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  • Andrew Lesnie dies at 59; 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Babe' cinematographer

    Andrew Lesnie, an Australian cinematographer best known for his work on two very different kinds of fantasy films — "Babe," about a talking pig, and the epic trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" — has died. He was 59. Lesnie...
  • CinemaCon: Tom Rothman says Sony Pictures post-hacking is 'unbroken, unbowed'

    CinemaCon: Tom Rothman says Sony Pictures post-hacking is 'unbroken, unbowed'
    Yes, Sony Pictures had a really bad year in 2014, but the studio is moving past its horrible hacking scandal and wants movie theater owners to as well. That was the message that came across loud and clear during the company's presentation to...
  • Ang Lee film 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' to open in November 2016

    Ang Lee film 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' to open in November 2016
    Director Ang Lee's film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" has staked out its territory. The wartime drama based on Ben Fountain's novel will open Nov. 11, 2016, on Veterans Day, TriStar Pictures announced Friday. Given the end-of-year release date,...
  • WonderCon 2015: Warner Bros. shows off ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

     
    The Rock was missing, but explosions were plentiful at Warner Bros. WonderCon presentation, which kicked off Saturday's lineup in the […]...
  • 'Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead' breathes life into zombie genre

    'Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead' breathes life into zombie genre
    Has every zombie story been told? Probably. Die-rise-chomp doesn't offer much variation. But there will always be a committed few who approach this popular horror subset with the enthusiasm and insouciance of successful used-car sales folk. Such is...
  • Film Review: Vampire mockumentary 'What We Do in the Shadows' has comedic teeth

    Film Review: Vampire mockumentary 'What We Do in the Shadows' has comedic teeth
    Why New Zealand should have a propensity for horror comedies is anybody's guess, but the new “What We Do in the Shadows” can proudly join the ranks of “Black Sheep” and Peter Jackson's early low-budget “Brain Dead” (aka...
  • 'Into the Woods' leaps from musical theater to movie theaters

    Into the Woods Walt Disney, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD on Tuesday Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's work is one of the great achievements of American musical theater: a mash-up of classic fairy tales that's funny, tuneful and...
  • Notorious women of the automotive world

    Jean Jennings JeanKnowsCars.com What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...
  • 'Zombeavers,' about coeds and zombie mutants, is schlocky fun

    'Zombeavers,' about coeds and zombie mutants, is schlocky fun
    "Zombeavers" is the mutant love child of horror specialist Troma, early Peter Jackson, Japanese kaiju flicks and Canadian television sketch comedies — a film that disgusts, terrifies and tickles in equal measure with grotesque creatures and a...
  • 'Chappie': Why do so many sci-fi helmers lose heat on their fastball?

    'Chappie': Why do so many sci-fi helmers lose heat on their fastball?
    There's no shortage of ways that Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction robot story “Chappie” goes off the rails. The movie is a retread of so many bots-gone-wild/bots-still-cute movies, and the way Blomkamp and longtime screenwriting...
  • Box office: Moviegoers flock to 'Taken 3,' 'Selma'

    Box office: Moviegoers flock to 'Taken 3,' 'Selma'
    Moviegoers were “Taken” again at the box office by Liam Neeson, as his “Taken 3” opened to an estimated $40.4 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend and pushed the third installment of the “Hobbit” out of first...