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In Theaters: 'Faster,' 'Love And Other Drugs,' 'The King's Speech'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2010 4:28 AM
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A lot of dessert options this week if you can make it out to the theater after shoving down all that turkey and fixings. The most satisfying option is probably Disney's "Tangled," which considering it has a pretty white princess as the center of the story, should do great business this weekend, but most likely not enough to knock the boy wizard from the top spot in his second week. Christina Aguilera and Cher team up in the musical fable "Burlesque," which should attract a broad age range of women and gay men. "Faster" marks the return of The Rock from the kiddie-flick ghetto, but "Unstoppable" has better reviews and should provide decent competition a few weeks into its release. Your best bet for date night is the Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway dramedy "Love and Other Drugs," which could find itself ignored at the crowded holiday box office. In limited release, the Oscar-bait "The King's Speech" features great performances and a crowd-pleasing story that should play well into the holidays, but best avoid "The Nutcracker in 3D" if you'd like your season to remain cheery and bright.

Anne Hathaway Was Unsure About Role & 6 Other Things You Might Not Know About 'Love And Other Drugs'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 23, 2010 8:59 AM
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If you've been following along closely in the media -- and we'd be kind of shocked if you failed to notice especially given that eyebrow raising Entertainment Weekly cover -- you know or have heard countless times that stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway spend a lot of time naked in Ed Zwick's dram-com "Love And Other Drugs." Loosely based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman," Zwick's "Love And Other Drugs," tells the story of a fledgling relationship as it plays out against the pharmaceutical boom of the 1990s. Hathaway plays Maggie whose uninhibited sexual appetite and free-spiritedness come head to head with Jamie, a cocky, self-assured Pfizer sales rep. His world is thrown for a curve twice over -- he finds out the beautiful Maggie is stricken with first stage Parkinson's and moreover, he's falling madly in love with her. What follows is an intriguing story about two young, lively singles who have love as the last thing on their minds but find that their fucking-for-sport relationship takes on a dimension far beyond the physical.

Exclusive: Edward Zwick Says Oscars Are "Antithetical To The Health & Sanity Of Art"

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 23, 2010 4:29 AM
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The Director Of Epics Like "Glory" & "Blood Diamond" Also Talks His Gear Shift With "Love And Other Drugs"Director Edward Zwick is known as a big-screen director of epics like "The Last Samurai" and "Glory." But on television, he's produced such character-based work as "My So-Called Life" and "thirtysomething." So it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that Zwick would take a right turn with a romantic comedy. In "Love And Other Drugs," he tackles a budding, often destructive relationship set against the peculiar world of pharmaceutical drugs: it's a long way from "Blood Diamond."

Watch: 'Love & Other Drugs' Red Band Trailer Drops F-Bombs, Avoids Parkinson's Disease Bomb

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2010 4:06 AM
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"Love And Other Drugs" is the kind of solid triple of a movie that leaves you frustrated at just how close it came to being a home run. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, the film tells the story of a budding romance between a young couple who face a tremendous hurdle when the female half is diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease. Unfortunately, every time the film seems to be headed into serious territory the story reverts to something wacky from Jonah Hill stand-in Josh Gad or resorts to another cheap laugh, instead of really going for the emotional jugular. And judging by the latest red band trailer for the film, Fox wants to make sure audiences know the film does have comedy in it, no matter how shoehorned in it feels.

Her Last Role: The Cast Of ‘Love And Other Drugs’ Remember Jill Clayburgh

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 7, 2010 1:34 AM
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Actress Passed Away Friday At The Age Of 66Academy Award-nominated actress Jill Clayburgh passed away on Friday, she was 66. The actress died after a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a disease that she fought privately, never publicly announcing it. Known for playing strong-willed, independent women -- perhaps best evinced in Paul Mazursky's 1978 dramedy, "An Unmarried Woman" for which she earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination and won the Cannes Best Actress prize -- Clayburgh's last role was as Jake Gyllenhaal's mother in Ed Zwick's upcoming dramedy, "Love And Other Drugs."

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