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A new classic is born in pulsating 'Hateful Eight'

"The Hateful Eight" is not for the faint at heart. What Quentin Tarantino movie is? But while cinema's favorite cinephile is up to some of his old tricks in his eighth feature, this over-3-hours-long drawing room thriller also feels like a step forward for the wayward enfant terrible - a step toward maturity.

'Star Wars, The Force Awakens' a fun ride for fans

J.J. Abrams may not elevate the language of "Star Wars," but he sure is fluent in it. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is no more and no less than the movie that made us love it in the first place. In fact, it's basically the same thing. Isn't that what we all wanted anyway?

'Walk' isn't towering achievement

French tightrope walker Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire stroll between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center is solid gold film material. It was death-defying. It was illegal. It was, in its own poetic terms, one of the 20th century's greatest works of art.

Fall movies could herald string of blockbusters

The fall movie season used to be the time when you could count on comic-book movies, sequels and remakes to be chased out of the multiplex by more ambitious, adult-oriented fare. But in Hollywood, where it always seems to be summer, the blockbuster has become a year-round fixture.

Zac Efron's 'We Are Your Friends' plays tired tune

"Are we ever gonna be better than this?" Cole Carter (Zac Efron) entreats his hyped, pulsating crowd. "We Are Your Friends," directed by Max Joseph, isn't quite sure of the answer to that question. But, as an audience, you wish that this promising, but generic film were better than this.

Oscar does little to satisfy Nat Faxon's Hollywood hunger

NEW YORK - Nat Faxon won an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay for "The Descendants" starring George Clooney, but that hasn't left him with a sense of security.

'Lion King' follow-up movie to air on the Disney Channel

The circle of life continues.

Finding the movie theater sweet spot -- of seats

NEW YORK - Too close! Too far back! Middle? No way, aisle.

Rebecca Ferguson, 'Mission: Impossible' actress, goes all in

Tom Cruise is well-known for doing his own stunts, and the trailers for the newest installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise play off this well, highlighting a scene where he hangs off the side of an airplane as it lifts off.

Woody Allen does it again with 'Irrational Man'

Woody Allen has always been interested in man's search for meaning in life - a search he clearly sees as futile. Who can forget the young woman in "Play it Again, Sam," staring at a Jackson Pollock painting and seeing "the hideous lonely emptiness of existence, nothingness, the predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity"? That's not even the whole quote, but it could be Allen's mantra.

Newest 'Fantastic Four' movie a preposterous bore

Most comic-book movies are grounded in some degree of realism, to counterbalance the over-the-top nature of their source material. "Fantastic Four" goes the other way.

'Ricki' gives depth to people, relationships

Early on in "Ricki and the Flash," Ricki (Meryl Streep) gets a call that disarms her before she's even decided to pick it up. With smoky eyes, braided rocker hair and a swagger that suggests skin that's as thick as her leather pants, this doesn't seem like a woman who would back down from a challenge.

Netflix keeps disrupting the TV status quo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - With more than 65 million subscribers worldwide, online streaming service Netflix continues to disrupt TV's historical status quo with buzzworthy hits "Orange Is the New Black," "House of Cards," "Marvel's Daredevil" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Disney villains' children up to no good in 'Descendants'

The bad apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Turner Classic Movies' 'stars' sometimes obscure

Who rates as a "star" today?

Margate native hopes to strike gold twice with 'Paper Towns'

Margate native Scott Neustadter was one of the screenwriters behind last summer's hit movie "The Fault in Our Stars." Now he's wondering if that kind of lightning success can strike twice.

British teen to play Spider-Man in 2017 movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Spidey search is over.

'Jurassic World' a chip off the old blockbuster

Along the scaly spine of the Tyrannosaurus Rex runs the evolution of Hollywood blockbustering.

'Aloha' feels like it's goodbye for Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe fans - and that includes most movie critics - have cut him a lot of slack over the years.

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