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'The Revenant' leads with 12 Oscar nominations
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'The Revenant' leads with 12 Oscar nominations

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
“The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” were showered with honors by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, picking up Oscar nominations for best picture and best director.
 
Actor Alan Rickman, 'Severus Snape,' dies at 69

Actor Alan Rickman, 'Severus Snape,' dies at 69

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Alan Rickman, the British stage and screen actor whose distinct voice and features were the basis for formidable characters, died on Thursday morning. He was 69.
 
Golden Globes predictions 2016: Who will win?
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Golden Globes predictions 2016: Who will win?

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
At Sunday night's Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will dole out honors to some of Hollywood's brightest stars - who will no doubt be slightly tipsy.
 

Nothing too scary about this ‘Forest’

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
“The Forest” is a fairly promising feature debut from director Jason Zada, which isn’t the same thing as saying it’s a good horror film.
 
‘The Revenant’ is brutal and beautiful

‘The Revenant’ is brutal and beautiful

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
“The Revenant“ is a grueling portrait of nature and man at their most unrelenting and unforgiving.
 
'Spotlight' named best film by national critics group

'Spotlight' named best film by national critics group

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,“ the drama about Boston Globe reporters who uncovered sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, was named the best film of 2015 on Sunday by the National Society of Film Critics.
 
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hurtles toward becoming biggest domestic film ever

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hurtles toward becoming biggest domestic film ever

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
"The Force Awakens" amassed a whopping $88.3 million in North American theaters this weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday (final numbers are due Monday), and has now grossed $740.3 million domestically - the second-biggest total ever.

 
George Lucas apologizes for criticism of Disney

George Lucas apologizes for criticism of Disney

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
In an interview released online this week, George Lucas jokingly compared Disney, which bought the rights to the franchise in 2012, to “white slavers” who had bought his children.
 
A Star Wars lament: Parents have lost the force

A Star Wars lament: Parents have lost the force

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
Like most parents today, I am dedicated to your general bliss, encouraged to support your choices and desires.
 

Lucas apologizes for criticism of Disney

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
In an interview released online this week, George Lucas jokingly compared Disney, which bought the rights to the franchise in 2012, to “white slavers” who had bought his children
 
Tarantino reveals a relaxed power in 'Hateful Eight'

Tarantino reveals a relaxed power in 'Hateful Eight'

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
'The Hateful Eight," a tale of eight unsavory creatures stranded in a one-room haberdashery in the middle of a nasty Wyoming blizzard, is in no hurry to get where it’s going, and the audience is better off for it.
 
'Force Awakens' becomes fastest movie to $1 billion

'Force Awakens' becomes fastest movie to $1 billion

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, reaching the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.

 
Mop is a flop despite Lawrence’s acting skill

Mop is a flop despite Lawrence’s acting skill

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
The marketing campaign for the new David O. Russell film “Joy,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, has been extremely nervous about bringing down the party with the word “mop.” Mops traditionally do not sell at the multiplex. Mops traditionally are what clean up the multiplex.
 
‘Carol’ explores unpredictability of attraction

‘Carol’ explores unpredictability of attraction

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
The movie, shot in beautifully grainy 16mm by cinematographer Ed Lachman and so elegantly staged you can practically smell the characters’ perfume, is as much of a sensory experience as it is an emotional one.
 
Transgender film is message filled with artistic images

Transgender film is message filled with artistic images

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
“The Danish Girl” sounds like the title of a Vermeer portrait, with its moody subject decorously posed in soft north European light. Tom Hooper’s film uses that sort of staid, tasteful artistic approach to depict the extraordinary life of Einar Wegener. Overuses it, honestly.
 
 

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