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Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the slowest of the year at the multiplex, as families stay home to watch the football event Sunday instead of heading to the theater. Still, "Warm Bodies" may get off to a good start despite the competition, as the creepy romantic comedy is aimed at teenage girls -- a demographic not usually that interested in the Super Bowl.
The movie, which features young up-and-comers
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"Warm Bodies," financed by Lionsgate's label Summit Entertainment for $30 million, centers around a young woman who falls for a zombie. The PG-13 picture has so far received mostly positive reviews, and had notched a 73% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of Thursday morning.
The movie is the first in a big year for 23-year-old Hoult, still best-known to many as the child star of the 2002 British film "About a Boy." Next month, the actor will appear as the lead in the $150-million-plus "Jack and the Giant Slayer," and also has upcoming high-profile roles in the "Mad Max" and "X-Men" franchises.
"Bullet to the Head" star Stallone, meanwhile, is also keeping busy. The 66-year-old most recently appeared in last summer's sequel to "The Expendables," which grossed more than $300 million worldwide and has already prompted another installment.
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In his latest movie, the “Rambo” veteran stars as a hit-man who teams up with a detective to avenge the death of his partner. The picture, which is based on a French graphic novel, was made by producer
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