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  1. 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

    Los Angeles Luc Besson's 'Lucy' proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of 'Hercules' by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

    • 9:54 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    'Batman v Superman' stare-down, first look at Wonder Woman comes to Comic-Con

    Batman and Superman engaged in an epic staring contest at Comic-Con. The first footage from the Warner Bros. superhero mashup 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' was unmasked Saturday at the pop-culture convention.

    • 10:47 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

    San Diego Several members of 'The Avengers' descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

    • 9:59 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    'Hobbit' cast tease trailer, bloopers at Comic-Con

    The cast and crew from the 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' showed off the first trailer for the fantasy film at the pop-culture convention, as well as a blooper reel from both 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' movies.

  2. Marvel announces 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel

    San Diego 'Guardians of the Galaxy' hasn't opened in theaters yet, but a sequel is already in the works.

    • 7:52 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    'And So It Goes' pretty well for star Michael Douglas

    Everyone seems shocked when they find out 'And So It Goes' is the first time veteran actors Michael Douglas, 69, and Diane Keaton, 68, have worked together.

  3. Review: Unlike most shoot-'em-ups, 'Lucy' dabbles in the cosmos

    'Lucy' is part modern mayhem exercise, stuffed with shootings, car chases and the like, and part existential evolution-of-the-mind metaphysical navel-gazer.

    • 3:41 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Review: 'Hercules' is schlocky but entertaining

    Less violent than '300,' less compelling than 'Gladiator,' this new addition to the sword-and-sandals genre seems likely to please the fanboy audience and stir up some impressive box-office numbers.

  4. Review: Hoffman embraces tension in spy thriller 'Most Wanted Man'

    An effective mix of modern-world paranoia, cold-blooded betrayal and political chess, 'A Most Wanted Man' also serves as a fine final note to Philip Seymour Hoffman's acting career.

    • 6:56 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Review: Great stars shine in a loving and familiar 'And So It Goes'

    Like a number of other films we've seen featuring some of the biggest stars of the 1970s cruising through roles that hardly challenge their skill sets, 'And So It Goes' is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food.

    • 6:59 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Willem Dafoe talks of Wisconsin, 'A Most Wanted Man' and more

    There are actors with range and then there's Willem Dafoe. The sharp-featured Dafoe has played roles as diverse as Jesus (and the bloodsucking ghoul Nosferatu, and he's voiced animated children's characters.

    • 9:05 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

    Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love after navigating crowds and waiting in line.

  5. Movie set may be going up in Detroit's Corktown

    Detroit In front of the towering vacant black building on the eastern edge of Corktown there's now a huge fake ruin big pieces of destroyed buildings that spill onto Sixth near Most Holy Trinity Church.

    • 10:46 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
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    4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    San Diego Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

    • 6:50 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    Michael Moore sticks to vision as Traverse City Film Fest turns 10

    Ask festival founder-programmer Michael Moore how the festival has changed as it enters its 10th anniversary year, and he pauses before saying, 'It hasn't.' At ...

    • 7:26 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
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    James Garner represented the ideal man, movie hero

    James Garner, who died Saturday at age 86, effortlessly combined strength and humility, humor and capability, frankness and empathy to create an ideal Alpha- ...

    • 1:29 PM, Jul. 20, 2014
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    'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

    New York The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated 'Sex Tape' failed to turn on moviegoers on a weekend where 'Dawn of the Planet of the ...

  6. Shows and movies ask: How low can we really go?

    With 'Sex Tape' and 'The Purge: Anarchy,' what comes to mind are other potential cultural events that may further reflect the 'simpling' of America. Consider ...

  7. Review: Joyless 'Sex Tape' feels more like a sitcom

    Seriously, the premise could easily fit into the new FX show 'Married.' Only there it would likely get some oddball spin and foster some interesting ...

    • 6:58 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    Review: 'Wish I Was Here' just is not all there

    'Wish I Was Here' has a cool title, which like much of 'Wish I Was Here,' feels like it was thought up before anything else having to do with it.

    • 2:53 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
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    Review: Post-apocalyptic 'Aftermath' offers nothing but misery

    As masochistic exercises go, 'Aftermath' is fairly effective. It eventually becomes a slaughter-fest in the guise of a cautionary tale.

    • 3:19 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
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    Review: 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' works for the milk-and-cookie crowd

    There are a scattering of inside gags, asides and blink-and-you-missed-it details for the parents. The film's focus, though, is pleasing the milk-and-cookies ...

    • 7:05 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    Review: 'Purge: Anarchy' rights an inherent wrong

    Again, the concept is ridiculous. But at least 'The Purge: Anarchy' is more in line with what people going to a 'Purge' movie would want out of a 'Purge' movie.

    • 7:06 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    Zach Braff immersed himself in 'Wish I Was Here'

    Zach Braff's new film, 'Wish I Was Here,' is, like 'Garden State,' more than a little autobiographical, and more than a little Woody Allenesque.

    • 6:51 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    Keri Russell goes ape over her role in 'Dawn'

    Keri Russell has been working most of her life, but she can't remember a time when acting was more fun, thanks to her work on the FX series 'The Americans' and ...

    • 4:01 PM, Jul. 13, 2014
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    'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut

    New York The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office.

  8. Top 10 films of 2014 so far

    Although it does happen, it's rare when Oscar fare emerges in the first half of the year. However, that doesn't mean the first half of the year was all ...

  9. 'Strain' TV show comes from novel, comics still in production

    No one has suffered more than artist Mike Huddleston. Artists put in more man-hours on a comic book project than any other member of the creative team, and for ...

  10. Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' hits new genre heights

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is the sequel to a prequel to a long line of films that date back to 1968. But it's doubtful any of those films could come ...

  11. Review: 'Third Person' offers strong stories of shattered families

    There's a sense of despair, of something broken beyond repair, in the intricate 'Third Person,' written and directed by Paul Haggis, writer-director of the ...

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