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Updated: October 31, 2014 2:41:18 PM PDT
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Here's our take on three new films released this week: Jake Gyllenhaal, tightly coiled and creepy in 'Nightcrawler'; Kidman, Firth and Strong shine in 'Before I Go to Sleep'; Radcliffe swaps his magic wand for skull protrusions in 'Horns'   Read More...
 
AFI Fest, L.A.'s most prestigious film festival, starts Thursday, providing eight days of virtually free entertainment to the movie-loving public in the heart of Hollywood.   Read More...
 
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An art house film, "Blow-Up," that pushed buttons for its depiction of swinging '60s London, gets the spotlight on Nov. 2 at American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. David Hemmings plays a jaded London fashion photographer who witnesses an incident and becomes obsessed with his photography skills in order to solve the mystery.   Read More...
 
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Jake Gyllenhaal reaches into the pocket of his green camouflage cargo pants to pull out his phone and show me a photo of him from the film "Southpaw," in which he plays a fighter. In the picture, the actor has a penetrating stare. He's naked from the waist up, with bulging muscles, sporting a pair of boxing gloves.   Read More...
 
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Expect superheroes, villains and more superheroes to dominate the world as Marvel Studio plans to roll out new films through the summer of 2019. At Disney's El Capitan Theatre, the comic book company's production president Kevin Feige told a horde of superhero lovers that following the Phase Two-ending "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man" next year, Phase Three titles would include ...   Read More...
 
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If you are looking for something scary for Halloween, "Nightbreed: The Director's Cut" should do the trick. Clive Barker's original 1990 version was creepy enough, so I can't imagine what else the horror-meister has in store for viewers. I'll leave it to you to find out.   Read More...
 
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The spirits moved "Ouija" to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The horror movie release, timed to Halloween, attracted more moviegoers at the North America box office than the violent Keanu Reeves thriller "John Wick."   Read More...
 
Last year, Christopher Cerrone's "Invisible Cities" had its world premiere at Los Angeles' iconic Union Station before an unsuspecting crowd of commuters. Only the audience members freely roaming the station in wireless headphones were clued in to the performance.   Read More...
 
Seems like a zombie no-brainer that October would be the best month to release horror movies. Everybody's thinking ghoulish from mid-September right through to the mega-marketed Halloween holiday that ends the 10th month.   Read More...
 
The 28th Israel Film Festival starts Thursday with an opening-night gala at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Screenings commence Friday at the Town Center in Encino and Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hill   Read More...
 
Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world.   Read More...
 
The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.   Read More...
 
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Here's our take on four new films released this week: 'Birdman' - one of the best pictures of the year; 'Fury' makes a fine B-movie vehicle for Wardaddy Brad Pitt; 'Housebound' a clever and claustrophobic thriller; 'Book of Life' offers up a Mexican tale told in animated Mexican colors ...   Read More...
 
The most memorable animated films devote equal energies to storytelling ingenuity and eye-popping visuals. Jorge R. Gutierrez's "The Book of Life" balances both, creating glorious new worlds through words and imagery. The result is an enchanting 3-D family film timed for upcoming Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities.   Read More...
 
The story behind Justin Simien's "Dear White People" is like a millennial cineaste's dream come true.   Read More...
 
A half-dozen companies will soon be able to use drones in movie and television production, thanks to exemptions granted Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.   Read More...
 
Cantinflas (2014)

The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.

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"Frontera" is a mystery with a social conscience. Set along the Arizona-Mexico border, the film examines immigration issues, racism and the law while its principals seek the truth about the death of a beloved American.   Read More...
 
What's better than good movies and delicious food for a date night?   Read More...
 
Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there's always been apprehension about "Guardians of the Galaxy."   Read More...
 
 
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