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RUNNING WITH SCISSORS Movie Review: Annette Bening Outstanding in Muddled Film

'Running with Scissors' movie review: Annette Bening shines in muddled coming-of-age tale (image: Annette Bening and Joseph Cross in 'Running with Scissors') Problems abound in Ryan Murphy's movie version of Augusten Burroughs' book of memoirs Running with Scissors. Those range from the film's cartoonish humor and meandering storyline to an unappealing lead character and fuzzily sketched secondary ones. The only element that prevents this muddled comedy-drama from becoming a complete failure is a generally solid supporting cast headed by an outstanding Annette Bening. Growing up isn't easy, we all know that. But as Running with Scissors' adolescent antihero Augusten Burroughs (Joseph Cross) will tell you, things can get particularly difficult when your father (Alec Baldwin) is a raging alcoholic and […]


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RUNNING WITH SCISSORS Movie Review: Annette Bening Outstanding in Muddled Film



'Iron Man' Movie Sequel: Second Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Ever?

'Iron Man 3' with Robert Downey Jr. 'Iron Man 3' box office: Second biggest domestic debut ever? May 4, '13, update: Directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man 3 will likely boast the second biggest opening weekend ever at the North American box office – not factoring in inflation. According to studio estimates found at Boxofficemojo.com, Iron Man 3 grossed $68.31 million on Friday, including $15.6 million from Thursday evening and midnight screenings. (Image: Marvel / Disney's Iron Man 3.) For comparison's sake: Joss Whedon's The Avengers, the previous Marvel movie featuring Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man, took in $18.7 million from midnight screenings alone in May 2012; The Avengers' first-day gross was $80.81 million. Directed […]


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'Iron Man' Movie Sequel: Second Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Ever?



'Iron Man 3' Review: Worthy Sequel Compromised by Eagerness to Appease Chinese Market

'Iron Man 3' with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. 'Iron Man 3': 'A worthy addition to Marvel's movie library' compromised by 'clever, stealth ways' to appease the Chinese market Much has happened since the events of 2010's Iron Man 2, and we're not talking about Tony Stark's side adventure in last year's surprisingly satisfying The Avengers. Nor are we talking about anything related to the intricate motion picture universe of Marvel's superhero characters. What's happened since 2010 is that American movie studios have gotten ever closer to the tipping point in their fealty to China in order to insure production funding and/or theatrical distribution of their films in the exploding Chinese market. While many films have taken advantage of […]


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'Iron Man 3' Review: Worthy Sequel Compromised by Eagerness to Appease Chinese Market