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  • Kevin Hart and Ice Cube stake out box office with 'Ride Along'

    Kevin Hart and Ice Cube stake out box office with 'Ride Along'
    Kevin Hart and Ice Cube could book a victory at movie theaters this weekend as their new buddy cop comedy "Ride Along" takes aim at last week's victor "Lone Survivor" and the new contender "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit."   The $25-million "Ride Along,"...
  • Chris Pine's Jack Ryan is a different kind of patriot-hero

    Chris Pine's Jack Ryan is a different kind of patriot-hero
    Chris Pine was well aware of his action-hero options. Accepting the lead role in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" — the $60-million thriller that hits theaters Friday — the actor became the fourth man to portray novelist Tom Clancy's iconic CIA...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field

    Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field
    In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice. The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
  • 'American Hustle' builds character from the scalp down

    'American Hustle' builds character from the scalp down
    At first I thought it was merely a result of not having had to run a comb across my own scalp since the first Bush administration that I found David O. Russell’s  “American Hustle” so follicularly fascinating — just watching the...
  • The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball

    The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball
    Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton: Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...
  • 'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say

    'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say
    Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
  • Golden Globe Awards: Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore to present

    Golden Globe Awards: Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore to present
    Leonardo DiCaprio will be pulling double duty at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, as a nominee and now as a presenter. Alongside "The Wolf of Wall Street" star, who is up for best actor in a musical or comedy, Drew Barrymore has also been tapped to hand...
  • Golden Globe Awards set Matt Damon, Ben Affleck as presenters

    Golden Globe Awards set Matt Damon, Ben Affleck as presenters
    Sixteen years after Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first won their Golden Globes, for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," the two stars will again take the stage — this time separately, as presenters. Damon and Affleck join previously announced presenters...
  • Analysis: Directors Guild nominees likely to repeat with academy

    Analysis: Directors Guild nominees likely to repeat with academy
    When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
  • DGA nominations: Is there not enough of a good thing?

    DGA nominations: Is there not enough of a good thing?
    Here’s how strong these past few months have been for cinema. If you took the new movies of five top directors who didn’t make DGA’s list of nominees Tuesday—say, Spike Jonze, the Coen brothers, Alexander Payne, J.C. Chandor and...
  • Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen among DGA award nominees

    Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen among DGA award nominees
    Martin Scorsese earned his ninth Directors Guild of America Award nomination Tuesday morning for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for  "The Wolf of Wall Street," his controversial dark comedy about a hedonistic stockbroker. Scorsese,...