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  • 'Dark Shadows' is short on storytelling, not style, critics say

     
    "Dark Shadows," Tim Burton's adaptation of the 1960s soap opera, features many of his trademarks: macabre setting, offbeat sense humor, Johnny Depp. Reviews have been mixed and suggest that one's appreciation of the film will depend on their taste for...
  • 'Men in Black 3' a blast from the past, critics say

     
    Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back to save the world in "Men in Black 3," now with Josh Brolin. This installment is all about time travel — both in terms of plot and in recapturing the quirky fun of the original 1997 film. For many critics, the...
  • 'Snow White and the Huntsman' is a tale darkly told, critics say

     
    "Snow White and the Huntsman" brings a spooky shroud of dread to the Grimm fairy tale, and the resulting film is polarizing critics. Many praise the film's visuals, but a significant portion also find the narrative uneven and overstuffed....
  • Roger Ebert: A look back at five reviews of fan-favorite films

     
    Film criticism lost a singularly significant voice Thursday with the death of Pulitzer Prize winner Roger Ebert, who lost his ......
  • Remembering Roger Ebert through his books

    Remembering Roger Ebert through his books
    After surviving a disfiguring bout of cancer, Roger Ebert was felled by the disease Wednesday at age 70. He had announced just days before that a new cancer had been found and that he was going to write, and tweet, a little less. The Pulitzer Prize-...
  • Roger Ebert career highlights, on page and screen

    Roger Ebert career highlights, on page and screen
    Roger Ebert's passing Thursday at age 70 leaves behind a staggering body of work: He reviewed as many as 285 movies a year, spent decades as a fixture on TV and published 17 books. Following are but a few highlights from his prolific career. Ebert began...
  • Nello Ferrara dies at 93; candy company executive

    Nello Ferrara dies at 93; candy company executive
    Candy company executive Nello Ferrara liked to say that he came up with the idea for Lemonheads in 1962 because his newborn son's head was shaped like the yellow fruit. Ferrara, whose firm also brought the world such popular candies as Atomic Fire Balls,...
  • Jeffrey Zaslow dies at 53; Wall Street Journal reporter, author

    Jeffrey Zaslow dies at 53; Wall Street Journal reporter, author
    Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal reporter with a flair for inspirational stories who produced three nonfiction bestsellers, beginning with the 2008 book "The Last Lecture" about life lessons from a dying man, was killed in a car crash Friday. He...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Gough, Murray Warmath, James C. Tyree, Marty Marion, John Kronenberg

    PASSINGS: Michael Gough, Murray Warmath, James C. Tyree, Marty Marion, John Kronenberg
    Michael Gough Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...
  • George Steinbrenner dies at 80; owner of New York Yankees

    George Steinbrenner dies at 80; owner of New York Yankees
    George Steinbrenner, who made his name synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as a dominant baseball team and leveraged multiple championships into business ventures that forever changed the economics of the sport, has died. He was 80....
  • Bruce Ricker dies at 68; jazz and blues documentarian

    Bruce Ricker dies at 68; jazz and blues documentarian
    Documentary filmmaker Bruce Ricker didn't start out making films. A native New Yorker who earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, he arrived in Kansas City in 1970 as a teaching assistant at the University of Missouri and soon began practicing law....