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  • '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

    "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...
  • 'The World's End'

    'The World's End'
    Yes, humanity at large faces a crisis in the latest satirical teaming from British humorists Simon Pegg and Nick Frost ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz"), along with returning director Edgar Wright ... but The World's End also is a name of a bar at the end...
  • Who should win at Sunday's Golden Globes

    Who should win at Sunday's Golden Globes
    Reminder: The Golden Globes are not an actual predictor of the Academy Awards. They may share winners, but the voting bodies are completely different, as the Globes are chosen by the secret society that is the Hollywood Foreign Press. Still, Sunday's...
  • 'Stone Roses' looks at legendary British band you may not know

    'Stone Roses' looks at legendary British band you may not know
    The formula for a successful British band is simple: Grow up together in an industrial town (in this case, Manchester), wow 'em in London, win over Europe and Asia and then shred the music charts in America for the really big money. After getting...
  • 'Big Chill' meets 'Body Snatchers' in hilarious 'World's End'

    The World's End Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98 Available on VOD beginning Nov. 19 After giving zombie flicks and cop movies a British accent with the send-ups/homages "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," director Edgar Wright and his co-...