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Box Office Results: 4/17-4/19

  1. Furious 7 - $29M
  2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - $24M
  3. Unfriended - $16M
  4. Home - $10.3M
  5. The Longest Ride - $6.9M
  6. Get Hard - $4.8M
  7. Monkey Kingdom - $4.7M
  8. Woman in Gold - $5.9M
  9. Insurgent - $4.2M
  10. Cinderella - $3.9M

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Dazzling 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is a Can't Miss Thrill

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The silences in "Mad Max: Fury Road" are unsettling. The moments are few and infrequent, but it's not until the fiery roar of the engines and the thrashing of the guitars are suddenly stripped away that you can fully feel how deeply the film has flooded your being. The theater — and your heart — pulsates with the lack as you recover and wait for more. It's in the silences that director George Mille... more

'Age of Ultron' is an Avengers Overdose

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It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director's filmography that in between Joss Whedon's two "Avengers" films there reads "Much Ado About Nothing": a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched between two of the most gargantuan blockbusters ever made. In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Whedon (and Marvel's) sequel to the third highest grossing film of all-time, there is definitely ... more

Russell Crowe's 'Diviner' a Robust, Assured War Tale

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama "The Water Diviner," Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashioned storytelling. Crowe, who also stars as a grieving father stoically bulldozing through Turkey in search of three sons missing in action after the World War I battle at Gallipoli, is on shakier ground with a goo... more

Tom Hardy Excels But 'Child 44' Feels Like 40 Movies

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The best-selling novel "Child 44" by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that's perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions. It's a political movie. It's a war film. It's a crime thriller. And suddenly, late in the proceedings, it becomes an action movie. At 137 minutes, the movie's also a good half-hour too long. It's as if director Daniel Espinosa an... more

A Visionary Sci-Fi Thriller is Born in 'Ex Machina'

In this image released by A24 Films, Domhnall Gleeson, left, and Oscar Isaac appear in a scene from "Ex Machina." (AP Photo/A24 Films)

Cinema has always been fascinated by androids. From "Metropolis" to "Blade Runner," the juxtaposition of humans next to their artificial form has provided endless hours of stories that can be as exhilarating as they are poignant. Tough moral questions about consciousness and humanity go down easier when hidden under the glossy sheen of genre, after all. With so many now-classics preceding it, "Ex Machina" might see... more

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