Robert Abele

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Flux could flummox pundits

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One of the perennial thrills of the Oscar race is figuring out what unforeseen actor or actress will nestle in among the perceived front-runners come nominations morning, and concurrently, who might…

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Laura Linney

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Laura Linney knew she had to play Manhattan neurotic Wendy Savage for writer-director Tamara Jenkins when her "actor brain" flicked on three pages into reading the script.

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Saoirse Ronan

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In the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's rich, twisty novel "Atonement," the role of 13-year-old Briony -- an upper-class child whose overstimulated imagination translates a witnessed scene into…

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Kelly MacDonald

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For Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald, convincing Joel and Ethan Coen that she could excise her soft Glaswegian brogue and affect the West Texas lilt of trailer wife Carla Jean for "No Country for Old…

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The Kite Runner

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One of the biggest literary successes of recent years, Afghan-born author Khaled Hosseini's 2003 novel about his pre-9/11 homeland is destined to be one of the most discussed adaptations this Oscar…

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In the Valley of Elah

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"Crash" director and co-writer Paul Haggis' first helming effort since that film won picture Oscar two years ago has not lit a fire at the box office -- less than $7 million so far -- but as long as…

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Michael Clayton

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Screenwriter Tony Gilroy's directorial debut has become the fall's most burnished, acclaimed reminder of the conscience-stricken '70s suspense drama, a tale of corporate malfeasance and its…

British Invasion

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The trend in non-American casting the past few years seemed to be going Australian, but this fall season it's the Brits who are giving their American accents a workout.

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Domestic Film WEEKEND OF

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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Weekend Gross:$17.6M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Weekend:$17.6M Disney
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Weekend Gross:$16.8M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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    Weekend:$16.8M Paramount Pictures
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    If I Stay

    Weekend Gross:$16.4M

    If I Stay

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    Weekend:$16.4M Warner Brothers / New Line

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