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News, reviews, and interviews on feature films and documentaries.

Norm of the North lacks all sense of direction

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The new animated film Norm of the North is the polar opposite of good storytelling in children’s movies. Norm (voiced by Rob Schneider), an oversized ursus

Moviegoers will regret hopping in for Ride Along 2

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Hollywood often dumps its most forgettable Oscar non-contenders into a January junk pile, and the high-revving but lowbrow Ride Along 2 —this past weekend’s…

13 Hours unravels Benghazi’s murky details

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Director Michael Bay allows the facts to speak for themselves

Midday Roundup: ISIS claims terror attack in Indonesia

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Terror in Jakarta. Islamic State (ISIS) militants claimed responsibility for an attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, today that killed at least two civilians. Five…

Paramount walks Benghazi tightrope

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Filmmakers behind new movie about the 2012 attack in Libya are careful not to make a political statement

The Masked Saint traces a pastor’s unusual ministry

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Pastor Chris Whaley could say, “I led three lives,” referring to his days as an athletic superstar, crime-fighting superhero, and minister. The new film

Midday Roundup: Obama’s agenda drives State of the Union guest list

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Party mascots. President Barack Obama will deliver his last State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, and aides say he’ll use the opportunity to convince…

Predictable chills grow in The Forest

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Not waiting for Star Wars to slow down at the box office, Hollywood is returning to its regularly scheduled programming of weekly, medium-budget scare flicks.

2016 theater preview

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Sci-fi sequels, superhero spinoffs, and faith-based fare will test the box office this year

Son of Saul

By Emily Belz
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Movies | Son of Saul , in limited release, is another harrowing Holocaust story, but in a category apart from films like Schindler’s List, The Pianist , and Life Is

The Big Short

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Yay, a 130-minute movie about subprime loans and collateralized debt obligations! —says no one, ever. But that’s the amazing thing about The Big Short (rated…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 1-3 according to Box Office Mojo

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