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

Review: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddleReview: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddle
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Review: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddleReview: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ is a silly muddle

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is as silly as it sounds, and not nearly as fun as it should be. In this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s bestselling genre mashup of Jane Austen’s classic and, well, zombies, the Bennet sisters don’t just have marriage and love and class obstacles to fret about, there’s also the imminent … Continue reading

Review: Fox shows it can do musicals with ambitious ‘Grease’
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Review: Fox shows it can do musicals with ambitious ‘Grease’

NEW YORK (AP) — The chills were indeed multiplyin’ during the “Grease: Live!” telecast on Sunday, a show that survived early rain, some tricky costume changes, a mortifying loss of audio and a cast member’s heartbreak. With this hectic, ambitious and hormonal “Grease,” Fox proved it could up the ante in the new mini-industry of … 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

Review: Fetty Wap is melodic, but lacks depth on debut album
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Review: Fetty Wap is melodic, but lacks depth on debut album

  Fetty Wap, “Fetty Wap” (RGF Productions/300 Entertainment) Fetty Wap spring-boarded into mainstream success before releasing an album with the Top 10 pop hits “Trap Queen,” ”679″ and “My Way.” With that success, most wondered if the 24-year-old rapper-singer could deliver on a full-length musical project. He certainly steps up to the challenge on his … Continue reading

Review: Country singer Eldredge shows growth on 2nd album
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Review: Country singer Eldredge shows growth on 2nd album

  Brett Eldredge, “Illinois” (Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville) Brett Eldredge’s second album, “Illinois,” is a bold gambit that works. The broad-shouldered country singer achieved three hits on his 2013 debut, “Bring You Back.” But the radio success didn’t translate to huge sales or give him media attention afforded to fellow newcomers Sam Hunt or Maddie & … Continue reading