Movies
January 30
"Hair Love"

The 10 animated and live-action short Oscar films are all worth seeing

The five nominees for the animated short prize are especially strong, with three of them directed by women.
January 30
Mikhail Khodorkovsky is “Citizen K.”

'Citizen K' tells story of an oligarch turned dissident 

"Citizen K" presents a fascinating portrait of Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
January 30
Nominees Taika Waititi and Bong Joon-ho at the luncheon.

Oscar nominees share food and photos at Academy Awards luncheon

A tribute to Kobe, star-struck selfies and advice on that acceptance speech.
Movies
January 27
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in “Bad Boys for Life.”

'Bad Boys' outshines 'The Gentlemen' at box office

“Boys” trumped “Gentlemen” in movie theaters over the weekend as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s “Bad Boys for Life” easily remained the top ticket seller…
January 25
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, has denied that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, right.

New documentary explores the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its aftermath

Documentary also takes to task U.S. companies that work with Saudi Arabia.
Movies
January 24
Colin Farrell and Charlie Hunnam check out the contents of a trunk in “The Gentlemen.” Spoiler alert: It’s a person.

Guy Ritchie's new gangster movie 'Gentlemen' doesn't feel all that new 

Guy Ritchie's violent, profane crime caper boasts a snappy cast with Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant but the same old story.
January 24

Sundance Film Fest unlikely to see many bidding wars

Last year's flops expected to scare off distributors.
Movies
January 24

This week's movie openings

Movies opening FridayOscar-nominated shorts (not rated) Screenings of the live-action and animated short films.Gretel & Hansel (PG-13) A young girl leads her little…
Movies
January 23
Samuel L. Jackson and Sebastian Stan in “The Last Full Measure.”

'Last Full Measure' reveals the shame and trauma vets battle 

Star-studded cast elevates war drama "The Last Full Measure."
Movies
January 23
Alfre Woodard in “Clemency.”

'Clemency' explores harsh realities of capital punishment 

"Clemency" highlights the issue from the vantage point of a prison warden.
Movies
January 19
Will Smith, left, and Martin Lawrence in “Bad Boys for Life.”

'Bad Boys for Life' debuts with top spot

Two "Bad Boys" were too good for one "Dolittle" at the box office."Bad Boys for Life" starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought in $59…
Movies
January 18
Awkwafina stars in “Nora From Queens” on Comedy Central.

Golden Globe winner Awkwafina continues to break new ground in her Comedy Central sitcom

"The Farewell" star won't let being left out of the Oscar party get in the way of celebrating her new sitcom.
Movies
January 18
Alfre Woodard in “Clemency.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday   Clemency (R) A prison warden (Alfre Woodard) confronts the psychological and emotional demons her job places on her. Color…
Movies
January 16
Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) and parrot Polynesia (voice of Emma Thompson) in “Dolittle.”

Do little? They could not have done less in cursed 'Dolittle' 

Refusing to learn from the past some five decades later, Universal is condemned to repeat it.
Movies
January 16
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in "Bad Boys for Life."

Formulaic-but-fun 'Bad Boys' sequel entertains 

It's the third go-round for buddy cops Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Spoiler alert: They're still breaking all the rules.
January 16
“Les Miserables,” from France, has earned an Oscar nod.

Revolution in modern-day Paris punctuates 'Les Miserables' 

Injustice still stalks the poor of Paris.
January 16
“I Lost My Body” is an Oscar nominee for best animated film.

'I Lost My Body' doesn't have a conventional bone in its body 

This delightful animated feature about a severed hand trying to reunite with its body won a top prize at Cannes.
Movies
January 14
This image released by Sony Pictures shows, Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet in a scene from “Little Women.” On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, Ronan wa

Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win for Best Picture?

With the nominations now on the table, we look at what the favorites will be.
Movies
January 13
Best actor nominees Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix and Jonathan Pryce. Taron Egerton missed the cut.

Oscar predictions: Who will win, who should win for Best Actor?

Plus, the rest of the nominees.
Movies
January 13
Supporting actress nominees Kathy Bates, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie. Jennif Lopez missed the cut.

Oscar predictions: Who will win, who should win for Best Supporting Actress?

Plus, the rest of the nominees.
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