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Young boy's tale, "Kubo and the Two Strings," folds into its own shape
08/20/2016 01:36 PM EDT
Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle. Full Story
Fact-based "War Dogs" more bark than bite
08/19/2016 03:22 PM EDT - "War Dogs" is too good of a true story not to get the Hollywood treatment, even if the end result doesn't entirely do justice to the moral ambiguities and larger geopolitical implications of one of the craziest hustles in modern American history. Full Story
"Don't Think Twice" navigates a fresh route through familiar terrain
08/18/2016 11:37 AM EDT - When people look back at the movies and television shows and podcasts and web series of today to see what 20 and 30 somethings were doing in 2016, they would not be misguided in assuming that everyone was in improv. Full Story
New "Ben-Hur" comes out from shadow of Oscar-winning 1958 epic
08/18/2016 11:37 AM EDT - Remaking a film that won 11 Academy Awards invites inevitable comparison, but the latest adaptation of "Ben-Hur" distinguishes itself from William Wyler's 1959 epic by retooling key character and story elements. Full Story
Seventeen-year-old rape accusation haunts "Birth of a Nation" filmmaker
08/18/2016 05:29 AM EDT - LOS ANGELES — A 17-year-old rape accusation and recent reports that the female accuser who continued to be haunted by the case committed suicide in 2012 has cast a shadow over Nate Parker's upcoming "The Birth of a Nation," a film that was expected to be one of the year's most important. Full Story
Oscar-nominated "Love Story" director, Arthur Hiller, dead at 92
08/18/2016 05:29 AM EDT - LOS ANGELES — Arthur Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the hugely popular romantic tragedy "Love Story" during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows, died Wednesday of natural causes. Full Story
New documentary focuses on gripping tragedy in the Peruvian Amazon
08/16/2016 12:09 PM EDT - The bloody confrontation occurred at a remote, scrubby expanse called Devil's Curve, where the Andean foothills meet the Amazon jungle. Full Story
"Sausage Party" is a wild time at the movies, meant to offend, shock and delight
08/12/2016 02:00 PM EDT - It's happened. Someone has outdone the "Team America" puppet sex scene and even made it look somewhat quaint in comparison. Full Story
Humble folksiness takes flight in live-action reboot of "Pete's Dragon"
08/12/2016 05:41 AM EDT - After an exhausting summer buffet of set pieces, superheroes and whatever s-word you might use for "Suicide Squad," the gentle "Pete's Dragon" is a welcome palate cleanser. Full Story
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Does Britney Spears lip synch during 'Carpool Karaoke' with James Corden?
Britney Spears sings 'Toxic’ on 'Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden. Or does she?