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Cinema

Del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' wins Golden Lion at Venice

Friday, 27 October 2017, 14:26 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller "The Shape of Water" took top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, capping an 11-day event where the demons of social division and environmental...

'Hitman's Bodyguard' a fun, action-packed escape

Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:27 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

There's not a whole lot that's new about "The Hitman's Bodyguard ." Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical...

'Bridesmaids' actor switches gears in 'Get Shorty,' films

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 14:21 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

Those looking to spend quality time with Chris O'Dowd, who made a splash as the endearingly patient cop in "Bridesmaids," have plenty of chances now and later. There's his role as hit man and...

Blade Runner's chillingly prescient vision of the future

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 14:19 Last update: about 30 days ago The Conversation

Can corporations become so powerful that they dictate the way we feel? Can machines get mad - like, really mad - at their makers? Can people learn to love machines? These are a few of the...

Gorgeous '2049' breaks the 'Blade Runner' spell

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:25 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"We're all just looking out for something real," says Robin Wright's police captain in "Blade Runner 2049." Wright, an icy, steely actress seemingly born for the world of "Blade Runner," is...

Rainie Yang stars in Taiwanese horror sequel 'Tag Along 2'

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:13 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in "The Tag Along 2," a sequel to the 2015 hit that's loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in Taiwan about a little girl who appears in the footage of...

Filmmaker hopes to show 'what really happened' in Ferguson

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:10 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Sabaah Folayan went to Ferguson, Missouri, three summers ago as a pre-med student hoping to find a way to ease the anger engulfing police and residents. She left a filmmaker. Folayan and her...

Romance, survival mix in 'The Mountain Between Us'

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 10:05 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"The Mountain Between Us" is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what...

Animated 'LEAP!' sets a low barre

Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:03 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

An animated "Flashdance" meets "Cinderella," ''LEAP !" isn't so much bad as it is bewildering. The feature about an orphan girl who dreams of dancing professionally is set very vaguely in the 1880s,...

Review: 'The Florida Project' is an exquisite heartbreaker

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 10:57 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Not too far from the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort, where families are promised "enchanted escapes" and "fun" and "magic" and where day tickets start at a cool $99 a person, is a discount...

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