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In 'Brigsby Bear,' childlike wonder never grows old

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 16:22 Last update: about 3 months ago

Comedian Kyle Mooney excels at playing sheepish, oddball man children on "Saturday Night Live." They're not obnoxious, inappropriate bros which made his buddy Andy Samberg famous. Rather, Mooney...

Marti Noxon's 'To the Bone' a deeply moving debut

Friday, 4 August 2017, 16:24 Last update: about 3 months ago

Writer-director Marti Noxon's deeply moving feature debut, "To the Bone ," isn't just about a young woman confronting anorexia; it's a story about coming to terms with the ridiculous, awkward,...

Review: In 'Lady Macbeth,' a young wife's bloody rebellion

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 16:23 Last update: about 3 months ago

"Unsex me here" was Lady Macbeth's plea to the spirits for manly ferocity in Shakespeare's tragedy, but the protagonist of "Lady Macbeth" has no such designs on shedding or subduing her already...

'Girls Trip' a wonderfully hilarious destination

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 16:18 Last update: about 3 months ago

Like Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids," Haddish steals this film from her big-name co-stars: Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Jada Pinkett Smith. All four actresses have shining moments of comedy and...

In 'Atomic Blonde,' Theron heats up the Cold War

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 16:17 Last update: about 3 months ago

People don't usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the "action" happens in a film cabinet, down a back...

A thrilling epic in 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

Monday, 31 July 2017, 16:16 Last update: about 3 months ago

Apparently all the new Planet of the Apes films needed to do to really hit a home run was take the humans out of the equation. It's what this whole trilogy has been leading to, really, as we dipped...

'Valerian' director says Rihanna is focused, generous on set

Friday, 21 July 2017, 16:16 Last update: about 3 months ago

Director Luc Besson says getting Rihanna's team on board for her role in the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" was a little painful at first. Rihanna's manager Jay Brown...

Christopher Nolan didn't know how famous Harry Styles was

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 16:15 Last update: about 3 months ago

Director Christopher Nolan and actor Mark Rylance didn't know quite how famous Harry Styles was before "Dunkirk." The young people in their lives certainly did. "I don't think I was that aware...

In 'City of Ghosts,' true heroism in an IS capital

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 16:16 Last update: about 3 months ago

So-called heroes sling into action just about every weekend of the summer movie season, but if you want to see the genuine article, you'll have to make your way to "City of Ghosts," Matthew Heineman's...

'Baby Driver' is a toe-tapping, engine-revving jolt

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:14 Last update: about 3 months ago

There's nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of "Baby Driver " are pure movie magic. A driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits coolly in a...

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