), "'Enough Said" (Fox Searchlight) and "Rush" (Universal) launched the parade of awards contenders at the fall box office. All three showed solid initial results. Wide release "Prisoners" easily took the #1 slot on Friday. Among the two limited...

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    Review: 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard & More

    Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal are on a roll. They recently debuted terrific psychological doppelganger thriller “Enemy” at the Toronto International Film Festival (review here), but first to hit theaters is their second collaboration, “Prisoners." Also playing Toronto, and maki...

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    Prisoners

    Every parents’ nightmare is vividly depicted in "Prisoners," the first Hollywood feature from talented Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, who brought us the chilling Oscar nominee "Incendies."

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