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MovieStyle: What's next? The Silmarillion?

posted: 12/18/2014 11:01 a.m. Comment 1

When Peter Jackson announced he planned to split J.R.R. Tolkien's relatively slim The Hobbit into a second trilogy (after the highly successful Lord of the Rings triptych), some people were skeptical.

Sony pulls Interview after hackers threaten theaters

posted: 12/18/2014 4:07 a.m. Comments 7

The fallout from the theft of computer data from Sony Pictures Entertainment that began four weeks ago expanded this week after the shadowy group calling itself Guardians of Peace escalated its attack beyond corporate espionage and threatened moviegoers with violence.

25 films chosen for preservation registry

updated: 12/18/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

Saving Private Ryan and Ferris Bueller's Day Off are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

72nd Golden Globe nominees named

posted: 12/12/2014 3:40 a.m. Discuss

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Nominees for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

Review : Don't call it a Western

posted: 12/12/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Homesman is not a movie that fits comfortably into any established rubric; to call it a Western is to invite the disgust of its director/star Tommy Lee Jones, who (though he may well be the unhappiest thriving human being on the planet) actually has a point. No true artist condones the genrefication of his work.

Arkansan makes movies look good

posted: 12/12/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

For more than two decades, Little Rock native and current Fayetteville resident Merideth Boswell has been working to make movies look better.

Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

posted: 12/12/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Alfred Hitchcock once asked "What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out?"

Home Movies

posted: 12/12/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Many predicted that Guardians of the Galaxy’s plan to revive long-dormant characters from Marvel Studios’ back catalog would be the kiss of death.

Box Office : Games hits third bull's-eye

posted: 12/12/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 stayed at No. 1 for the third weekend in a row in a traditionally slow weekend at the box office.

Review: Comet

posted: 12/12/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Brightly written, the (essentially) two-character romantic comedy Comet has no difficulty exceeding the relatively low expectations a seasoned moviegoer is likely to hold for it.

Review: Top Five

posted: 12/12/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

In his stand-up act, Chris Rock is funny, not because he works blue (they all do that) but because he often makes pointed observations that are as unflinchingly honest as they are vulgar. Buried in his wisecracks are troubling observations that would be infuriating or depressing if they weren't so damn funny.

FILM CLIPS

posted: 12/12/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

At area theaters

COMING ATTRACTIONS

posted: 12/12/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, PG-13 Director Peter Jackson closes out his second Tolkien trilogy as title Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the Dwarfs he has been accompanying on a quest to retake the Lonely Mountain have unwittingly loosed the dragon Smaug on the folks who helped them along the way.

PREVIEWS

posted: 12/12/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Comet

Super Quiz: Rhyming Two-Word Song Titles

posted: 12/12/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Super Quiz: Rhyming two-word song titles

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