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  • Review: 'The World's End' feels like a celebration

    August has been a particularly rich month for movies that fall between the mindless, overblown summer superhero blockbusters and the polished prestige of the super-serious Oscar brigade to come. Edgar Wright's "The World's End" is the right movie for this...
  • 'Butler' likely to be No. 1 again as 'Mortal Instruments' disappoints

    "The Butler" is on its way to making a tidy profit for the Weinstein Co. Starring Forest Whitaker as a White House employee who served eight presidents, "Butler" got off to a robust start last weekend, debuting at No. 1 with $24.6 million. The Lee...
  • 'The World's End' a refreshing late-summer comedy, critics say

    "The World's End," the latest film from director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, marks the third installment in their Cornetto Trilogy, along with the zombie farce "Shaun of the Dead" and the cop comedy "Hot Fuzz." The trilogy takes its...
  • Film Review: Body snatchers and 'The World's End'

    Film Review: Body snatchers and 'The World's End'
    Writer/director Edgar Wright first became known in the U.K. for the TV series “Spaced.” His fame spread internationally when he reteamed with “Spaced” stars/cowriters Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to make “Shaun of the Dead&...
  • 'The Butler' continues to dominate box office

    'The Butler' continues to dominate box office
    Sony Pictures decided to abandon "Lee Daniels' The Butler," placing its 2013 summer bets on "White House Down" and "After Earth." Think the studio wishes it now had made a different decision? "The Butler," whose financing was cobbled together by...
  • Box office: 'The Butler' continues to lead as 'World's End' begins

    Box office: 'The Butler' continues to lead as 'World's End' begins
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" continued its strong showing at the box office on Friday, taking in an estimated $4.7 million on its way to an expected second weekend atop the chart. Starring Forest Whitaker as a White House employee who served under eight U....
  • Is 'Despicable Me 2' this summer's best animated movie? [Poll]

    Is 'Despicable Me 2' this summer's best animated movie? [Poll]
    There's no dispute that "Despicable Me 2" is a runaway smash. On Saturday, the animated sequel eclipsed $800 million at the global box office, more than $250 million better than the 2010 original. That total puts "Despicable Me 2" in the top 40 of...
  • 'The Butler' serves the competition once more at box office

    "The Butler" polished off the competition at the box office this weekend, scoring its second consecutive No. 1 win. In its second weekend in theaters, the civil-rights drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey saw its ticket sales fall only 31%...
  • Reel Critics: 'Next' is bloody, clever and gruesome

    Reel Critics: 'Next' is bloody, clever and gruesome
    Put several members of a wealthy family in the big house on dad's isolated estate. Place mysterious killers in animal masks in the dark woods outside. Add several machetes, axes, crossbows and knives. Sprinkle in a little sick humor as the bloody...
  • Critic's Pick: 'The World's End' caps summer with a fun pub crawl

    Natural and supernatural forces go haywire in the male midlife hysteria of "The World's End," starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine and others of the fab and fabled "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead" crews. The comic blast follows five fortyish...
  • New Releases: Kirk and crew are tested in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    New Releases: Kirk and crew are tested in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
    Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$54.99 Available on VOD beginning Sept. 10 Although it's not as much fun as the 2009 "Star Trek" reboot, J.J. Abrams' sequel has the same major asset as its predecessor: a winning cast...