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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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Kenneth Turan's DVD picks: Movies with music, from Bugs Bunny to Black Flag

Every film with music as the key element is not a musical -- not even close. New to DVD are two very different collections in which music is central and remarkable.

For animation fans, Warner Home Video is offering “Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces,” which showcases 18 memorable cartoons, including the celebrated “What’s Opera, Doc?” and “Rabbit of Seville,” where great music is front and center.


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In honor of 'Magic Mike XXL,' a brief history of men's abs in the movies

Cary Grant wasn't known for his shredded six-pack. Neither were Marlon Brando, John Wayne or Clint Eastwood, fit though they were during their reigning days as paragons of American masculinity.

Somewhere along the way, however, chiseled abs became all but a requirement for modern male movie stars, whether they're playing spandex-clad superheroes, ancient Greek warriors, petty criminals or Victorian...

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Premiere of Amy Winehouse documentary is an emotional experience

At the beginning of the new documentary "Amy," about the talented and tragic Amy Winehouse, the late pop singer reveals, "I don't think I'm going to be at all famous. I don't think I could handle it. I would probably go mad.”

The film, which opens Friday, had a premiere last week at the ArcLight in Hollywood. Among the attendees were some of Winehouse's friends and colleagues as well as luminaries...

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'Terminator Genisys': Schwarzenegger can't save messy sequel, reviews say

Judgment Day has arrived for "Terminator Genisys," the fifth installment of the sci-fi franchise starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a time-traveling cyborg caught in the middle of a battle between humans and machines. And while many movie critics agree that the enduring action hero is the best thing about "Genisys," most also say he can't save the Alan Taylor-directed film from being a convoluted retread.


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