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‘Mother’s Day’ a sitcom on the big screen

Garry Marshall has been around so long—as gag writer, sitcom creator, actor, director—that he can legitimately be called one of the last remaining links to a vanished era of comedy. This guy worked with George Burns and Danny Thomas, and that was years before he launched “Happy Days” and “Laverne...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Entertainment

Cuba locations pretty but take on Hemingway flat

Ernest Hemingway has been broadly and almost constantly mischaracterized since the first copy of “The Sun Also Rises” rolled off the presses, which is what happens when a writer’s larger-than-life personality eclipses the writing itself.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Entertainment

Pryce in perfect form but ‘Dough’ comes off a bit too sweet

A relentlessly cutesy movie based on some very unlikely ideas, the British comedy “Dough” is engineered to please just about everybody. Except me, I guess.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Entertainment

‘Sing Street’ gets music, time period right in sappy way

When asked what kind of music he plays, 15-year-old Conor has to ponder for a moment — after all, he’s only just thought of having a band.“I’m a futurist,” he replies. It has a ring to it, and this kid has a lot of reasons to look ahead.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Entertainment

Coppola, eternal film student, on his robust life in cinema

NEW YORK — Francis Ford Coppola will press his hands and feet into the cement outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, but his imprint on Hollywood, the movies and American culture has long been set in stone, even if the chameleonic writer-director remains perpetually in flux.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Life

’Huntsman’ sequel misfires; ‘Jungle Book’ reigns

LOS ANGELES — “The Jungle Book” remained king of the box office in its second weekend in theaters, beating new opener “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” by around $40 million, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Entertainment

50 years of 'Star Trek'

Things to love about the enduring sci-fi franchise

Date: 04/24/2016 | Entertainment

‘Elvis & Nixon’ fun enough but has no real direction

In 2016, media craziness hits new levels of absurdity pretty much every week. So an Oval Office meeting between the world’s biggest pop star and the POTUS isn’t such a big deal.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment

Upcoming special film showings in the area

“Human Capital”: Sunday Films at the Main Library offers this 2015 film by Paolo Virzi about two families who become intertwined after a cyclist is forced off the road by a Jeep in the days before Christmas. Subtitles. Free. From 2 to 4 p.m. April 24, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment

‘Golden’ best describes this coming-of-age gem

Paul and Esther are young and in love — or at least in love with the idea of love.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment

Music can’t be topped, but ‘Miles’ could have been better

These musical biopics are beginning to overlap with each other. Here’s Miles Davis again, just a couple of weeks after turning up as a character in the Chet Baker story, “Born to Be Blue.”

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment

A jovial romp

'Huntsman' delves into Snow White fantasy land

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment

‘Green Room’ thriller grabs you; won’t let go

Is a good movie defined by its subject matter? I hope not, because "Green Room" is a grossly violent little thriller populated by losers and creepy neo-Nazis.And man, is "Green Room" good. It's the new film by writer-director Jeremy Saulnier, whose...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment

Prolific Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz dies at 51

JERUSALEM — Ronit Elkabetz, a prolific Israeli actress and filmmaker whose work earned her stardom in France as well as at home, has died. She was 51.The Haaretz daily said she died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. She won three of Israel’s equivalent of the Oscar.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Life

Streaming services: What Amazon, Netflix and Hulu cost

NEW YORK — Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu, offering a stand-alone streaming service for the first time.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Business

’Jungle Book’ roars with $103.6 million debut

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co.’s “The Jungle Book” opened with $103.6 million in North America, making it one of the biggest April debuts ever at the box office and continuing the studio’s streak of unearthing live-action riches buried in its animated classics.

Date: 04/17/2016 | Entertainment

Still the silent era

Women get far fewer lines than men in films

Date: 04/17/2016 | Entertainment

AMC retreats from plan to allow texting in theaters

LOS ANGELES - Never mind, phone addicts. Following a public outcry, AMC Entertainment says it will not experiment after all with theaters that allow texting.

Date: 04/15/2016 | Business Wire

Upcoming special film showings in the area

“Big Dream”: The documentary about women in STEM careers will be screened at 6 p.m. April 20, in the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, as part of the Celebrate CommUNITY program. Free, open to the public.

Date: 04/15/2016 | Entertainment

‘Adderall’ as a book has a point that the movie misses

James Franco really is spreading himself too thin. Dabbling in literature, art installations, and film producing and directing, Franco’s day job as an actor is an afterthought.

Date: 04/15/2016 | Entertainment

Uptown, downtown collide at Tribeca

NEW YORK — At the Tribeca Film Festival, worlds as far apart as Elvis and Nixon, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Justin Bieber, are colliding.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Life

Dazzling 'Jungle Book' remake

It's live-action and real fun, says critic Robert Horton

Date: 04/14/2016 | Entertainment

Friars Club hosts 90th birthday tribute for Jerry Lewis

NEW YORK — At the Friars Club tribute for Jerry Lewis’ 90th birthday, many of the jokes were not about Jerry Lewis.

Date: 04/11/2016 | Entertainment

‘All the President’s Men’ turns 40

Carl Bernstein has a favorite shot — a powerful, wordless visual within a film rippling with verbiage. It is the moment when everything elevates as metaphor.It is, Bernstein says, “the Library of Congress shot.”

Date: 04/11/2016 | Entertainment

Upcoming special film showings in the area

“The Long Night”: Photojournalist Tim Matsui’s award-winning documentary depicts how runaway or neglected kids are coerced and manipulated into joining the sex trafficking industry. Everett Public Library will host a showing of the film and a discussion at 2 p.m. April 9 in the...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Entertainment

‘Born to Be Blue’ transcends music biopic conventions

The first shot of “Born to Be Blue” is a close-up of a trumpet, laid on the dirty floor of what turns out to be a ratty jail cell. The notorious jazz musician Chet Baker is in the clink, presumably arrested for one drug offense or another.

Date: 04/08/2016 | Entertainment

‘Invitation’ builds effectively creepy vibe

“The Invitation” has the kind of scenario that you might dream up while sitting at a dinner party as it grows increasingly awkward.

Date: 04/08/2016 | Entertainment

‘Marguerite’ isn’t too mean to deluded, untalented star

We’ll have to wait until later this year for the official biopic of Florence Foster Jenkins, a curious footnote to music history. Jenkins found fame for her terrible singing, but also for the fact that because she was a respected society lady, nobody had the heart to tell her the truth about her...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Entertainment

Melissa McCarthy mines some nuggets of hilarity in ‘The Boss’

Melissa McCarthy is a two-man woman when it comes to her career. With writer/director Paul Feig, she’s found some of her greatest success, from her breakout in “Bridesmaids,” to the runaway hit of “The Heat,” to last year’s surprise, “Spy.” Then there’s her husband, Ben Falcone, a fellow alum of...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Entertainment

‘Demolition’ takes interesting look at death, life

With “Demolition,” French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee establishes himself as an auteur. Having directed “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild,” themes and patterns start to emerge. All three films deal with the paper thin line between life and death; how death informs life, inspiring people to live...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Entertainment

Richard Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ goes to college

One of the many things I admire about "Dazed and Confused," Richard Linklater's 1993 high school classic, is the jukebox soundtrack.I don't mean I admire it because it has a bunch of great songs. I admire it because it has great songs and lousy songs. Linklater...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Entertainment

Camano Island filmmaker honored

Camano Island filmmaker Bruce Baillie will be celebrated this week at the Lincoln Center in New York City.The Film Society of Lincoln Center offers its “Art of the Real,” a showcase for documentary films, April 8 through 12.

Date: 04/03/2016 | Life

‘Baskin’ interesting until blood, gore take over

When the freaky little man with the ceremonial knife promises to help you “open your heart,” it probably doesn’t mean what it should. There will be blood.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Entertainment

‘Midnight’ only a shadow of ‘Encounters’

We need to talk about Alton.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Entertainment

Plummer his usual commanding self in ‘Remember’

The tattoo on Zev Guttman’s arm is not there for decoration. As a Holocaust survivor, with a concentration-camp number permanently etched on his forearm, Zev bears the tattoo as a relic of a nightmarish past.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Entertainment

Singing only so-so

Biopic on Hank Williams OK, but distinctive twang missing

Date: 04/01/2016 | Entertainment

’Batman v Superman’ shrugs off bad reviews, opens to $170M

NEW YORK — Faster than a speeding bullet and impervious to lousy reviews, the superhero faceoff “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” rebounded from a smack down from critics to debut with a massive $170.1 million in North America, the sixth best opening of all-time.

Date: 03/27/2016 | Nation & World

Forget Batman vs. Superman: Real battle is Marvel vs. DC

It’s a busy season for heroic punch-ups. Superman and Batman launched a mega-brawl Friday, with Captain America, Iron Man and their Marvel cohorts in a battle royal next month. But with 35 superhero films scheduled through 2020, the biggest conflict is the battle for box office domination between...

Date: 03/27/2016 | Entertainment

Upcoming special film showings in the area

Dr. Who film series: See “Army of Ghosts” and “Doomsday” at 7:30 p.m. March 29, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. More at

Date: 03/25/2016 | Entertainment

No learning and growing in unsettling ‘Krisha’

“Off-kilter” is one way to describe the feverish approach of “Krisha,” the feature debut of writer-director Trey Edward Shults.

Date: 03/25/2016 | Entertainment

‘Greek Wedding’ sell-by date expired long ago

How long does baklava stay fresh? Is 14 years too much time on the shelf?“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” came out in 2002. It was that rare thing, a bona fide word-of-mouth phenomenon: Months after its release, long after big blockbusters had come and gone, it was still playing in theaters.

Date: 03/25/2016 | Entertainment

‘Aferim,’ Romanian import, blends black humor, violence

The action in “Aferim!” takes place in the mid-1830s. Its black-and-white sweep includes men on horses riding out through the harsh frontier and runaway slaves trying to elude bounty hunters.

Date: 03/25/2016 | Entertainment

Audience is the loser

'Batman v Superman' forgets to have fun

Date: 03/24/2016 | Entertainment

Actress Rita Gam dies at age 88

LOS ANGELES — Rita Gam, who had a lengthy acting career on film, television and stage, has died.Publicist Nancy Willen says the actress died in Los Angeles of respiratory failure. She was 88.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Nation & World

Ben Affleck says he’s serious about playing Batman

Ben Affleck hopes Batman fans who were skeptical of him playing the caped crusader in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” realize how seriously he took the role.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Entertainment

The surprising reason Hollywood gets birds all wrong

Birders know not to expect much from Hollywood. The costumes may be historically accurate. The actors’ accents might be impeccable. But the birds? The birds will be wrong.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Life

Clive Owen shows a grittier side in 'The Confirmation'

Bob Nelson used to be a local guy known as one of the comedians on "Almost Live," the 90s TV sketch show.He's still a local guy, but a funny thing happened in the years since "Almost Live": he got himself an Oscar nomination for writing the terrific...

Date: 03/18/2016 | Entertainment

Nichols lights sci-fi with sincerity in ‘Midnight’

NEW YORK — Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special” — a sci-fi mystery that plays out in a clandestine, nocturnal chase from Texas to Florida — began with an idea of light in the writer-director’s mind, and a desire to recapture the cryptic thrill of science-fiction films like “Starman” and “Close...

Date: 03/18/2016 | Life

Upcoming special film showings in the area

Reel World Cinema Series: First Presbyterian Church of Everett, 3629 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, continues its series. This quarter, “Celluloid Palettes: Color, Shadow and Artistic Genius in Film” is shown at 7 p.m. every other Friday. For more information, call Dana Wright at...

Date: 03/18/2016 | Entertainment

‘Cemetery’ exemplifies ‘slow cinema’

If there’s such a thing as a party movie, then there is surely its opposite — the kind of picture that lulls you into a meditative state.

Date: 03/18/2016 | Entertainment

‘Eye in the Sky’ hits its intended target

Remember the best scene in “Patriot Games,” when Harrison Ford and his CIA colleagues watched a raid on a terrorist camp via satellite? The video gamelike attack gave a disquieting ripple to an otherwise gung-ho spy movie.

Date: 03/18/2016 | Entertainment

‘Miracles From Heaven’ even works for those of little faith

In recent years, there’s been a mini trend of faith-based films concerned with proving the existence of heaven. Based on true stories, films such as “Heaven is For Real” and “90 Minutes in Heaven” take up this task. Ostensibly following on their heels is the Jennifer Garner-starring “Miracles From...

Date: 03/18/2016 | Entertainment

Movie review

‘Allegiant’ sticks to the ‘Divergent’ formula

Date: 03/17/2016 | Entertainment

Faith-based films amp up star power

LOS ANGELES — For some filmgoers, hearing a movie described as “faith-based” makes it a must-see. But just as many others find the term a turn-off.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Life

‘Indiana Jones’ to return with Ford, Spielberg

NEW YORK — “Indiana Jones” is swinging back into theaters with Harrison Ford reprising the iconic role and Steven Spielberg directing.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Life

New on DVD

"In the Heart of the Sea": A real-life battle with a huge whale serves as the inspiration for "Moby Dick." Ron Howard directs and Chris Hemsworth stars.Howard not only recounts the telling of the whale of a tale to Herman Melville by...

Date: 03/13/2016 | Life

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ shows jungle’s hypnotic power

It didn’t win the Oscar, but this year’s Foreign Language nominee “Embrace of the Serpent” will find an audience. This unexpected movie from Colombia is a trippy experience.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Entertainment

‘Colliding Dreams’ takes even-handed look at Zionism

Some of the vintage footage in “Colliding Dreams” will bring back bright moments of international hope. There are leaders from Israel and Arab countries, signing agreements at Camp David and Oslo, shaking hands and pointing the way toward the future.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Entertainment

An intellectually empty ‘Knight of Cups’

One of the many beautiful women in the screenwriter’s life turns to him and says, “It’s time for you to tell me something interesting.”

Date: 03/11/2016 | Entertainment

Upcoming special film showings in the area

Reel World Cinema Series: First Presbyterian Church of Everett, 3629 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, continues its series. This quarter, “Celluloid Palettes: Color, Shadow and Artistic Genius in Film” is shown at 7 p.m. every other Friday. For more information, call Dana Wright at...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Entertainment

An Oscar-winner

'Spotlight' co-producer Blye Pagon Faust grew up in Monroe

Date: 03/08/2016 | The Chat

As first lady, Nancy Reagan’s mission was backing ‘Ronnie’

LOS ANGELES — First lady Nancy Reagan swept into the White House in 1981, a swirl of designer gowns and pricey china, and was quickly dismissed as a pre-feminist throwback concerned only with fashion, decorating and entertaining. She needed a less frivolous image. And she got...

Date: 03/06/2016 | Nation & World

Fey’s war correspondent a bit too glib in ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

Tone means everything in comedy — any kind of comedy. With a rollicking black comedy set in a war zone, the tone necessarily goes plural, as the story careens from the abruptly tragic to the blithely, weirdly funny and back again.

Date: 03/06/2016 | Entertainment

Discovery of knife is latest twist in O.J. Simpson case

LOS ANGELES — More than 20 years after O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife and a friend were stabbed to death, police revealed Friday they are examining a knife that was reportedly found at the home where the former football star was living at the time.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Nation & World

‘The Wave’ brings up thoughts of our potential disasters

The Norwegian fjords. Stunning scenic wonderland, or brutal death trap?The disaster film “The Wave” has it both ways. It doesn’t stint on the postcard photography of this beautiful part of the world, but it serves up plenty of computer-generated mayhem, too.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Entertainment

Disgraced clergy hardly make amends in ‘The Club’

If you weren’t raised in Catholicism, one of the revelations the reporters of “Spotlight” stumble upon might have come as a surprise: that the Church maintains facilities where wayward priests are sent, places to practice penance and prayer for inappropriate behavior. Sometimes these priests are...

Date: 03/04/2016 | Entertainment

‘London Has Fallen”: Same deadly mayhem, only dumber

Really grumpy when the president was taken hostage in “Olympus Has Fallen,” Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is still in a bad mood.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Entertainment

Tribeca fest has record number of female directors

NEW YORK — The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled the first half of its annual slate of films Wednesday, a record third of which are from female directors including Sophia Takal and Ingrid Jungermann.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Life

Furry and funny

Disney's 'Zootopia' will make kids and adults laugh

Date: 03/04/2016 | Entertainment

George Kennedy, actor in ‘Cool Hand Luke,’ ‘Airport,’ dies at 91

George Kennedy, the veteran actor who built his early career playing heavies and won an Academy Award in 1968 for his supporting role as the tough Southern prison-camp convict who grew to hero-worship Paul Newman’s defiant title character in “Cool Hand Luke,” died Sunday in Boise, Idaho, of natural...

Date: 02/29/2016 | Nation & World

Oscars get 34.3 million viewers, lowest rating since 2008

NEW YORK — Academy Awards viewership dipped to its lowest level since 2008 in a year where the movie industry’s ability to reflect the nation’s diversity was a central issue.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Business

Vatican media praises ‘Spotlight’ as giving voice to victims

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican newspaper praised Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” on Monday as having given voice to the “profound pain” of the faithful over the reality of clerical sex abuse, and insisted it’s not an anti-Catholic film.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Nation & World

Oscars' fade to white

Viewpoints: Do Academy Awards need more diversity?

Date: 02/28/2016 | Commentary

Documentary profiles the ‘Last Man on the Moon’

There’s a lot of cosmic footage in “The Last Man on the Moon,” including NASA space footage from the Gemini and Apollo missions.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Entertainment

‘Eddie the Eagle,’ story of unlikely ski jumper, will win you over

A cheery tale of unlikely sporting triumph, “Eddie the Eagle,” directed by Dexter Fletcher, offers up a retro feel-good yarn about the power of determination. While it’s often cookie-cutter sports movie conventional, you’d have to be stone-hearted to remain un-charmed by the story of real-life...

Date: 02/26/2016 | Entertainment

Top-notch cast only partially redeems ‘Triple 9’

A downbeat air of menace and mendacity suffuses “Triple 9,” in which a stellar cast and taut pacing lend only modest interest to what might otherwise have been a thoroughly disposable urban thriller.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Entertainment

Danish film confirms worst suspicious about 'A War'

Much of the first half of "A War" takes place in the dust and blood of Afghanistan, as the members of a Danish platoon try to makes sense of the chaos of battle. Much of the second half takes place inside a military courtroom back in Copenhagen, where the clean lines and...

Date: 02/26/2016 | Entertainment

Oscar predictions

DiCaprio a lock for Best Actor, Robert Horton says

Date: 02/26/2016 | Entertainment

Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski dies at 75

WARSAW, Poland — Filmmaker and writer Andrzej Zulawski, who was named best director last year at a film festival in Switzerland for his latest film “Cosmos,” died Wednesday at 75 after a long illness, Polish film authorities and his family said.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Life

Upcoming special film showings in the area

Reel World Cinema Series: First Presbyterian Church of Everett, 3629 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, continues its popular Reel World Cinema Series. This quarter “Celluloid Palettes: Color, Shadow and Artistic Genius in Film” is shown at 7 p.m. every other Friday. For more information,...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

Atmospheric ‘The Witch’ doesn’t quite come together

Robert Eggers’ directorial debut “The Witch” opens with the subtitle “A New-England Folktale,” which is an apt promise. More fable than horror flick, the film is a sometimes spooky, sometimes silly tale that explores the way America in 1630 worked — running on fear, desperation and religious...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

‘Risen’ finds strength in a man’s story of being a believer

“Risen” is more “The Last Temptation of Christ” than “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” It’s a film that comes wrapped in the theological teachings of the Bible but is really a procedural drama that looks to fill in the gaps left between the crucifixion and the ascension.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

‘Race’ tells powerful story of Olympic hero Jesse Owens

The multiple gold medal-winning effort by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin is one of the most important moments in sports and world history. It’s a defining moment because of how Owens faced a bigotry of international proportions and came out of it as a champion.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

‘Rolling Papers’ shows brave new world of pot — and newspapers

When Washington and Colorado became the first states to vote for legalized marijuana in 2012, documentary filmmakers should have heard opportunity knocking. Somebody needed to pick up a camera and chronicle the touchy process by which reefer became available at the corner store.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

‘Rams’: Icelandic film turns mystical in final 20 minutes

How much do you really know about sheep? You probably haven’t even thought about sheep all day today, right?

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

Greenaway remains off-putting in latest arthouse outing

Fictional maps, invented histories, and baffling bird-related mayhem marked the early, experimental work of the Welsh-born mischief-maker Peter Greenaway."The Falls," for instance, is a peculiar kind of movie masterpiece: a three-hour illustrated inquiry into a...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

Everett Film Festival

We preview this year's movies, showing Friday and Saturday

Date: 02/19/2016 | Entertainment

Original 1929 Oscar cast to make statuettes awarded in 2016

LOS ANGELES — The statuettes for the upcoming Academy Awards are based on an original Oscar from 1929.The film academy announced Tuesday that a New York foundry is restoring features of the original design to the Oscar statuettes for 2016 using digital scans and 3-D printers.

Date: 02/16/2016 | Nation & World

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ starts filming, adds del Toro

NEW YORK — “Star Wars: Episode VIII” has begun filming and has added Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern to its cast.

Date: 02/15/2016 | Life

Splendor in 3-D

IMAX movie celebrates America’s national parks

Date: 02/14/2016 | Explore NW

Upcoming special film showings in the area

Sno-King Meaningful Movies: 7 p.m. on second Saturdays at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. Discussion follows. Free and open to the public. On Feb. 13 see “Planet Ocean.”

Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment

Surprising ‘How to be Single’ transcends bawdy chick flick

“How To Be Single” is an example of the dangerous pitfalls of judging a movie based only on the cast list, movie poster and early trailers. Going strictly by those elements, “How To Be Single” looks like a chick flick that relies heavily on bawdy material to generate laughs.

Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment

Excessive cameos, forced jokes doom ‘Zoolander 2’

A film cannot live on celebrity cameos alone. But “Zoolander 2” is certainly going to try. Because cameos are low in calories, and “Zoolander 2” hates calories, because they make you fat, and “Zoolander 2” hates fat because it means you’re a terrible person. But not as much as “Zoolander 2” hates...

Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment

Documentary draws intimate portrait of Ingrid Bergman

Greatest scandal in Hollywood history? Sure, maybe the recent past has offered some gossip and a few public shamings.But we live in a more permissive era. In 1949, one of Hollywood’s greatest stars had her career stopped cold when news of marital infidelity hit the tabloids.

Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment

Michael Moore up to usual tricks in ‘Where to Invade Next'

Michael Moore is a nudger. Rarely content to let facts speak for themselves, he can't resist sticking his elbow in your side as he makes his points.One of the reasons Moore was at his most effective with his roaring 2004 polemic "Fahrenheit 9/11" was that he kept...

Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment

'The Treasure': An amusing tale of wishful thinking from Romania

Disaster — or at least serious disappointment — lurks around every plot turn in "The Treasure." People make risky choices when times are tough.And yet this leisurely paced Romanian film is full of amusing twists. Its slow burn has a payoff that's well...

Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment

‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths

It must be a sign of superhero fatigue that studios are injecting life into the genre via characters who declare that they want nothing to do with heroics. While the posse of baddies known as the DC Comics “Suicide Squad” will be rolling into theaters later in the summer, Marvel is unveiling their...

Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment

’Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

NEW YORK — The Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and the Jane Austen-monster mashup “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” followed distantly behind “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend.

Date: 02/07/2016 | Entertainment

Starship Enterprise is in the shop for repairs

Captain’s log.Star date: January 30, 2016.After 50 years of imaginary, inter-galactic service and epic flights of science fiction, the starship Enterprise, NCC-1701, lies in pieces on a table at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.

Date: 02/07/2016 | Entertainment

Chris Pine takes command of his career

LOS ANGELES — Chris Pine is carving out an interesting — and broad — career for himself playing military men. It started with taking on the role of Captain James T. Kirk for the re-launch of the “Star Trek” franchise.

Date: 02/07/2016 | Entertainment

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