CARS HOMES JOBS
 
Comic book fans eager for look at ‘Guardians’

Comic book fans eager for look at ‘Guardians’

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Comic book and space fantasy fans will see how they do Friday, when “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the latest installment in the Marvel cinematic universe, opens in theaters across the country.
 
Independent filmmakers come to Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Independent filmmakers come to Amsterdam

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wednesday was the ninth day of shooting for a new movie with the working title “Kill For Me," with nine more to go.
 
Outdoor flicks: Get your kicks
CAPITAL REGION

Outdoor flicks: Get your kicks

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
One of the pleasures of summer is spending as much time as possible outdoors: meals on the picnic table, concerts in outdoor amphitheaters, plays and musicals in parks.
 
'Lucy' outmuscles 'Hercules' with $44M weekend
LOS ANGELES

'Lucy' outmuscles 'Hercules' with $44M weekend

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Luc Besson’s “Lucy” proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of “Hercules” by director Brett Ratner at the movie box office on the weekend.
 
Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer
SAN DIEGO

Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

Friday, July 25, 2014
The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.
 
Ken Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.

Ken Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible."
 
Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.
 
'Apes' rule for second week in a row
NEW YORK

'Apes' rule for second week in a row

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated “Sex Tape” failed to turn on moviegoers on a weekend where “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” maintained its rule.
 
Polanski’s ‘Venus in Fur’ an inside job

Polanski’s ‘Venus in Fur’ an inside job

Friday, July 18, 2014
The combination of director and subject material in “Venus in Fur” is wickedly perverse, just as it should be. Polanski and David Ives’ award-winning play are a match made if not in heaven, then surely in some demon’s dungeon.
 
‘Tape’ needs to be erased from viewers’ memory

‘Tape’ needs to be erased from viewers’ memory

Friday, July 18, 2014
The cinematic equivalent of herpes, “Sex Tape” is an uncomfortable embarrassment to raunchy comedies everywhere. Fortunately, no medication is required after being exposed to it: The effects are not permanent, only painful.
 
Unpolished sequel falls well short of original

Unpolished sequel falls well short of original

Friday, July 18, 2014
The clever conceit behind James DeMonaco’s 2013 sleeper hit “The Purge” was not that American society had resolved its crime/inequality/population problems with an annual free-pass-for-murder “purge;” it was that this hell night came home to roost on isolated, gated suburbanites, ostensibly liberal people above this annual bloodletting, immune to its impact, but benefiting and even profiting from the mayhem — until it invades their community and their homes.
 
Something for the kids

Something for the kids

Friday, July 18, 2014
There’s a cheerful simplicity about the animated “Planes: Fire & Rescue.”
 
'Apes' sequel rocks with $73M opening
NEW YORK

'Apes' sequel rocks with $73M opening

Sunday, July 13, 2014
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer’s best debuts, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
'Transformers' stays No. 1 on weak holiday weekend
NEW YORK

'Transformers' stays No. 1 on weak holiday weekend

Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the Melisa McCarthy comedy “Tammy” led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.
 
Latest 'Transformers' movie has biggest opening of year
LOS ANGELES

Latest 'Transformers' movie has biggest opening of year

Sunday, June 29, 2014
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” ruled the box office, with a $100 million opening weekend.
 
 

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