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Movie Review: The Nut Job

“The Nut Job” is a 3D animated film about a squirrel who doesn’t like to share his nuts. The squirrel I speak of is named Surly (voiced by Will Arnett). Surly is purple and lives up to his name. With…

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Movie Review: Chris Pine Plays a Convincing ‘Jack Ryan’

If you’re going to reboot a franchise, you might as well call Chris Pine. In “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” he slips into Ryan’s shoes as easily as he did Captain Kirk’s in the “Star Trek” reboot. Tom Clancy’s titular character…

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‘Gravity’ headed back into U.S. theaters Friday

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (Entertainment Magazine) — The space drama “Gravity” is to be re-released in U.S. theaters Friday, Warner Bros. announced. Originally released in October, the film earned 10 Oscar nominations Thursday, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director…

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Movie Review: Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Lone Survivor’

Director Peter Berg opens “Lone Survivor” with actual footage of Navy SEALs training. And with that decision, Berg unwittingly creates a problem, right from the start. When we’re watching a movie based on reality, we usually don’t get to do…

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Frears, Mamet, Soderbergh and Fincher up for DGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (Entertainment Magazine) — Stephen Frears, David Mamet and Nelson McCormick were nominated Thursday for the Directors Guild of America Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries. Also competing in the category are Steven Soderbergh and Beth…

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New Movie Releases in 2014

We’re getting pumped about 2014’s new movie releases, even though Hollywood is still celebrating (and awarding!) the best films of the past year. We’re anticipating a lot of blockbuster sequels, including the latest in the ‘X-Men,’ ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘The Hobbit’…

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Then and Now: The Cast of ‘Pretty Woman’

The 1990 film ‘Pretty Woman’ followed the story of prostitute Vivian, who is picked up by rich businessman Edward to be his escort for an entire week, but along the way the pair develop feelings for each other and their…

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Weinsteins sue Warners, New Line over ‘Hobbit’ sequel profits

Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who reaped their share of riches for “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the first “Hobbit” film, have sued Time Warner and New Line, asserting that they’re entitled to profits from the forthcoming sequels as…

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Casey Affleck to Star in ‘Boston Strangler’

Casey Affleck is returning to the town he grew up in and the spot of some of his most famous movie roles for the Warner Bros. thriller ‘Boston Strangler,’ which now has Mark Romanek (‘Never Let Me Go’) attached to…

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‘Thor 2’ Concept Art Reveals Valkyrie, Another Asgardian Warrior

In the Marvel comic books, Thor has a ridiculous number of friends, foes and potential love interests, ranging from the bewilderingly cosmic to the mortal and mundane. Although the two ‘Thor‘ films have done an admirable job of bringing an…

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