'Peabody & Sherman' rises to top spot at  box office
LOS ANGELES

'Peabody & Sherman' rises to top spot at box office

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" took the lead in its second weekend.
 
Brassy and blunt Stritch is feisty as ever in documentary

Brassy and blunt Stritch is feisty as ever in documentary

Friday, March 14, 2014
For a documentary subject as forceful as Elaine Stritch, filmmakers may need to turn to nature — a typhoon might do it — to find anything approximate.
 
‘Chemistry’ fine but story is too cutesy

‘Chemistry’ fine but story is too cutesy

Friday, March 14, 2014
“Better Living Through Chemistry” is an edgy comedy that loses its edge.
 
'Need for Speed' thin on story, but the cars deliver

'Need for Speed' thin on story, but the cars deliver

Friday, March 14, 2014
For anybody tired of digital movie car chases that, while fast and furious, routinely defy the laws of physics, here’s one where the cars and stunts are real (mostly) and spectacular.
 
'Band of Brothers' vet William Guarnere dies at 90
PHILADELPHIA

'Band of Brothers' vet William Guarnere dies at 90

Monday, March 10, 2014
William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90.
 
'Rise of Empire' muscles its way to top of box office
NEW YORK

'Rise of Empire' muscles its way to top of box office

Sunday, March 9, 2014
The shirtless warriors of the “300” sequel “Rise of an Empire” ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.
 
Sheila MacRae of 'Honeymooners' fame dies at 92

Sheila MacRae of 'Honeymooners' fame dies at 92

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered.

 
‘Peabody & Sherman’ captures whimsy, charm of TV cartoon

‘Peabody & Sherman’ captures whimsy, charm of TV cartoon

Friday, March 7, 2014
With “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” Dreamworks Animation sets its “Wayback Machine” to the early 1960s and charmingly revives one of the most popular features of the old “Rocky & Bullwinkle Show” — the one about a dog and his boy.
 
‘Tim’s Vermeer’ demystifies a 17th century masterpiece

‘Tim’s Vermeer’ demystifies a 17th century masterpiece

Friday, March 7, 2014
"Tim’s Vermeer” is a simple little documentary that, in fewer than 90 minutes, accomplishes nothing less than the demystification of artistic genius.
 
Ellen's Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment
NEW YORK

Ellen's Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment

Monday, March 3, 2014
Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
 
Hollywood sparkles at Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES

Hollywood sparkles at Academy Awards

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
 
'Non-Stop' unseats 'Lego Movie' from top slot
LOS ANGELES

'Non-Stop' unseats 'Lego Movie' from top slot

Sunday, March 2, 2014
"Non-Stop," starring Liam Neeson, has knocked down "The Lego Movie" at the box office.
 
NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs
NEW YORK

NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
A toxic mix of heroin and other drugs killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, New York City officials said Friday.
 
With less blood than Gibson’s ‘Passion,’ ‘Son of God’ tells loving story of Jesus

With less blood than Gibson’s ‘Passion,’ ‘Son of God’ tells loving story of Jesus

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
"Son of God" is a standard-issue Christ picture — hitting the high points from Jesus taking that first fishing trip with Peter to Lazarus to “Where’s Judas?” to “Give us Barabbas” and the long, final walk. Unlike “The Passion of the Christ,” there’s no Aramaic with English subtitles, a lot less blood and no anti-Semitism.
 
Miyazaki’s last project, 'The Wind Rises,' soars

Miyazaki’s last project, 'The Wind Rises,' soars

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
“The Wind Rises” was a dream project for the great Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, and this gorgeous film makes a fine capstone for his career. It’s basically a biopic about Jiro Horikoshi, who designed planes for the Japanese military before and during World War II.
 
 

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