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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The best thing this film has going for it is its knowing self-awareness, the winking at the unlikely pairing of mannered 18th century aristocratic English society with the brutal and gory violence of the modern-day zombie movie.
 
'45 Years' a moving study of lost youth, regret and forgiveness

'45 Years' a moving study of lost youth, regret and forgiveness

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Thanks to Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay and director Andrew Haigh, the movie is momentous — challenging us to consider the nature of intimacy itself.
 
Coens offer both tribute, sendup of Hollywood’s classic Golden Decades

Coens offer both tribute, sendup of Hollywood’s classic Golden Decades

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The Coen Brothers’ latest comedy “Hail, Caesar!” is a loving tribute to the era of classical Hollywood, meticulously crafted with layers of reference, inside jokes, and tidbits of history that will excite any film buff.
 
Ringwald enjoys fans’ love for ‘Breakfast Club’
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Ringwald enjoys fans’ love for ‘Breakfast Club’

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Molly Ringwald, voted the top teenager star of all time by VH-1, will be at Proctors Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for “Molly Ringwald Revisits the Breakfast Club,” a screening of the 1985 blockbuster and then a conversation and question-and-answer session.
 
‘Fifty Shades of Black’ follows the footsteps of fine spoofing

‘Fifty Shades of Black’ follows the footsteps of fine spoofing

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
As an actor, writer and producer, Marlon Wayans has parodied everything from horror movies to inner-city dramas to dance-competition films.
 
Football star Tony Nathan recalls ‘Woodlawn’

Football star Tony Nathan recalls ‘Woodlawn’

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Tony Nathan has been in the spotlight before. In the early 1970s, he was among the first black football players at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama.
 
A knockout: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ has heart enough to ensure success

A knockout: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ has heart enough to ensure success

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
The engaging and heartfelt story, coupled with eye-popping animation, makes “Kung Fu Panda 3” a total knockout.
 
Sea rescue drama survives flaws to tell gripping tale

Sea rescue drama survives flaws to tell gripping tale

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
The new Disney-produced adventure drama “The Finest Hours” amounts to more than a working illustration of weather-driven effects in contemporary movies.
 
Mindless ‘5th Wave’ has unsettling streak

Mindless ‘5th Wave’ has unsettling streak

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
When the apocalypse happens, all that’s going to be left for us are the guns. Which might actually be true, but is also the subtext of the dystopian young adult film hitting theaters this weekend, “The 5th Wave.”
 
‘Anomalisa’ a fascinating study of humdrum life

‘Anomalisa’ a fascinating study of humdrum life

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Only in a Charlie Kaufman movie can a character ask existential questions such as “What is it to ache? What is it to be alive?” and not come off as a freshman-year philosophy major writing his first term paper.
 
'Star Wars: Episode VIII' release pushed back 7 months

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' release pushed back 7 months

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Disney has just announced that the next film in the main "Star Wars" franchise will be released Dec. 15, 2017.
 

Film stars gather in Harlem for King Day amid outcry over Oscar nominees

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
Lee’s boycott is especially fraught for the Academy because, though he received an honorary Oscar in November; his latest film, “Chi-Raq,” earned no nominations. Saying he was tired of being asked for his opinion about all-white or majority-white Oscar races year after year, he also urged the media to “ask all the white nominees and studio heads how they feel about another all-white ballot.”
 
Michael Bay slips into war movie cliches in ‘13 Hours’

Michael Bay slips into war movie cliches in ‘13 Hours’

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
Michael Bay’s latest is a mixed-up blend of truth and distortion.
 
Eventually, viewers will want to ‘Ride Along’

Eventually, viewers will want to ‘Ride Along’

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
Watching the “Ride Along” films (this is the second installment in the buddy cop franchise) is an exercise in succumbing to Kevin Hart’s unique, manic charms.
 
#OscarsSoWhite: Lack of diversity for second year in a row

#OscarsSoWhite: Lack of diversity for second year in a row

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
As soon as the Academy Award nominations were announced, a disturbing trend emerged: #OscarsSoWhite. Again.
 
 

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