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Box Office Top Ten: Audiences Still Love 'Lego' and Kevin Hart, Snub Colin Farrell

Looking at the Box Office Top Ten this week, you'd think we were still in the 1980s. Four new openers include three remakes of '80s hits, and another adapts a major novel from the decade. Another familiar pop culture artifact from the period -- Legos -- returned as the top film this weekend, as Warner Bros.' animated 3D film continues its strong run in its second weekend.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • February 16, 2014 2:06 PM
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TIFF Trailer Watch: Farrell, Walken, Rockwell, Waits, Harrelson Get Worked Up in 'Seven Psychopaths'

"Seven Psychopaths" looks like a fun and reckless romp of the first order. A struggling screenwriter played by Colin Farrell accidentally finds himself involved with a Los Angeles crime ring after his haphazard friends - Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell, no less - kidnap a gangster's beloved lap dog. As the crime lord, played by Woody Harrelson attempts to retrieve his prized Shih Tzu everything spins out of control.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • August 31, 2012 2:21 PM
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