chillicothenews.com http://www.chillicothenews.com/section/movies chillicothenews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 06:27:04 +0000 Lena Headey, Eva Green talk about ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309647/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:57:18 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309647/-1/movies Headey is back as Gorgo, though her screen time is relatively spare until the film's last act, when she comes on as a sword-wielding lioness. But fans of fiery females will be very satisfied with the [...]]]> Three-movie race for top Oscar http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140228631/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:58:53 +0000 By Tim Miller More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140228631/-1/movies Sure, some of the major categories – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor – look like sure bets. But the Best Picture contest has developed into a three-movie race.
That's good news for this year's Oscars show, which airs live Sunday night. Usually, with all of the other movie awards preceding the Academy Awards, the announcements of the big Oscar prizes seem to follow a script we've already read. [...]]]>
Movie review: ‘Stalingrad’ a great war film http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140228991/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140228991/-1/movies Movie review: ‘The Wind Rises’ rises above other anime films http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229455/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229455/-1/movies The Farr Side: Oscar predictions http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140228848/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:58:50 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140228848/-1/movies The 86th annual Academy Awards will air at 7 p.m. EST Sunday on ABC.
The list of nine Best Picture nominees showcases how impressive the film industry was over the past 12 months. The artistry, subject matter, stories and performances that make up these hopefuls are some of the best ever captured on film.
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Movie review: ‘Pompeii’ is a pain in the ash http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229823/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Bob Tremblay More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229823/-1/movies For starters, the film rips off so many other movies it should be arrested for grand larceny. "Gladiator," "Titanic," "Independence Day," "The Impossible" even "The Horse Whisperer." The movie doesn't contain one original thought. It basically exists to showcase the volcanic destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., proving that "location, location, [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Pompeii’ is a natural disaster http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229891/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229891/-1/movies Now, all these years later, there I was, sitting in the audience, waiting to be disappointed again. Not by the eruption this time, but – with the pedigree of director Paul W.S. [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Endless Love’ thankfully has an end http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229970/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Bob Tremblay More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229970/-1/movies Well, Romeo would have taken a double dose of poison to avoid sitting through this shoddy remake of the 1981 turkey starring Babbling Brooke Shields. Now, you may wonder why Shana Feste ("Country Strong"), the remake's director and co-writer, would want to resurrect a film that should [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ a look at the painter’s possible methods http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140218895/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:03:33 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140218895/-1/movies After reading a couple of [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Winter’s Tale’ not for the cold-hearted http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219247/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219247/-1/movies Adapted by veteran screenwriter Akiva Goldsman from the 1983 Mark Helprin novel, and directed by Goldsman (his debut in that seat), the film provides a brief narrated intro that tells us how "we're all connected" (an idea also shared by the brilliant "Cloud Atlas"), then settles down to jumping about in time, but not place. The [...]]]> Movie review: Kevin Hart saves ‘About Last Night’ http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219272/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dana Barbuto More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219272/-1/movies Hart ("Ride Along") is hyper best pal, Bernie, who cracks crass one-liners about relationships, sex and women. Couples costumes on Halloween? "I don't know anything more emasculating than that," is one line that's printable in a family newspaper.
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Movie review: ‘Winter’s Tale’ lacks warmth http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219677/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dana Barbuto More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219677/-1/movies In adapting Mark Helprin's best-selling novel, Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") makes his directorial debut with a stacked deck of great actors and gorgeous cinematography. But that doesn't stop him from clubbing us over the head with claptrap (a little [...]]]> Movie review: ‘RoboCop’ is a worthy remake http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219671/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219671/-1/movies The Talker: Danish zoo kills, dismembers giraffe http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140210/NEWS/140219914/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:03:11 +0000 http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140210/NEWS/140219914/-1/movies A Danish zoo killed a giraffe deemed a "surplus" over the weekend, dismembering him in front of children and feeding the animal to the zoo's lions. Despite multiple offers from other zoos to adopt the giraffe, Copenhagen Zoo officials argued they were required to kill the animal because of European inbreeding rules. Do you think it was the right choice?
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Michael Keaton, Joel Kinnaman talk about ‘RoboCop’ remake http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209135/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:37:31 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209135/-1/movies Movie review: ‘Monuments Men’ shows off ensemble cast http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209768/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209768/-1/movies According to the film, its heroes were art experts from the U.S. and England and France who, posing as Allied soldiers, went to Germany in the middle- and late-stages of WWII to find works of art that were plundered by the Nazis and to save works of art that might otherwise have been destroyed by Allied forces. But [...]]]> Movie review: ‘LEGO Movie’ fun for kids — and adults http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209773/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209773/-1/movies More Content Now
It's very silly, it's extremely funny, and it's got positive messages about being creative, being brave and working together with others. It's colorful and fast moving, so the kids will love it (the PG rating for "mild action and rude humor" proves how ludicrous the members of the MPAA are; this should be rated G), and it's incredibly hip and brimming with pop culture references and offbeat banter that'll have adult viewers guffawing.
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Movie review: ‘Lego Movie’ is ‘awesome’ http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209463/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:49:19 +0000 By Dana Barbuto More Content Now http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209463/-1/movies At the center of the story is Emmet, an average, rule- [...]]]> The Talker: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140203/NEWS/140209805/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:38:56 +0000 http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140203/NEWS/140209805/-1/movies An autopsy was scheduled Monday for Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead Sunday afternoon at his home after an apparent drug overdose. Hoffman, 46, was in 60 movies in his 20-year career, which included an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biopic "Capote."
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Video of the Day: Bruno Mars ready for Super Bowl halftime show http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140131/NEWS/140139616/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:33:34 +0000 http://www.chillicothenews.com/article/20140131/NEWS/140139616/-1/movies The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos face off in "Super Bowl XLVIII," with Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining the halftime show. … 6 p.m. EDT Sunday, Fox.
If you're not into football, or want something to watch while you're making snacks for the big game, check out "Puppy Bowl X." … 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, Animal Planet.
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