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Keira Knightley Makes a Winning Musical Debut in Begin Again

The new film from Once director John Carney tells the charming story of an unexpected musical partnership.<p>There may be some who saw 2006's defiantly lo-fi Irish musical romance <i>Once</i> and thought, This would be better with movie stars wandering around glossy New York City. They will be pleased to know …

Hear a New Bon Iver Song, "Heavenly Father"

The glorious folly of dance on film

In <i>As You Like It</i>, melancholy Jacques asserts: "I am for other than dancing measures." It's bewildering to discover that every Shakespeare play, including <i>King Lear</i>, ended with a jig, moving seamlessly from gouged-out eyeballs to cutting a caper. That closing dance expressed concord, delight, the …

Chef review – Jon Favreau cooks up a tasty food movie

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic<p>First published on Sat 28 Jun 2014 19.09 EDT<p>Having become the most unlikely blockbuster director on the block, <i>Iron Man's</i> Jon Favreau goes back to his swinging indie roots – albeit with a VIP guest list. Working from his own script, he plays frustrated chef Carl …

Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again

Nearly four months after the historical drama won the top prize at the and the outer space survival adventure "Gravity" collected an evening-best seven statuettes, the two films once again find themselves at the top of the heap with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.<p>When the group …

'Transformers' turns into box office behemoth with $100 million opening

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the fourth in the series of films about form-changing Autobot robots that save the planet, powered up with $100 million in box office sales, jump-starting a sleepy summer with the year’s biggest opening weekend.<p>Actor Mark Wahlberg …

Courtney Love’s autobiography due out in December?

If you read Morrissey’s <i>Autobiography</i> and lived to see another day, then here’s your next assignment: On December 15th, <i>Courtney Love: My Story</i> will …

John Mayer – review

Where did it all go right for John Mayer? By rights, his core skill – his nimbleness as a blues guitarist – should have fetched him a career on the folk-roots fringe. Instead, the man is a proper rock star: there are Grammys on his mantelpiece, he has a celebrity girlfriend in Katy Perry and he's …

Evocative Superhero Sketches by Matteo Scalera

The Scariest Movies for Phobic Film Fans

After learning about the Northampton Clown, a mysterious man (recently unmasked) in a creepy clown costume who makes pop-up appearances around the …

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Filmed in L.A. Last Night and There’s Video!

Zack Snyder did some filming on Saturday night in L.A. for 'Batman vs. Superman,' which is what Warner Bros. themselves referred to as the title. The …

Man of Steel

Official Trailer for DOCTOR WHO's 50th Anniversary Special "The Day of the Doctor"

Benedict Cumberbatch Can't Save WikiLeaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' From Bombing At Theaters

The film, which cost an estimated $28 million to make, barely made the top ten earning $1.7 million in ticket sales opening weekend.<p>Before the film's release, WikiLeaks leaked a script of the film and a long 4,000-word memo tearing apart the film.<p>None of this weekend's newcomers fared impressively. …

Mean Girls, Heathers, and Jawbreaker All Race for the Stage

<i>Editor's Note: We're looking ahead to "Mean Girls" et al on stage, back at the box office beginnings of "The Fifth Estate," and over to "Starship</i> …

WikiLeaks film “The Fifth Estate” is a box office failure

Its opening weekend brought in less than $2 million in the U.S.<p>Prachi Gupta<p>October 21, 2013 2:14pm (UTC)<p>Though he remains in hiding behind the doors of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Julian Assange must be pleased this weekend. Bill Condon's much-hyped "The Fifth Estate," starring Benedict …

Watch: Latest ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Features Original U2 Song

Watch: Latest 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Features Original U2 Song<p>The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer in anticipation of director …

Queen Would Like Ben Whishaw to Play Freddie Mercury – /Film

<b>Sacha Baron Cohen</b> dropped out of the long-gestating <b>Freddie Mercury</b> biopic this summer when he and the remaining members of Queen couldn’t come to an …

Rumor: Idris Elba Cast In 'Jurassic World' [Updated] – /Film

Director <b>Colin Trevorrow</b> is currently shopping for dinosaur food. He’s already lined up <b>Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard</b> and <b>Josh Brolin</b> …

Jurassic World

Rumor: Nikon to Announce a Retro-Styled Full-Frame in the Next Three Weeks

There’s no denying that the Sony a7 and a7R made quite the splash in the photographic industry both before and after their official arrival. With …