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'The Last Movie Star' Review: Burt Reynolds Shines in His Swan Song

Playing a version of himself, the former heartthrob reminds us all how great an actor he can be<p>What we have here isn't much of a movie. In fact, it …

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9 'Black Panther' moments I can't stop thinking about

Commentary: CNET's Eric Franklin, a lifelong comics fan, will go back to the theater over and over to relive these parts of "Black Panther." Warning: Spoilers, and tears, ahead.<p>The more I've watched "Black Panther," the more I've come to appreciate how fantastic it is. (I've seen it four times now, …

Black Panther

World of Wakanda! Marvel Releases the Black Panther’s Family Tree (and There’s a White Bro in It!)

Just days before the film opens wide to all of<p>blackAmerica, Marvel released the family tree of T’Challa, also known as the Black Panther, for all the …

Comics

Cinemark Declares War on MoviePass With $8.99 Subscription

The new Movie Club offering is more competitive than you might think ...<p>The movie theater business has been under pressure all year. The stocks of …

RANKED: The 17 most disappointing movies of the year

2017 has given us a lot of great movies, but boy was it a year for some big clunkers and disappointment at the box office, too.<p>Audiences were loud and clear this year. You need more than big star power to sell a potential blockbuster. A good script and story helps. This year was filled with …

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100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

10 Times 'Serious' Actors Made Seriously Great Horror Movies

There are good actors who thrive in horror films, like Bruce Campbell and Jamie Lee Curtis. Then there are great actors who aren’t at all associated …

21 Super Famous Actors In Their First Roles Vs. Their Most Recent

And they're all still flawless.

22 Things You Never Knew About 'The Princess Bride'

Inconceivable! It's inconceivable that it's been 30 years since the release of "The Princess Bride," on Sept. 25, 1987.<p>Rob Reiner's beloved and hilarious fairy tale wasn't a huge hit in theaters, but it did make stars out of Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, become a cult favorite, and generate about a …

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Google will now show you what ebooks are available in your local library

Google has added a new feature to Search that will show you if your local library has the ebook you’re looking for in stock. If you’re old like me and didn’t know that you could borrow ebooks, well you can, and many libraries across the US have a digital collection that you can borrow from.<p>Now you …

Libraries

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

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‘The Shape of Water’: Guillermo del Toro Explains Why His Fairy Tale is Really About a Different Sort of ‘Disney F–ing Princess’

The film also has taken on an immediacy in the age of "Make America Great Again."<p>Fresh off his Golden Lion win at the Venice Film Festival, director …

Let’s Cast the Adults for the It Sequel

As <i>It</i> arrives in theaters today, it will do so having only adapted one half of Stephen King’s novel. The film follows a group of middle-schoolers …

Encore: How The Muschietti Siblings Turned Stephen King’s Killer Clown Into The ‘It’ Movie Of Fall – Q&A

After an unprecedented viral response to its creepy first trailer, the New Line horror film <i>It</i> continues to build out-sized tracking numbers that have …

17 Horror Movie Remakes That You Should Actually Watch

As summer turns to fall, bombastic blockbusters are giving way to a barrage of horror-movie legacy properties<i>. Leatherface</i> and <i>Jigsaw</i> will arrive in …

8 deleted scenes that could totally change the movies they were cut from

Have you ever watched a deleted scene on your DVD extras and thought, “Gee, that fundamentally alters my understanding of this movie?”<p>On Wednesday,</i> …

Remembering Tobe Hooper, Architect of Modern Horror

A gnarled, decomposing hand. A dripping, akimbo corpse. A bloody moon. A roadstruck armadillo. A man in a wheelchair urinating into a coffee can. The …

Horror

The best movies of 1997

Hindsight is 20/20. Does it get sharper when the distance between then and now is 20 years? <i>The A.V. Club</i> wasn’t putting together best-of lists in …

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'Wonder Woman' has one more box-office goal to hit, and it's a doozy

In a matter of weeks we'll know exactly where <i>Wonder Woman</i> stands among all superhero movies at the domestic box office, all-time.<p>How does Top 5 sound?<p>…

The ‘greatest film-maker who ever lived’

It’s not right that the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman is always described as dark and gloomy. He was a deeply humane artist with great empathy, writes Benjamin Ramm.<p>Woody Allen once lauded Ingmar Bergman as “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion …

Literature

Blade Runner 2049 Director Says Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott Are Still Arguing About What Deckard Is

Depending on what version of Blade Runner you’ve seen or preferred, it’s possible to make strong arguments that main character Rick Deckard (Harrison …

These 17 movies from 1997 are now 20 years old, and you need to rewatch them immediately

When temperatures are over 90 degrees and even your SPF is dripping off your face, it’s time to go indoors. And what better way to waste an entire …

Matt Reeves On ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ And Why He’s Directing ‘The Batman’

What Matt Reeves has done with <i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i>, and now <i>War For the Planet of the Apes</i>, has been remarkable. Look, even if the <i>Apes</i> films aren’t your favorite things (but, it seems, most people <i>do</i> like them), the fact that Matt Reeves got a major movie studio to go along with his …

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'War for the Planet of the Apes' Writer Talks Building the Biblical End of Caesar's Saga

Mark Bomback tells TheWrap how he and director Matt Reeves were inspired more by “Ben-Hur” than the 1968 film their movie’s name comes from<p><b>SPOILER</b> …

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26 Things You Never Knew About the James Bond Classic 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

"Nobody does it better," sang Carly Simon during the opening credits of "The Spy Who Loved Me."<p>Indeed, you could make a case that the 007 adventure, released 40 years ago this week in the U.S. (on July 13, 1977), was the best of the late Roger Moore's James Bond movies, with perhaps the best …

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The best and worst arthouse film remakes

Remakes are supposed to be exhilarating. Theoretically, they’re an act of artistic wish-fulfilment. Cinema plunges into its archives and rewrites the past to glorious effect. But then again, how often are you pumping your fist for a remake? When life is short and movies are too long, do you really …

The Biggest Winners And Losers In Movies In 2017 So Far

After a breakneck start to the year, Hollywood has backslid into one of the worst summer slumps in its history. Here are the actors, filmmakers, studios, and franchises that have reason to celebrate, and the ones that really, really, really can’t wait for 2017 to be over.<p>For Hollywood, 2017 has …

Movies

Cinema ’67 Revisited: The Dirty Dozen

<i>In my 2008</i> <i>book</i> Pictures at a Revolution<i>, I approached the dramatic changes in movie culture in the 1960s through the development, production, and</i> …

From 'Star Wars' to 'Jaws': 22 Films That Are Famously Misquoted

Although many films are established in the cinematic world, infamous lines of Hollywood’s most famous films are mistakenly misquoted.<p>While there …

Movies