• At Tanglewood: The chief takes charge - 08/02/2015 08:19 PM EDT
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    Tom Cruise in high gear in "MI — Rogue Nation"

    07/30/2015 02:27 PM EDT
    There's some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" about the element of luck. 
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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

    Good film comedy remakes are few and far between
    07/27/2015 02:18 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. Full Story

    'Pixels' is a clever concept gone wrong
    07/24/2015 04:37 PM EDT - The most believable element in "Pixels" is that alien video-game creatures could attack our planet. 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

    Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" is just good fun
    07/16/2015 02:43 PM EDT - Women can be jerks, too. Everyone knows that. And yet in the movies, the female schmuck is generally relegated to side characters. Full Story

    Celebrity spins toxic web in "Amy"
    07/16/2015 02:37 PM EDT - Asif Kapadia's Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy" is a slow, tragic zoom out. It begins with the intimacy of home movies and ends in far-away paparazzi footage. Full Story

    Sci-fi thriller takes itself much too seriously
    07/10/2015 03:39 PM EDT - "Self/less," if you couldn't tell from the preposterous title, is a deeply silly movie that takes itself very, very seriously. 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

    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.