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  • The movie year that was 2014

    In Hollywood boardrooms, this may be remembered as the year of the great comedown. Box office, which soared to $11 billion in 2013 and was declared the American film industry's best year ever in sheer dollar terms, tumbled in 2014. The summer cinematic...
  • 2014's dubious achievements

    Long ago, my honored predecessor and friend John Hartl (who's been reviewing movies for Seattle Times readers for 48 years) began a tradition of wrapping up the movie year with a list of "Dubious Achievements." Following once more in his footsteps, here...
  • Glenn Whipp's Golden Globe nomination predictions

    Glenn Whipp's Golden Globe nomination predictions
    The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn't throw us many curveballs last year with its Golden Globe nominations, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, doesn't it? If we wanted a group to rubber stamp the awards-season consensus, we'd look...
  • New Releases: 'Maze Runner' action starts early and never stops

    New Releases, Maze Runner, The Skeleton Twins, Magic In the Moonlight, Tootsie The Maze Runner 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 The latest dystopian young adult novel to hit the big screen is one the better movie versions that the genre's...
  • When a (faux) audition process becomes the movie itself

    When a (faux) audition process becomes the movie itself
    Over the years, Chicago-based filmmaker Stephen Cone has occasionally done freelance work running casting sessions for the local agency Paskal Rudnicke, which is frequently hired to find actors for commercials and TV guest spots. That experience —...
  • 'SNL': Bill Hader, Hozier shine

    After 40 years, “Saturday Night Live” has created a lot of memorable moments and stars. Nostalgia was crucial to this weekend’s show, which featured a lovely tribute to Jan Hooks, who died last week at age 57. “SNL”...
  • Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Remembers Jan Hooks in Bill Hader-Hosted Episode

    Former "Saturday Night Live" actress Jan Hooks died on Thursday at the age of 57, and the show took some time out of host Bill Hader's opening monologue for an emotional tribute to the late actress and comedian. "SNL" played a clip of Hooks with her...
  • Jan Hooks: We'll always have Bette Davis

    When "Saturday Night Live" pays tribute to Jan Hooks this weekend, Lorne Michaels will have a lot of hilarious footage to choose from. He could replay Hooks' first-rate impersonations of Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Kathie Lee Gifford or Tammy Faye...
  • Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'

    Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'
    "Ghostbusters" fans were sent into a tizzy Wednesday when "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig announced that he's rebooting the beloved action-comedy franchise about a crew of paranormal exterminators, with an all-new cast of female characters. The big...
  • Director: 'Ghostbusters' remake with 'hilarious women' in works

    If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig. "Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the...
  • Paul Feig confirms he'll make a female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie

    The long-awaited third movie in Sony's "Ghostbusters" franchise will update the paranormal exterminators with a cast of female characters, director Paul Feig announced Wednesday. On Twitter, Feig wrote, "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters &...