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Ayala Mall Cinemas' SureSeats.com

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W ith Ayala Mall Cinema's SureSeats.com you can now reserved your cinema tickets at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Market!Market!, Trinoma and Marquee Mall online, plus you can also reserve your food to munch while watching movies as well.  Less the hassle of waiting of line before going in the cinemas. With their MPass , you can enjoy added perks too. Ayala Malls Cinemas makes seats and tickets more conveniently accessible to its moviegoers for SureSeats can now also be accessed via SMS by texting SURESEATS to 2910 (Globe and Smart Subscribers), I-Can’s mobile apps for BPI and Bancnet Account holders and downloading SureSeats widget at Nokia’s Ovi Store. Just make sure you have registered first at www.sureseats.com.

Avatar 2 and 3, Coming Soon!

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O scar®-winning filmmaker James Cameron follows his history-making and revolutionary motion picture event with two films that continue the mythology of the world he created in the highest grossing film of all-time “Avatar.” Moving forward with the most anticipated films of the next decade, Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced that Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make AVATAR 2 and 3 as his next films. Cameron, who had always viewed Avatar as the creation of a new world and mythology, will begin work on the scripts early next year with an eye towards commencing production later in 2011. Cameron have yet to decide if he will shoot the films back-to-back after he completes the scripts, but the release of the first, as yet untitled sequel, is targeted for December 2014, with the third film contemplated for a December 2015 release to be produced. Both films will be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau for Cameron’s Light

2010 Korean Horror Movie Festival at Shangri-la Plaza Mall

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U nited Korean Community Association in the Philippines, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, The Korea-Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. and The Shangri-la Plaza are holding an event dubbed as 2010 Korean Horror Movie Festival from October 27  to November 4, 2010 at Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 in Shangri-la Plaza Mall   in Mandaluyong City. I'm so excited to watch this! But the best thing about this movie festival is it's FREE! The tickets are on a first come, first served basis. You have to come early to score some tickets, according to some comments on the Facebook event page, there are people lining up as early as 12:30 PM. I think I will attend the November 2 schedules, but I can't finish 3 movies since at 7PM, it's DUE DATE Premiere Night. Anyway, here are the screening schedule:

Emma Stone in "EASY A"

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W ith her striking beauty and sincere talent, Emma Stone (“Superbad,” “Zombieland”) is claiming her role as one of Hollywood’s most sought out actresses. She has just been cast as Gwen Stacy in the “Spider-Man” reboot in 2012. And now, she’s starring in one of the year’s smartest and coolest teen comedies – Columbia Pictures’ “Easy A.” In the film, clean-cut high schooler Olive (Stone) finds that her new-found bad-girl rap – courtesy of a little white lie about losing her virginity – has an upside: she is finally getting noticed. Olive decides to exploit her "easy" reputation and use the school rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. But life starts to spin hilariously out of control, and there is only one boy, Todd (Penn Badgley), who sees through her vixen veneer to the heart of it.

UNSTOPPABLE Opens on November 12

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2 0th Century Fox thru its local (Philippines) distributor Warner Bros. put on the brakes as it moved “Unstoppable” to a November 12, 2010 (Friday) opening from its previous November 10 peg for an international simultaneous release. More info here .

Milla Jovovich Takes a Dramatic Turn in "STONE” (Opens Oct 27)

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A s Milla Jovovich is best known for her starring role in the futuristic action franchise “Resident Evil,” audiences are in for a huge surprise with her latest project – the provocative drama, “Stone” which will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma, Glorietta 4 & Greenbelt 3) starting Oct. 27. In the film, convicted arsonist Gera'd `Stone' Creeson (Edward Norton) looks to manipulate correctional officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife Lucetta (Jovovich) in the lawman's path. Producer Jordan Schur says, “This is a real star turn for Milla. The character has edge. She is compromised in multiple ways. It's a real departure. It took real courage and tremendous talent to approach the role the way she has, and I think she is going to enjoy accolades within the film community.”

“EASY A” Actor Penn Badgley at Ease with Stardom

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B est known for his role of Dan Humphrey in the hit series “Gossip Girl,” Penn Badgley was more than happy to take on a new character challenge with his role in Columbia Pictures' new, edgy comedy, “Easy A.” Playing the part of ‘Woodchuck Todd’ was so tempting, he arranged to fly between the west and east coasts of America to accommodate the shooting schedules for both the film and his series. In “Easy A,” clean-cut high schooler Olive (Emma Stone) finds that her new-found bad-girl rap – courtesy of a little white lie about losing her virginity – has an upside: she is finally getting noticed. Olive decides to exploit her "easy" reputation and use the school rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. But life starts to spin hilariously out of control, and there is only one boy, Todd (Badgley), who sees through her vixen veneer to the heart of it. Laying out the role’s particular appeal to Badgley, director Will Gluck explains, “The first time we meet

Robert Downey Jr., a Control-Freak Expectant Father in “DUE DATE”

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I n Warner Bros.’ new comedy “Due Date,” Robert Downey Jr. is Peter Highman, an architect on his way back to L.A. from a business trip in Atlanta. He’s on a tight schedule because his wife is expecting their first child and the date is all set. Everything is fine until he gets tangled up at the airport with a wannabe actor named Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) who somehow gets the both of them booted off the plane and grounded for the foreseeable future. Stranded without cash, credit, ID or time, Peter finds himself in the galling position of having to hitch a ride home with a guy he’d rather take a swing at—Ethan. The person he holds responsible for his predicament in the first place is now behind the wheel of a rental car and offering him the passenger seat. Though clearly not his best option, it’s Peter’s only option.

Kristen Bell Relives High School Rivalry in “YOU AGAIN”

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F resh from the hit romantic comedy “When in Rome,” endearing actress Kristen Bell now stars in Touchstone Pictures' new outrageous comedy “You Again.” She plays successful PR girl Marni who heads home for her older brother’s wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis. “This is a story about people who find their way to a place of forgiveness and acceptance,” says Bell. “There’s a sweetness and heart to this movie that will appeal to many different demographics, and it’s an escapist kind of comedy with some really funny things happening based in reality.” Bell and “You Again” director Andy Fickman have had a long-standing friendship since 2001. He is the one responsible for nicknaming her K-Bell, a moniker that she happily responds to.

“THE HANGOVER” Director Out with New Comedy “DUE DATE”

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F rom Todd Phillips, the director of the smash comedy “The Hangover,” comes “Due Date” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis as two unlikely companions who are thrown together on a road trip that turns out to be as life-changing as it is outrageous. Downey plays Peter Highman, an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan—on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve. For Phillips, who also serves as a producer and co-writer on the film, the fun of making “Due Date” has been tied to the remarkable cast he has assembled. “Half-way through `The Hangover,' I decided I wanted to work with Zach Galifianakis again,”

Director Tony Scott Talks About His “UNSTOPPABLE” Movie

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A ction maestro Tony Scott presents his fifth film with Denzel Washington in the runaway train thriller “Unstoppable,” inspired by true events. Denzel describes the director as the hardest working person on set, while his co-star Chris Pine calls him “the magic movie elf”, a tightly wound ball of appropriately unstoppable energy.

Sneak Peak on “EASY A”

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I n Columbia Pictures’ new critically acclaimed comedy “Easy A,” Olive Penderghast was a typical American high school girl, until she decided to be, well, A-typical. “Easy A” stars Emma Stone (recently cast as Gwen Stacy in the “Spider-Man” 2012 reboot) as Olive, Penn Badgley (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Amanda Bynes (“What a Girl Wants”), Cam Gigandet (“Twilight”) and Aly Michalka (TV’s “Hellcats”). The film is directed by Will Gluck (“Fired Up”) from a screenplay by Bert V. Royal. What’s your average, everyday girl to do when her popular, detail-seeking best friend Rhiannon (Michalka) wants the lowdown on Olive’s weekend, and the boring reality is nothing to brag about? Can’t a non-entity, a perceived zero, an anonymous girl like Olive tell a little white lie if it gives her just a tiny taste of that magical prize sought by every teenager: popularity?

First-Look -- “I AM NUMBER FOUR”

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D reamWorks and Disney have just released the first images and trailer of the upcoming sci-fi adventure “I Am Number Four” from director D.J. Caruso(“Disturbia,” “Eagle Eye”). The action packed thriller revolves around an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events—his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

Nuffnang and PLDT myDSL Special Screening of "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"

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  N uffnang and PLDT myDSL will have a Special Screening of the much awaited "THE SOCIAL NETWORK" in Greenbelt 3 :) The Social Network is a 2010 drama film about the founding of the Internet social networking website Facebook. The film was directed by David Fincher and features an ensemble cast—Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara, Rashida Jones, and Armie Hammer. Aaron Sorkin adapted his screenplay from Ben Mezrich's 2009 "nonfiction" book The Accidental Billionaires. No Facebook staff or employees, including founder Mark Zuckerberg, were involved with the project, although Eduardo Saverin was a consultant for Mezrich's story. The film is distributed by Columbia Pictures and was released on October 1, 2010, in the United States to critical acclaim.

Watch a Movie at SM CINEMA & Get a Chance to Win a Car

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S M Cinemas is giving you more reasons to watch movies! Because beginning October 15, 2010 they're giving out 3 (three) Nissan Sentra 1.6 L cars and 1 (one) Nissan Grand Levina Elite! The promo is dubbed as "Box Office Wheels" and you will not just enjoy superb movies like Harry Potter 7 Part 1, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader , and Tron Legacy , you could win a car too. SM Cinema's Box Office Wheels is open to all Smart, Talk N Text, Addict Mobile, Globe, TM and Sun subscribers. To join the raffle, register by texting: SM REG send to 2966.To earn an entry to the raffle, participant must text the unique transaction code found at the lower portion of your SM Cinema movie ticket. One transaction code is equal to one raffle entry.

High School Arch Enemies Square Off as Adults in “YOU AGAIN”

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F rom Touchstone Pictures comes “You Again,” an outrageous comedy directed by Andy Fickman (“Race to Witch Mountain”), featuring an all-star ensemble cast that includes Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth and Betty White. In the film, just as she is about to return home to Northern California for her brother’s wedding, Marni (Bell) learns from her mother, Gail (Curtis), that Will (James Wolk) is marrying Joanna (Yustman), her high school arch nemesis. Marni is horrified! Why would her brother marry the one girl from high school she never wants to see again? “You Again” is produced by John J. Strauss, who wrote the hit comedy “There’s Something About Mary,” and Eric Tannenbaum, who executive-produces the hit television sitcom “Two and a Half Men.” Newcomer Moe Jelline penned the script.

New Baby Catches Katherine Heigl Off-Guard in “LIFE AS WE KNOW IT”

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S he previously faced “The Ugly Truth” about the battle of the sexes. Now Katherine Heigl confronts instant motherhood in Warner Bros.’ new romantic comedy “Life as We Know It.” As the film opens, we meet Holly (Heigl) and Messer (Josh Duhamel) on a blind date. A horrendous blind date. “We all know that blind date,” director Greg Berlanti attests, “that starts off badly and just goes more and more awry.” Heigl confirms, “It’s not as if Holly and Messer are just uncomfortable with each other, or just don’t connect. It’s awful. They hate each other.” Unfortunately, because of their mutual best friends, they’re stuck in each other’s lives and forced to be around one another on numerous occasions. They both tolerate it, for the sake of their friends and their goddaughter, Sophie. But once they’re left to care for the baby girl, the situation seems, well, intolerable.

Eva Mendes is the All-Around Perfect Wife in "The Other Guys" (Opens Oct 13)

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T alented actress Eva Mendes (Hitch, Ghost Rider) joins the cast of Columbia Pictures' outrageous action comedy The Other Guys as Sheila, the wife of Will Ferrell’s bookish cop, Allen. “What people don’t know about me is that I will do anything for a laugh,” Mendes says. “Once director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell knew I was game and that I don’t care about looking ridiculous or ugly or silly, it gave them more freedom to go even further with my character. It was a great collaboration.” “Sheila’s a doctor and the all-around perfect wife, perfect for Will’s character,” says Mendes. “She performs surgery during the day, then she goes shopping for lingerie, takes a Pilates class and does all of it in time to have a four-course dinner on the table when her husband gets home. She’s always looking for ways to make him happy because she sees how exceptional he is.”

THE TOWN Movie Review

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I 've watched THE TOWN at Cinema 3 of PowerPlant Mall in Rockwell Center, it was my first time visiting the place so I got a hard time finding the mall. That also means I'm a bit late, but nonetheless I still watch the important parts of this movie :) PLOT 8 / 10 A team of four lifelong friends — Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert "Gloansy" Magloan, and Desmond "Dez" Elden, from the tough streets of Charlestown, Massachusetts — rob a Cambridge bank, taking bank manager Claire Keesey hostage. After her release, Doug follows Claire and they begin a relationship. He reveals that his mother deserted his family and may have moved to Tangerine, Florida. FBI agent Adam Frawley surveils the crew and realizes they work for 'Fergie' Colm, a local florist. Doug is hesitant to undertake their next assignment, and his fears are confirmed during the robbery in the North End, where gunfire erupts. The police arrive quickly, a chase ensues, and the team barel

Justin Timberlake is The Conniving Friend in Facebook Movie "The Social Network"

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G rammy-winner Justin Timberlake makes a breakthrough performance as an actor in Columbia Pictures' critically acclaimed drama The Social Network, the controversial film about the beginnings of social media megasite Facebook. Timberlake plays Sean Parker, the smooth-talking Napster founder-turned-Facebook president who pulls Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg into his venture-capital-rich world while persuading the young upstart to bury his biggest investor, and friend, Eduardo Saverin. "I read it and I thought it was a perfect screenplay," says Timberlake of The Social Network, which is written by The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin. "I knew that it was in the two percentile of material that is just great. And then I heard David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,Zodiac,Fight Club) was going to be the director,” so Justin kicked down the door as hard as he could. On paper, Timberlake is the polar opposite from Parker. The megastar doesn't use Facebook

20TH CENTURY FOX's Upcoming 3D Movies

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F rom the studio that brought the world “Avatar,” the first truly immersive 3D experience - 20th Century Fox brings the audience deeper into reel 3D in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “Gullivers’s Travels,” “Darkest Hour” and “Rio.” Return to the magic of C.S. Lewis’ beloved world in “ The Chronicles Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader ” with Lucy and Edmund Pevensie. Together with their cousin Eustace, they travel with King Caspian via the fantastic Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader. Their mission wherein the fate of Narnia rests takes them to mysterious islands and a river that turns to gold, to fateful confrontations with magical creatures and sinister enemies, and to a reunion with their friend and protector, the “Great Lion” Aslan. Directed by Michael Apted, “Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” boards the returning cast of Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley with Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan.

Matt Damon in “HEREAFTER”

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T ake a first-look at the theatrical poster of Warner Bros.’ upcoming psychological thriller “Hereafter.” The film stars Oscar® winner Matt Damon (“Good Will Hunting,” “Invictus”) and is directed by Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) from a screenplay by two time Oscar® nominee Peter Morgan (“Frost/Nixon,” “The Queen”). “Hereafter” tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. Matt Damon stars as George, a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cécile de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might—or must—exist in the hereafter. The film also stars award-winning Belgian ac

STAR WARS Movie in 3D!

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L ucasfilm Ltd. announced that the live-action Star Wars Saga will be converted to 3D! There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Pod races, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive. Presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd., the cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level, with Industrial Light & Magic supervising the project. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is expected to be released theatrically in 2012. A release date has not yet been determined. “Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right,” said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. For Star

New Banners For “TRON: LEGACY”

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D isney has just released new banner artwork for the eagerly-anticipated TRON: Legacy! Directed by Joseph Kosinski, TRON: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. In the film, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years.

Facebook Movie “THE SOCIAL NETWORK” Defines Our Time

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E very age has its visionaries who leave, in the wake of their genius, a changed world – but rarely without a battle over exactly what happened and who was there at the moment of creation. In Columbia Pictures’ The Social Network, director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin explore the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomenon of the new century, was invented -- through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. One drunken night in October of 2003, having just broken up with his girlfriend, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg hacks into the university’s computers to create a site that forms a database of all the women on campus, then lines up two pictures next to each other and asks the user to choose which is “hotter.” He calls the site Facemash, and it instantly goes viral, crashing the entire Harvard system and generating campus-wide controversy over the site’s purported misogyny, and charge

Mark Wahlberg, from Tough Guy to “THE OTHER GUYS”

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M ark Wahlberg, the Academy Award®-nominated actor known for his tough-guy action movie roles, in a comedy opposite Will Ferrell? This can only happen in Columbia Pictures' new action-comedy The Other Guys. “I’ve been looking to do a comedy for a long time,” says Wahlberg. “I just wanted to make sure I was in the right hands. There were comedic elements to certain performances that I’ve done, but to do a full-blown comedy I wanted to make sure I was protected and who better to work with than the funniest guys in movies in my opinion, Will and [director] Adam [McKay.] They invited me to dinner and said they wanted to do a movie. I was like, ‘You got to be kidding me.’ I said, ‘I’ll do whatever you want.’” Ferrell added, “We – Adam and I – are such big fans of Mark’s. We always thought he would be great in a comedy, playing a character that maybe is similar in some ways to the role he had in The Departed, but to utilize that intensity he has and play it for laughs.”

Josh Lucas Complicates Love Story in “LIFE AS WE KNOW IT”

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J oining Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel in the wacky romantic comedy Life As We Know It is top actor Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama) who further complicates the already messed up arrangement of the two lead characters. In the film, Holly Berenson (Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they’ll have to find some common ground while living under one roof. Lucas plays the other man in Holly’s life, Sam. “There were Joshes everywhere on this film,” says director Greg Berlanti, referring not only to two of his stars, but also to Heigl’s husband, Josh Kelly, who occasionally came to set. “You threw a roc

Blake Lively Trades Glam for Grime in “THE TOWN” (Opens Oct 6)

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F rom playing the socialite Serena in the hit series Gossip Girl , Blake Lively does a turnaround as she portrays the blue-collar working girl Krista, in Warner Bros.’ new U.S. No. 1 hit thriller The Town. Indeed, Lively is interested in lives that are worlds apart from hers. "I love this character because of the challenge," she says. "She was written to be a 37-year-old, OxyContin-addicted, drug-muling mother from Boston. It was a character that they didn't want to read me for because I was 21 and had been acting for a few years but hadn't proven myself much." In the film, Krista is the ex-childhood sweetheart of Ben Affleck ’s character, Doug -- the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who wants to leave town and turn a new leaf. “All Krista wants is for Doug to love her and take her away from there,” Lively says. “She’s grown up around these tough guys who are doing everything wrong, but they were her only role models. Now she’s a

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