Review: In ‘Marshall,’ a young Thurgood in Connecticut
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Review: In ‘Marshall,’ a young Thurgood in Connecticut

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice. Despite its title, “Marshall,” too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor case from Marshall’s early career as counsel for the NAACP. That makes, for better and worse, … Continue reading

Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel
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Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend. Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise’s “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” into second place, according to studio estimates Sunday. It’s the third best opening for a “Madea” movie, behind … Continue reading

Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies
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Dalian Wanda, Sony to partner on multiple big-budget movies

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Dalian Wanda Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group have formed a partnership to cooperate on multiple big-budget movies, marking another step into the global film industry by the Chinese conglomerate. Wanda, which already owns AMC Theaters and bought Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in January, said it would both … Continue reading

Box Office Top 20: ‘Spectre’ and ‘Peanuts’ stay on top
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Box Office Top 20: ‘Spectre’ and ‘Peanuts’ stay on top

NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of new releases failed to come close to “Spectre” and “The Peanuts Movie,” which easily remained the biggest draws at movie theaters over the weekend. The James Bond film “Spectre” grossed $33.7 million in its second week, while “The Peanuts Movie” followed up its second-place debut with $24 million. … Continue reading

Box office top 20: ‘Spy’ cracks ‘San Andreas’ with $29.1M
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Box office top 20: ‘Spy’ cracks ‘San Andreas’ with $29.1M

  NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa McCarthy’s globe-trotting comedy “Spy” cracked The Rock’s disaster movie “San Andreas” at the weekend box office, taking the top spot with a $29.1 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release led a crowded but somewhat lackluster weekend. Focus Feature’s low-budget horror prequel “Insidious: Chapter 3” opened strongly with $22.7 million. … Continue reading

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ stays on top of weekend box office

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t relinquish control of the box office. Universal’s erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned $23.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling novel earned an additional $68.1 … Continue reading