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  • ‘Ender’s Game’: New propaganda posters appeal to honor, fear

     
    An exploding spacecraft and a regiment of troops are the subjects of two new posters for the film “Ender's Game.” […]...
  • Reel Critics: 'Money for Nothing' worth the price

    Reel Critics: 'Money for Nothing' worth the price
    Only a documentary about the Federal Reserve could have the real luminaries of the system as the stars of the film. Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Paul Volcker and a host of Treasury officials appear as themselves in "Money for Nothing: Inside the...
  • Hugh Jackman's 'Prisoners' a gripping thriller, reviews say

    Hugh Jackman's 'Prisoners' a gripping thriller, reviews say
    With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners."...
  • 'Love, Marilyn' -- HBO presents an unusual look at the star

    "SO, HOW did you get all these big stars to participate in this documentary?" I asked Liz Garbus, the director of "Love, Marilyn," which appears on HBO June 17. Garbus replied, "One word -- Marilyn! Every person I approached wanted in, as soon as they...
  • In praise of older women -- Hollywood gets on board with maturity

    "I AM NOT twenty-ish. I am not thirty-ish. Three months ago I was 40 years old. Forty. 4-0. That slipped out. I hadn't quite made up my mind to admit it. Now I suddenly feel as if I've taken all my clothes off." So said Bette Davis in 1950's "All About...
  • Why 'Prisoners' Is Too Easy on the Subject of Torture

    (SPOILER ALERT: This piece reveals key details about the plot of "Prisoners.") Why is it so often the ambiguous, unresolved movie that generates controversy while the easy, complacent one gets a free pass? To wit: Why does "Prisoners," Denis Villeneuve's...
  • Review: 'Letters to Jackie' stands as a stirring tribute to JFK

     Review: 'Letters to Jackie' stands as a stirring tribute to JFK
    Brilliantly conceived and beautifully crafted, "Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy" may not only be one of the year's best documentaries but one of the year's finest overall films. The movie is based on readings of actual condolence...
  • ‘Ender’s Game’ TV spot features alien battle scenes in space

     
    A new TV spot for “Ender's Game” is light on dialogue but heavy on space battle action scenes. The one-minute […]...
  • Al Pacino and Christopher Walken kick off Chicago International Film Festival

    Al Pacino and Christopher Walken kick off Chicago International Film Festival
    It’s going to be tough for the Chicago International Film Festival to top this year’s opening night. The 48th annual festival kicked off Thursday with a screening of “Stand Up Guys” at the Harris Theater and appearances on the...
  • How Oscars' fashion show changed through the decades

    How Oscars' fashion show changed through the decades
    The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
  • The Go Guide Weekend Preview: Idol worship with Penn Jillette, the Super Bowl

    The Go Guide Weekend Preview: Idol worship with Penn Jillette, the Super Bowl
    Penn Jillette is, famously, not a religious man, but his visit to South Florida for performances at the Hard Rock this weekend is a pilgrimage of sorts. “Without Randi, there would be no Penn & Teller,” says the magician, author and star...
  • Sony rules with No. 1 'Hotel Transylvania,' runner-up 'Looper'

    Sony rules with No. 1 'Hotel Transylvania,' runner-up 'Looper'
    "Hotel Transylvania" sank its teeth into the competition this weekend, as the animated film easily ruled the box office. The 3-D monster flick, which features classic characters such as Dracula and the Mummy, had the biggest September opening ever with...