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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook has been nominated for five Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The David O. Russell directed quirky romance received nods for its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Male and Female Lead categories, along with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the announcement at the W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday. It will compete against Moonrise Kingdom - which also received five nominations - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On in the Best Feature category.

Matthew McConaughey received two nominations, Best Male Lead for Killer Joe where he will compete against Bradley, Jack Black for Bernie, John Hawkes in The Sessions, Thure Lindhardt for Keep The Lights On and Four's Wendell Pierce and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike.

Linda Cardellini has been nominated for Best Female Lead for Return along with Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Smashed and Jennifer in Silver Linings Playbook.

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Box Office Breakdown: The Dark Knight Rises Above Predecessor

The Dark Knight Rises

Despite the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado early Friday morning, The Dark Knight Rises still managed to succeed The Dark Knight in its opening weekend record with $160.8 million.

The animated family film Ice Age: Continental Drift fell from its number one spot with $20.4 million while Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man dropped to the number three spot in its third week with $10.8 million. Seth MacFarlane's big screen debut, Ted, took in $10.1 million, securing the number four spot, and the latest Disney/Pixar film Brave dipped one more spot to round out the top five with $6 miilion.

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Box Office Breakdown: Spider-Man Nabs Top Spot

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man

While it may not have done as well as its predecessor, the latest Spider-Man movie installment, The Amazing Spider-Man, still managed to earn the number one spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $65 million.

Following the superhero adaptation came Ted - last week's number one - which pulled in $32.5 million. The latest Disney/Pixar vehicle, Brave, stayed static at number three with $20.1 million while Oliver Stone's Savages debuted at number four with $16.1 million. Rounding out the top five was Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, which dropped three spots from number two with $15.6 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Madagascar Stays on Top

Madagascar 3

The animals of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted truly are a determined bunch.

Maintaining its number one position at the box office, the animated family film earned $34 million this past weekend, enough to keep Prometheus at bay with its $20.7 million. Coming in third is Rock of Ages, which made its debut this weekend with $14.4 million. The new Adam Sandler comedy That's My Boy also debuted this past weekend with $13.4 million, securing the fourth position at the box office. Lastly, Snow White and the Huntsman was bumped down two spots to number five with $13.2 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Madagascar 3 Debuts at the Top

Madagascar 3

No matter how much buzz the Alien prequel Prometheus attained, it wasn't enough to win over the parents and their kids who saw Madagascar 3 this weekend.

With a cool $60.3 million, the animated family flick debuted on top, considerably beating out Ridley Scott's latest film's $51 million take. Last week's number one film, Snow White and the Huntsman fell to number three with $23 million while Men in Black III and The Avengers took in $13.8 million and $11.2 million, respectively.

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Wes Anderson Casts ‘Not Very Good’ Actors

Wes AndersonWes Anderson likes casting "not very good" actors. The Moonrise Kingdom filmmaker likes to mix his casts with established stars and unknown actors and thinks it is always "nice" to see a cross section of talent on screen together.

"There can be something nice about an experienced actor and a not-very-good actor who is an interesting person playing a scene together," he said.

Wes also admitted his latest film, Moonrise Kingdom - which stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Drances McDormand and features two 12 years olds who decide to run away together and the subsequent search - is loosely based on one of his own crushes from when he was younger.

"I don't know what the premise of it is, really. I wanted to do a movie about a romance between two 12 year olds that they take so seriously the adults don't know what to do about it. The inspiration is my own experience of suddenly having a crush on this girl when I was that age and what didn't happen. So this is what I envisioned and planned at that time. I only succeeded in executing it as a fiction," he explained.


Wes Anderson: Bruce Willis is Like a Real Policeman

Bruce Willis

Wes Anderson thinks Bruce Willis seems like a "real policeman."

The filmmaker cast the actor as an officer in his new film Moonrise Kingdom - which tells the story of two 12 years olds who decide to run away together and the subsequent search - and though he didn't know the star before they worked together, he always felt he would be perfect for the role.

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