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Rogen, Reiser Go In '50/50' On A Few Sick Laughs

Will Reiser and his buddy Seth Rogen tell Audie Cornish about their new movie — a comedy about cancer, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt — explaining that the humor arises not from the illness, but from how the healthy react to the sick.
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This Summer, 3-D Ticket Sales Disappoint

A new 3-D version of The Lion King is opening in theaters on Friday. A couple of years ago, industry executives thought 3-D movies — with their higher ticket prices — were supposed to save the movie industry. However 3-D ticket sales weren't dazzling this summer.
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'Shop Talk': Jobs, Poverty, Perry

This week, House Speaker Boehner acknowledged some common ground between his jobs plan and the president's plan, but said Obama's program doesn't quite add up. Also, the U.S. Census Bureau reported the latest poverty figures, and Tyler Perry was reported as the highest paid man in Hollywood.
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A Twisty, Brutal 'Drive' For A Level-Headed Hero

Drive is what Driver does, and driven is how audiences will feel after a screening of Nicholas Winding Refn's brutally moving thriller, which stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston and Albert Brooks. (Recommended)
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'Bucky Larson' Is No Box Office Hero

The new movie Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, is getting unfavorable reviews — a lot of them. The screenplay was co-written by Adam Sandler. The film has a 0 percent rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. Sony Studios opened Bucky on about 1,500 screens last weekend. And according to one box office tracking site, each showing had an average audience of just eight.
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Crossing Mexico: A Journey Of Grave Perils

Thousands of Central Americans have tried reaching the U.S. border in hopes of better lives. When crossing Mexico, they've faced remarkable dangers. Actor Gael Garcia Bernal traveled to southern Mexico to capture these stories, compiled in The Invisibles, a collection of short documentaries.
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The Highlights From The Toronto Film Festival

Melissa Block talks with Los Angeles Times entertainment writer Steven Zeitchik about what he's seeing at the Toronto Film Festival, which runs through this Sunday. Zeitchik points to the Brad Pitt baseball movie Moneyball and the sex-addiction story Shame as the two big films receiving buzz. He adds two of his favorite smaller flicks — Your Sister's Sister and A Dangerous Method to his list of interesting movies.

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