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  • 'Oz the Great and Powerful' tops DVD sales chart

    'Oz the Great and Powerful' tops DVD sales chart
    Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” starring James Franco and directed by Sam Raimi, took the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in the movie's first week in release, ahead of Paramount’s “Hansel & Gretel: Witch...
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
  • 'Gangster Squad' review: Soft-boiled

    'Gangster Squad' review: Soft-boiled
    *1/2 (out of four) This true story of morally questionable, mid-20th century L.A. cops and their efforts to rid the city of organized crime and corruption contains so much intrigue, it’s a wonder no one’s done it before. Oops, they have....
  • 'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★

    'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★
    A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
  • Movie gangsters so bad they're good

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good
    One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Jan. 13, 2012

    now playing "Django Unchained" (R). A slave turned bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:50, 4:20, 7:50 p.m.) "Gangster Squad"...
  • Film review: 'Gangster Squad' is no 'Chinatown'

    Film review: 'Gangster Squad' is no 'Chinatown'
    It's hard to resist Los Angeles-based films noir -- "Chinatown," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" being only a few of the best -- but "Gangster Squad" is a bit more resistible than most. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have morphed...
  • Reel Critics: Crime doesn't pay for audience

    Reel Critics: Crime doesn't pay for audience
    Director Ruben Fleischer served up a campy blood-fest in "Zombieland." Wisecracking shooters eliminated disposable members of the walking dead by the dozen. In "Gangster Squad," disposable gangsters line up to be shot to pieces by a more serious team of...
  • Larry Zanoff's aim: Teach actors to bear arms for the film's sake

    Larry Zanoff's aim: Teach actors to bear arms for the film's sake
    For Larry Zanoff, the armorer who lent Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" its firepower, fake blood can be a serious occupational hazard. "The gun gets splattered with fake blood," he said. "Now it's all gummed up; it doesn't want to work anymore....
  • 'Oz' No. 1 again; 'The Call' beats out 'Wonderstone' for 2nd place

    Warner Bros. may need to dial 911 after suffering its fifth consecutive box-office disappointment this year. This weekend, the Warner comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" lost out to the lower-profile "The Call," starring Halle Berry as an emergency...
  • Warner Bros. stumbles, hopes to do better at box office

    Warner Bros. stumbles, hopes to do better at box office
    It has been a rough start to 2013 for a movie studio unaccustomed to taking one on the chin. And in this case, there has been more than one haymaker. Warner Bros. has released five films in a row that have underperformed at the box office, including...