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'Vacation': Road trip comedy goes downhill, reviews say

Family road trips are fraught with peril, from outrageous gas prices to sketchy rest stops to endless choruses of "Are we there yet?" But for the new comedy "Vacation," a sorta-reboot of 1983's "National Lampoon's Vacation," there are further bumps on the road to summer fun.

Many movie critics are saying the film — written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Fracis Daley, starring Ed Helms...

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Venice 2015: Cary Fukunaga and Tom McCarthy headed to film festival

The late-summer film festival schedule locked in another piece Wednesday as Venice announced its full lineup.

The Italy-set gathering announced a number of major titles from U.S. filmmakers, including Tom McCarthy's Catholic church-scandal drama "Spotlight," Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier tale "Beasts of No Nation," and Scott Cooper's Whitey Bulger movie, "Black Mass."

All three will make their world...

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'13 Hours' trailer: Boots on the ground in Michael Bay's Benghazi thriller

The first trailer for Michael Bay's military thriller "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" has been deployed, offering an early look at the action maestro's take on a controversial chapter of recent history.

With a screenplay by Chuck Hogan (adapted from Mitchell Zuckoff's nonfiction book), "13 Hours" recounts the terrorist attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound and a CIA annex in Libya that...

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Toronto 2015: Will the festival host the Oscar winner again?

The eventual best picture Oscar winner played or premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival from 2007 to 2013. Then last year, "Birdman" bypassed the Canadian event in favor of a closing slot at the New York Film Festival. Fox Searchlight figured that after earlier high-profile dates at the Venice and Telluride festivals, it was better to slot the New York-centric "Birdman" in the city where...

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'Tootsie' crowned best movie ever by Time Out New York actor poll

"Tootsie," the 1982 comedy starring Dustin Hoffman as a neurotic actor who dresses as a woman to land a plum role on a soap opera, has been named the best film of all time -- at least according to actors -- by Time Out New York.

To determine its ranking of the top 100 movies ever, the listings-driven magazine polled actors on both sides of the Atlantic, including Bill Hader, Andy Serkis, Juliette...

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Toronto 2015: A festival looks, cautiously, beyond awards season

Few dates on the annual movie calendar compare with that late July morning when the Toronto International Film Festival announces its first wave of premieres.

In addition to being one of Hollywood’s earliest signs that summer will soon end (what, you thought you’d make it into August?) the announcement offers a kind of cinephile Sudoku.  And there was indeed plenty to puzzle out on Tuesday after organizers'...

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