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  When Ben Stiller decided – and the Powers-That-Be, against their collective best interest, agreed – to make a totally unnecessary, completely redundant sequel to the 2001 semi-cult hit, Zoolander, no on was clamoring to see, hear, or otherwise experience, he forgot to add a crucial ingredient: Bring the funny

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David Dobkin’s The Judge – starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall – was the first film to, officially, make its case at the Toronto International Film Festival when it kicked off the fest last Thursday night. Well, the jury reached a guilty verdict… Enough courtroom puns, though – what

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Have you ever met a superhero in real life? Or dreamed of becoming one of them? If your answer is yes, in this case The Secret life of Walter Mitty trailer will show you even more.

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As a rule (and in practice), commercial filmmaking requires compromise, sometimes overtly (subject matter, casting), sometimes subtlety (story choices, dialogue, locations), but when that compromise takes the form of blatant product placement – and unfortunately that’s exactly what happens in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller’s first film

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty arrives in theaters on Christmas, and we’ve got a cool extended trailer for your viewing pleasure. Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, the film also stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn. The film is based on James Thurber’s classic

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[youtube id=”HddkucqSzSM” width=”600″ height=”350″] A new trailer was recently released for an upcoming movie directed by and starring actor Ben Stiller. Based on James Thurber’s well-known 1939 short story by the same name, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty tells the story of a Life Magazine employee who is constantly

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With around $36.6 million, Thor: The Dark World again won the box office, but competition for the number one spot was surprisingly heated, so there go the “hammer” and “clobber” puns I would have otherwise used. Malcolm D. Lee’s The Best Man Holiday, sequel to 1999’s The Best Man, more

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Cate Blanchett got a tribute on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the New York Film Festival. That and Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen’s personal shout-out surely gave more credence to her already-strong best actress campaign. Of course, Blanchett’s perceived rival for the Oscar, Sandra Bullock, got a boost of her own

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Another twist hit awards-watchers last week as Sony Pictures Classics bumped Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher out of its 2013 lineup – and not too long after an impressive teaser leaked. Maybe SPC simply wants its potential Oscar pony to avoid the current best picture front-runner. As Sasha Stone of Awards Daily

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Perhaps the most notable news of the week came on Monday, when The Weinstein Co. announced that Grace of Monaco will debut in theaters next year. Originally planned for release on Nov. 27, the Nicole Kidman-led biopic needs more time for completion and will hit theaters next spring as a

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As if it needed another boost, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award. The runners-up were Stephen Frears’ Philomena and Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Expect the latter to be the big ticket this weekend as its only new competition comes in the form of

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This weeks biggest release is definitely Brave. I thought this was a great film and Merida is so incredibly adorable! The entire family is so lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and think it’s one of the must-buys this week. Here’s a clip from the film:  [springboard type=”video” id=”599441″ player=”scin001″ width=”560″ height=”315″ ]

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The Watch may take a bit to get going, but once it’s does, it’s hilarious.

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A red band trailer has been released for 20th Century Fox’s The Watch (formerly titled Neighborhood Watch). These types of trailers are so commonplace comedies trying to push-the-envelope these days, that I tend to overlook them. The last time I was really impressed by one was Step Brothers, which is

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Boy Scouts of America have had a bad reputation for years now, and the recently greenlit film Boy Scouts vs. Zombies may be just what they doctor ordered to start swaying the tides in their favor once again. According to THR, Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen is currently in negotiations to make his directorial debut

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Tonight’s telecast of The 84th Academy Awards was surprisingly enjoyable! That may in part be due to our fun live viewing party, but the show itself had its share of funny sketches, touching montages, and insightful interviews. Billy Crystal was a safe hosting choice, but he did a good enough job

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