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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Box Office: 'Butler' Impresses With $17 Mil, Staves Off Trio of Wide Releases

    A trio of counterprogramming wide releases, led by Sony-Screen Gems' Y/A adaptation "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," with an estimated $14.1 million in five days, were no match for "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which fell a scant 31% in its second...
  • '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%...
  • Why Fans Made All the Wright Moves for 'World's End'

    In movie land, three's often good company, but especially when it comes to trilogies. The $8.9 million opening for Focus Features' "The World's End" -- the third installment in Brit helmer Edgar Wright's "Three-Flavour" trilogy, starring Simon Pegg and...
  • '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...
  • 'The World's End' review: Let's do this one more time

    'The World's End' review: Let's do this one more time
    ***1/2 (out of four) Be honest: If you could drop everything right now and, with no consequences, go on an epic pub crawl with your best friends, you would, right? Maybe, maybe not. But Gary (Simon Pegg) discovers what most people already know: You can'...
  • 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...
  • Video/Q&A: 'The World's End' star/co-writer Simon Pegg, star Nick Frost, director/co-writer Edgar Wright

    Video/Q&A: 'The World's End' star/co-writer Simon Pegg, star Nick Frost, director/co-writer Edgar Wright
    “The World’s End” star/co-writer Simon Pegg wants to make a distinction between his film, which involves five guys on an epic pub crawl, and the Chicago-made, likewise beer-centric “Drinking Buddies.” “’...