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'Haunted House 2's' Marlon Wayans is seriously funny

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Marlon Wayans isn't trying to change the world. He just wants to change your mood. Read more

'Cuban Fury' star is light on his feet � but it wasn't easy

MIAMI - Nick Frost may be pasty, portly and, well, British - but, man, can he dance. It took practice, though. In "Cuban Fury," Frost plays Bruce, an office drone who re-energizes the salsa moves he learned as a kid to impress his love interest / boss Julia, played by Rashida Jones. Read more

'Heaven's' depiction of family is for real

"Heaven is for Real" is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father - a local minister - that he's been to Heaven. Although there are immediate doubts, people begin to accept the story when the youngster reveals information he only could have been... Read more

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Small-town life and a child's faith are tested in 'Heaven is for Real'

Greg Kinnear, an actor perpetually on the verge of tears, is the perfect choice to play a preacher whose son tells him he's been to heaven. And "Heaven is for Real," based on a book by a Nebraska pastor about his then-4-year-old son's near-death experience and account of a visit to heaven, is a s... Read more

'Fading Gigolo' is more fading than funny

"Fading Gigolo" is John Turturro's idea of an old-school Woody Allen comedy, sohe wrote Allen into it. Read more

Childhood frights guided 'Oculus' director Mike Flanagan

PITTSBURGH - First frights, like first kisses, stay with you forever. Read more

Mirror, mirror on the wall: 'Oculus' is one of the dullest thrillers of them all

Mirrors have been as much of a fixture in horror movies as knives and cats that suddenly jump from the shadows. But they're best in cameos, as in the ending of "Dressed to Kill" or the bathroom scene in "The Shining." "Oculus" revolves entirely around an ornate mirror that is, what, a gateway to ... Read more

Director of 'Under the Skin' follows his muses

CHICAGO - It's a recent, blustery Chicago day, and Jonathan Glazer is tucking into a lovely steak at David Burke's Primehouse. In support of his arresting new film "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien being on the prowl in Glasgow and rural Scotland, the London-born filmmaker... Read more

'The Raid 2' hammers other action movies

Let's get right to the heart of the matter: "The Raid 2," the sequel to the 2011 international cult hit "The Raid," is the most violent non-horror movie to hit theaters in a long time. Read more

Sports a good fit for Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner plays a pro football general manager in "Draft Day," the latest entry in the actor's long association with sports on film. Read more

Nicolas Cage rediscovers his craft with 'Joe'

Nicolas Cage must have been looking at Matthew McConaughey's recent career and thought, "Hey, I want some of that!" Read more

Not a top 'Draft' pick, but worth your consideration

Makers of the new Kevin Costner film "Draft Day" are banking that rabid NFL fans will have as much interest in a fictional version of the annual draft as they do in the real one. Director Ivan Reitman rips back the curtain to show the process coaches and executives go through to select college fo... Read more

Nicolas Cage returns to form in 'Joe'

Generally, "Nicolas Cage is back" is not an announcement to make movie lovers' hearts race. But in "Joe," the first-rate Cage of "Adaptation," "Leaving Las Vegas," "Raising Arizona" and "Face-Off" is back, the actor who gives demanding work his full measure of talent and dedication. Read more

Nick Frost kicks up his heels in 'Cuban Fury'

In the '80s, when he was a young lad, Bruce heard the siren's call. More likely, it was Gloria Estefan's call. The "rhythm is gonna getcha," and it did. As a teen, he danced salsa with his sister Sam all over England. They won contests. He was a devil in Cuban heels and spangly pants - "Cuban Fury." Read more

Blizzard of words replaces memos in 'The Unknown Known'

"The Unknown Known" is history and philosophy - colored, compelling and sometimes convoluted - told through some of the possibly millions of memos Donald Rumsfeld dictated during his career. An estimated 20,000 alone were crafted during the George W. Bush administration. Read more

'Oculus' scores scares with smoke and mirrors

The women do the heavy lifting in "Oculus," this April's "Insidious," a complex and chilling big-screen ghost story with serious movie-date potential. Read more

Gareth Evans has created an action masterpiece with 'The Raid 2'

When the Indonesian action film "The Raid 2" was scheduled to screen on a Sunday night during the South by Southwest festival, the air was electric with anticipation. Read more

'Rio 2' piles it on and spoils the fun

With "Rio 2,"the creators of "Rio" give us more of everything that their first film had in just the right doses.But if this sequel proves anything, it's that more is not always better. Read more

'Smallville' star Tom Welling has a super role in 'Draft Day'

LOS ANGELES - In "Draft Day," Tom Welling sports a haircut that looks like it was done by a Marine barber and a beard that fits in with "Duck Dynasty." At 36, the actor still looks like he could play a high school student. Read more

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