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Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:06:09 GMT

 



How Comcast's 'Fast and the Furious' became a worldwide smash
When Comcast started pursuing Universal in 2009, the 'Fast and Furious' was a second-tier franchise. Now, it's the company's most valuable movie property, outperforming even Jurassic Park. We look at the evolution of this unique blockbuster series.



J.C. Spink, 45, Philly native and Hollywood producer of 'The Hangover'
The Penn Charter grad and successful Hollywood manager was also producer of "Horrible Bosses."



Armenian genocide drama 'The Promise' falls short of epic ambitions
Terry George gives epic scale to his Armenian genocide drama 'The Promise," but the movie is hurt by the lackluster romance at its core.



'Unforgettable' lives up to its title in the worst way possible
The Katherine Heigl-Rosario Dawson thriller 'Unforgettable' is an unforgivable spin on domestic violence — the subject matter of 'Big Little Lies,' the sensitivity of 'Showgirls.'



Disney guilty of panda-ring in visually dazzling doc 'Born in China'
The Disney nature documentary 'Born in China,' full of adorable footage of pandas, snow leopards, and playful monkeys, is pitched to children and makes a wholesome Earth Day outing for families.



'Lost City of Z' finds itself up the Amazon without a paddle
British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) surveys the South American jungle in the languid epic Lost City of Z, a nice-looking movie that nevertheless finds itself up the Amazon without a paddle.



Brie Larson's 'Free Fire' is a black comedy ballet of bullets
Brie Larson and Armie Hammer star in 'Free Fire' - about a deal gone bad that turns the entire movie into a bleakly comic shootout - 'Waiting for Godot,' with guns.



Vin Diesel just made Comcast a ton of money
"Fate of the Furious" smashed box office records around the world. New data shows how the "Furious" franchise became Comcast/Universal's hottest property.



Funny, moving WWII drama 'Their Finest' is the year's finest movie so far
Comedy and drama blend beautifully in 'Their Finest,' the story of a woman (Gemma Arterton) in WWII London hired to write dialogue for propaganda films.



Swing dance changes lives in the upbeat documentary 'Alive and Kicking'
'Alive and Kicking' is a lively documentary about the enduring popularity of swing dance.