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  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    His crowdfunded remake of a cult vampire movie confounds.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Despite Jennifer Anniston's notable performance, this listless indie drama goes nowhere.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    He's TV's latest misanthropic jerk who solves mildly interesting cases.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Bingham is a world-weary journeyman, playing roots music that’s equally comforting and fragile.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    If you're looking for a movie so bad that it's funny, this is your Boy.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    And it's a reminder that sci-fi doesn’t need overblown action to keep audiences intrigued.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Though the plot is incoherent, Blackhat is a stylistic treat.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    It's not bad, it just isn’t as striking or creative as its source material.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    The film focuses on a streamlined, crowd-pleasing story that celebrates Kyle’s life while failing to offer any insight about it.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

    15 to Watch in 2015: Do your YouTube videos get 25 million views? Theirs do.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    It brings home the very real dangers of the time.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Daniel Day-Lewis kicking butt? We'd pay to see that.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    These are movies you will not catch anywhere else in Las Vegas.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Paul Thomas Anderson takes a step back from the grandiose, operatic movies he’s made in recent years.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass have been indie-movie fixtures, but this episodic format doesn’t necessarily fit their style.

  • Film

    Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

    The spooky original boasted an impressive cast and a simple but effective story, but the sequel features a B-level cast, a recycled story and a relative lack of scares.

  • Film

    Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

    And it's completely winning in all its cheesy glory.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

    The new Fox series is as overheated and melodramatic as co-creator Lee Daniels' films.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

    With this stylish new series, maybe Marvel TV shows can take their place alongside Marvel movies.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

    No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

    Weekly film critics pick their 10 favorite movies of the year.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

    Weekly's film editor Josh Bell picks his favorite TV shows of the year.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Another remake that just rings hollow.

  • Film

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Revisiting the drama behind Margaret Keane's paintings of sorrowful big-eyed paintings.

  • Film

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Zamperini is more of a superhuman ideal than a person.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    Every book adaptation should be this good.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    "Starting with insipid material once again yields insipid results."

  • Film

    Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

    Five Armies dashes the mild hopes built up by last year’s improved second installment of this series.

  • Music

    Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

    For an artist who often seems to delight in denying audiences what they want, Billy Corgan was remarkably accommodating.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    It could have been the next Game of Thrones. Oh well.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    It's a seriously compromised vision.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    "A big step in the right direction."

  • Music

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    The release is the latest in Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan's ongoing Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    God apparently loves CGI.

  • television

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    This is not the way to make an old franchise new again.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    Plenty of great acts, plenty of venues.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    Is it a ghost, or a demon, or just a manifestation of her own ambivalence about being a parent?

  • Film

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    Tommy Lee Jones demonstrates a clear affection for and understanding of the genre.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    Well, it isn't a total bust ...

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

    Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey reprise their roles from the first movie in the most contrived ways possible.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

    Subjecting the feline to starring in a bargain-basement Lifetime Christmas movie seems like a form of animal cruelty.

  • Film

    Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

    Characters who are refreshingly funny in small doses aren’t necessarily suited to carrying entire movies.

  • television

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Not all of them can feature beloved characters like Buddy the Elf and the toys of Toy Story.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Over-the-top camp or disturbing psychological thriller? The movie never succeeds at either.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Not a worthy comeback effort for country music's biggest seller.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Mockingjay - Part 1 sets the stage for a more satisfying finale to the series.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Battle Royale, Code 46 and more.

  • Film

    Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

    Weekly's film editor takes in a weekend of flicks at this year's fest, including a vampire mockumentary from Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.

  • Film

    Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

    The effort comes across as desperate and sad, with meager laughs and sloppy storytelling.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    It's a poor man's version of Homeland.