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  • Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence have strong bond in 'Serena'

     Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence have strong bond in 'Serena'
    Several months before Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence would become bona fide movie stars with the late-2012 release of "Silver Linings Playbook," they shot the Depression-era tale "Serena." However, unlike "Linings" and their third collaboration,...
  • Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart buddy up in the cliched 'Get Hard'

    Kevin Hart is Hollywood's current favorite comic it guy. He's been playing the best black friend in one film after another: "Think Like a Man" 1 and "Too" opposite Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence Jenkins and Romany Malco; "Ride Along," 1 and soon to...
  • 'Apartment Troubles' only the start of pair's problems

    'Apartment Troubles' only the start of pair's problems
    With the excruciating gal-pal comedy "Apartment Troubles," writer-director-stars Jess Weixler and Jennifer Prediger have created such blurry, unappealing characters that their film is hamstrung from the get-go. That they never find a functional...
  • 'Backcountry' an atmospheric wilderness horror tale

     'Backcountry' an atmospheric wilderness horror tale
    What can go wrong for two people stuck in the woods? Horror films in love with this conceit have suggested crazed killers, malevolent aliens, even mythical beasts. Writer-director Adam MacDonald's modestly unnerving wilderness nail-biter "Backcountry,"...
  • Quirky 'Home,' with Jim Parsons and Rihanna, keeps it too light

    As a certain Boov, buoyantly voiced by that alien life force Jim Parsons, might say: Best silly ever is to be having in "Home." The new animation 3-D pop from DreamWorks is breezy, sentimental and quirky. That it is also somewhat slight is only a...
  • 'A Girl Like Her' adds twist on bullying, but story stumbles

     'A Girl Like Her' adds twist on bullying, but story stumbles
    The line between nonfiction and narrative is often blurred, and in "A Girl Like Her," Amy S. Weber explores how traditional documentary storytelling techniques can be used to tell a familiar but fictional tale. Using a mix of found footage and more...
  • A new Sondheim movie tune sends us back into the vault

    A new Sondheim movie tune sends us back into the vault
    A new Stephen Sondheim song is news. Now on DVD and Blu-ray, the film version of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical "Into the Woods" features among its bonus content a new Sondheim song written for the witch played by Meryl Streep. The song was...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Chicago Chorale: Bruce Tammen directs the chorus, soloists and a period-instrument orchestra in a Palm Sunday performance of J.S. Bach's monumental "St. Matthew Passion." 3 p.m. Sunday, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.; $30-$40;...
  • 'Sound of Music,' 'Pretty Woman' heroines so similar, yet so different

     'Sound of Music,' 'Pretty Woman' heroines so similar, yet so different
    There is a very specific portrait of a lady that has long enthralled Hollywood. A young woman of modest means falls for an older man of wealth. Both the woman and the man are transformed by love, and though it might seem indelicate to mention, the money...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
  • How the MacArthur Fellowships have nurtured jazz

    How the MacArthur Fellowships have nurtured jazz
    Broadway actors have the Tonys. Movie stars have the Oscars. TV celebrities have the Emmys. And what do jazz musicians have? Not much. Sure, of the mountains of Grammy Awards doled out each year to musicians of varying degrees of talent, some go...