By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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The police story "End of Watch" has won a close race at the weekend box office.
Hollywood is in photo-finish mode with three new movies bunched up tightly for the No. 1 spot during a sleepy weekend at the box office.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Brian F. O'Byrne don't seem to have too much in common.
You've seen the buddy cop movie a million times before, especially the mismatched buddy cop movie. Having the police officers come from different racial backgrounds is an especially tried-and-true element of this genre; it allows them to make fun of each other for the way they talk, the stuff they like, the activities that take up their free time. It's good for a reliable laugh, in theory.
Here are highlights of Hollywood's fall and holiday movie lineup:
Germany's Berlin film festival will hand out its top Golden Bear award for the best film.
Keith Urban has rescheduled a benefit concert for April 10. He had to postpone the third annual "All For The Hall" Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum fundraiser in Nashville originally set for Wednesday because he's still recovering from having a polyp removed from a vocal cord late last year.
Should Jake Gyllenhaal be worried?
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena got a front row seat to Los Angeles gang violence.
Big-name Hollywood action-flick directors including James Cameron and Michael Bay have come out guns blazing against a plan by studios to allow people to rent new movies at home just two months after they debut in theaters, a move that cuts the wait in half for home film buffs.
The Easter bunny has hopped into the top spot at the weekend box office.
"Source Code" opens with confusion: Capt. Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up, face pressed against the window of a commuter train. He doesn't know where he is, or how he got there. When he looks in the bathroom mirror, the face he sees is not his own. Yet no one else seems to think anything is amiss. Indeed, Christina (Michelle Monaghan), the attractive woman sitting across from him, appears to be in the middle of a perfectly normal conversation with him.
Director Duncan Jones premiered his thriller Source Code at South by Southwest on Friday, bringing a tech-savvy movie to a high-tech festival.
Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Cee Lo Green, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler. With pop stars, R&B singers and long-haired rockers galore at parties following the Academy Awards, the glam festivities felt more like the Grammys than Hollywood's biggest night honoring film.
"To have a first is a really wonderful thing. And to have a first with someone who is so wise and experienced is a blessing," says Gyllenhaal of O'Byrne. "It's an honor working on the stage with him."
Gyllenhaal says he couldn't be more lucky to have someone of O'Byrne's stature as he makes his American stage debut.