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‘Lego Ninjago’ Fizzles, Leaving ‘Kingsman’ Sequel a Soft No. 1

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:10:02 GMT

“The Lego Ninjago Movie” was a distant third, raising questions about the viability of the Lego movie franchise.“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” collected $39 million in North America, a bit less than expected. “Ninjago” marked a new low for the Lego movie series.

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Review: Advantage, Bobby, but Game, Set, Match, Billie Jean in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:22:03 GMT

Emma Stone as Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes.”Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King and Steve Carell plays Bobby Riggs in a movie about the 1973 tennis match that became a referendum on equality.

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Review: ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Sticks to the Instruction Manual

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:10:51 GMT

Led by Lloyd, the Green Ninja, voiced by Dave Franco, are the young warriors of “The Lego Ninjago Movie.”A father, a son and the battle to save a snapped-together city.

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Review: In ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ the Natty Spies Are Back

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:02:45 GMT

From left, Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Pedro Pascal in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” a spy sequel directed by Matthew Vaughn.This espionage sequel is an emotionally sterile lark, its wounds inflicted with a smirk and a shrug, even if it’s Sir Elton John in the cross hairs.

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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Stronger’ Loses His Legs in the Boston Bombing

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:49:23 GMT

In “Stronger,” Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs when he went to the Boston Marathon to watch his ex-girlfriend, played by Tatiana Maslany, run.With raw emotion, David Gordon Green’s “Stronger” tells the true tale of Jeff Bauman, catastrophically injured as he watched the 2013 marathon.

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Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:38:23 GMT

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris discuss a sequence from their film featuring Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough.

Review: Lady Gaga Unplugged, Sort Of, in ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:24 GMT

Lady Gaga in a scene from “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” directed by Chris Moukarbel.This documentary depicts Lady Gaga as a disciplined, accomplished performer, but one who inhabits a peculiar isolation despite her fame.

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Hating ‘Mother!’: Readers Speak Out

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:42:38 GMT

Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from “Mother!,” directed by Darren Aronofsky.After Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky offered their explanation of the film, you offered your verdict. Thumbs down doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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Making ‘Mother!,’ the Year’s Most Divisive Film

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:49:46 GMT

Javier Bardem, left; Jennifer Lawrence; and Darren Aronofsky. Their film “Mother!” has divided — and perplexed — critics.Is it the most confusing movie of 2017 or merely the most provocative? Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem explain the movie.

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‘Pretty Woman’ as a Broadway Musical? Get Ready

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:25:00 GMT

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the 1990 film “Pretty Woman.”With Samantha Barks in the role that made Julia Roberts famous, the stage musical aims to open in New York next fall.

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Alternate Site for Conferences: Movie Theaters

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:03:13 GMT

Radiology residents and physicians attending a program at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center, an Art Deco theater in Silver Spring, Md.They’ve come a long way from the days of sticky floors and uncomfortable seats. Many offer extensive food offerings and the technology used for 3-D films.

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Touching on History, a Chinese Film May Have Been Burned by It

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:10:35 GMT

Feng Xiaogang after winning the best director award for “I Am Not Madame Bovary” at the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, last year. The release of his new film, “Youth,” has been indefinitely postponed.The premiere of “Youth,” set against the Cultural Revolution, has been abruptly delayed, and some blame official jitters as a Communist Party congress approaches.

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Movie’s Ads Protest Rules Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:29:03 GMT

From left, Amanda Lepore, Nyakim Gatwech and Grae Drake, three models for a nurse-themed blood drive promotion, “All Types Welcome,” for the latest “Saw” movie. The campaign was designed to push back against restrictions on L.G.B.T. donors.To promote “Jigsaw,” Lionsgate is introducing a fan blood drive and taking aim at contentious federal regulations that add restrictions for gay men.

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Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:04:27 GMT

The actor Morgan Freeman drew criticism from Russians after narrating a video that raises concerns about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.A Russian news outlet called the actor an “American propaganda loudspeaker” after he appeared in a video accusing Russia of undermining last year’s election.

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Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:30 GMT

Tracie Ching’s take on the Stanley Kubrick film.Artists’ odes to favorite films are increasingly valuable. It’s “like a Keith Haring knockoff becoming more popular than the original,” an expert says.

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Harry Dean Stanton, and the Movies That Broke Him Free

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:23 GMT

Harry Dean Stanton in Alex Cox’s “Repo Man” (1984).The Quad Cinema salutes the actor, who died this month, with a retrospective.

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:05:46 GMT

Leon Isaac Kennedy in Jamaa Fanaka’s “Penitentiary” (1979). See listing below.Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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With... Dame Judi Dench: Queen! Bow Down to Tattoo-Flashing Octogenarian Dame Dench

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:30:11 GMT

Judi Dench at the Whitby Hotel.She’s done with Bond but back in play for “Victoria & Abdul,” dating a jolly nice chap and giving Iago higher marks than Trump.

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Confirm or Deny: Judi Dench

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:30:05 GMT

The dame shares her greatest fears and one of her biggest crushes.

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Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Narrate a Scene From ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:40:36 GMT

The directors discuss a sequence from their film featuring Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough.

New Trailer: In ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Wes Anderson Returns to Animation

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:33:39 GMT

Using the stop-motion technique, the movie features a starry voice cast that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson.

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Review: ‘The Force’ Follows the Oakland Police From Crisis to Crisis

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:56:27 GMT

A scene from Peter Nicks’s documentary “The Force,” about the Oakland Police Department.For his documentary “The Force,” Peter Nicks tracked the crisis-riddled department for two years.

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Review: ‘Hong Kong Trilogy,’ Captures the Voices of the People

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:23 GMT

A scene from “Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled, Preoccupied, Preposterous.”More of a poem or a city symphony than a documentary, the film drifts freely, sometimes frustratingly, between real and fictionalized moments.

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Review: ‘Loving Vincent’ Paints van Gogh in His Own Images

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:00:25 GMT

An animated van Gogh, portrayed by Robert Gulaczyk, in “Loving Vincent.”An innovative biopic explores the Dutch painter’s last days, with the people he rendered on canvas being brought to uncanny life.

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Review: ‘The King’s Choice’ Depicts Norway’s Entry Into World War II

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:45:01 GMT

Jesper Christensen in “The King’s Choice.”The movie sluggishly charts how the ceremonial king acquired real negotiating power during a crisis.

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Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ a Royal Friendship in a Nest of Vipers

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:30:01 GMT

Judi Dench and Ali Fazal in “Victoria and Abdul.”“Victoria and Abdul” sees a queen in a life-changing relationship with a Muslim Indian man.

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Review: ‘Unrest,’ a Personal Account of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:05:24 GMT

Jennifer Brea is the director and subject of the documentary “Unrest.”In this film, Jennifer Brea describes her life that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome hijacked.

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Review: A Sweet Immigrant Story in ‘The Tiger Hunter’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:25 GMT

Karen David and Danny Pudi in “The Tiger Hunter,” directed by Lena Khan.It’s 1979 and one aspiring engineer is ready for America and to win over his childhood sweetheart.

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Review: The Documentary ‘Bobbi Jene’ Finds a Dancer in Flux

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:05 GMT

Bobbi Jene Smith, right, with Or Schraiber in the documentary “Bobbi Jene.”The film follows Bobbi Jene Smith as she leaves the Batsheva Dance Company to strike out on her own.

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New Trailer: ‘Tomb Raider’ Aims to Mint a New Action Star

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:50:43 GMT

An image from the trailer for “Tomb Raider,” starring Alicia Vikander.Alicia Vikander takes over for Angelina Jolie in this reboot of the franchise, based on the video game.

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New Trailer: A ‘Jumanji’ for the Video Game Age

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:14:28 GMT

Kevin Hart, left, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Dwayne Johnson in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart steal the spotlight in the newest preview for the movie, which is due Dec. 20.

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Forget Fan Fiction. In Nerdlesque, the Garters Come Off.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:36:19 GMT

Cyndi Freeman, known on stage as Cherry Pitz, before a “Doctor Who”-themed burlesque show at the Slipper Room in Manhattan this month.In this pop-culture twist on burlesque, performers put on tributes to movies and shows like “Doctor Who.” Not a fan? You can still admire the dancing.

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Jake LaMotta, ‘Raging Bull’ in and Out of the Ring, Dies at 95

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:22:08 GMT

Jake LaMotta, left, in a bout against Sugar Ray Robinson on Feb. 23, 1945 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Robinson won the fight on a decision.LaMotta, who learned to box in a reformatory, won the middleweight championship and inspired an acclaimed film in which he was played by Robert De Niro.

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She’ll Be Back ... but What Will Linda Hamilton’s New ‘Terminator’ Be Like?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:04:42 GMT

The character of Sarah Connor grew from a horrifyingly permed waitress in “The Terminator” to a musclebound guerrilla fighter in “Terminator 2.”James Cameron is breaking new ground by bringing the action heroine back: Older, wiser, tougher and crazier.

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Review: Grieving Among the Redwoods in a Pretty but Dull ‘Woodshock’

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:40:21 GMT

Kirsten Dunst stars in “Woodshock,” the first feature by the fashion sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy.Kirsten Dunst stars in the hallucinatory first feature from the founders of Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

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Review: ‘Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy’ Shows the Victims of a Dictator

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:54:47 GMT

A scene from “Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy.”The director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun gives voice to the people affected by Mr. Habré’s dictatorial government.

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Review: ‘Thirst Street’ Hollows Out Hollywood Obsession

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:56:35 GMT

Damien Bonnard and Lindsay Burdge in “Thirst Street,” directed by Nathan Silver.Rose-colored glasses keeps a flight attendant from noticing her boyfriend’s suicidal depression in this film by Nathan Silver.

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