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Box Office Results: 4/18-20

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $25.6M
  2. Heaven is for Real - $22.5M
  3. Rio 2 - $22.2M
  4. Transcendence - $10.9M
  5. A Haunted House 2 - $8.8M
  6. Draft Day - $5.7M
  7. Divergent - $5.6M
  8. Oculus - $5.2M
  9. Noah - $5M
  10. Bears - $4.8M

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Movie Review: ‘A Haunted House 2’

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 | Apr 18, 2014

Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap, you will find the fright film spoof "A Haunted House 2," a scattershot, anything-goes affair that's unapologetically stupid. Proudly stupid. Aggressively stupid. The film is writer-star Marlon Wayans' take on suburban ghost stories. Putting himself, a black man, at the center of that usually lily-white genre g... more

Movie Review: ‘Heaven is for Real’

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Los Angeles Times | Apr 16, 2014

Conviction is the word that keeps coming to mind in watching "Heaven Is for Real," the latest faith-based film to debut this Passover-Easter season. It is there in Todd Burpo's story of his 4-year-old son's near-death experience, which the Nebraska pastor chronicled in his New York Times bestseller. It is present in the performances of stars Greg Kinnear , Kelly Reilly , Margo ... more

Movie Review: ‘Bears’

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Associated Press | Apr 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keenly following the scent of "African Cats" and "Chimpanzees," Disneynature's "Bears" combines sweeping vistas and remarkably intimate wildlife photography to typically stirring effect as it documents a year in the life of a mother Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs. Save for some particularly playful narration provided by John C. Reilly , the film, clocking in at a tidy 77 minutes, adheres c... more

Movie Review: ‘Transcendence’

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Associated Press | Apr 16, 2014

HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity — when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts — is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars. First-time director Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" isn't so much the "Him" to Spike Jonze's "Her" as it's a more dystopian vision of the meeting of hum... more

Movie Review: ‘The Railway Man’

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Associated Press | Apr 14, 2014

There are, of course, different ways to make war movies. Some are sweeping, some more intimate. Some are visceral and raw, and some take a more understated approach. There are moments that "The Railway Man," starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky , feels like a period TV drama — slow, subtle, a bit distant — but that doesn't detract from the ultimate power of its story, whic... more

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