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Great Performances Go Unnoticed In ‘A Most Violent Year,’ A Marketing Nightmare

Jan 30, 2015 6:05am

It’s the prestige film the awards season forgot.

“A Most Violent Year,” the latest from buzzed-about writer-director J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call,” “All Is Lost”), is blessed with stirring,...

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First Glimmer Of Oscar Season Arrives With ‘12 Years A Slave’

Nov 05, 2013 11:17am

It’s not the kind of thing most moviegoers are itching to see.

It’s not in 3-D, and Sandra Bullock doesn’t float around weightless in her underpants.

But “12 Years a Slave” is still...

Last Vegas’ Has More Charm Than Commercials Suggest

Nov 01, 2013 9:48am

It’s being positioned as “The Hangover” for the stooped over.

A raucous “Cocoon” in a casino.

But “Last Vegas” isn’t that movie.

The comedy about boyhood friends in various...

Nothing Is At All Natural In ‘The Counselor,’

Oct 25, 2013 11:49am

“You don’t think this is an odd thing to tell me?”

It’s a question posed by an attorney known only as The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) to Reiner (Javier Bardem), a flashy nightclub owner,...

“The Fifth Estate” Not “All The President’s Men”

Oct 18, 2013 7:05am

By now, raving about Benedict Cumberbatch has become as commonplace as chatting about the weather or complaining about that thing Miley Cyrus won’t stop doing with her tongue. Daniel Bruhl...

Captain Phillips Oscar Nominee Worthy

Oct 11, 2013 7:05am

Billy Crystal must have emerged from his hole and seen his shadow earlier this year, because it sure seems like we’re getting six more weeks of Oscar season.

The traditional rollout of...

Gravity Thrills Senses

Oct 04, 2013 1:02pm

There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than having Sandra Bullock repeatedly tumble into your lap.

At least that’s what it feels like in the immersive, in-your-face 3-D version of “Gravity...

Formula One Knowledge Not Prerequisite For Rush

Sep 27, 2013 7:53am

First things first: Ron Howard’s “Rush” has nothing to do with the Canadian prog-rock trio.

It might have an easier time at the box office if it did.

The Oscar hopeful focuses on the...

Intense, Somber ‘Prisoners’ Plays On Parents’ Worst Fears

Sep 20, 2013 11:25am

There are suspense thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat, and there are suspense thrillers that make you recoil to the point that you’d burrow through the backrest if you could.


$400 Million, If Numbers Are Up

Sep 18, 2013 1:25pm

Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot, at an estimated $400 million is the fourth largest in Powerball history.

Last Saturday, Sept. 14, was the 11th consecutive Powerball drawing without a grand...

Powerball At $400 Million; Mega Millions Climbs To $130 Million

Sep 16, 2013 4:13pm

Saturday, Sept. 14, was the 11th consecutive Powerball drawing without a Grand Prize winner.

This jackpot run began on Aug. 10, with a starting jackpot of $40 million. The Grand Prize has...

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