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  • Sundance: 'Nymphomaniac' opens to surprising laughs, unsurprising shocks

    Sundance: 'Nymphomaniac' opens to surprising laughs, unsurprising shocks
    PARK CITY, Utah -- By this point in his career Lars von Trier has done so much that’s shocking that it’s stopped being shocking. Maybe it’s that, or maybe just that, give or take an extended penis montage (of course), there actually...
  • Troubled '47 Ronin' may be headed for a box office reckoning

    Troubled '47 Ronin' may be headed for a box office reckoning
    In "47 Ronin," Keanu Reeves portrays the leader of a band of ronin — masterless samurai in 18th-century Japan who must suffer the indignity of having no one to lead them in battle. Turns out that plot line provides an apt metaphor for the period 3-D...
  • Review: Highs, lows of 'The Sound of Music Live' with Carrie Underwood

    This post has been updated. See below for details. Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
  • Oddmakers like Dodgers to win World Series, but is that a good thing?

    Oddmakers like Dodgers to win World Series, but is that a good thing?
    Despite a hole in the infield and a depleted bench, the Dodgers already have the makeup of a playoff team. And with pitching a key factor in postseason success, it's not surprising that bookies are listing the Clayton Kershaw-led Dodgers as favorites to...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career

    Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career
    TORONTO--When director Denis Villeneuve first approached Jake Gyllenhaal to star as a detective in his new dramatic thriller, "Prisoners," the actor was skeptical. The movie contained plenty of genre elements — heinous crime, creepy suspect —...
  • Review: 'The State of Arizona' on PBS looks at immigration wars

    Review: 'The State of Arizona' on PBS looks at immigration wars
    A relatively evenhanded and necessarily inconclusive close-up look at immigration wars and identity politics in the Grand Canyon State, "The State of Arizona" (PBS, Monday) features major players and ordinary citizens on each side of the battle as well as...
  • VES Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    VES Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees
    The nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards are: Visual effects in a visual effects-driven feature motion picture WINNER: "Gravity" Tim Webber, Nikki Penny, Chris Lawrence, Richard Mcbride "Iron Man 3" Christopher Townsend, Mark Soper, Guy Williams,...
  • ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ soundtrack enlists Lorde, Aguilera

     
    Music from punk pioneer Patti Smith, pop singer Christina Aguilera and New Zealand songstress Lorde will feature on the soundtrack […]...
  • TV Picks: 'Brooklyn Castle,' 'Ali,' 'Paradise,' 'Enter Laughing'

    TV Picks: 'Brooklyn Castle,' 'Ali,' 'Paradise,' 'Enter Laughing'
    "Brooklyn Castle" (PBS, Monday). "I think that this is a good thing for kids to be exposed to," coach Elizabeth Vicary says in Katie Dellamaggiore's 2012 film about a fearsome and lovable inner-city middle-school chess team, "the idea that truth isn&...
  • Film Review: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

    Sometimes daydreams do come true. At least, that's what the Goldwyn family must be feeling now that their long-delayed "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" update finally exists, smarter and less screwball than previous attempts at the material have been....
  • Film Review: 'I Will Follow You Into the Dark'

    A rather turgid ghost story with a simultaneously murky and silly take on the afterlife, "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" stars Mischa Barton as a grieving woman who gets yet more unwelcome exposure to the dead upon moving into a former state hospital-...
  • 'Escape From Tomorrow' gambles on the power of indie versus Disney

     'Escape From Tomorrow' gambles on the power of indie versus Disney
    NEW YORK — The film-world provocateur John Sloss wants to catch your attention with the marketing images for his new release. He just might succeed: The movie's poster features Disney's cheery cursive script on a blazing yellow background under...