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Movie review: Werner Herzog takes on the internet in 'Lo and Behold'

Werner Herzog breaks the internet in his latest documentary "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World." Well, he cracks it open to carefully examine the insides - the glorious possibilities and the devastating potential pitfalls. He brings his signature style, but also his singular point-of... Read more

'War Dogs' recounts the true story of two Miami stoners who became international arms dealers.

When journalist Guy Lawson sold the movie rights to his 2011 Rolling Stone article about two Miami Beach stoners who landed a $300 million contract with the Pentagon, he envisioned the resulting film would be a serious expose. Read more

Movie review: Delightful Disney remake, 'Pete's Dragon,' winning flick for families

Parents need to know that "Pete's Dragon" is a delightful remake of Disney's 1977 live-action/animated classic. It's a throwback to Disney movies of the past: wholesome, sweet, fun, and exciting. That said, the "exciting" part includes plenty of peril and danger, as well as some sad moments. Pete... Read more

Q&A with Simon Helberg: From 'Big Bang Theory' to sharing big screen with Meryl Streep

Headed into its 10th season, the longevity of the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" is less and less common in this era of Peak TV. Nearly 450 scripted series are on tap for this year. Or as one TV executive put it this week, we are "ballooning into a condition of oversupply." Read more

Column: How many trailers can dance in the head of a moviegoer?

Recently, my wife and I went to a showing of "Jason Bourne." At the time it was scheduled to start, we saw a featurette about the making of the new version of "Ben-Hur." Read more

Movie review: 'Joshy' is darkly funny look at adulthood

At first, "Joshy" - the umpteenth reiteration of a vaguely Big Chill scenario - seems so indie it hurts. Read more

Movie review: Raunchy 'Sausage Party' brings new flavor to animated humor

Let's get these out of the way. Read more

Movie review: Disney breathes new life into 'Pete's Dragon' remake

Sometimes, four heads are better than one. For the screening of "Pete's Dragon," I borrowed three visiting friends (ages 10-12), took out a bank loan for popcorn and candy, and settled in for some preshow conversation. Among the topics: what size wedgie you would get if you jumped off a cliff ont... Read more

Capsule reviews of feature films

BAD MOMS. 2.5 stars. Mila Kunis stars as a stressed-out working mother who teams with two similarly overtaxed women (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn), rebelling against a hissy PTA prez (Christina Applegate) in a mildly amusing, moderately raunchy, mostly schematic comedy from the writers of "The Hang... Read more

Movie review: 'Five Nights in Maine' is low-key drama about grief

Few human experiences are as difficult to capture on film as grief, an interior process so deeply personal that it resists visual representation. Read more

Movie review: Rude, crude 'Sausage Party' is unlike any animated film you've ever seen

Leave it to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to take animated films to a realm they've never gone before - the hard R-rating. "Sausage Party" is the rude, crude, foul-mouthed "Secret Life of Snacks" that could only have come from the brains of Rogen and Goldberg, who dreamed up the idea 10 years ago.... Read more

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Movie review: 'Florence Foster Jenkins' hits too many sour notes

There are times when it is obvious that the star of a movie has more invested in the project as a potential way to win awards than entertaining the audience. It may not be a conscious decision to approach the work that way, but the results are the same. Read more

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