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  1. the industry
    Your Box Office Explained: Hollywood Chases All the Young DudesArgo, Taken 2, and Sinister end the weekend in a tight finish.
  2. the star market
    The Star Market: How Big of a Star Is Ben Affleck?“The world loves him as a director first, star second,” says one agent.
  3. endorsements
    NFL Mulling Endorsement of Costner Football FilmDraft Day, about a down-on-his-luck Buffalo Bills GM, would star Costner and be directed by Ivan Reitman.
  4. the industry
    The Three Obstacles to Reviving VarietyNikki Finke’s parent company is doubling down on entertainment news. But is there a place for the hobbled institution anymore?
  5. the vulture transcript
    The Dauntingly Competitive T.C. Boyle on His New Novel, San Miguel“I’m too competitive — too crazily competitive — to play anything.”
  6. the star market
    The Star Market: Does Bruce Willis Have Some Fight Left in Him?“He’s not saying ‘I need my Oscar movie’ to his agents. He wants to get paid and get out.”
  7. movie news
    Zombieland Director Pulls Trigger on Spy HunterThe movie based on the arcade game is one step closer to the big screen.
  8. movie news
    The Baywatch Movie Is Now More of a Reno 911 ReunionReno 911 in the house! Or on the beach. Whatever.
  9. Three Films Tie for No. 1 in Weak B.O. WeekendEnd of Watch, Trouble With the Curve, and House at the End of the Street.
  10. movie news
    Exclusive: Reno 911! Co-Creator to Direct Baywatch MovieWith script written by the creator of Rescue Me.
  11. your box office explained
    A Proposal for Fixing Hollywood’s Box-Office ProblemAfter a terrible summer, does Tinseltown need a bailout?
  12. the star market
    The Star Market: Does Joaquin Phoenix Even Want a Comeback? “If he becomes a star, it’ll be with reluctance and the help of something magical.”
  13. the industry
    Exclusive: Brad Pitt to Produce IBM and the HolocaustBrad Pitt is taking the Moneyball approach to explaining the Holocaust.
  14. the industry
    Y: The Last Man Now One of New Line’s First PrioritiesThe studio may finally be getting around to making that feature-film version of the graphic novel.
  15. your box office explained
    The Possession Remains Box Office No. 1The Jewish demon film wins a scarily weak box office weekend.
  16. fall movie preview 2012
    Fall Movie Preview: Five Burly Box Office Face-OffsLincoln vs. Bond, Cruise vs. Osama, Perry vs. Ghosts.
  17. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: No One Loves OogielovesThat’s not an exaggeration.
  18. your box office explained
    Summer 2012 Box-Office Report Card: Action, Genre, and Superhero EditionThe Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, yes. Everything else, meh.
  19. casting couch
    Fassbender May Be Triggerman in Jane Got a GunHe’s negotiating to star in the Western.
  20. the industry
    David Fincher No Longer Attached to Angelina Jolie’s CleopatraSony is now seeking other candidates.
  21. your box office explained
    The Summer 2012 Box-Office Report Card: Indie-Film EditionThe twin indie success stories of the past three months were Moonrise Kingdom and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
  22. Schenkkan Adapting The Demonologist for ZemeckisThe Demonologist follows an occult-lit expert whose daughter finds herself in the grip of something evil.
  23. the industry
    Exclusive: Disney’s The Rocketeer Being ReloadedSorta like Iron Man, but set in thirties Hollywood.
  24. your box office explained
    Expendables 2 Is Number One With Many BulletsWhitney Houston’s last film also did solid biz.
  25. 6 Films That Hollywood Should Rethink [UPDATE]There are some stories that just aren’t meant to be event movies.
  26. Bourne Opens at Top, Yet Below Previous FilmsThis weekend’s real surprise, though, was Hope Springs.
  27. the industry
    Bill & Ted May Ride Again for a Third FilmStars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are attached, as is Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot.
  28. the industry
    Fast Five Director in Talks for L.A. RiotsThe project had first been set up at the studio half a dozen years ago with director Spike Lee.
  29. your box office explained
    Dark Knight Proves Bane to Recall’s ExistenceThe sci-fi remake barely cracked $26 million.
  30. casting couch
    Kristen Stewart Lands Lie Down in DarknessNo word yet on the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel.
  31. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: Dark Knight Wins, But Olympics DominateThe Dark Knight Rises takes the top spot, but overall box office is down by 25 percent compared to this time last year.
  32. most valuable stars
    How Being Big in Japan (or Germany, or Russia … ) Gets a Movie MadeAn inside look into how small studios get international distributors to chip in for a film’s budget because of their countrymen’s love of a star.
  33. most valuable stars
    A Hollywood Publicist’s Six Tips for How to Build a Lasting Movie StarOne veteran publicist offers a few insights from her decades in the red-carpeted trenches.
  34. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: Ice Age Wins the Mid-Batman/Spider-Man SlotThe fourth entry in the prehistoric animated series made $46 million this weekend.
  35. the industry
    Brad Pitt Is Not Talking to His World War Z Director As they head into reshoots with an unclear game plan, Marc Forster must relay his notes through an intermediary.
  36. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: July Fourth EditionSavages gets squeezed out, but could it increase its haul this upcoming weekend?
  37. your box office explained
    Magic Mike, Ted, and the Red-Blue State DivideWhile gender had a big part to play with the success of both films, another factor played a huge role.
  38. the industry
    How Magic Mike’s Butt-Filled Trailer Made All the DifferenceThat’s how you sell a movie about male strippers.
  39. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: Pixar’s Brave Is This Weekend’s HeroPixar proved it hasn’t lost the confidence of moviegoers.
  40. the industry
    Exclusive: Barry Sonnenfeld’s Secret Comic-Book Movie Is …The Men in Black 3 director has been circumspect about which sixties comic property he’s going to adapt.
  41. your box office explained
    Madagascar 3 Scores Second Week Atop Box OfficeThis weekend’s top two grossing movies remain the same as last weekend’s.
  42. the industry
    J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Orbiting God Particle at ParamountParamount Pictures has picked up the script for Abrams’s company to produce.
  43. your box office explained
    Madagascar 3 Rules the JungleAnd Prometheus is on fire in second place.
  44. casting couch
    Mortensen and Cassel Eye Sequel to Cronenberg’s Eastern PromisesIt isn’t often that we hear about a sequel and get genuinely excited, but this one has real promise.
  45. the industry
    Exclusive: Film Version of Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine in WorksThe author considered the book his most personal work.
  46. your box office explained
    Box Office: Snow White Defies Low ExpectationsIt did better than predicted, but Prometheus’s international debut is a warning bell.
  47. the industry
    Will Snow White and Battleship Be the Last Straws at Universal?The pricey Snow White looks likely to be yet another in a list of painful bombs for the beleaguered studio.
  48. the industry
    Can Disney’s New Chief Bring Back Its Mojo?New Disney studio chief Alan Horn had an amazing track record of doing big movies at Warner Bros. But does his new employer desire the same?
  49. the scoop
    Exclusive: Secret Plot Details of the Wachowskis’ Jupiter AscendingThe siblings behind the Matrix films look to space.
  50. casting couch
    Sandler in Talks to Star Opposite Will FerrellIt’s a Thanksgiving, tackle-football comedy.
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