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

Midday Roundup: Bombs hit hospitals, school in northern Syria

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Innocent victims. Airstrikes in northern Syria hit three hospitals and a school today as the government and Russian forces worked to wrest control of the…

The Choice is more soap opera than fairy-tale romance

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Many moviegoers vicariously enjoy the ideal relationships romance movies portray. No one has perfected the saccharine formula better than bestselling author…

The well-bred take on the undead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

By Bob Brown
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Movies | It’s not unusual for writers and filmmakers to modernize a classic work of literature. West Side Story rewrote Romeo and Juliet into the vernacular of 1950’s…

Hail, Caesar! is not the king of Coen brothers’ movies

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The Coen brothers are known for their unorthodox moviemaking. Sometimes they hit the mark—like with their Oscar-winning Fargo . But in Hail, Caesar! , the film…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 29-31 according to Box Office Mojo

Jane Got a Gun

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Jane (Natalie Portman) gasps when her husband, Bill Hammond (Noah Emmerich), slumps off his horse in front of their remote homestead. His back riddled with…

<em>Kung Fu Panda 3</em> is nearly unbearable

Kung Fu Panda 3 is nearly unbearable

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Strong worldwide box office receipts from the first two installments of the Kung Fu Panda franchise undoubtedly prompted DreamWorks executives to kick around…

Girl meets The Boy in slightly scary thriller flick

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The new horror/thriller film The Boy provides a genre-standard 90 minutes of baffling phenomena ending in a final twist, but may leave some viewers disappointed…

The 5th Wave rolls slowly and tells little story

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The 5th Wave follows what is by now a familiar plot in post-apocalyptic young-adult movies. A disaster reconfigures the landscape, teens muster into combat…

Powerful Room surprises with life-affirming message

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Based on Emma Donoghue’s book by the same name, the Oscar-nominated (for best picture and best actress) Room might be the most pro-life movie ever made. But…

Stuff of heroes

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Unlikely leaders shine in an icy, harrowing portrayal of a 1952 rescue mission

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 8-11 according to Box Office Mojo

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