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Box office update: 'Sinister' takes down 'Taken 2'; Argo comes in third


Halloween might still be a few weeks away, but it looks like audiences are already in the mood for horror.

Summit’s spooky flick, Sinister, topped the box office on Friday with an estimated $7.5 million, effectively knocking down last weekend’s top performer, Taken 2. The R-rated film, which stars Ethan Hawke, is expected to garner about $19 million this weekend.

Don’t count out Taken 2 just yet though. The Liam Neeson abduction sequel, which came in a close second on Friday with an estimated $7 million, will likely take back the top spot at the box office by the end of the weekend. The film is on track to earn close to $24 million.

Meanwhile, Affleck’s critically-acclaimed political thriller Argo debuted in third place with $5.9 million. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: Ben Affleck's 'Argo' will be taken by 'Taken 2'

It’s going to be a close race at this weekend’s box office. Audiences will certainly be going to see Argo, but Liam Neeson looks primed for another week of victory with Taken 2. At this rate, we’re going to see his long-lost son get kidnapped as well. Without further ado, I bring you this week’s box office predictions.

1. Taken 2 — $24 million

Liam Neeson will continue his box office reign for the second straight week. Poor reviews (it stands at 20 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) could be buoyed by positive word-of-mouth (it has a solid “B+” Cinemascore grade), leading to a likely drop of around 50 percent.  However, I don’t expect it to attain the momentum of the original Taken, which attracted a bevy of moviegoers that drove the film to a gross of $145 million. If Taken 2 is indeed crowned box office champ this week, it has its PG-13 rating to thank — most of the other major releases are weighed down by an R.


‘Seven Psychopaths’: Sam Rockwell psycho-sweet-talks Olga Kurylenko -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Sam Rockwell is all crazy eyes and toothy grin in the upcoming comedic blood bath Seven Psychopaths, also starring Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, and Colin Farrell, but he still knows how to charm the ladies. Well, kind of.

Check out an exclusive clip from the movie below, which opens nationwide on Oct. 12. Rockwell, as dognapper-actor-loony killer Billy, tells his sexy gal pal, played by Olga Kurylenko, who’s also shacked up with a deranged mob boss (Harrelson), that he’s helped her out by stealing Harrelson’s prized pooch. The chat doesn’t go so well.

Toronto Film Festival: 'Silver Linings Playbook' wins audience award

David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook won the Blackberry People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, which concluded with a ceremony this afternoon. Based on Matthew Quick’s darkly comic novel, the film follows a mentally unstable former teacher (Bradley Cooper) who moves in with his parents and befriends a young widow (Jennifer Lawrence).

Along with Ben Affleck’s Argo (the first runner up for the People’s Choice Award) and J.A. Bayona’s The ImpossiblePlaybook emerges from the festival as a strong Oscar contender thanks to buzz from glowing reviews and enthusiastic audience responses. Other winners at the fest include Midnight Madness champion Seven Psychopaths, written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), plus FIPRESCI prize winners Dans la maison (In the house), a French drama by Francois Ozon, and Mikael Marcimain’s Call Girl.

Click here for a full list of winners.

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Toronto Q&A: Rockwell, Harrelson, Walken on ‘Seven Psychopaths
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Toronto Oscar Watch: 'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'The Sessions' and more

The last 48 hours of the Toronto International Film Festival produced another full crop of potential awards-baiting films. Here’s what has Oscar watchers buzzing up here.

Silver Linings Playbook Along with Argo, David O. Russell’s family study is the one film that’s attracted the most Oscar buzz so far. Uproariously funny and surprisingly moving as well, this is a character piece that hits all the right notes and should be a home run with the Academy. I could easily see nominations for Best Picture, actor (Bradley Cooper), actress (Jennifer Lawrence), and supporting actor (Robert De Niro) along with dual citations for Russell for writing and directing.

The Sessions After its successful Sundance debut (where it was called The Surrogate), John Hawkes and Helen Hunt’s sexually frank drama played here to wonderful response. Hawkes (in the lead category) and Hunt (in supporting) seem like sure bets for nominations, and their strong buzz could even help the film become a Best Picture contender. READ FULL STORY

Toronto Film Festival Q&A: Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken on 'Seven Psychopaths' and their triple bromance


They play speech-giving, gun-toting psychopaths in In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s zippy, blood-drenched comedy Seven Psychopaths, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. But in person Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are really just big softies at heart, and good buddies who like tea, each other’s movies, and do soft-core porn? (More on that below). sat down at the Toronto fest on Sunday with Rockwell and Harrelson, and separately with costar Christopher Walken, who’s totally dead-pan funny as Hans, a philosophical dog-napping business partner of Rockwell’s super chatty, psycho killer Billy. Colin Farrell (an In Bruges alum) stars as Billy’s friend Marty, an L.A. screenwriter working on a screenplay about psychopaths, and all the guys, while on set, fell for a little pooch named Bonny, a white, fluffy Shih Tzu belonging to Harrelson’s character, scary mob moss Charlie. Bonny’s kidnapped by Billy and Hans, leading to violent consequences. READ FULL STORY

'Seven Psychopaths' red-band trailer: Now with more Christopher Walken profanity!

If you’re like me — and I hope you’re not — you probably watched the first trailer for Seven Psychopaths and thought to yourself: “Well, I’m intrigued, but before I commit to this movie, I’d like to be sure that it features Christopher Walken using the F-word and Colin Farrell using the S-word.” Thankfully, there’s a new red-band trailer which features lots of R-rated invective straight from the brain of Martin McDonagh, the writer/director of Psychopaths who’s like an Irish David Mamet. Watch the new trailer: READ FULL STORY

TRAILER: Colin Farrell steps in it with stolen-dog crime saga 'Seven Psychopaths'

All you need to know about the demented crime tale Seven Psychopaths can be found in the following exchange:

Sam Rockwell finds a snarling Tom Waits sitting on a wall and stroking a pet bunny outside his home. “Okay, you seem normal — come on in,” Rockwell says. “We gotta get this dog off the street because we kidnapped it from a maniac.”

Filmmaker Martin McDonagh’s twisted followup to 2008’s In Bruges finally has a trailer — and it’s nothing that would reassure any dog-lover.


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