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Friday
Jan112013

"Zero Dark Thirty," "Gangster Squad," "A Haunted House" Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Zero Dark Thirty: Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-nominated follow-up to The Hurt Locker documents the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden.  Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt and James Gandolfini star.  Rated R.

-- Gangster Squad: Set in 1949 Los Angeles, this drama tells the story of a group of L.A. police officers who attempt to take down a mob king, played by Sean Penn.  Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Michael Pena and Anthony Mackie also star.  Rated R.

-- A Haunted House: In this horror spoof, Marlon Wayans plays a guy whose girlfriend is possessed by an evil spirit.  Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins, David Koechner and Nick Swardson star.  Rated R.

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Thursday
Jul262012

Release of "Gangster Squad" Postponed After Colorado Massacre

Amy T. Zielinski/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Just days after Warner Bros. said it would be making edits in its upcoming thriller, Gangster Squad, the studio announced it would be pushing back the film's September opening, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the wake of the Colorado movie theater massacre, the studio said it needed time to do a reshoot of scenes that would be considered to be in poor taste in light of the tragedy.

The film is about the Los Angeles Police Department's attempts to take-down the Mafia in the '40s and '50s.  It includes a violent shoot-out that was filmed at Grauman's Chinese Theater.  The scene was briefly featured in a trailer for the movie that the studio quickly pulled immediately after the Colorado shootings. 

Warner Bros. may release the film in January if they can get the reshoots done in time.

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