• WTF plans annual N.Y. gala - 12/19/2014 01:21 PM EST
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    Reese Witherspoon takes charge in "Wild"

    12/19/2014 01:21 PM EST
    NEW YORK >> Once she'd decided to take on her gritty new role in "Wild," there were a few things Reese Witherspoon knew she DIDN'T want to hear from movie studio executives: "We want her to be more likable. 
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    'Annie' update hardly worth the bother
    12/19/2014 10:23 AM EST - It's impossible to talk about "Annie" without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston's 1982 film. Full Story

    For Robin Williams, the magic never ended
    12/19/2014 10:23 AM EST - New York Times News Service LOS ANGELES — After wrapping his last shot of Robin Williams in "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" in May, Shawn Levy, the movie's director, joined Ben Stiller, its star, in an on-set tribute to Williams. Full Story

    Laughter and melancholy in 'Night at the Museum'
    12/18/2014 11:24 AM EST - Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the latest "Night at the Museum. Full Story

    Reese Witherspoon makes game effort in 'Wild'
    12/18/2014 11:23 AM EST - Cheryl Strayed, as played by Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee's "Wild," is, bless the lord, not an easily discernible type. Full Story

    Film clips
    12/18/2014 09:16 AM EST - Annie (PG): The hit Broadway musical gets an updated makeover with Quevenzhane Wallis' Annie now a foster child living in a Harlem apartment with a bunch of other pre-teen girls under the lazy supervision of Cameron Diaz' Miss Hannigan. Full Story

    'Hobbit' trilogy sputters to its finale
    12/17/2014 12:25 PM EST - With a sum total of 1,032 minutes, Peter Jackson's six J.R.R. Tolkien films have earned more than $5 billion worldwide. Full Story

    'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Critics' Choice nominees
    12/16/2014 11:52 AM EST - LOS ANGELES >> "Birdman," "Boyhood" and a host of now regulars on the awards circuit were among the top films listed in the 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday, but it was Wes Anderson's darkly whimsical "The Grand Budapest Hotel" that surprised with 11 nominations. Full Story

    New 'Hobbit' film ends successful franchise
    12/16/2014 12:08 PM EST - LOS ANGELES >> The final installment of "The Hobbit" doesn't just mark the conclusion of Bilbo Baggins' journey on the big screen. Full Story

    BIFF plans encore screening
    12/16/2014 11:51 AM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON >> BIFF's 10th anniversary season continues Sunday with an 11 a. Full Story

    Man without use of arms facing gun charge released

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition but faces a gun possession charge has been released from a New Jersey jail without having to pay bail. Full Story
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    More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say. Full Story