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  • Pining for sophisticated comedy in a world of raunch

    It would seem beyond argument that Americans are more sophisticated today than they were in the 1930s and '40s. We travel, communicate and do business across the globe, have access to more information and more types of sensation than ever before —...
  • Trent Reznor says spare 'Gone Girl' score was crafted to evoke dread

    Trent Reznor says spare 'Gone Girl' score was crafted to evoke dread
    Gillian Flynn's thriller "Gone Girl" rose to the top of the bestseller charts on the strength of its page-turning depiction of an ideal suburban marriage turned bad. For his big-screen adaptation, starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck as embattled...
  • The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately

    The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately
    — Hanging on the wall of IFC Films' President Jonathan Sehring's office is a huge banner showing a tableau at a county fair. The cloth creation is a tribute to the executive's childhood in small-town Ohio, where such gatherings were common....
  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' director wants his voice to bring humor

    TORONTO When Tom McGrath was introduced to Angelina Jolie as the director of "Megamind," she politely said, "Very nice to meet you." When Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation Studios, then noted that McGrath directed "Madagascar," she said,...
  • Actress Jones picked up unusual insights from Hawking's wife

    TORONTO Actress Felicity Jones has nothing against comedy. In fact, she would love to do one. "I'm available for hire. I don't want to do any more crying." The tears this time, though, came with the rich, real-life role of Jane Hawking, wife of Stephen...
  • Horrible Bosses 2

    Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) are back in business. In fact, they start their own business. But an evil investor causes problems and leads to an ill-advised scheme to straighten things out. Rated R. 1:48. Hampton...
  • Penn State saga, college football's ugliest scandal, retold in 'Happy Valley'

    Penn State saga, college football's ugliest scandal, retold in 'Happy Valley'
    As we head into the most glorious time for college football, rivalry game weekend, there is an asterisk. It is a documentary titled "Happy Valley." It is about a place and a school that, once perfectly named, may be less so now. Penn State...
  • 'Control' a sad wrong place, wrong time story

    'Control' a sad wrong place, wrong time story
    "Luther, 16, was arrested outside his home in the Bronx, NY. He was charged with second degree assault, a felony." Those words appear on screen at the start of the new documentary "Control," which follows a teenager — in the wrong place at the...
  • Movie 'Foxcatcher' wrestles with John du Pont tragedy

    Filmmaker Bennett Miller was attending a DVD signing at Manhattan's Tower Records about eight years ago when a stranger approached him with a manila envelope. The man, who turned out to be producer Tom Heller, handed the director a package filled with...
  • ‘The Babadook': Director Jennifer Kent confronts a boogeyman

     
    Jennifer Kent was a successful actress in her native Australia when she wrote a letter to art house provocateur Lars […]...
  • Top 3 Pop: 'Mockingjay Part 1,' One Direction CD, 'Foxcatcher'

    'MOCKINJAY PART 1' OPENS 1 "The Hunger Games" begins its final chapter Friday. The games are gone for good, but something larger and more terrifying has taken their place: revolution. After the games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself being...