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  • Cannes Film Review: 'Winter Sleep'

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with "Winter Sleep," a richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus that surely qualifies as the least boring 196-minute movie ever made. Following Ceylan's sublime 2011 drama "Once Upon a Time...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Salvation'

    Shot in South Africa, but set somewhere on the lawless American frontier, "The Salvation" answers that great unasked question of how a Western might sound with a Danish accent. In putting his brand on the dusty genre, director Kristian Levring ("The...
  • Film Review: In 'Transcendence,' Depp plays God, sort of

    Film Review: In 'Transcendence,' Depp plays God, sort of
    Several years back, after Johnny Depp's twin triumphs in "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" and the first "Pirates of the Caribbean," I started referring to him as the God Who Walks Among Us. (I think that qualifies as "ironic hyperbole.") Now, in...
  • CBS Orders Comedies 'Odd Couple,' 'McCarthys' and 5 Dramas

    CBS has ordered comedies "The Odd Couple" and "The McCarthys" and five dramas so far for its 2014-15 schedule. The drama roster consists of "Battle Creek," the David Shore-Vince Gilligan collaboration that landed a series order last September, as well as...
  • Reel Critics: 'Transcendence'? Not quite

    Reel Critics: 'Transcendence'? Not quite
    Wally Pfister is one of Hollywood's most renowned cinematographers of complex visual screenplays. He won an Oscar for his work on the groundbreaking sci-fi twister "Inception." He was nominated for "The Prestige" and two Batman movies. He was director...
  • City Lights: 'Unforgiven' remake prompts revisit of the Eastwood version

    City Lights: 'Unforgiven' remake prompts revisit of the Eastwood version
    One of the things I pride myself on is having outgrown best-of lists. When I was a teenager and people asked me to name my favorite movie, though, my quick answer was usually "Unforgiven," the Clint Eastwood Oscar-winner about an aging, widowed gunfighter...
  • Luc Besson lets Scarlett Johansson play smart in 'Lucy'

     Luc Besson lets Scarlett Johansson play smart in 'Lucy'
    At this point, there seems little beyond Scarlett Johansson's abilities. So who's to say she can't play the smartest woman in the world? In writer-director Luc Besson's "Lucy," opening Aug. 8, Johansson follows her recent extraordinary trio of "Her,"...
  • Why 'Transendence's' Morgan Freeman Won't Upload His Brain

    In WB's sci-fi thriller "Transcendence," Johnny Depp's character Dr. Will Caster uploads his brain to a computer making him unstoppable. But when does technology go too far? "I think the movie is a cautionary tale. I think the movie is saying, 'Listen,...
  • Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' to open same day in China and U.S.

    Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' to open same day in China and U.S.
    The upcoming Johnny Depp sci-fi movie "Transcendence" will debut in China on April 18, the same day it's released in the U.S., Chinese company DMG Entertainment said on Monday.  China is also getting an exclusive 3-D version of "Transcendence," the...
  • 'Conjuring' Sequels May Be Put on Hold by Suit

    Warner Bros. and New Line have been hit with a copyright lawsuit seeking to block production of sequels to their hit horror film "The Conjuring." The suit, filed Friday by Evergreen Media Group and Tony Derosa-Grund in federal court in Houston, alleges...
  • Film Review: 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar'

    The long, slender Malagasy primates that once thrived but are now skittering ever closer to extinction get their giantscreen closeup in "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," a serviceable Imax 3D nature documentary that duly meets the requirements of the form:...
  • CinemaCon: Warner Bros. Intros 'Godzilla,' 'Jersey Boys,' Final 'Hobbit' in Mega-Presentation

    Less is rarely more in the major business. Warner Bros. rounded out the CinemaCon studio presentations with a lengthy bang, corralling filmmakers and stars to introduce the studio's 2014 slate for summer and beyond. Highlights included an exclusive...