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    'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Declared Worst Offender For Product Placement In Movies In 2013

    It probably wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that Ben Stiller had some pretty big expectations when he took on “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” The film boast the biggest budget of any of his directorial effort by far and, before it came out, there were a substantial number of people who thought it...

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    Going Inside the Production Design Secrets of 'Walter Mitty'

    Designing the "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" was a new experience for Jeff Mann, known for working on such "blunt instruments" as "Tropic Thunder" with Ben Stiller and "Transformers" with Michael Bay. But Stiller definitely had a different mind set for the daydreaming Everyman, full of whimsy and...

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    Check Out 13 Iconic & Fake Life Magazine Covers From 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Plus 3 Clips

    With Ben Stiller's ambitious, big-budget romance/adventure/fantasy/remake "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" now in theaters, it's kind of curious that one of the central components of the film has gone somewhat undiscussed: Life magazine. The once iconic weekly news magazine was a major force in pho...

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    Holiday Box Office Top Ten: 'Frozen' and 'Hobbit' Beat Out Newer Films, 'August: Osage County' Opens Flat

    The post-Christmas weekend can be one of the biggest of the year. And so it was. The top 10 grossed $171 million, up a healthy $17 million from 2012, which nudges the year's totals slightly ahead of 2012. However the strong weekend total comes despite an uneven performance from a wide variety of fi...

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    Box Office Top 13: Holiday Business Spreads the Wealth, Led by 'Hobbit' and 'Wolf of Wall Street,' '47 Ronin' Flops (CHART)

    A wide swath of movies shared the Christmas wealth this year. The box office took a distinctively different turn from 2012, when two new wide releases initially dominated the initial business. This year's holdover "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (Warner Bros.) led both Wednesday and Thursday, ...

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    Review: Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Co-Starring Kristen Wiig

    In a colorless and unremarkable New York apartment, the shy, anonymous Walter Mitty stares at the eHarmony dating page of his co-worker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig). Debating whether or not to make the online first move, Walter eventually daydreams about a spectacular manner in which to impress her. But ba...

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    Crafts Roundup: Editors Talk About the Journeys of Survival and Reinvention

    With such an emphasis this year on survival and reinvention, the journeys required special editorial attention to shifts in tone and unconventional arcs while conveying internal struggles that we cared about. Here's a sampling from "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity," "All Is Lost," "American Hustle," "Be...

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    What to See and What to Skip in Theaters Over the Long Holiday Weekend

    With Christmas comes the big holiday movie weekend, and this year's is no exception with six awards contenders hitting theaters. On December 25, "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Lone Survivor" go wide, while "The Invisible Woman" gets a limited release. Friday, "Augu...

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    Ben Stiller Talks 'Walter Mitty,' Gets Vulnerable, Puts Audiences First, Critics Last (Six-Minute Trailer)

    Ben Stiller is one of the few remaining movie stars--audiences actually turn up to see him. While he does the occasional Noah Baumbach movie, Stiller's a studio animal. He's operating in that narrow band that remains for high-budget mainstream commercial movies aimed at a wide swath of audiences. An...

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    The Playlist Staff's Most Overrated And Underrated Films Of 2013

    You have to be especially careful with the words “overrated” or “underrated.” Some people don't like the terms, thinking that they're condescending or snide, elevating your own opinions over those of the majority. And arguably they have a strong point, but the words do serve a purpose—how else is a ...

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