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As Grateful Dead bids farewell, a look back at the band's screen legacy

According to the old bumper stickers, "There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert." For devotees of the enduring classic-rock band, then, the Dead's farewell stand at Chicago's Soldier Field over the holiday weekend truly marked the end of an era.

But even though Deadheads may never again experience the band live (barring a reversal or reunion down the line), the Dead has left behind a considerable...

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Box office: With 'Terminator Genisys' and 'Magic Mike XXL,' notes from an odd weekend

The July 4 weekend was a time of the dominating and the dominated, and not just because of the U.S. women’s soccer team's rout of Japan's squad. “Jurassic World” continued its unconscious run atop the summer box-office heap, and "Inside Out" came to play, while new releases “Terminator Genisys” and “Magic Mike XXL” ...  dropped as fast as trousers at a certain kind of club? Would have been better...

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American Cinematheque honors Robin Williams with a retrospective at the Aero

The American Cinematheque is paying tribute to the legacy of Robin Williams, who died last August at age 63, with a seven-film retrospective at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.

"Robin Williams Remembered," which begins Thursday, features some of his best-loved films as well as a sneak preview of "Boulevard," the drama containing his final starring performance.

Amanda Plummer is scheduled to reminisce...

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'Inside Out' tops dinos, Tatum and Schwarzenegger at the box office

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Channing Tatum proved to be no match for a young girl named Riley at the Friday box office.

According to Box Office Mojo, high-profile Fourth of July holiday newcomers “Terminator: Genisys,” starring Schwarzenegger in his famous role and “Magic Mike XXL,” starring Tatum and his washboard abs, placed third and fourth at the box office on Friday.

Disney/Pixar’s acclaimed animated...

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'Amy': Winehouse film is latest musician documentary to strike a chord

"Amy," Asif Kapadia's new documentary about the late soul singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, is hitting all the right notes with movie critics. Buzzed about since its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, the A24 release is being hailed as an incisive, empathetic portrait of a troubled artist and the world she lived in.

As the film opens in Los Angeles in New York on Friday and expands nationwide...

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'Steve Jobs' trailer: Sorkin, Fassbender search for core of Apple founder

With all the carefully managed hype of an Apple product launch, Universal Pictures has unveiled the latest trailer for "Steve Jobs," offering a clearer look at Michael Fassbender in action as the late Apple co-founder than the coy teaser back in May.

The new promo for the Danny Boyle-directed film focuses on Jobs' reputation as an enigmatic and imperious tech innovator, one whose passion and ego did...

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