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  • Sundance 2014: Festival an immersion in inventive genre storytelling

     Sundance 2014: Festival an immersion in inventive genre storytelling
    The stereotypical Sundance movie is thought of as something capital-Q quirky, typically a story of family dysfunction or coming-of-age. This year's festival, across its numerous sections, featured a newfound immersion in genre storytelling that pushed the...
  • For Hoffman, acting didn't come easy, but it did come true

    For Hoffman, acting didn't come easy, but it did come true
    Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't really steal scenes. He tugged them, slyly, like a man doing a slow-motion rug trick, to his own corner of the action. He did it time after time, across 50-odd feature films and with a consistent presence on the New York...
  • Blu-Ray Review: 'Justice League: War'

    While Warner Bros. wrestles with how to put Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman together in a live-action setting, the studio's animation arm continues to churn out movies more narrowly aimed at the hard-core fan base, usually with pretty satisfying...
  • Berlin: American Indies Crash Film Market

    As buyers and sellers touch down in Berlin, the high-end pics in the European Film Market are now moving in two directions: cast-driven action thrillers and older-skewing prestige dramas with stars attached, budgeted around $20 million-$30 million....
  • Berlin Film Review: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    One of the more frequent accusations leveled at Wes Anderson -- that he's a filmmaker who favors style over substance -- will ring even hollower than usual after "The Grand Budapest Hotel," a captivating 1930s-set caper whose innumerable surface pleasures...
  • Review: 'The Lego Movie' is a tall stack of subversive fun

    Review: 'The Lego Movie' is a tall stack of subversive fun
    "The Lego Movie" is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration. It is very tempting to use the movie's pounding pop anthem — "Everything Is...
  • ‘RoboCop’: Joel Kinnaman, José Padilha get political with sci-fi reboot

     
    Early on a recent evening on the edge of Beverly Hills, Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha was breaking into song. Seated […]...
  • Former Bucks author's YA book inspires CBS series

     
    John Dixon, the author of the YA novel “Phoenix Island,” which inspired the new CBS show “Intelligence” will sign copies of his book at The Doylestown Bookshop at 11 a.m. Saturday. Dixon, a a former resident of Doyelstown who now.....
  • 'RoboCop' stars say new movie goes darker than the original

    'RoboCop' stars say new movie goes darker than the original
    Fans of '80's movies such as “Footloose” and “Fright Night”  would often prefer that their favorites remain  untouched by the Hollywood remake machine. But stars of the new “RoboCop” say that a variety of elements...
  • 'RoboCop' review: Time to get political, creep

    'RoboCop' review: Time to get political, creep
    *** (out of four) After my “RoboCop” screening, one moviegoer commented that he preferred the remake to the 1987 original. That makes two of us. Where its lighter yet more violent predecessor let straightforward revenge dominate the story,...
  • After 'The Lego Movie,' why not 'The Play-Doh Movie'?

    The Toys R Us store on La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevard is likely to be swarmed by screenwriters and producers this week, given the $69-million opening of “The Lego Movie” over the weekend. If Legos can kill at the box office, they will...
  • Angelina Jolie-directed 'Unbroken' gets Olympic preview [Video]

    Angelina Jolie-directed 'Unbroken'  gets Olympic preview [Video]
    As an actress, Angelina Jolie has played her share of butt-kicking, larger-than-life action heroines. Now her first studio film as a director, "Unbroken," finds her exploring heroism of a different sort in the story of 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini, who...