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  • Film

    Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

    The film was submitted by the South American country to the Oscars for its Best Foreign Language Film award.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

    Weak chemistry? Awkwardly written love story? Yup, it's the CW.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

    Jay Baruchel steals the whole movie as a gleefully amoral marketing executive.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

    It's a bit predictable, but you'll still be entertained.

  • Film

    Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

    For nurse Marilou Aguilar-Galdo and student Ravi Kumar, seeing movies from their home countries maintains important connections and creates new ones.

  • Film

    Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

    "They’re very concise pieces of art. They’re short and tell a story in a very complex way."

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

    Weekly film critic Josh Bell picks his most anticipated movies.

  • Film

    Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

    "Neil is a serious filmmaker not in on the joke of how bad his films are."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

    The late actor was an infamous scene-stealer.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

    With a cast this good, that's pretty unforgivable.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

    It's surprisingly ... well-constructed.

  • Film

    Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

    Hoffman talks with Weekly's Josh Bell about Capote, his process and working with Tom Cruise.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

    The country crooner played 33 songs (!) at his MGM Grand Garden Arena tour stop.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

    Aside from their performances, the film is a forgettable dude-focused rom-com.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

    Its bar mitzvah edition was very encouraging.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

    First up is the debut of the Cinema Society of Las Vegas series.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

    Finally, Charles Dickens' mistress gets her much-needed due.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

    Another flawed TV character—who would have guessed?

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

    But at least it has horrible acting.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

    With much ado about nomination snubs, film editor Josh Bell focuses on the positive.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    Like Girls, the show focuses on a group of friends living in a big city and trying to figure out their lives.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    Six hours of snow and revenge gets a bit stale.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    Another thriller with lame jokes. Great.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    Even with Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell starring, it's pretty much a one-joke affair.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    The drama follows a single criminal investigation over the course of a season.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    The story of B-list folkie Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) plays out as a quintessentially Coen-esque fable.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    The film fest's "bar mitzvah year" offers a diverse selection of independent, foreign and documentary films related to Jewish culture and history.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    Is there an Academy Award for most annoying?

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

    The only intelligent response to this show is to change the channel.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

    The new ABC crime procedural isn't as titillating as its title.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

    A spinoff targeted specifically at the Latino market, this isn't the "official" fifth Paranormal movie.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

    The people behind the headliner actually made the strongest impression during 'Piece of Me.'

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

    The Wolf of Wall Street ends up seeming as empty as its protagonist’s life

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

    Stars Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro trade on their histories of playing iconic boxers.

  • Entertainment

    Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

    Why not just focus on one aspect of his amazing life?

  • Film

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    An awkward combination of nature documentary and kids’ movie, with dubious educational value.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    Mary Poppins is a classic. This is not.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    It took nine years of memes, GIFs and near-constant quoting by an entire generation of fans before Ferrell and co-writer/director Adam McKay were able to get Paramount to green-light a sequel.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

    Some of his least-favorite movies might surprise you.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    Come for Benedict Cumberbatch's dragon voice; stay for the Elvish action sequences.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    The actor spent his whole career struggling to be taken seriously as an actor, and this Hurricane Katrina-anchored film was set to be his latest bid.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    More musical variety from the talented singer-songwriter would have been nice, but he seemed too busy having a good time.

  • Music

    Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

    Get your boots and Stetson ready.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    The film has one main thing going for it: an audio-only interview conducted with the reclusive pinup legend before her death in 2008.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    The new version is just going through the motions, nothing like Arthur Penn’s landmark 1967 film.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    If you condense the plot of Out of the Furnace down to its basic elements, it sounds like something that would go straight to video and star Steven Seagal. Oops.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    At best, it’s a fun pastiche of film noir, but at worst, it comes off like awkward playacting.

  • Film

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    Maybe this new princess flick will mark the beginning of a new golden age for Disney animation.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    As a comprehensive look at the Armstrong affair, it’s fascinating and highly watchable

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    Judi Dench does as much as she can, but the experience still turns out to be fundamentally hollow.