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Halle Berry has trouble on the line in “The Call,” Steve Carell pulls obnoxiousness out of his hat in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” Gael Garcia Bernal advertises revolution in “No” and Ed Harris dives deep in “The Phantom.” ]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:14:22 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/20928315-421/new-on-dvd-blu-ray.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/20928315-421/new-on-dvd-blu-ray.html <![CDATA[ New on DVD, Blu-ray ]]> Lead story image

Ashley Bell bends over backwards for scares in “The Last Exorcism Part II,” major stars get rude and crude in “Movie 43” and Dustin Hoffman has a senior moment in “Quartet.” ]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:34:59 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/20795347-421/new-on-dvd-blu-ray.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/20795347-421/new-on-dvd-blu-ray.html <![CDATA[ New releases on DVD, Blu-ray ]]> Lead story image

Sci-fi adventure gets silly in the animated “Escape from Planet Earth,” Bruce Willis yet again flirts with mortality in “A Good Day to Die Hard,” Jason Bateman credits Melissa McCarthy for his fiscal woes in “Identity Thief” and young love gets zombified in “Warm Bodies.” ]]> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 06:11:30 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/20417050-421/new-releases-on-dvd-blu-ray.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/20417050-421/new-releases-on-dvd-blu-ray.html <![CDATA[ New releases on DVD, Blu-ray ]]> Lead story image

Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton are tormented by other-worldly creatures in “Dark Skies” and Mike Leigh’s “Life is Sweet” makes its Blu-ray debut. ]]> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 06:27:26 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/20296037-421/new-releases-on-dvd-blu-ray.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/20296037-421/new-releases-on-dvd-blu-ray.html <![CDATA[ Despite triteness, ‘Warrior’ shines ]]> Lead story image

★★★ “Warrior” is one of those movies that, if you were to describe it to friends in an attempt to tell them how much you enjoyed it, would sound ridiculous. Do it anyway. Implausible and far too reliant on coincidence, with a mixed martial arts tournament the setting for the climax (almost the entire second half of the movie, actually), director and co-writer Gavin O’Connor’s movie is nevertheless gripping and emotionally satisfying. Outstanding performances by Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte and Joel Edgerton are a big part of the reason why. Hardy is as good an actor as there is working … ]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 09:46:46 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/7522630-421/despite-triteness-warrior-shines.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/7522630-421/despite-triteness-warrior-shines.html <![CDATA[ Review: Batman series ends as epic letdown ]]> Lead story image

Christopher Nolan concludes his Batman trilogy in typically spectacular, ambitious fashion with “The Dark Knight Rises,” but the feeling of frustration and disappointment is unshakable. ]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:32:00 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/13819382-421/review-batman-series-ends-as-epic-letdown.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/13819382-421/review-batman-series-ends-as-epic-letdown.html <![CDATA[ 2012 movie preview: Can anyone beat a pair of queens? ]]> Lead story image

Hollywood has some jokers (“The Three Stooges”) and a deuce (“The Expendables 2”) to deal, and you can always bet on “Men in Black.” ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:08:00 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/9790274-421/2012-movie-preview-can-anyone-beat-a-pair-of-queens.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/9790274-421/2012-movie-preview-can-anyone-beat-a-pair-of-queens.html <![CDATA[ 5 fantastic films ]]> Lead story image

Associated Press reviewers Christy Lemire and David Germain saw the same films in 2011, but they clearly weren’t seeing the same pictures. ]]> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:52:18 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/9685558-421/5-fantastic-films.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/9685558-421/5-fantastic-films.html <![CDATA[ Kermit glad to be back with pals on the big screen ]]> Lead story image

It’s not easy being green — or staging a comeback. That’s exactly what Kermit the Frog and his pals are attempting with “The Muppets,” their first big-screen foray since “Muppets in Space” orbited theaters in 1999. ]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 08:18:45 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/8982116-421/kermit-glad-to-be-back-with-pals-on-the-big-screen.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/8982116-421/kermit-glad-to-be-back-with-pals-on-the-big-screen.html <![CDATA[ Jaguar rescued from poachers stars in Brazil movie ]]> Lead story image

SAO PAULO(AP) — An endangered spotted jaguar rescued from poachers is one of the stars of a soon-to-released feature film shot in the Brazilian Amazon, officials said Thursday. The 15-month-old jungle cat named Catarina plays the mother of a lost cub found by two children in “Taina 3” — an adventure story about an 8-year-old Indian girl who dreams of becoming a warrior and battles a timber smuggler bent on exploiting the rainforest. Natalia Lima of Ibama, the enforcement branch of the Environment Ministry, said agents in the city of Coari rescued Catarina in March from poachers who intended to … ]]> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:56:00 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/1322365-421/catarina-jaguar-poachers-rescued-brazil.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/1322365-421/catarina-jaguar-poachers-rescued-brazil.html <![CDATA[ Finite incantatem: ‘So many tears’ as Harry Potter casts his last spell ]]> Lead story image

CINDY PEARLMAN: From the first moment, he was pure magic. Except, he was the only one who didn’t know it. Now “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” opens Friday. “There were so many tears,” Daniel Radcliffe says of shooting the final scene. “I was very sad.” ]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 00:30:51 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/6492779-421/finite-incantatem-so-many-tears-as-harry-potter-casts-his-last-spell.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/6492779-421/finite-incantatem-so-many-tears-as-harry-potter-casts-his-last-spell.html <![CDATA[ Dennis Quaid making waves in ‘Soul Surfer’ ]]> Lead story image

He’s not the youngest dude catching a wave. At age 57, Dennis Quaid is still in fine form playing the father of a brave young athlete in “Soul Surfer.” Quaid is quick to give his anti-workout tips. “First, there is only one reason I look like this these days: total vanity,” he says. ]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:10:51 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/4870769-460/dennis-quaid-making-waves-in-soul-surfer.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/4870769-460/dennis-quaid-making-waves-in-soul-surfer.html <![CDATA[ ‘Rango’ and cash: Reptile gets the green ]]> Lead story image

“Rango” has lassoed the top spot at the box office. ]]> Sun, 06 Mar 2011 22:18:00 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/4178034-421/rango-and-cash-reptile-gets-the-green.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/4178034-421/rango-and-cash-reptile-gets-the-green.html <![CDATA[ Photos: Oscars red carpet arrivals ]]> Lead story image

Tonight’s the night for the stars to shine -- or not. It’s Oscar night in Hollywood. How did the stars do with their dresses, hair and accessories? ]]> Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:06:00 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/4049440-421/story.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/4049440-421/story.html <![CDATA[ Banksy welcome at Oscars, but will he show? ]]> Lead story image

The question that’s kept Oscar observers guessing since nominations were announced last month — Will Banksy show up? — remains unanswered. ]]> Sat, 19 Feb 2011 19:50:00 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/3911247-421/banksy-welcome-at-oscars-but-will-he-show.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/3911247-421/banksy-welcome-at-oscars-but-will-he-show.html <![CDATA[ Quick Flicks ]]> Lead story image

Wondering whether to see a movie? Then check out what film critics have to say about some of the box office’s top flicks including “Sanctum.” ]]> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 02:06:40 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/3775804-421/quick-flicks.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/3775804-421/quick-flicks.html