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  1. About 30 films from around the world coming to Jewish Film Festival

    The selections at this year's 16th annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival have range. They will be shown in an overlapping schedule, beginning tonight in Flint, then in West Bloomfield Township and in Ann Arbor.

    • 10:03 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Tips for getting 'Frozen' out of your head

    Parents fed up with the soundtrack of 'Frozen,' which seems to be stuck on repeat in their children's brains, may also not want to hear this advice from a music professor at Northwestern University, who regularly deals with unrelenting melodies.

    • 10:04 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Pfister, Depp reunite for sci-fi 'Transcendence'

    For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan's cinematic visions to life. Now, he's the one calling the shots.

  2. 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

    Los Angeles Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp.

  3. 7 potential alternatives to summer flashy films

    There are seven films that appear promising for this summer's moviegoers.

  4. Review: 'Transcendence' devolves into standard science silliness

    'Transcendence' just can't transcend Hollywood. What starts out as a fairly interesting look at the dangers and temptations of technology eventually devolves into a special effects-driven ridiculous ball of confusion.

  5. Review: 'Under the Skin' will get under yours

    Seductively eerie and serious, 'Under the Skin' is superb science fiction, yet not for the easily bored or frustrated.

    • 6:47 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Review: Disney's 'Bears' is an adorable documentary

    Take a group of hardened criminals, sit them down and show them 'Bears,' and count the number of times they say, 'awww.' It would be impossible not to say it.

  6. Review: 'Dom Hemingway' has a temper and uses it

    'Dom Hemingway' isn't so much a story as it is a portrait of a poetic lunatic thug. Luckily, Jude Law brings just the right mix of swagger, lewdness and vulnerability to the film.

  7. Review: Rural town poison comes to light in dark, dirty 'Joe'

    In a small Texas town, an ex-con leads a work crew poisoning trees so developers can legally knock them down to build houses.That job description offers an instant feel for the world of 'Joe' rough, ugly, a bit crazy and dirty.

    • 7:52 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Review: 'A Haunted House 2' is silly, gross, dumb

    At the point where they overlap you will find the fright film spoof 'A Haunted House 2,' a scattershot, anything-goes affair that's unapologetically stupid. Proudly stupid. Aggressively stupid.

    • 6:57 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    'Philomena' finds delight despite appalling reality

    New and notable on home video this week are Oscar nominee 'Philomena,' underrated 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and the enjoyable 'Black Nativity.'

  8. Review: 'Jodorowsky's Dune' details a director's unfulfilled vision

    'Jodorowsky's Dune' is a documentary that looks back to the '70s when visionary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to adapt Frank Herbert's wildly popular science fiction novel. It is possibly the most influential film never made.

    • 4:19 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Marlon Wayans stretches his approach to comedy career beyond spoofs

    'A Haunted House 2' writer and star Marlon Wayans is trying stand-up copy after auditioning for a Richard Pryor biopic and made sure 'House' wasn't just an all-out parody.

    • 6:23 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Review: Family is greatest strength of 'Heaven Is for Real'

    Director Randall Wallace shows as he did on 'Secretariat' and 'We Were Soldiers' that the strength of a movie comes from a focus on family.

    • 9:58 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Jude Law comes on tough playing an explosive thug in 'Dom Hemingway'

    Dom Hemingway is brash and crude, loud, lusty and explosive. He's in your face at all times, a ticking time bomb of a man.

    • 8:23 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

    New York The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of ...

    • 1:16 AM, Apr. 14, 2014
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    'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

    Los Angeles 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner '12 Years a ...

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    'X-Men' clip teased at MTV Movie Awards

    Los Angeles Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' introduced a clip from the film that sees the X-Men joining forces ...

    • 2:55 PM, Apr. 13, 2014
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    With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

    New York 'Captain America' continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as 'The Winter Soldier' took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 ...

  9. Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

    Los Angeles Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

    • 7:55 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
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    Nicolas Cage seeks redemption in upcoming 'Joe'

    Nicolas Cage's comeback which he won't call a 'comeback' will be a movie with director David Gordon Green, who is famous for 'Pineapple Express,' but whose ...

  10. Review: 'Draft Day' offers two hours of shameless NFL power-branding

    When did corporations and products start getting their own films? More importantly, why did corporations and products start getting their own films? Not that ...

  11. Review: 'Oculus' is tightly told tale of a murderous mirror

    Tightly paced between two time periods, and edited so they become a blur, 'Oculus' is a hallucinatory ghost story that packs serious punch.

    • 7:48 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Review: Violence is elevated to art in 'The Raid 2'

    The violent fight movie epic 'The Raid 2' is a bloody masterpiece. Director Gareth Evans stages battles big and small that are like symphonies of blows to the ...

  12. Review: 'Nymphomaniac Vol. II' is second epic of obsession

    In 'Nymphomaniac Vol. II' writer-director Lars Von Trier moves on to kink, crime and cruelty, none of which will come as a surprise to those who've seen 'Vol. ...

    • 7:54 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Review: Music, animation elevate 'Rio 2'

    A vivid and delightful animated spectacle, 'Rio 2' is chock-full of colorful 3-D wonder and jubilant musical numbers set against a tale of family dynamics and ...

    • 7:56 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    'The Hobbit' drags on forever with little heart

    New and notable on home video this week are plodding and lifeless 'The Hobbit: The Desloation of Smaug' and the dysfunctional family drama 'August: Osage ...

  13. Review: Widow caught up in complex drama of 'The Face of Love'

    Old age, romance, grief, delusion and desperation all intersect in 'The Face of Love,' a far-fetched tale that nevertheless manages to be affecting.

    • 6:55 PM, Apr. 9, 2014
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    Review: Donald Rumsfeld bobs and weaves in 'The Unknown Known'

    If the purpose of a film like 'The Unknown Known' is to show us the man, the picture it presents of Rumsfeld is involving and indelible, even if Rumsfeld's on- ...

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