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This Weekend: Plenty to Choose From with 'Dallas Buyers Club', 'Broken Circle Breakdown,' 'Ender's Game' and 'About Time'

A plenitude of films hit theaters this weekend. Best reviewed is Jean-Marc Vallee's "Dallas Buyers Club," starring an emaciated Matthew McConughey as real-life AIDS patient Ron Woodruff, who in the early '90s set up an under-the-table pharmacy in Texas supplying unapproved meds for HIV. McConaughey has stirred up Oscar talk for his performance, as has Jared Leto, in a supporting turn as Woodruff's cross-dressing partner in crime.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 31, 2013 2:54 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)

"Love Actually"
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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