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  • 'Last Knights' a pale 'Game of Thrones' wannabe

    'Last Knights' a pale 'Game of Thrones' wannabe
    Armor-clad hooey straight from the "Game of Thrones" imitation playbook, although decidedly less cynical than HBO's wily political saga, the medieval-tinged adventure "Last Knights" will test your patience for speeches about honor, grim declarations of...
  • 'Fast and Furious' strives to be more than a fast-cars, hot-people flick

     'Fast and Furious' strives to be more than a fast-cars, hot-people flick
    When it was first released in 2001, "The Fast and the Furious" didn't seem the stuff franchises are built on. Set in the gritty world of Los Angeles street racing, the movie boasted flashy action sequences but had no muscle-bound superheroes, suave...
  • 'Furious 7' speeds to huge $15.8 million in Thursday night opening

    Universal Pictures' "Furious 7," the latest in the "Fast and the Furious" film series, grossed a massive $15.8 million in U.S. ticket sales Thursday night.  That marks a strong start for the high-octane movie's opening weekend, which analysts have...
  • 'Furious 7' an absurd thrill ride and fitting Walker tribute, reviews say

    The filmmakers of "Furious 7" had their work cut out for them in two major ways: On the one hand, incoming director James Wan, veteran producer Neal Moritz and their collaborators were looking to outdo the increasingly out-there stunts of the previous...
  • 'Furious 7': Can you distinguish the film and famous writers?

    The new movie "Furious 7' is‎ being touted for an assortment of virtues — thrilling action, bro-ish banter and even an unexpectedly sentimental sendoff. Less commonly praised: the film’s writing. But that doesn't mean the movie doesn't...
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Broken Horses' treks from Bollywood to Hollywood

     Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Broken Horses' treks from Bollywood to Hollywood
    Fresh out of film school, Vidhu Vinod Chopra was at the Academy Awards in 1979 when his documentary short about child slum dwellers in Mumbai, India, "An Encounter With Faces," was nominated for an Oscar. "I was too poor to rent a tuxedo," recalled...
  • 'American Odyssey' a clever and exciting conspiracy thriller

     'American Odyssey' a clever and exciting conspiracy thriller
    NBC's new political thriller "American Odyssey" is both wildly ambitious and wildly familiar, and those are just two of the opposing forces it manages to make work to its advantage. Long before it was set to premiere Sunday, Peter Horton's series was...
  • 'Lambert & Stamp' a revealing look at the Who's early managers

    'Lambert & Stamp' a revealing look at the Who's early managers
    James D. Cooper's colorfully incisive documentary "Lambert & Stamp" answers the obvious question "Who were Lambert & Stamp?" before proceeding to pose the considerably trickier "Were Lambert & Stamp the Who?" By way of clarification, Kit Lambert and...
  • 'Now En Español' goes inside the world of Spanish-language dubbing

    'Now En Español' goes inside the world of Spanish-language dubbing
    One of the strangest, and funniest, moments in the documentary "Now En Español" is the sight of an actress dubbing an American television show into Spanish, and having to make kissing sounds for a love scene. There she is, alone in a small booth at a...
  • Hong Kong film festival offers view of a changing China

    Hong Kong film festival offers view of a changing China
    "Coca-Cola has no place here," declares the 19-year-old protagonist of "A Young Patriot," one of the films showcased at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival. "Coca-Cola is very foreign." In this timely documentary Chinese filmmaker Du...
  • Pianist-conductor added signature touch to Mozart concertos

    Pianist-conductor added signature touch to Mozart concertos
    A couple of times each season the Chicago Symphony Orchestra slims down to an ensemble of chamber music proportions and addresses repertory not usually presented on subscription concerts at Orchestra Hall. The programs often focus on Baroque music...