Brie Larson channels her childhood for ‘Room’
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Brie Larson channels her childhood for ‘Room’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Look at this! There’s a line!” Brie Larson says, beaming and pointing at the queue outside Cinefamily, an artsy, single-screen theater in LA’s Fairfax district. Weeks before its limited release Friday, Larson arranged a free screening of “Room” for the Women of Cinefamily group, which she helped co-found over a year … Continue reading

UN-backed documentary ‘Human’ aims to capture the world
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UN-backed documentary ‘Human’ aims to capture the world

VENICE, Italy (AP) — With wars, atrocities and the desperation of refugees dominating the daily news, it’s easy to feel despair about human nature. French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand hopes to restore movie-watchers’ faith — or at least awaken their compassion — with “Human,” a documentary that compiles the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from around … Continue reading

Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing
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Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” But this was no ordinary theater chair. As the theater darkened and death machines rumbled across the desert on screen, Koenig’s chair rumbled with them. As bullets whizzed by Furiosa, the movie’s heroine played by … 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

‘Tomorrowland’ nets a soft $42.7 million holiday debut 
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‘Tomorrowland’ nets a soft $42.7 million holiday debut 

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s original fantasy adventure “Tomorrowland” ended up earning slightly more in its debut than Monday estimates suggested with $42.7 million across the holiday weekend. While that’s within the range of what the studio and analysts predicted going into the four-day weekend, it’s going to be an uphill battle for the film … Continue reading