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The ups and downs of "Interstellar"

Some movies leave you with little to talk about afterward. Not "Interstellar." Christopher Nolan’s ambitious sci-fi epic is nothing if not thought-provoking, even though it’s wildly uneven as a work of art.

What about Bill? A look at Murray’s charmed career

Bill Murray might have carved out the perfect movie career. And it’s perfect in that it’s unexpected and quirky and always interesting. Like Murray himself.

A modest proposal: ban computer-generated effects in movies for a year

As I was watching a series of coming attractions recently, I was struck by how every release seemed to be just an amalgam of computer-generated special effects.

"Anchorman 2": Swapping joke for joke

 This is genius. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" will be back in movie theaters this week — but it’ll be a little different.Scratch that.

It’s the ’80s again!

I love the ’80s, but, really, this is too much.This week, three movies are opening that are remakes of films made in the 1980s.The unholy trinity are:...

Trailer trouble at the cinema

Well, here's good news: the National Association of Theatre Owners is going to start restricting movie trailers to no more than two minutes each.They also want trailers to show for no more than 150...

Who'll win the Golden Globes?

It's time for the most fun awards show of the year!The Golden Globes are handed out on Sunday, and it's always enjoyable — even more so with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning to host. (It airs...