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'We Are Your Friends': A tale of big ambitions and little direction
08/28/2015 11:23 AM EDT
Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, "We Are Your Friends" is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction. Full Story
08/27/2015 11:41 AM EDT - American Ultra (R): Unaware that he has been trained by the CIA to become a lethal killing machine, a small-town slacker, when activated by his handler, uses his latent skills to save himself and his girlfriend when the agency targets him for termination. Full Story
"End of the Tour" is told with humor and melancholy
08/20/2015 11:05 AM EDT - Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when the subject perhaps casually reveals some illuminating aspect of him- or herself around which the entire article can be built. Full Story
N.W.A. goes from streets to mainstream in "Straight Outta Compton"
08/13/2015 03:09 PM EDT - LOS ANGELES >> When N.W.A. released its 1988 debut album, "Straight Outta Compton," it was vilified by mainstream media. Full Story
Streep in her acting element in 'Ricki and the Flash'
08/10/2015 01:44 PM EDT - Early on in "Ricki and the Flash," Ricki (Meryl Streep) gets a call that disarms her before she's even decided to pick it up. Full Story
James Bond writer: Idris Elba 'too street' to replace Daniel Craig
Anthony Horowitz also dismisses 'Spectre’ and 'Skyfall.’