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‘The Skeleton Twins’: The secrets and lies of siblings

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 3:27 pm

'Skeleton Twins' reunites 'Saturday Night Live' veterans Bill Hader, Kristin Wig

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Premium Content Brendan Gleeson brings gravitas to Irish director McDonagh's 'Calvary'

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 1:01 pm

Writer-director John Michael McDonagh - the marvelous mind behind the darkly comic Irish gem "The Guard" - has followed that up with a brooding drama that's often bleak but always absorbing.

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Premium Content DVD tip: "Waiting for Sugarman"

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 1:19 pm

A plot summary of this year's Best Documentary Oscar winner "Waiting for Sugarman" sounds too sugary: A young singer-songwriter cuts a couple records in 1969 and 1970 that the critics love and no one in America buys. As his career...

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Premium Content Movie tip: "Boyhood"

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 1:17 pm

It's a beautiful thing that you can't pin down what a "Richard Linklater film" is. This is the director-writer behind such widely varied creations as "Dazed and Confused," "Waking Life," "Bernie," "School of Rock" and the "Before...

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Ex-007 actor spying again in 'November Man'

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 5:14 pm

Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's "The November Man," playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A...

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VIDEO: Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 2:21 pm

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.

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'The Giver' arrives, after a two-decade journey

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 5:22 pm

It was almost 20 years ago, and actor Jeff Bridges was searching for a movie project that would be a family affair - one in which he could direct his father, Lloyd, and that his children, then around middle-school age, would want to...

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Premium Content Helen Mirren does it all in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey’

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 11:52 pm

The precisely passionate Madame Mallory - played by Mirren - is a dead-serious restaurateur obsessed with adding another Michelin star to the establishment she inherited from her husband years ago.

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While ‘Avatar’ waits, Cameron dives into an abyss

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 5:08 pm

In the documentary of his record-breaking deep-sea dive, "Deepsea Challenge 3D," James Cameron asks, "Am I a filmmaker who does exploration work on the side, or am I an explorer who does filming on the side?"

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Premium Content Movie tip: "Get On Up"

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:17 pm

Chadwick Boseman must be one happy actor. He's gotten his second role of a lifetime - becoming James Brown in "Get On Up," after playing Jackie Robinson in "42." Those legends couldn't be further apart in temperament and character. Brown...

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A double-header of biopics for Chadwick Boseman

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 5:15 pm

A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training.

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Premium Content Garde starts summer film series

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 12:52 pm

With its new digital projection and surround sound systems all in place, the Garde Arts Center is unrolling a schedule of films.This late-summer series begins Friday with "Ida," a well-reviewed Polish film about a 1960s novitiate...

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Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 2:18 pm

Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.

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Allen casts a limp spell in ‘Magic’

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 5:17 pm

Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidiness.

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Premium Content Movie tip: "Begin Again"

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 1:16 pm

As a follow-up to his beloved indie "Once," writer-directed John Carney has played to his strengths: exploring a relationship between two music-centric characters, using songs as emotional touchstones, focusing on a sure sense of...

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Movement expert transforms actors into apes on film

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Movement expert brings life to digital charactersTerry Notary is Hollywood's human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature.An expert in motion-capture performance, he specializes...

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A summer without swagger for Hollywood

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 6:24 pm

Hollywood's summer at the box office isn't just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer's revenue. It's lacking swagger.

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Premium Content Movie tip: "The Fault in Our Stars"

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:27 pm

When it comes to "The Fault in Our Stars," tone is all. Director Josh Boone and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber capture the delicate balance that John Green achieved in his book of wit and warmth. And, better yet,...

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For singing rookies like Keira Knightley, Roger Love holds the key to success

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 4:25 pm

Keira Knightley hates karaoke. She describes her relationship with singing as the occasional tune in the shower. Yet in an early scene in her new movie she's apprehensively clutching a guitar on a small stage, singing an original song...

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Premium Content Film tip: "Words and Pictures"

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 1:36 pm

Pairing Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche in this romance was genius. They are both smart, dynamic actors with enough quirks and edges to make any story pop. Here, they are prep-school teachers who develop a sparring playfulness as they...

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‘Transformers’ tries for delicate US-China balance

 June 28, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

Dazzling special effects, Optimus Prime ... and Beijing. The latest "Transformers" movie has all three, mixing Texas-based action with scenes in China's capital and a heavy dose of Hong Kong in an attempt to straddle the world's two biggest...

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Premium Content See ‘Casablanca’ on film one last time

 June 27, 2014; Updated: 4:49 pm

Here's looking at you, 35mm film! As Olde Mistick Village Art Cinemas gets ready to move from 35mm prints to digital technology, it's marking the occasion with a special screening. It is bringing in the great "Casablanca" - meaning it...

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Premium Content Film tip: "Chef"

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 1:36 pm

Two things I particularly loved about "Chef": 1. The food. Wow, those cooking scenes are sensory nirvana. The way it's shot makes you wish they were serving the dishes right in the theater. And 2. Robert Downey Jr. He's only in the film...

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Premium Content Chorus of Westerly presents Summer Pops

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 12:52 pm

It's become a tradition: The Chorus of Westerly's Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park has developed hoards of fans over its 34 years. Those devotees will descend on the Westerly site this Saturday for another festive musical...

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