Box office report: 'Immortals' shields off 'Jack and Jill' and 'Puss in Boots' with $32 million debut

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After two weekends atop the box office, Puss in Boots was thwarted by a pair of newcomers, Immortals and Jack and Jill, both of which opened to solid numbers. J. Edgar wasn’t quite as fortunate, but overall, the box office exhibited life like it hasn’t for the past few months, and the top ten ticked up 18 percent over the same weekend last year – a good sign headed into Thanksgiving. Check out all the details below:

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New York Film Festival ready for 'Carnage' tonight


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Tonight, Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the Tony-winning play, Carnage, raises the curtain on the 49th New York Film Festival, a 17-day event that showcases some of the most promising films of this awards season. Like many of the other high-profile films set to screen in New York, Carnage, which stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C.

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Lars von Trier on 'Nymphomaniac': 'I can't make a film about the sexual evolution of a woman without showing penetration'

Lars von Trier is certainly no stranger to controversial film subjects (uh, Antichrist, anyone?), but even he recognizes that his next project, Nymphomaniac – which will show the sexual evolution of a woman from birth to age 50 – might be a tough sell.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lars von Trier: When, and why, does a celebrity's bad behavior cross the line into unacceptability?

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What makes a celebrity into a scoundrel? The answer may seem simple – do what Mel Gibson did! Or Charlie Sheen! Or Lindsay Lohan! Or Arnold! – but when you really think about it, the answer isn’t simple at all. A lot of celebrities do a lot of bad things. They cheat on their wives and husbands and girlfriends and boyfriends.

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Cannes Film Festival: 'Melancholia' director Lars von Trier talks about Nazis, and gleeful reporters sacrifice meaning in pursuit of a quote


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At the press conference following the first screening of his masterpiece Melancholia, Lars von Trier was his own worst enemy, and his own jester, too. What else is new? Answering the usual, dim, blah-blah press conference questions (What were your influences? Are you happy with the movie?

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