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  • 'Divergent' likely to pass box-office test; 'Muppets' looks solid

    Teen sci-fi should rule the box office this weekend, with the highly anticipated "Divergent" poised for a strong launch of a new franchise.    "Divergent," from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, could generate $55 million or more in ticket sales from...
  • REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' ★&#9733
    High spirits and good times are hard to come by in "Muppets Most Wanted," the anxious follow-up to the commercially successful 2011 reboot ("The Muppets") and the seventh Muppet sequel to follow in the animal tracks of "The Muppet Movie" in 1979. I'm...
  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' review: fun with the fuzz vs. the fuzzy

    'Muppets Most Wanted' review: fun with the fuzz vs. the fuzzy
    The only thing better than one Kermit is two. And the only thing better than two Kermits is one with a Russian accent. Throw Tina Fey into a gulag, force Ricky Gervais to play second fiddle to a nefarious frog, stick Ray Liotta in a chorus line and you...
  • Social Media Buzz: Young Audiences Focused on 'Divergent' at Weekend Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • Box Office: 'Divergent' Dominates With $22.8 Million Friday, 'God's Not Dead' Surprises at No. 3

    Lionsgate-Summit's "Divergent" continues on course for the No. 1 box office spot. After dominating the Friday B.O. with $22.8 million, the sci-fi adventure is on track for a $55 million Stateside weekend opening -- the second-largest of the year behind...
  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' a weak sequel, early reviews say

    'Muppets Most Wanted' a weak sequel, early reviews say
    After the success of the 2011 reboot "The Muppets," which delighted critics and grossed more than $165 million worldwide, a sequel was inevitable. Opening March 21, "Muppets Most Wanted" picks up right where the Muppet gang left off and sends them on a...
  • A field guide to The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival

    A field guide to The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
    Have friends or family expressed wonder—or concern—about your encyclopedic knowledge of "Battlestar Galactica?" Ever passed up a date to avoid ending a role-playing game marathon? Does your idea of a perfect weekend include binge-viewing "Dr....
  • Oscar Nominations: 'Frozen,' 'Her' and 'Alone Yet Not Alone' for song?

    Oscar Nominations: 'Frozen,' 'Her' and 'Alone Yet Not Alone' for song?
    U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O -- names more befitting of Grammy nominations than the Oscars -- are among the contenders for the Academy Award for original song. Here, the heavy-hitters are all underdogs, as they will have to vie for Oscar gold on...
  • Jason Segel to star in David Foster Wallace biopic

    Jason Segel to star in David Foster Wallace biopic
    Jason Segel, who has made a career out of playing adorable goofy guys, will portray David Foster Wallace in an upcoming biopic, The Wrap reports. Wallace was the author of the monumental novel "Infinite Jest" and has been described by The Times' David...
  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' finds Kermit and company in a crime caper

     'Muppets Most Wanted' finds Kermit and company in a crime caper
    When Jim Henson's menagerie of talking animals and fish-throwing vaudevillians made their big-screen comeback in 2011's "The Muppets," Kermit the Frog and company faced down a greedy oil tycoon named Tex Richman to save their old theater from demolition....
  • 'Piolín' hopes to reboot his career

     'Piolín' hopes to reboot his career
    Barely three months ago, Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo's Spanish-language radio career appeared to be derailed. He had lost his popular "Piolín por la Mañana" morning program amid allegations of sexual and emotional harassment by a male co-worker. In the days...
  • Film set signs specialize in misdirection

    Film set signs specialize in misdirection
    Many people in Los Angeles know that those bright yellow rectangular signs that pop up periodically in their neighborhoods mean a TV show or movie is being filmed nearby. What they may not know is that the production information on those signs is...