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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores biggest box office opening ever

May 1, 2018


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Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the only new wide release this weekend, set a record at the box office with an estimated $250-million debut in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore. That makes it the highest domestic opening of all time (not adjusted for...

Millicent Simmonds talks ‘A Quiet Place,’ being a deaf actress, more

Millicent Simmonds talks ‘A Quiet Place,’ being a deaf actress, more

April 3, 2018


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Millicent Simmonds is proof you don't need to say a word to get someone's attention. The 15-year-old deaf actress has earned praise in recent months, thanks to her impressive work in last fall's Todd Haynes film, "Wonderstruck," based on the acclaimed novel by Brian Selznick, and now in "A Quiet Plac...

Young boy who rounded up Avengers stars for last wish dies

Young boy who rounded up Avengers stars for last wish dies

March 29, 2018


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The little boy who made headlines this week for rounding up the Avengers for a special hello has reportedly died. Fox News Channel's Shannon Bream tweeted Wednesday that Emilio Pachon had "lost his fight" with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that frequently causes tumors and can lead to cancer....

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ takes on ‘Black Panther’ in a Disney box-office matchup

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ takes on ‘Black Panther’ in a Disney box-office matchup

March 13, 2018


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It’s going to be Disney versus Disney at the box office this weekend. The studio’s long-awaited adaptation of the children’s fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time” opens Friday in an attempt to take the baton from “Black Panther,” the superhero juggernaut produced by Disney’s Marvel unit. Acco...

Clint Eastwood’s ‘15:17 to Paris’ stars real-life heroes playing themselves

Clint Eastwood’s ‘15:17 to Paris’ stars real-life heroes playing themselves

February 6, 2018


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In the summer of 2015, three American tourists on a train from Amsterdam to Paris helped take down a lone gunman armed with more than 300 rounds of ammunition. The story of these real-life heroes seemed a natural fit for director Clint Eastwood, coming off the successes of “American Sniper,” starrin...

At the ‘Black Panther’ premiere, representation is everything

At the ‘Black Panther’ premiere, representation is everything

February 1, 2018


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  LOS ANGELES — The royal purple carpet at Monday night’s world premiere of “Black Panther” was awash in gem tones and African-inspired prints as those privileged to catch the film early adhered to Disney’s “royal attire” dress code. The lavish event staged on Hollywood Boulevar...

No phones: In ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ parents actually talk to their kids

No phones: In ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ parents actually talk to their kids

January 9, 2018


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“Remember,” a father says to a son. “Our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. … And before you know it, your heart is worn out. And, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there’s sorrow. Pain. Don’t kill it, a...

‘Downsizing’ review: Bold experiment with mixed results

‘Downsizing’ review: Bold experiment with mixed results

December 29, 2017


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In a new definition of economy of scale, Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” envisions a radical solution to overpopulation: shrinking people to 5 inches tall. It’s certainly one way to prevent climate change and resource depletion: Volunteers will literally leave a smaller footprint. The real attractio...

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose,’ featuring largest LGBTQ cast ever, gets series order from FX

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose,’ featuring largest LGBTQ cast ever, gets series order from FX

December 29, 2017


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Molly Bloom’s 2014 memoir “Molly’s Game” was more of a tell-some than a tell-all. In the book, the former freestyle skiing Olympic hopeful discussed the accident that derailed her athletic career. Mainly, she wrote about her improbable career running a pricey, underground poker game in Los Angele...

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is the true wonder of awards season (PHOTO)

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is the true wonder of awards season  (PHOTO)

December 12, 2017


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  “The Shape of Water” is a wonder to behold. Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon. More than that, “Shape of Water” is both gro...

Musical ‘Coco’ a welcome direction for Pixar

Musical ‘Coco’ a welcome direction for Pixar

November 28, 2017


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Having recently given us three “Cars” films of diminishing interest and the well-intentioned but lackluster “Good Dinosaur,” Pixar has turned its Luxo lamp to illuminate novel new material in “Coco.” It’s the animation factory’s first musical and its initial exploration of multicultural m...

A powerful story of order and disorder pulls you directly into the heart of ‘Baltimore Rising’ on HBO (PHOTO)

A powerful story of order and disorder pulls you directly into the heart of ‘Baltimore Rising’ on HBO  (PHOTO)

November 21, 2017


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  Actress Sonja Sohn, who played Det. Kima Greggs on “The Wire,” has made a beautiful documentary film, “Baltimore Rising,” about the city that show was set in. It premiered Monday on HBO, also the network of “The Wire.” Set mainly among officials, activists and officers in the months betw...

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