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Teen sci-fi flick 'Divergent' debuts with $56M haul
NEW YORK

Teen sci-fi flick 'Divergent' debuts with $56M haul

Sunday, March 23, 2014
To go with "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate now has a trio of young-adult franchises with the box-office leading "Divergent."
 
Gilroy brings regionally filmed ‘Cold Lands’ to Spectrum 8
ALBANY

Gilroy brings regionally filmed ‘Cold Lands’ to Spectrum 8

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Independent motion pictures need to find their audiences, and Tom Gilroy is happy to make the introductions.
 
‘Muppets’ sure to appeal to adults who loved TV show

‘Muppets’ sure to appeal to adults who loved TV show

Friday, March 21, 2014
“Muppets Most Wanted“ is funnier than the last Muppets movie, with far better songs (by Bret McKenzie), punnier puns and all manner of geo-political gags, cultural wisecracks and star cameos.
 

'Divergent' is entertaining at times but feels lackluster

Friday, March 21, 2014
Emerging young star Shailene Woodley delivers a crucial dose of humility, sensitivity and intelligence in a showcase role in the film "Divergent."
 
'Grand Budapest Hotel' is farcical romp through make-believe world

'Grand Budapest Hotel' is farcical romp through make-believe world

Friday, March 21, 2014
I’m not sure what the formal definition of a masterpiece is, but “The Grand Budapest Hotel” strikes me as something very close.
 
'Peabody & Sherman' rises to top spot at  box office
LOS ANGELES

'Peabody & Sherman' rises to top spot at box office

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" took the lead in its second weekend.
 
Brassy and blunt Stritch is feisty as ever in documentary

Brassy and blunt Stritch is feisty as ever in documentary

Friday, March 14, 2014
For a documentary subject as forceful as Elaine Stritch, filmmakers may need to turn to nature — a typhoon might do it — to find anything approximate.
 
‘Chemistry’ fine but story is too cutesy

‘Chemistry’ fine but story is too cutesy

Friday, March 14, 2014
“Better Living Through Chemistry” is an edgy comedy that loses its edge.
 
'Need for Speed' thin on story, but the cars deliver

'Need for Speed' thin on story, but the cars deliver

Friday, March 14, 2014
For anybody tired of digital movie car chases that, while fast and furious, routinely defy the laws of physics, here’s one where the cars and stunts are real (mostly) and spectacular.
 
'Band of Brothers' vet William Guarnere dies at 90
PHILADELPHIA

'Band of Brothers' vet William Guarnere dies at 90

Monday, March 10, 2014
William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90.
 
'Rise of Empire' muscles its way to top of box office
NEW YORK

'Rise of Empire' muscles its way to top of box office

Sunday, March 9, 2014
The shirtless warriors of the “300” sequel “Rise of an Empire” ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.
 
Sheila MacRae of 'Honeymooners' fame dies at 92

Sheila MacRae of 'Honeymooners' fame dies at 92

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered.

 
‘Peabody & Sherman’ captures whimsy, charm of TV cartoon

‘Peabody & Sherman’ captures whimsy, charm of TV cartoon

Friday, March 7, 2014
With “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” Dreamworks Animation sets its “Wayback Machine” to the early 1960s and charmingly revives one of the most popular features of the old “Rocky & Bullwinkle Show” — the one about a dog and his boy.
 
‘Tim’s Vermeer’ demystifies a 17th century masterpiece

‘Tim’s Vermeer’ demystifies a 17th century masterpiece

Friday, March 7, 2014
"Tim’s Vermeer” is a simple little documentary that, in fewer than 90 minutes, accomplishes nothing less than the demystification of artistic genius.
 
Ellen's Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment
NEW YORK

Ellen's Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment

Monday, March 3, 2014
Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
 
 

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