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  • 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...
  • '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-...
  • DVD Review: See 'The World's End' before it's too late

    DVD Review: See 'The World's End' before it's too late
    The year is almost over, and my favorite film so far is Edgar Wright's “The World's End,” his third feature collaboration with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. When it came out, I mentioned how much I looked forward to the home video release,...
  • Disney's 'Planes' takes flight as best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title

    Disney's 'Planes' takes flight as best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title
    Disney's 3-D animated summer movie "Planes" appears to have some lift as a home entertainment title, soaring to the top of Rentrak's DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release. Featuring the voice of comedian Dane Cook, the "Cars"...
  • TV review: 'Mob City' mines noir cliches to death

    TV review: 'Mob City' mines noir cliches to death
    Frank Darabont turned his love of old horror films into the hugely successful zombie thriller "The Walking Dead" before parting ways with AMC. In "Mob City" (8 p.m. CST Dec. 4, TNT; 1.5 stars out of 4) he shares his enthusiasm for film noir, but with...
  • 'Mob City' on TNT fills a TV noir niche nicely

     'Mob City' on TNT fills a TV noir niche nicely
    Frank Darabont, whose last stab at television brought forth AMC's "The Walking Dead," from which he later departed under still-murky circumstances, has created a new series, "Mob City," for TNT. It is also, in its way, about the living dead, reviving as...