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  • 'Tomorrowland' reaches too far, in too many directions

      'Tomorrowland' reaches too far, in too many directions
    The good news about "Tomorrowland" is that, as directed and co-written by the gifted Brad Bird, it's the rare tentpole movie with a sense of adventure, a big summer extravaganza that's eager to do things differently. Ambition, however, is not the same...
  • Jacques Audiard finds romance pulsing in steely 'Dheepan'

    It's been three years since I talked to French director Jacques Audiard at the Festival de Cannes for his "Rust and Bone," six since I interviewed him about his exceptional, Grand Prize-winning "Un Prophète." When I complimented him on how much his...
  • Lost 'Sherlock Holmes' film shot in Chicago from 1916 found in France

    Lost 'Sherlock Holmes' film shot in Chicago from 1916 found in France
    Here is the story of how a 1916 silent film made in Chicago starring William Gillette, the most renowned Sherlock Holmes interpreter of his day, came to be lost for nearly a century. And then, miraculously, found. But we'll get to that. Meantime: If...
  • Cannes 2015: From 'Da Vinci' to hard-core, no lack of variety

    Cannes 2015: From 'Da Vinci' to hard-core, no lack of variety
    Trudging up the aisle just now, at the conclusion of the crazy little 3D widescreen hard-core Gaspar Noe film called "Love," my thoughts turned from porno guitar chords to "The Da Vinci Code." Yep, "The Da Vinci Code." No sex in that one. That was the...
  • 'Good Kill' review: Ethan Hawke struggles with remote-controlled warfare

    'Good Kill' review: Ethan Hawke struggles with remote-controlled warfare
    Sci-fi futures characterized by complex moral and political architecture have long been writer-director Andrew Niccol's stock-in-trade. Yet while there's not a hint of fantasy in "Good Kill," a smart, quietly pulsating contempo war drama, it could...
  • 'The Lesson' review: A teacher's dire despair

    'The Lesson' review: A teacher's dire despair
    Loosely based on a real-life incident employed effectively by the filmmakers as a last-act plot twist, Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's "The Lesson" is a spare, stripped-to-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: AQUATICA: "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starts at $24 when tickets are purchased online. Aquatica "Any Day" passes start at $37 when...
  • 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' looks at great directors' careers

    It is, film people agree, one of the few indispensable books on the movies. It's the printed record of an unprecedented conversation, a tape-recorded colloquy between two exceptional directors, Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut, talking candidly...
  • Pete Docter turns expectations upside-down with 'Inside Out' for Pixar

    Pete Docter turns expectations upside-down with 'Inside Out' for Pixar
    Inside the mind of Pete Docter, things didn't look pretty. Ahead of an important screening for his bosses at Pixar Animation about two years ago, the director was wrestling with a thorny story problem on his next film, "Inside Out." "This one moment...
  • 'Pitch Perfect' writer Kay Cannon's Chicago connection with Tina Fey

    'Pitch Perfect' writer Kay Cannon's Chicago connection with Tina Fey
    When I reached "Pitch Perfect 2" screenwriter Kay Cannon by phone recently in Los Angeles, she offered a disclaimer. "I will admit to you freely that I had, um, a really good time at the premiere last night," she said. "Maybe a little bit too much of...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Savings on Silversea Fort Lauderdale-based Silversea Cruises is reintroducing its popular Silver Select promotion with enhanced savings options available for a limited time on...