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Box Office Results: 12/12-12/14

  1. Exodus: Gods and Kings - $24.5M
  2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - $13.2M
  3. Penguins of Madagascar - $7.3M
  4. Top Five - $7.2M
  5. Big Hero 6 - $6.1M
  6. Interstellar - $5.5M
  7. Horrible Bosses 2 - $4.6M
  8. Dumb and Dumber To - $2.8M
  9. The Theory of Everything - $2.5M
  10. Wild - $1.6M

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Movie Review: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from "The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

With a sum total of 1,032 minutes, Peter Jackson's six J.R.R. Tolkien films have earned more than $5 billion worldwide. They have made New Zealand synonymous with Middle-earth. And they have slaughtered enough orcs to constitute genocide. The sheer size of Jackson's accomplishment — a majestic, fully realized fantasy world, from its lush landscapes down to its hairy feet — is enough to make Cecil... more

Movie Review: 'The Interview'

This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, Diana Bang, as Sook, Seth Rogen, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)

That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It's with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's North Korean farce. As of Thursday morning, the film has been shelved just a week ahead of its planned release due to terrorist threats by hackers said to be connected to North Korea. The movie's prospects of ever seeing the light of d... more

Movie Review: 'Inherent Vice'

This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix as Larry "Doc" Sportello in Warner Bros. Pictures' and IAC Films' "Inherent Vice," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

If you're one of those who fondly recalls spending the '60s luxuriating in a pleasantly disorienting haze, well, consider "Inherent Vice" a reunion of sorts. You'll fit right in. If, on the other hand, your sensibility is better suited to a different era, you may have a tougher time with Paul Thomas Anderson's freewheeling, trippy, undeniably uneven adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel. It'll either exhilarate or exaspe... more

Movie Review: 'Exodus: Gods & Kings'

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Christian Bale in a scene from "Exodus: Gods and Kings."  (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

To what do we owe the second coming of the biblical epic? A genre that was once as moldy as stale communion wafers has been reborn this year, first with Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" and now with Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods & Kings." The resurrection is partly to capitalize on the faith-based moviegoing audience and partly because the Bible offers stories suited to this blockbuster era, offering both spectacle and name-brand fa... more

Movie Review: 'Wild'

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Pictures, Anne Marie Fox)

Cheryl Strayed, as played by Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee's "Wild," is, bless the lord, not an easily discernable type. She's also not the sort we've often encountered on the well-trod paths of female stereotypes in movies. Strayed is a bundle of messy imperfections, as we gradually learn from flashbacks that accumulate throughout her therapeutic journey on the Pacific Crest Trail in "Wild." She's a ... more

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