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  • 'The Monuments Men' filmmakers faced monumental challenges

    George Clooney and Grant Heslov describe themselves as two of the least cynical people in Hollywood. But when the longtime collaborators looked back at their recent work, they realized the movies had an unshakable gloom: "The Ides of March," "Good Night,...
  • 'The Lego Movie' likely to build a big audience

    "The Lego Movie" is expected to stack up plenty of cash in its box-office debut as it easily beats fellow new contenders "The Monuments Men" and "Vampire Academy."  The animated comedy based on the veteran toy brand could gross around $50 million in...
  • Review: 'Monuments Men' talks big but lacks artful direction

    Earnest and well-intentioned but ultimately inert, "The Monuments Men" talks a better game than it can deliver. Inspired by true tales of World War II derring-do, it can't decide what kind of a film it wants to be and so ends up failing across a fairly...
  • 'Lego Movie' posts top box-office opening of 2014 with $69.1 million

    'Lego Movie' posts top box-office opening of 2014 with $69.1 million
    All the pieces connected for "The Lego Movie" at the box office this weekend, as the 3-D animated release far exceeded industry expectations to post the biggest opening of the year. The family film debuted with a robust $69.1 million, according to an...
  • Reel Critics: All parts fit in 'Lego Movie'

    Reel Critics: All parts fit in 'Lego Movie'
    Never has there been a movie with a list of characters that includes Abraham Lincoln, Shakespeare, Shaquille O'Neal, Michelangelo, Gandalf, Cleopatra, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, evil business tycoons, pirate captains, SWAT teams, a...
  • Is 'Monuments Men' Too Much a Mix of Art and Commerce?

    MEMO: TO GEORGE CLOONEY Your Clooney movie machine is purring along smoothly, George, with "Gravity," which you co-produced, poised to reap further largesse from the Oscars. You will shortly start "Tomorrowland," a sci-fi megapic from director Brad Bird....
  • Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull

    Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull
    When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not...
  • George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' pushed to 2014

    George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' pushed to 2014
    George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said. The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum...
  • Suspected Nazi-looted art found in Germany mirrors 'Monuments Men' plot

    Suspected Nazi-looted art found in Germany mirrors 'Monuments Men' plot
    Movies occasionally grow a little more topical due to current events -- earlier this year, coverage of Trayvon Martin’s killing and the George Zimmerman trial made conversations about  “Fruitvale,” a drama about the fatal shooting of a...
  • Directors on Their Teams: John Wells on 'August: Osage County'

    John Wells said that filming "August: Osage County" was a wonderful experience, which is not to say it was easy. "This kind of material requires a lot of focus and hard work from the actors every day. One of the jobs of the director is to make certain it'...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April
    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • George Clooney Saves Masterpieces In 'Monuments Men' Trailer

    George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett are plotting the salvation of artistic masterpieces in "The Monuments Men" in a new trailer, two months before the offbeat WWII drama opens Dec. 18. "You want to go into a war zone and tell our boys what they...