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In Theaters: 'Gnomeo and Juliet,' 'The Eagle,' 'Just Go With It,' 'Never Say Never'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 11, 2011 4:35 AM
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Fine movie-going friends, things are starting to look up. There are more new releases this week at the box office, but you'll have to choose wisely, lest you be trampled by a horde of tweens frothing at the mouth or accidentally stumble into the latest Adam Sandler dum-dum misogyny fest. Keep your head focused and your path true, and you may find satisfaction at the cinema. Opening in wide release this week: the sure to be thought-provoking and insightful documentary about obscure young musician Justin Bieber, "Never Say Never;" Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston show lots of respect for the sanctity of marriage in "Just Go With It;" Channing Tatum gets all period up on your asses in "The Eagle;" and long gestating animated feature "Gnomeo and Juliet" makes it to the screen. In limited release, things are much more appealing with the Ed Helms starring "Cedar Rapids," a host of great documentaries, and the Oscar nominated shorts may be playing in your town!

Review: 'The Eagle' Marred By Humorless Melodrama & A Silly Bromance

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 10, 2011 5:27 AM
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Helluva Chase Though...While mildly engaging initially, but soon marred by cliches, all-to-familiar and humorless swords and sandals tropes, a barrage of mixed accents (including puzzling Brooklyn ones), and the unintentional bromance comedy of two warring leads turned bffs by the end of the picture, Kevin Macdonald's "The Eagle" fails to deliver anything we haven't seen from the Roman soldiers/bros. on-the-run genre.

Exclusive: Director Kevin Macdonald Calls 'The Eagle' His Cowboy Movie In The Roman World

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 9, 2011 5:51 AM
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Scottish Director Also Talks Harvey Weinstein, The Similarities To 'Centurion,' & Why Nobody Gave A Shit About 'State Of Play'

New Photos: Kevin Macdonald's 'The Eagle' Starring Channing Tatum & Jamie Bell

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 10, 2011 3:25 AM
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Plus Two Television Spots From The FilmWith its release finally around the corner after being pushed back from a previously scheduled September bow, a batch of new photos and television spots have been unveiled for Kevin Macdonald's Roman epic "The Eagle" including new looks at Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Tahar Rahim as well as a first look at Mark Strong.

The Playlist's 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 9:59 AM
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OK, we lied, three installments only, not four. Here's the third and final installment of our Most Anticipated Films Of 2011. In case you missed it, here's part one and part two, and if you don't see the film you're looking for here, then they've probably already been covered over there. Not much else to add, except to say go ahead and dive in.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Eagle' Starring Channing Tatum & Jamie Bell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2010 6:49 AM
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Set to hit theaters in just over three months, the first trailer for Kevin Macdonald's "The Eagle" (formerly known as "The Eagle Of The Ninth") has arrived, and it looks like Focus Features had a very good reason to move the film from its originally planned September release.

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