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‘Man Up’: Pegg And Bell Heat Up Theaters In A Dorky Romance

Man Up

This year’s sleeper, no pun intended, turns out to be the British romantic comedy Man Up, which Variety called a pleasant trip down memory lane — at least for those waiting for a follow up to the second “Bridget Jones” film. I’m not particularly champing at the bit waiting for the third “Bridget Jones” comedy. I was hoping for better …

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‘The 33’ Delivers Satisfying Drama Without All the Hollywood Hype

The 33

If you need a break from gratuitous movie-making – from hyped up sci-fi, super-spies, super- villains and disappointing comedies – you might want to take a look at The 33, where the drama is both gripping and organic and where the heroes are simply men who dig holes in the ground with massive drills. Nobody shoots a gun, dashes away …

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Stallone Packs A Punch In ‘Creed’ And Nearly Breaks $100M At Box Office

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Creed has grossed just under $100M following the Christmas holiday weekend.  Creed is about Adonis “Donnie” Johnson, played by Michael B. Jordan, a young fighter who gave up his surname, Creed, due to the resentment over his father’s death at a young age. Yes, Adonis is the son of Rocky Balboa’s nemesis in the first four pictures, including the 1976 …

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New Star Wars Footage Comes From Japanese Trailer Release

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The final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made its debut and is all but tucked away at this point. Right? Wrong! Much overlooked across media-land (where the Force is sometimes a little diminished) was the latest trailer released in Japan, which contains more footage and reveals more than the trailer released in the United States. It may …

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Trailer: Wahlberg And Ferrell Pair Up In “Daddy’s Home”

Daddy's Home

After you’ve opened you Christmas presents this year (and gone off to watch the Dec. 25 release of Joy, featuring Jennifer Lawrence), you might have a little holiday spirit left over to check out the new Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home, which pairs Ferrell once again with co-star Mark Wahlberg. Of course, pairing might not be the operative word here, …

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“Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” Tops $100M In Weekend Debut


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is showing signs of box office fatigue for the franchise, but still elbowed its way to the No. 5 spot for the year for an opening weekend with a take of $101 million at domestic theaters and $247 million worldwide. The franchise that helped launched (or catapult) Jennifer Lawrence‘s career also notched a place …

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Waxing Nostalgic With Bella Lugosi At The Cinema

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I remember watching Bella Lugosi as Dracula and Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster on Chiller Theater in the afternoons after school on black and white television sets in the early 1960s. This was television on the cheap, showing reruns so worn out they seemed to be deteriorating before your eyes. Chiller Theater played early Godzilla films, variations of King Kong …

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Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence And Bradly Cooper Return To The Screen In ‘Joy’


“I believe the ordinary meets the extraordinary every single day,” says Bradley Cooper‘s character in the upcoming drama Joy, featuring Jennifer Lawrence as Mangano and Robert DeNiro as her father Rudy Mangano. Cooper’s character is listed by Wikipedia as “an executive at the Home Shopping Network who helps Joy by giving the “Miracle Mop a great boost.” Without giving too …

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Review: ‘Spectre’ (Not Skyfall) Is James Bond At His Best

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I took a second look at the new James Bond feature Spectre on Monday night to make sure what I had experienced in my first viewing was correct. It turns out that I was right. The new Bond film is the best in the series, going all the way back to 1962, when the franchise started with the smart, impeccably …

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