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Movie review: 'If I Stay' will leave lovers of the book disappointed

Five years after the release of the award-winning novel "If I Stay," director R.J. Cutler snatches up this captivating story and brings it to the big screen. Read more

Browning on breaking into song; Sachs on directing 'Love Is Strange'

It doesn't take long for Emily Browning to break into song in "God Help the Girl." The first scene of Stuart Murdoch's impossibly charming Glasgow tale - of a young woman and the friends she makes and the hearts she breaks - is of Browning's character Eve on the run from a mental health facility. Read more

'Dolphin Tale' sequel holds interest for younger viewers

You might have thought "Dolphin Tale," the sleeper hit kids' film of a few falls back, was a complete, compact and uplifting story that didn't really need a second act. Read more

Movie review: 'If I Stay' will leave lovers of the book disappointed

Five years after the release of the award-winning novel "If I Stay," director R.J. Cutler snatches up this captivating story and brings it to the big screen. Read more

'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' drifts among 'all the lonely people'

Serenely melancholy but unfailingly melodramatic, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" is a tone poem to love and loss thatgoes on too long and is more intent on creating a sad mood than withbreaking your heart or bringing you to tears. Read more

South Korea's 'Pirates' less than compelling

"The Pirates" is the latest in the line of swashbuckling period epics from South Korea, hot on the heels of "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" and "Kundo: Age of the Rampant." All of them have been huge hits at home. Read more

Maggie and Kline shine in 'My Old Lady'

Kevin Kline is a failed American writer, broke and in Paris to collect his inheritance - an ancient two-story apartment with an accompanying garden in the center city Marais district. Read more

Bill Hader on becoming a leading man

With all respect to Stefon, the gushy club-hopping, seen-it-all, lives-in-a-trash-can-near-Radio-Shack correspondent that Bill Hader played on "Saturday Night Live," the Bill Hader story has everything: A childhood in Oklahoma, a job in a movie theater, community college, years of doubt in Los An... Read more

Family guide to new movie releases

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'Dolphin Tale 2' lacks joy and wonderment of the original

It's hard to top the story of how a wounded dolphin is saved by a prosthetic tail and a team of heroes. Read more

Noomi Rapace and Dennis Lehane talk about teaming up for 'The Drop'

Here is Noomi Rapace, the original Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," analyzing the fictional world of working class poverty and crime that novelist ("Mystic River," "Shutter Island," "Gone Baby Gone") Dennis Lehane creates. Read more

Quality may be casualty of film fest war

TORONTO - Has TIFF, North America's largest film festival, become the middlebrow blob that ate cinema? Read more

At TIFF: A fine 'Foxcatcher'

Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," supposedly an awards-season contender last year but held until this year, is worth the wait. Read more

Ray Liotta dug deep to play a preacher in 'The Identical'

Ray Liotta just wanted to have fun. Back in the 1970s, the Jersey boy got wind that the University of Miami had a party reputation, and he wanted in. Read more

Hader finds sadness and humor in the darkly serious 'Skeleton Twins'

Regarding his new film, "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader is the first to admit, "I don't get offered guys this serious or complex." Read more

'I Am Eleven' skims over familiar documentary ground

It took Australian journalist/filmmaker Genevieve Bailey six years of travel to 15 different countries, from Thailand to the U.S., Sweden to Morocco, to film "I Am Eleven," her documentary about the state of 11-year-olds the world over. Read more

Duvall, Downey lay down law about 'Judge'

Actor Dax Shepard couldn't believe he was having literal pillow talk with Robert Duvall. Read more

'Dolphin Tale' kids return for the sequel, their lives changed by the first film

It had been three long years since Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the two kids who befriended Winter the injured dolphin, made "Dolphin Tale" with the world's first dolphin with a prosthetic tail. Read more

'No, No' on Dock Ellis a very good pitch

Robin Williams joked about Dock Ellis pitching a no-hitter on LSD. Johnny Carson worked the famous curlers into his monologue one night, and to hear Dock tell it, everyone knew if he was pitching, he would be high. The only question: How high? Read more

'The Identical' a missed opportunity

All of the elements were there to make "The Identical" a toe-tapping, soul-touching salute to the King. But one missed opportunity after another leaves it merely a passable tale that's a thinly veiled homage to what might have happened if Elvis Presley's twin_Jesse Garon_had not been stillborn. Read more

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