'Sing': Pigs can't fly but they sure can sing

/ Mar 15, 2017

'Sing': Pigs can't fly but they sure can sing

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'Sing" is brought to us by Illumination Entertainment — the animation studio that brought the "Despicable Me" series and last year's sleeper hit "The Secret Life of Pets." In many ways it's "La-La Land" with animals. In a color-filled, LA-like town inhabited by non-Homo ...

Scarlett Johansson is the year's top-grossing movie star

Dec 28, 2016

Scarlett Johansson is the year's top-grossing movie star

Scarlett Johansson was named the top-grossing actor of 2016 on Tuesday thanks to her roles in superhero movie "Captain America: Civil War" and Hollywood satire "Hail Caesar." Forbes said Johansson just edged out her "Captain America" co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey with box-office earnings ...

Global ghosts in the shell of Japanese manga

Oct 1, 2016

Global ghosts in the shell of Japanese manga

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Earlier this year, a major Hollywood studio announced that it was planning to produce a live-action remake of the Japanese manga and anime "Ghost in the Shell." The backlash from cultural critics in the United States and Europe was swift. They deemed that casting ...

'Hail, Caesar!': The Coen brothers miss a few pins

/ May 11, 2016

'Hail, Caesar!': The Coen brothers miss a few pins

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The Coen Brothers have always been critical darlings, but their 17th film, the 1950s Hollywood-set comedy "Hail, Caesar!" has shown an unusually wide gap between critical raves and tepid audience response. This despite a star-studded cast that includes George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, ...

Lucy

/ Aug 27, 2014

Lucy

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"Lucy" is a big movie with a narrow mind; it speaks of all that used to work in a Luc Besson film and doesn't anymore because we're no longer in 1989. Besson ignores that, but he's kept up with current times in other ways. ...