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Jumanji Tops the Charts Again With $20M

It's the third week in a row for the family adventure film

(Newser) - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. Jumanji sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates Sunday, bringing... More »

Goofy Ghostbusters 'Silences the Backlash'

Kate McKinnon resembles 'a young Bill Murray'

(Newser) - Remaking Ghostbusters was never going to be easy. Luckily, an all-female cast wasn't afraid to answer the call. While audiences—who may or may not have read the hate blanketing the web —give this summer's reboot a 44% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , most critics are counting... More »

Huntsman Misses Its Mark, Bombs

'Jungle Book' continues to roar

(Newser) - The Jungle Book remains king of the box office in its second weekend in theaters, beating new opener The Huntsman: Winter's War by nearly $40 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. While The Jungle Book celebrates a $60.8 million weekend and a $191.5 million domestic total, The ... More »

Teen Who Returned Thor's Wallet Gets a Hero's Reward

'Ma, do you know who this is?'

(Newser) - A 17-year-old kid who returned Thor's missing wallet is an even bigger Boy Scout than Captain America—literally. Mashable reports actor Chris Hemsworth was eating with his family in a "rough" area of Los Angeles when he forgot his wallet. "I left my wallet on the table... More »

Fey, Poehler Returning to SNL

They'll co-host the show for the first time on Dec. 19

(Newser) - Former Saturday Night Live cast members Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to the stage next month—only this time they'll be hosts. The pair will co-host the show for the first time on Dec. 19, a day after their new film, Sisters, hits theaters. They'll be... More »

People's New Sexiest Man Hails From Down Under

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth nabs the title

(Newser) - For the fourth year running , People has handed its Sexiest Man Alive crown to someone other than Ryan Gosling . This year's winner? Chris Hemsworth, who just barely dodged the bullet of becoming Miley Cyrus' brother-in-law . The Thor star, 31, trots out the standard line of finding it "pretty... More »

Your Top-Earning Actor Is...

Robert Downey Jr., again

(Newser) - For the second year in a row , Robert Downey Jr. has snagged the top spot on Forbes ' list of Hollywood's highest-earning actors. Once again, he's estimated to have earned $75 million between last June and this one, and once again, a large part of that is probably... More »

Mighty Thor (Mostly) Delivers

They might need a 'field guide,' but fans should enjoy, say critics

(Newser) - The nine realms are about to converge in Thor: The Dark World—but don't expect to keep them all straight. The jumping from world to world in director Alan Taylor's film, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, appears to have left critics scattered. (It's got a 69%... More »

Brace Yourself: Miley Is Having 3 Weddings

Billy Ray Cyrus confirms daughter, Liam Hemsworth are overdoing it

(Newser) - As if the prospect of one Miley Cyrus wedding isn't bad enough, now her dad confirms that you will actually have to hear about three. Yes, for some reason not spelled out by Billy Ray, his daughter and her fiancé , Liam Hemsworth, "are going to have three weddings.... More »

Kristen Stewart Not Invited to Snow White Sequel

Affair cost her more than just Robert Pattinson, apparently

(Newser) - First Kristen Stewart lost her boyfriend ; now her affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders may have cost her a job. The Hollywood Reporter says Stewart has been "dropped" from the Snow White sequel, which will now focus solely on the Huntsman character played by Chris... More »

Snow White a Mix of Good, Evil

Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron star in dark take on tale

(Newser) - Snow White and the Huntsman, the latest take on the fairy tale starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, is an impressive spectacle, featuring all kinds of brooding visual effects. But critics are sharply divided as to whether the film is an overall success:
  • "There is nothing cute about this
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Critics Agree: Avengers a Blast

Joss Whedon directs Robert Downey Jr. in superhero blowout

(Newser) - Sure, it's an effective moneymaking scheme: release movies about individual superheroes, then one about all of them. But with Joss Whedon at the helm, The Avengers really works. What critics are saying:
  • "Even if you don't particularly like comic-book adaptations, this film just might make a believer
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