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Lambasted Elba and Henson Thriller Going Unpunished to Top Domestic Box Office Chart

'No Good Deed' movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? (photo: Idris Elba in 'No Good Deed') Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why "unpunished"? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10% score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that the film's plot twist would be kept under wraps. More likely, however, it was the critics' derisive remarks that Sony wanted under wraps. For instance: "The final plot twist
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Tim Atack: This Side of the Truth

This Side of the Truth, a new comedy by Ricky Gervais who is making his feature film helming debut, gets an original score by Tim Atack, a British composer who has written music for television (including Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction and The Quatermass Experiment) and a handful of features (Among Giants and Elephant Juice). This Side of the Truth features a strong cast (Jonah Hill, Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Ricky Gervais, Patrick Stewart, Rob Lowe, Christopher Guest...) and an original story about a world where no one has ever lied - until one day, when a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
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