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  • Keira Knightley trades corset for a guitar in 'Begin Again'

    Keira Knightley trades corset for a guitar in 'Begin Again'
    Keira Knightley is used to early wake-up calls. The actress has a penchant for period films, and it takes a while to get tied into a corset. But on the set of the modern-day romance "Begin Again," the British star's call time was decidedly later than on...
  • For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'

     For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'
    Think of it as the corset drama unlaced. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal doubles down in 'Enemy'

    Movie doubles seem to be multiplying at an alarming rate. At last fall's Toronto International Film Festival both "Enemy" and "The Double" grappled with what happens when you confront your doppelganger, and the idea appeared again in several films at...
  • 'Finding Vivian Maier' and its backers

    'Finding Vivian Maier' and its backers
    Four years ago, producer, comedian and actor Jeff Garlin caught a "Chicago Tonight" segment on collector John Maloof's accidental discovery of street photographer Vivian Maier, who worked as a North Shore nanny and housekeeper for much of her life. Garlin...
  • Yeah, baby! It's a girl for Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly

    Yeah, baby! It's a girl for Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly
    Yeah, baby! It's a girl for comedian Mike Myers.  The "Austin Powers" and "Saturday Night Live" alum welcomed his second child with wife Kelly Tisdale on Friday, according to People. But their tiny tot didn't get her groovy name from the fifth day...
  • Hollywood Film Festival to tackle social issues under new owner

    Hollywood Film Festival to tackle social issues under new owner
    The Hollywood Film Festival boasts an enviable name, one that directly invokes the entertainment capital of the world, but since its founding in 1997, it has struggled to carve out a niche for itself among the thousands of film fests worldwide and the...
  • Tribeca 2014: Joss Whedon will make new movie available immediately online

    Tribeca 2014: Joss Whedon will make new movie available immediately online
    NEW YORK -- Even as he’s taken the reins of film’s biggest franchise, Joss Whedon has toyed and tinkered with homegrown projects produced outside the system — the smash Web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along” in 2008...
  • Box Office: 'Oculus' Scares up $475,000 in Late-Night Shows

    Relativity Media's horror-thriller "Oculus" grossed an estimated $475,000 during its 10 p.m. Thursday and midnight Friday shows in the U.S. The number was in line with recent horror films. "Oculus" is opening in 2,648 locations with projections in the...
  • Kristen Wiig's character studies come in handy for 'Hateship Loveship'

    Kristen Wiig's character studies come in handy for 'Hateship Loveship'
    In the new movie "Hateship Loveship," Kristen Wiig's character, an introverted, thirtysomething housekeeper named Johannna practices kissing herself in the mirror. It's a moment of loneliness that Wiig and director Liza Johnson envisioned as a sad beat in...
  • Jason Bateman uses 'Bad Words' to make good things happen

    Jason Bateman uses 'Bad Words' to make good things happen
    Jason Bateman is used to transitions. In a career that stretches back nearly 35 years, he has pulled off tricky moves from child actor to adult star and from television to movies. Now, with the opening Friday of "Bad Words," his debut film as director,...