Despite its stacked deck of a cast, "Runner Runner" adds up to little more than a charmless, paint-by-numbers thriller unlikely to escape the forces of "Gravity" in its early October release.
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Elin Flack and Bob Duva will dissolve their nine-year-old legit agency, Duva-Flack Associates, effective Aug. 31. Flack had previously been with J. Michael Bloom & Associates; Duva came from the…
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Peter Bart: The Backlot
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Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real1Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$34.5M Sony / TriStar -2.10%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$205.3M Disney -15.02%
Rio 23Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$79.6M Fox -28.13%