Robert Abele

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Capote

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The popularity of biopics with the Academy is unceasing -- from "Disraeli" to "Cleopatra" to "The Pride of the Yankees" and up to "A Beautiful Mind," "Ray" and "The Aviator." Literary portraits alone…

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Brokeback Mountain

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Riding a wave of awards buzz that began at Toronto, Venice and Telluride -- and stoked by its winning the Golden Lion at Venice -- Western love story "Brokeback Mountain" is one of the leading Oscar…

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Walk the Line

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Last year's "Ray" established a new barometer for music-themed biopics, bringing Jamie Foxx near-unanimous praise and an Oscar for his lead perf. This year the likely beneficiary of the newfound…

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Domestic Film WEEKEND OF

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    The Maze Runner

    Weekend Gross:$32.5M

    The Maze Runner

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    Weekend:$32.5M
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    A Walk Among the Tombstones

    Weekend Gross:$13.1M

    A Walk Among the Tombstones

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    Weekend:$13.1M
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    This Is Where I Leave You

    Weekend Gross:$11.9M

    This Is Where I Leave You

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    Weekend:$11.9M

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Bring the family

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Hollywood's infatuation with the moviegoing tastes of teens is no secret, but at film festivals -- where the selections might include (gasp) subtitles -- attracting youths requires thoughtful…

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Red-carpet welcome

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When AFI Fest director Christian Gaines looks at the annual event he's nurtured over six years, he thinks of "stronger rather than bigger." He points to this year's 21 world preems, 20 North American…

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Don Cheadle

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No one can say this year's Gotham actor honoree, Don Cheadle, lacks work. He is in no less than four films this winter -- "Hotel Rwanda," "The Assassination of Richard Nixon," "After the Sunset" and…

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Kinsey

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The challenge for "Kinsey" won't be in critical reception, but in garnering Academy support for subject matter of a delicate, sometimes controversial, nature.

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Finding Neverland

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True-life period pictures usually have a prestige advantage when it comes to Oscar nominations, but this moving yet unsentimental tale of author J.M. Barrie's creation of "Peter Pan" has the…

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