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Vancouver's Cobie Smulders teams up with Tom Cruise for some action in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

“I love switching it up,” says Cobie Smulders promoting the Tom Cruise action thriller Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. After filming the Jack Reacher sequel based on a Lee Child crime novel, the 34-year-old returned home last summer to film her husband Taran Killam’s comedy Why We’re Killing Gunther with Arnold Schwarzenegger. 546 more words

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Captain America: Civil War conquers box office, holds fifth-largest debut weekend in history

Captain America: Civil War, the latest in Marvel’s onslaught of superhero films, promoted a battle between superheroes. But when the dust settled, it was the box office that was crushed after the film grossed $179.14 million, … 98 more words

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From Clint Eastwood to Captain America: Why superhero movies can't escape how the West was won

Superhero movies are drawn from such expansive and popular source material — their own comics — that we often don’t really discuss them on their own terms. 1,230 more words

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Will there ever be a saturation point for box office superheroes?

The history of the blockbuster is one of periodic rejuvenation. It began in the 1970s, when Jaws and The Godfather defied convention with their nationwide theatrical roll-outs, drawing sidewalk-thronging crowds by making the movies an event. 872 more words

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