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  • 'Lucy' box office bonanza lifts Besson fortune by $5 million

    PARIS (Reuters) - French film director Luc Besson was over $5 million richer on Monday after his film "Lucy" starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain topped the North American box office at the weekend. Shares in film making...
  • Summer sci-fi: an up-to-minute reflection of our transnational world

    It may seem unlikely, but intergalactic robots, a train that traverses the globe and a woman with drug-induced superpowers indeed all have something to say about the reality of our actual right now even while imagining uncanny alternate paths. Michael...
  • Morgan Freeman, the voice of gravitas, is wise to his image

     Morgan Freeman, the voice of gravitas, is wise to his image
    Hear Morgan Freeman's name and you immediately think worldly wisdom and genial gravitas. He's certainly earned that reputation. But over a four-decade acting career, Freeman has also taken some less expected routes, beginning with his first notable film...
  • Top 3 Pop: 'Lucy' Movie; La Roux album; 'Project Runway' Season Premiere

    'LUCY' OPENS FRIDAY 1 Scarlett Johansson was has ventured into non-traditional acting roles as an alien in human form in 2014's "Under the Skin" and was the voice of an operating system in 2013's "Her." She is continuing the unconventional with her...
  • Film Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight'

    Romance blooms under the sun and the stars in Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight," a high-spirited bauble that goes down easy thanks to fleet comic pacing, a surfeit of ravishing Cote d'Azur vistas and the genuinely reactive chemistry of stars Colin...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too...
  • Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book' casts newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli

    Jon Favreau's adaptation of "The Jungle Book" has found its Mowgli in 10-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi, Disney announced Tuesday. Sethi, who hails from New York, was found during an extensive search that included the United States, Canada, England, New...
  • North and South American Pix Among Locarno Fest Mix

    ROME -- The 67th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promising lineup, which sees particularly strong presences from both North and South America, more established auteurs competing alongside lots of newcomers, and a distinct diversity of genres and...
  • New on DVD: 'Cedar Cove,' 'How the West Was Won'

    Two TV offerings top this week's releases: "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove: Season One," Grade B: Andie MacDowell stars in this sweet cable series based on the bestselling book series by Debbie Macomber. MacDowell plays municipal Judge Olivia Lockhart...
  • Flying down to 'Rio 2'; getting 'Under the Skin'

    Rio 2 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 The 2011 animated hit "Rio" isn't as flashy or high-concept as movies like "How to Train Your Dragon," "Kung Fu Panda" or the Pixar films, but it struck a chord with its story of a domesticated...
  • Watch: Scarlett Johansson Is Worst First Time Driver in 'Lucy' Clip

    Scarlett Johansson's Lucy may be able to tap into more brain power than the average person (never mind the "humans only use 10 percent of their brains" nonsense), but that doesn't make her a smart driver. The titular femme fatale in Luc Besson's upcoming...