Can indie filmmakers save Hollywood movies?

Can indie filmmakers save Hollywood movies?

As “Jurassic World” and its blockbuster breed stomp the box office, independent filmmakers keep the spirit of American moviemaking alive.

"The Overnight”: A sex romp that is as funny as it is unpredictable 

July 2
"The Overnight”: A sex romp that is as funny as it is unpredictable
REVIEW: “The Overnight” is a smart women’s picture and a men’s movie, a frank neurotic drama and a laughably creepy bromance in equal measure.

3-D roars back thanks to summer hits like ‘Jurassic World’

July 4
3-D roars back thanks to summer hits like ‘Jurassic World’
Like a Velociraptor bursting through the screen in “Jurassic World,” 3-D releases have roared back this summer after a dismal 2014. “Moviegoers are showing they are willing to spend to see good 3-D and large-format movies,” one analyst says.
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'Joe Dirt' sequel premieres on Crackle site

The sequel to the 2001 movie will premiere online, an unlikely experiment for a film industry in turmoil.
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July 4

Indie directors: 3 who went Hollywood, 2 to watch

There’s no question that bargain-basement indie success can launch a blockbuster filmmaking career. 3 indie directors who conquered Hollywood ... James Gunn The 2011 costumed…
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July 4

New This Week: Kacey Musgraves, Owl City, more

Albums• Kacey Musgraves, “Pageant Material”• Tyrese, “Black Rose”• Owl City, “Mobile Orchestra”Home video• “House of Cards” Season 3• “Masterpiece: Poldark” (Blu-ray)• “Woman in Gold” (Blu-ray)• “Maggie”…
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July 4

Movies opening July 10

Movies opening FridayAmy (R) The story of Amy Winehouse, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.The Gallows (not rated) Twenty years after a…
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July 3

'Terminator' fan 'completely overwhelmed' by Arnold's response for ailing dad

Despite playing a cold-hearted killing machine, Arnold Schwarzenegger proved that he’s a family man deep down when he…
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July 2

Iranian mystery 'About Elly' first charms, then chills 

REVIEW: This Iranian masterwork is full of Hitchcockian surprises.
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July 2

'Eden' rides a techno-sonic wave 

REVIEW: Spanning two decades and many terrific tunes, "Eden" rides its techno-sonic wave with a restless intelligence.
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July 2

Star Adam Scott talks about his sex comedy, 'The Overnight'

Star Adam Scott on his film’s nudity and improvisation.
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July 1
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Schwarzenegger is back, but 'Terminator Genisys' can't be saved 

REVIEW: While “Jurassic World” worked as a love letter to warmly remembered hits of the past, and “Mad Max: Fury Road” even better, the latest Terminator film feels like an essay of high school quality. It is mechanical in the worst way.
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July 1

'Infinitely Polar Bear' is a warm, insightful comedy/drama 

REVIEW: Written and directed by Maya Forbes, “Infinitely Polar Bear” is a thoughtful comedic drama that opens delightfully and grows steadily more appealing.
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June 30

Review: 'Magic Mike XXL' a bit more gab than abs 

REVIEW: The “Magic Mike” sequel lays out more gab than ab, but still manages a bit of charm along the way.
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June 30

'Ted 2' is an irreverent, raunchy riot 

REVIEW: Run for cover, people: No one is safe from the “Ted” sequel's hilarious onslaught.
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June 27

New album, video releases: Easton Corbin, Slightly Stoopid; "Get Hard,” "Last Knights”

Albums• Easton Corbin, “About to Get Real”• Slightly Stoopid, “Meanwhile Back at the Lab”• Bilal, “In Another Life”Home video• “Get Hard”• “Last Knights”• “The Decline…
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June 27

This week's movie openings

opening wednesdayInfinitely Polar Bear (R) A manic-depressive father (Mark Ruffalo) tries to win back his wife by trying to take responsibility for their daughters.…
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June 26

Strong acting aside, 'Aloft' never takes flight 

REVIEW: An airy story doesn't match the strong acting by the cast, led by Jennifer Connelly.
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June 25

Jennifer Connelly embraces the cold in "Aloft”

The Oscar-winning actress talks about peeling back the frigid layers of her latest film, “Aloft.”
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June 25

'Testament of Youth' serves up high-minded war movie 

REVIEW: “Testament of Youth” evokes the march of history with a balance and restraint exhibited by few movies with such grand ambitions.
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June 23

Get ready to 'Czech That Film'

A film series screening this week shows that the tradition of Czech art – spiked with ironic twists – is still alive.
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June 23

Oscar-winning 'Titanic' composer James Horner, 61, dies in plane crash

James Horner, the two-time Oscar-winning composer, died Monday in a plane crash outside Santa Barbara, California. He was 61. The Santa Barbara County Fire department…
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June 23

Film, reunion and festival share Columbia Heights stage

The spoof ‘Wrongfully Accused’ — made by a native son and laden with local references — will be shown as the Class of ’65 gathers amid the city’s annual festival.
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    Hoodie Allen: The Long Island-reared pop-rapper with more than 600,000 followers on Twitter once worked for Google.
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    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
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    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
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    Anthony Ross and Beth Rapier: The married cellists and members of the Minnesota Orchestra perform for the “Summer Music at Plymouth Church” series.
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    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
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    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
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    Salt-N-Pepa: The female hip-hop duo “Push It” back to the ’90s with “Shoop,” “Whatta Man” and other hip-hop favorites.
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    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
    Family Events
    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
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    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
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    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
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    Church Basement Ladies: The play that spun off four sequels returns 10 years after it launched.
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    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
    Family Events
    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
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    Church Basement Ladies: The play that spun off four sequels returns 10 years after it launched.
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