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Mark Wahlberg Lost 40 Pounds for Latest Film Role

Mark Wahlberg films scenes for his upcoming movie, “The Gambler” in Los Angeles, Feb. 3, 2014. The usually buff Mark Wahlberg is really dropping the pounds. On Monday, he was spotted filming his next movie “The Gambler,” looking extra thin,…

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Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons Cast as Lex Luthor, Alfred in New Superman/Batman Movie

Evil has a name, and it’s Jesse Eisenberg. The Social Network star, 30, has been tapped to play Superman’s archenemy Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s much-anticipated Superman/Batman movie, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in the title roles, Warner Bros.…

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‘Riddick’ tops DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (Entertainment Magazine) — Vin Diesel’s latest action picture “Riddick” is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak reported Monday. Coming in at No. 2 on the roster for the week ending Jan. 19…

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Film rights to ‘Calvary’ picked up by Fox Searchlight at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 22 (Entertainment Magazine) — Fox Searchlight says it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to “Calvary,” starring Brendan Gleeson, and plans to release the Irish film this year. Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula…

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‘Despicable Me 2’ leads United States DVD sales for fifth week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (Entertainment Magazine) — The Oscar-nominated animated movie “Despicable Me 2” is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States for a fifth week, Rentrak reported Tuesday. Coming in at No. 2 on the roster for…

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Oliver Stone Explains Why He Departed MLK Biopic

Days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, director Oliver Stone announced that he would no longer be helming a biopic on the slain Civil Rights leader because producers would not approve his script that showed King’s flaws. “Sad news. My…

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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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