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  • 'Contraband' deals in illicit fun, not substance, critics say

     
    "Contraband:" After the end-of-the-year wave of award-seasons hopefuls, the popcorn-flick machine is ramping back up. Case in point: "Contraband," the new heist movie starring Mark Wahlberg as a reformed smuggler pulled back into the underworld. The film,...
  • Movie Projector: 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Contraband' fight for No. 1

     
    A 3-D re-release of "Beauty and the Beast" will likely be in a tight race for the No. 1 spot at the box office with the Mark Wahlberg action flick "Contraband." Pre-release audience surveys indicate each movie is expected to debut with between $17 million...
  • Box Office: 'Contraband' steals No. 1 spot from 'Beauty and the Beast' [Updated]

     
    The ugly world of drug smuggling beat out a fairy tale "Beauty" at the box office this weekend, as Mark Wahlberg's "Contraband" was the No. 1 pick at the multiplex. The action thriller was the most popular film over the......
  • Hollywood on black culture: Should it be looking forward not back?

     
    Hollywood's black history lessons: Is it time to look forward instead of backward? Patrick Goldstein studies the repercussions if the George Lucas-backed "Red Tails" doesn't catch hold....
  • 'Haywire': Soderbergh thriller a cracking good time, critics say

     
    Back in 2010, rumors swirled that Steven Soderbegh would be retiring from filmmaking soon. Since then, though, he's been as busy as ever, releasing the pandemic thriller "Contagion" and the new spy flick "Haywire," starring MMA fighter Gina Carano....
  • Box Office: 'The Grey' shines bright in opening weekend

     
    "The Grey" finished on top of the box office, cementing Liam Neeson's status as an action star....
  • 'The Grey' director Joe Carnahan has a death wish

     
    Joe Carnahan, director of Liam Neeson movie "The Grey," will write and direct a reboot of Charles Bronson's "Death Wish."...
  • VES Awards: 'Rango' leads with four wins for visual effects

     
    Riding a wave of recent success, "Rango" took home four trophies at the 10th annual Visual Effects Society Awards. "Hugo," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" each took home two awards....
  • Oscar-nominated shorts, coming to a theater near you

     
    For the seventh year, the Oscar-nominated shorts will screen at theaters in the U.S. and Canada, presented by ShortsHD, a cable TV network that exclusively shows short films. Screenings will group the films together by category: animation (79 minutes),...
  • DreamWorks Animation unveils China studio plans

     
    DreamWorks Animation announced plans to build Oriental DreamWorks, a studio in Shanghai, in what it billed as a landmark joint venture agreement with two state-owned Chinese media companies....
  • Movie Projector: 'Ghost Rider' sequel to scorch competition

     
    "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," the 3-D sequel featuring a demonic motorcycle-riding superhero played by Nicolas Cage, is expected to be the No. 1 film over President's Day weekend....