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'Vacation' is an over-the-top, funny homage to its source
07/30/2015 09:21 AM EDT - The great American family road trip seems, in the 32 years since we first met the Griswolds, as antiquated a concept as ever. Full Story
New teen drama, 'Paper Towns,' has heart and smarts
07/24/2015 04:37 PM EDT - Based on an earlier teen fave novel by "The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green, "Paper Towns" is a mild coming-of-ager about dawning awareness and life lessons learned among a small group of Florida high school seniors. Full Story
Winehouse family unhappy with new doc about the late singer
07/20/2015 05:00 PM EDT - LONDON >> In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Full Story
'Minions' come into their own in animated feature
07/10/2015 10:09 AM EDT - The Minions, having been the best part of the two previous "Despicable Me" movies, have swarmed the screen in "Minions." As candidates for center stage, they are seemingly ill-suited. Slavishly — if rarely competently — devoted lackeys, they're underlings by both definition and verticality. Full Story
Skunk saved by Detroit-area police officer—sans spray
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Full Story
Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Full Story
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'
The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.