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Box Office: 'Ride Along' Cruises Along In Top Spot, 'Labor Day' Bakes At Low Heat

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2014 5:03 PM
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Ride Along
In light of the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, talk of box office seems a bit superficial at this point, so we'll keep things a bit brief.

Review: 'That Awkward Moment' Starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 11:01 AM
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That Awkward Moment
Later this year, Zac Efron will co-star with Seth Rogen in "Neighbors," an outrageous bro comedy about the war that develops between a young father and the college kid who moves in next door. The R-rated laffer will give Efron plenty of space to riff opposite his more seasoned comedy co-star, adding a different dimension to his persona, one that is still somewhat defined by his Disney past. But before that, Efron attempts his own bro-tacular comedy with "That Awkward Moment," an effort that while indebted to the breezy, easy camaraderie of the Judd Apatow productions that made Rogen famous, has no idea what makes them funny in the first place.

Watch: Zac Efron, Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan Bro Out In Red-Band Trailer For 'That Awkward Moment'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 4:15 PM
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It was inevitable that at some point, another group of dudes would try and replicate the easy, raunchy camaraderie of the Apatow gang (i.e. everyone who was in "The Is the End"). And while we really like the dudes in "That Awkward Moment," this attempt at being just like that relatable bunch of bros doesn't quite work, though that may be because underneath all the supposed attitude is a rom-com in waiting.

Coming In 2014: New Pics From 'Fast & Furious 7,' 'Need For Speed,' Maps To The Stars' & 'That Awkward Moment'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 5:46 PM
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Fast & Furious 7
We know, looking ahead to 2014 when there is still so much to come in 2013 is a bit silly, but a handful of new images are here and we figured we might as well show 'em off all in one place. So without further delay ...

Viola Davis Visits 'Prisoners' & Imogen Poots Is 'Dating' Zac Efron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 5:29 PM
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Three actresses we dig a lot have all come on board a small handful of projects, so let's just dive right in...

'True Blood' Star Deborah Ann Woll Joins Zac Efron In 'Are We Officially Dating?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 4:00 PM
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It's only a matter of time before the talented and (very) lovely "True Blood" star Deborah Ann Woll begins to break out beyond the now silly HBO show (not that it was Shakespeare to begin with -- but how many more subplots can it add?). This summer she had a very nice minor, but important turn in the excellent, but unfortunately ignored "Ruby Sparks" and in case you forgot, she was in early talks for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" for the role of Elizabeth before the movie was dumped by Universal, in its first incarnation. But after a number of indies that did her talents no favors ("Catch .44," the recently released "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You") she's now landed a role opposite Zac Efron that will hopefully boost her profile.

Zac Efron Asks 'Are We Officially Dating?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2012 1:07 PM
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With Zac Efron using his good looks to try and carry "The Lucky One" earlier this year, the actor has been keen to take some risks as well. He got peed on by Nicole Kidman in "The Paperboy," which premiered at Cannes to some savage reviews, and earned more ink for its camp factor than anything else. But this week, the actor steps into the festival spotlight again with Ramin Bahrani's "At Any Price," which just premiered in Venice, heads to Telluride this weekend and plays TIFF next, and critiques on his turn are still pouring in. But from our writer in Venice, he said, "Efron starts strongly, very reminiscent of twenty-something Tom Cruise somehow (maybe it was just the race driver uniform), but the strain sometimes shows as his character moves into self-destructive inarticulacy." Hmm. Maybe this next gig will be a bit less taxing.

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