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Weekend Box Office: Audiences Say 'Fock' Off To 'Little Fockers,' 'Gulliver's Travels'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 26, 2010 7:06 AM
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Every once in awhile, we look at the numbers and hope, pray that the weekend is emblematic of an attitude amongst the public. They’ve had enough, we predict, and moviegoers are no longer going to accept subpar product. This winter has led to that assumption being made repeatedly, as audiences have roundly rejected most of what the studios have served up.

Exclusive: David O. Russell Talks The Humor, Pathos & Women Of 'The Fighter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2010 6:05 AM
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Long a personal pet project for Mark Wahlberg, "The Fighter" finally kicked into gear once David O. Russell was brought into the director's chair (replacing Darren Aronofsky who exited and went on to make "The Wrestler"). The film was a rugged indie effort, but one that attracted top tier talent including Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams, all of whom are being eyed as very strong candidates for nominations at the upcoming Oscars.

'The Fighter' & 'The King's Speech' Lead Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 2:20 AM
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Following Monday's farce that was the The Golden Globe nominations, we're back into the serious territory of real awards that aren't bought and paid for, with the Screen Actors Guild revealing the nominees for their 17th annual awards ceremony.

Weekend Box Office: 2010 Ending With A Whimper As 'Narnia' Fades, 'Black Swan' Rises

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 12, 2010 6:07 AM
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The winter box office is proving to be a bummer for the major studios. A year after “Avatar” ran the table, allowing “The Blind Side,” "Sherlock Holmes" and “Alvin And The Chipmunks” to pick up the scraps on the way to $200 million domestic totals each, audiences have been rejecting the winter 2010 fare. What happened to the promising tent pole schedule that usually piques people's interest?

11 Boxing Films That Will Knock You Out

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 10, 2010 7:15 AM
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Not every sport works well on the big screen, and it's not always the ones you think. Basketball? Surprisingly, not that cinematic. Golf? Actually pretty gripping, when done well. Soccer? Don't make us laugh. But probably the king of big-screen sports has to be boxing. It's as stripped down as we can get, in terms of games -- two men (usually), in shorts, punching each other in the face.

In Theaters: 'The Tourist,' 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,' 'The Fighter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2010 4:02 AM
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After last week's huge post-holiday box office drop, Hollywood will attempt to steer the ship back on course with a couple of high-profile new releases this weekend. Two of the world's biggest movie stars, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, team up for the goofy international espionage thriller "The Tourist," which doesn't have too much competition for the adult dollar this weekend--at least at the multiplex. Fox reignites the 'Narnia' franchise without co-financing from Disney, after the disappointment of "Prince Caspian" with "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." The 3D inflation should help the film do decent numbers, but the quality of these films has turned many potential fans off of the series. On the limited front, New York, Los Angeles, and Boston get the David O. Russell/Mark Wahlberg/Christian Bale contender "The Fighter." Ben Affleck stars in the John Wells-directed recession-drama "The Company Men" which gets an Oscar-qualifying run in NY/LA before rolling out wide next month. Also out, Julie Taymor returns to Shakespeare with "The Tempest," which boasts a great cast and not much else; Steven Soderbergh's portrait of Spalding Gray, "And Everything Is Going Fine"; and Ry Russo-Young's drama "You Won't Miss Me."

Review: 'The Fighter' Is A Scrappy Little Knockout

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 7, 2010 5:45 AM
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Picture Is Also A Surprisingly Funny, Touching Story About The Foibles Of Family; Bale Seems Oscar-Nom BoundThere are onscreen dramas that claim to be about family, but they never really involve the protagonist having to make difficult decisions. Often the family is too saintly, or too important, to ignore. Other times, the best route for the protagonist to follow is to form a surrogate family, as blood relatives appear untrustworthy or devious. Rarely does a film come along that respects its audience enough to present the clear conflicts and difficulties of being around the ones who love you. Whether it be their all-encompassing love, their lack of education, or your own stubborness, the bonds that define what a family means can become frayed. When you love someone, it takes more than a mirror to show you that you have the capacity to simultaneously be terrible.

Watch: Mark Wahlberg Gets Into Fighting Shape In New Trailer For 'The Fighter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2010 10:45 AM
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While most early reviews have pegged David O. Russell's "The Fighter" as a mainstream crowd pleasing boxing fix, that hasn't stopped the marketing team behind the film to deliver some very clever teasers and trailers for the film. Back in October, an arty clip was debuted for audiences of "Mad Men" and now, with just over a week until the film hits, a new testosterone heavy spot has been unveiled.

New Clips & Images Get In The Ring For 'The Fighter' With Mark Wahlberg & Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2010 5:41 AM
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Having screened for critics, dropped some enticing trailers and now, and now with some more clips and pictures from the film landing online (here's the clip from last week in case you missed it), all we have left to do is watch the film that is definitely near the top of our list to catch before the end of year.

Watch: New Clip From David O. Russell's 'The Fighter' With Mark Wahlberg & Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2010 9:08 AM
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Set to hit theaters in just a few weeks, we now have our first clip from David O. Russell's "The Fighter," a film that may end up factoring into this year's Oscar race.

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