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Friday Box Office: 'Thor' Strong, Not Mighty, 'Last Vegas' Lures Boomers, '12 Years' Passes $12 Million

Adding to its stellar first-week overseas haul of more than $150 million, "Thor: The Dark World" is grabbing more than half of Friday's Top 10 box office take. With $31,633,000 (including Thursday night shows) already in the till the Marvel/Disney sequel will score an easy #1 for the weekend. However, the film is unlikely to cross $100 million for the weekend. Indeed the number won't even be a record for the Veteran's Day holiday.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • November 9, 2013 1:33 PM
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Watch Richard Curtis Talk 'About Time,' Bridget Jones Sequel, 'Love Actually,' Mr. Bean and Pulling Back from Directing (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

British writer-director Richard Curtis talks his third film "About Time," a romantic comedy, time-travel movie and family drama all in one, starring Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson as a father and son, as well as the great films Curtis helped to create with Working Title, from "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill," starring Hugh Grant, to "Mr. Bean" and "Bridget Jones Diary." Will he direct again?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 28, 2013 4:28 PM
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Romantic Comedies Are Not Dead: A Richard Curtis Retrospective (VIDEO)

Ahead of the New York Film Festival debut of "About Time," the latest film written and directed by romantic comedy master Richard Curtis, here is a video "retrospective" of his work.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 28, 2013 2:04 PM
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Review Roundup: Richard Curtis' 'About Time,' Starring McAdams and Gleeson, Is Snuggly Sweet and Blandly Reassuring

The first reviews have arrived for "About Time," directed by Richard Curtis ("Love Actually"). While critics aren't finding much of originality or zing in the time-traveling romantic comedy starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, they cede that the film is as comforting and reassuring as a) rice pudding (per Variety), b) a quilt (per the Telegraph), and c) "a big sloppy hug from a stranger" (per the Times). More below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 9, 2013 11:59 AM
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Locarno International Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Kicks Off August 7

The 66th Locarno International Film Festival, kicking off August 7, has unveiled its lineup. Included in the fest's selections are Richard Curtis' time-travel romantic comedy "About Time," starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson; Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur's ("The Deep") "2 Guns," starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg; and the world premiere of South Korean filmmaker Hong Sangsoo's "Our Sunhi."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 17, 2013 12:23 PM
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Trailer Watch: Rachel McAdams, New Leading Man Domhnall Gleeson Time-Travel in Richard Curtis Romance 'About Time'

The new trailer for time-travel romance "About Time" from director Richard Curtis ("Love Actually") has landed, co-starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson as the space-time-crossed lovers. Tellingly, the film marks up-and-comer Gleeson's first leading role; the actor has previously shone in supporting roles in the "Harry Potter" franchise (as Bill Weasley), "Anna Karenina" and "Never Let Me Go." It also marks McAdams return to time-traveling lovers, following 2009's "The Time Traveler's Wife."
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • May 14, 2013 3:09 PM
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