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Sony cancels ‘The Interview' Dec. 25 release



NEW YORK – Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of The Interview after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’



Peter Jackson’s “Just Give the People What They Want,” aka The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, sends this not-really-a-trilogy off in style. That means stuffing in everything the fans want, or that Jackson thinks the fans want out of these ... Read more

Movie review: Only the star of ‘Annie’ shines in remake


Sony Pictures

In the opening scene of the latest theater-to-screen adaptation of the musical Annie, we’re introduced to the spunky “Annie P.,” who recites her history lesson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal with a Read more

Movie review: ‘Antarctica: A Year on Ice’


Music Box Films

Every year, several thousand people prove their intestinal fortitude by taking jobs at the research stations in Antarctica. Even more remarkable are the handful of workers who gut it out through the long winters in one of the most hostile environments on Earth. Read more

‘Birdman’ is DFW film critics’ best movie of 2014


Fox Searchlight

Birdman is the best film of the year, according to members of the Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics Association. Read more

Movie review: ‘Top Five’



With all the timely cultural commentary Chris Rock has been making about Ferguson, Staten Island, police chokeholds and the like while doing interviews ostensibly promoting his new film, it’s actually a relief that Top Five is pretty good. More than two decades i... Read more

Audience graduates from smart comedy

FIlm Review The Hangover


Commentary: Why are our screen comedies by and large so much cruder, so much less elegant and cosmopolitan, than they were back in the day? Read more

‘Ascension’ to take viewers on a wild ride through space and time



Ascension is an out-of-this-world sci-fi drama that makes one giant leap into the future while keeping the other foot planted firmly in the 1960s. Read more

‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood’ get Globe nods

Golden Globes Nominations


Birdman is soaring. Boyhood keeps growing. Selma is on the march. And Unbroken is … missing in action. Read more

Movie review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’


Twentieth Century Fox

There are scenes in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings when a viewer might be forgiven for thinking God parted the waters near the Sydney Opera House, not the Red Sea. Two of the main characters, the pharoah Ramses and conniving high-ranking Eg... Read more

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