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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...