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New 'Cinderella' adds to hot streak for Disney
NEW YORK

New 'Cinderella' adds to hot streak for Disney

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Disney’s recent hot streak continued over the weekend with the $70.1 million North American debut of its traditional, sumptuously costumed fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella,” according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Author Longyear will be honored at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday during a sci-fi movie night, and will talk about science fiction on Saturday at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.
 
New ‘Cinderella’ stays true to traditional tale

New ‘Cinderella’ stays true to traditional tale

Friday, March 13, 2015
In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio’s sumptuous new live-action “Cinderella” may not be what it is, but what it isn’t.
 
Soviet ‘Red Army’ team skated its way to glory

Soviet ‘Red Army’ team skated its way to glory

Friday, March 13, 2015
“Red Army” is a delightful eye-opener, an entertaining history lesson that allows Cold Warriors, given the gift of time, to appreciate just how magical those dominant Red Army Club hockey teams were in the ’70s and ’80s.
 
Neeson regains his punch in ‘Run All Night’

Neeson regains his punch in ‘Run All Night’

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Liam Neeson handles the physicality of the action movie genre with ease, and his acting skills give the movies a high-intensity punch.
 
'Star Wars: Episode VIII' snags a May 2017 release date
SAN FRANCISCO

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' snags a May 2017 release date

Thursday, March 12, 2015
"Star Wars: Episode VIII" will blast into theaters on May 26, 2017, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at a shareholder meeting Thursday.
 
Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for 'Frozen 2'
NEW YORK

Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for 'Frozen 2'

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen."
 
'Chappie' has sluggish debut but still claims top spot
LOS ANGELES

'Chappie' has sluggish debut but still claims top spot

Sunday, March 8, 2015
While Neill Blomkamp’s R-rated “Chappie” might have taken the No. 1 spot in its 3,201 theater debut over the weekend, its modest $13.3 million gross is hardly anything to celebrate.
 

The hills are alive: ‘Sound of Music’ celebrates 50th

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Late in “The Sound of Music” production — after a helicopter’s downdraft had knocked Julie Andrews over, after rain clobbered the schedule and budget, and after an angry farmer poked holes in a manmade brook — the leading lady delivered a tentative prediction.
 
And The Gazette Oscar Contest winner is ...

And The Gazette Oscar Contest winner is ...

Saturday, March 7, 2015
For the first time, the Gazette’s Oscar contest has a repeat winner.
 
Harrison Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones

Friday, March 6, 2015
Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.

 
Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course
LOS ANGELES

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Thursday, March 5, 2015
When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford's answer is found in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies at will.
 

Despite Vaughn, laugh-starved comedy remains ‘Unfinished’

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The best acting job in “Unfinished Business” is turned in by Vince Vaughn. He spends the 91 minutes of this seriously laugh-starved comedy trying to pretend he doesn’t want to strangle Dave Franco.
 
Sweetness curtails fun of culture clash in sequel to ‘Marigold Hotel’

Sweetness curtails fun of culture clash in sequel to ‘Marigold Hotel’

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The clash of cultures has been rubbed off the marigolds in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
 

Bloody or cute, ‘Chappie’ misses by a mile

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wrongheaded in conception, eye-rolling in execution, “Chappie” is a childish blend of the cute robot goofiness of “Short Circuit” and the bloody-minded mayhem of “RoboCop.”
 
 

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