State of Play

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Tweener Love Boosts 17 Again

(Newser) - Zac Effron out-manned Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck at the box office this weekend as 17 Again banked $24.1 million, Entertainment Weekly reports. State of Play scored a so-so $14.1 million, followed by Monsters vs. Aliens ($12.9 million), Hannah Montana: The Movie ($12.7 million), and Fast ... More »

State of Play an Ink-Stained Thriller

(Newser) - Is it any wonder that State of Play, a taut suspense film about politics, murder, and above all newspapers, is a hit with critics? Here’s what they’re saying:  
  • Roger Ebert calls it a “smart, ingenious thriller” with twists and turns that “genuinely fooled me a
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Affleck Mixes Politics, Film in State of Play

(Newser) - Ben Affleck returns to the ranks of leading men next week in State of Play, starring as a congressman entangled in a murder investigation. The high-profile liberal activist is out promoting the thriller—and so eager for ink that he talked politics with the Wall Street Journal. Some highlights:
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