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  • Review: 'Out of the Furnace' beautifully captures bare-knuckle lives

    There is an unnerving moment deep inside the working-class drama "Out of the Furnace" when a primal scream cuts short an old argument between two brothers. Ripped from the emotional core of the younger, a burned-out Army soldier, Rodney Baze, played by...
  • Christian Bale reduces inner fire to ashes for 'Out of the Furnace'

    Christian Bale reduces inner fire to ashes for 'Out of the Furnace'
    The Rust Belt town of Braddock just outside of Pittsburgh is the sort of blue-collar enclave where factories once gave residents the promise of lifelong jobs at good union wages — the kind of place where resilience and character were more highly...
  • Film Review: Grim 'Furnace' is out of original ideas

    Film Review: Grim 'Furnace' is out of original ideas
    Writer/director Scott Cooper made his feature debut four years ago with “Crazy Heart,” a hubris-downfall-redemption story that won Jeff Bridges the best actor Oscar he deserved for numerous earlier roles. Like its predecessor, Cooper's new...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases April 1-7

     
    The list of On Demand DVD New Releases April 1-7 features more documentaries than usual, with subjects ranging from Venus and Serena Williams to the survival of animals around the world to the current obesity epidemic. For those looking for something a...
  • Willem Dafoe joins 'The Fault in Our Stars' as Dr. Peter Van Houten

     
    "The Fault in Our Stars" has found its Dr. Peter Van Houten in the form of Willem Dafoe. Ansel Elgort, who plays Gus in the film, revealed the exciting news on Twitter....
  • 'Fireflies in the Garden' review: For solid family drama, just watch "Parenthood"

    'Fireflies in the Garden' review: For solid family drama, just watch "Parenthood"
    *1/2 (out of four) Ponderously mopey when it’s not foolishly goofy, “Fireflies in the Garden” has all the personality and forward momentum of a cardboard box. The movie’s been on the shelf since 2008 and was apparently shot...
  • Fall Sneaks list

    Fall Sneaks list
    SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
  • Movie review: 'Miral'

    Movie review: 'Miral'
    Julian Schnabel broadens his canvas for his fourth film, "Miral," turning his lens on multiple protagonists and a half-century of Middle East strife. On the face of it a bold undertaking, the Jerusalem-set feature plays out with an awkward staidness,...
  • Screen Time: Marvel Movies Need More Than Special Effects

    Screen Time:   Marvel Movies Need More Than Special Effects
    When I was a kid in the late '60s, there was nothing better than Marvel superhero comics, a host of ongoing serials with masked figures in vibrantly colored costumes drawn with rippling musculature by Jack “King” Kirby. Nothing in the movies...
  • 'Miral'

    'Miral'
    In her biggest showcase to date since "Slumdog Millionaire," Freida Pinto has the title role of a young Palestinian woman who develops a deep awareness of the challenges facing her people, fueled largely by her own experiences as a teacher in a refugee...
  • 'Finding Nemo 3D'

    'Finding Nemo 3D'
    One of the most enchanting, enduring results of the Disney-Pixar animation collaboration returns to home video in its recent three-dimensional reconfiguration for theaters.   The technique enhances the undersea visuals as a fish (voice of Albert...