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Box Office Results: 4/10-4/12

  1. Furious 7 - $60.6M
  2. Home - $19M
  3. The Longest Ride - $13.5M
  4. Get Hard - $8.6M
  5. Cinderella - $7.2M
  6. Insurgent - $6.9M
  7. Woman in Gold - $5.9M
  8. It Follows - $2.M
  9. Danny Collins - $1.6M
  10. While We’re Young - $1.4M

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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

'The Longest Ride' Tells 2 Love Stories, Old and New

his photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows ,Scott Eastwood as Luke, and Britt Robertson, as Sophia, in a scene from the film, "The Longest Ride," directed by George Tillman, Jr. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, Michael Tackett)

Ever since "The Notebook" made moviegoers swoon in 2004, Nicholas Sparks' name has been synonymous with teary-eyed romance. The author's latest novel adapted for the big screen, "The Longest Ride," is no exception, offering two love stories at once. But the most heartfelt affair here isn't between its impossibly good-looking stars; it's shared by a couple 70 years their senior through a story told in flashbacks. ... more

'Woman in Gold,' a Remarkable Story Lifelessly Told

This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Max Irons, left, and Tatiana Maslany, in a scene from the film, "Woman in Gold."  (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Robert Viglasky)

"Woman in Gold" has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann's fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," first stolen by the Nazis and then appropriated by Austria after the war, is laced with riveting history, deep and complex emotion, and fascinating bureaucracy. Yet director Simon Curtis's rendering of Altmann's tale, though respectful and pretty, is so... more

'Furious 7' Drives Hard With Action, Laughs, Tribute

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Tyrese Gibson as Roman, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Paul Walker as Brian, and Chris Ludacris as Tej, in a scene from "Furious 7."  (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Scott Garfield)

Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make "Furious 7" a campy, crowd-pleasing escape. Never mind that the film repeatedly presents the impossible — a muscle car attacks an airborne helicopter — fans of the franchise know to suspend disbelief at the door. With nonstop action from start to finish, it's easy — if a bit exhausting — to go along for the... more

Despite Its Star Power, 'Serena' Has No Spark

In this image released by Magnolia Pictures, Bradley Cooper appears in a scene from "Serena." (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures, Larry D. Horricks)

The arithmetic on "Serena" is fascinating. Two of the biggest movie stars in the world plus an Oscar-winning director and a best-selling novel somehow add up to a forgettable, under-the-radar video-on-demand release. But movies work by strange, illogical mathematics. Despite its prestigious pedigree, "Serena," starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence , is likely to be remembered as another example of the curious, inexpl... more

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