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Is ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ the end of Peter Jackson’s journey?

One key cast member says the last installment in the Hobbit Trilogy might not be the end of Jackson's tenure.

Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event. Read more »

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The 20 best family-friendly movies of 2014

In the aftermath of "Frozen" mania, it was uncertain whether 2014 would bring a family-friendly movie as popular and powerful as the Disney blockbuster. But 2014 didn't disappoint and in the... Read more »

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Shawn Levy's 'Museum' debut had special effect on director

The first time 20th Century Fox offered Shawn Levy the job of directing “Night at the Museum,” he passed. And the second time. And the third. And the fourth. And the fifth. Read more »

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Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled... Read more »

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'Into the Woods': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Into the Woods." Read more »

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'The Imitation Game' presents a compelling story within a character study

“The Imitation Game” recounts the true story of Alan Turing, the gifted mathematician who broke the German Enigma code during World War II. It works as a thriller, but it is fascinating... Read more »

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Theaters treat 'The Interview' like any other film

From Minneapolis to tiny Cold Spring, the Minnesota theaters premiering "The Interview" on Christmas Day are approaching the film with little of the trepidation that led Sony to cancel its release. Read more »

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Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery

Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Read more »

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Did Disney succeed in creating a family-friendly 'Into the Woods'?

“Into the Woods” has definitely been lightened in terms of content, but Disney's version is as dark as some of the original fairy tales that inspired the hit musical. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday a limited theatrical release of "The Interview" beginning Thursday, putting back into the theaters the comedy that prompted an international incident... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Cosby not finding support in black community

Bill Cosby hasn't been "America's dad" for years. For some blacks, he is the cranky uncle complaining about young African Americans who, in his view, dress and behave in a way that drags down their... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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'Unbroken' is powerful, inspiring, exhausting

“Unbroken” is an experience more than a movie. It is draining, exhausting and ultimately uplifting. It is a film you should certainly see once, though you probably won’t want to... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year by AP

If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won't come as much of a shock: It's "Frozen," and in 2014,... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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NYC theater plans live reading of 'The Interview'

Sony may have scrapped the release of the movie "The Interview," but it will be in at least at one theater in New York City — onstage, that is. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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South Africa's high crime rate inspires novelist

Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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'The Making of Harry Potter' Studio Tour revelatory, engaging

Warner Bros.' "The Making of Harry Potter" Studio Tour outside of London is a mind-boggling experience that makes the movies seem new again. It's magical with the props, costumes, sets, animated... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country's royal family... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission

Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that he will soon begin a drug maintenance program after months of chemotherapy. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Different reasons drive Utah writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month

Every November, writers around the world, including over 7,000 registered Utah participants, gather together online and in person to each write a novel with a goal length of 50,000 words for... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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The 37 most charitable celebrities

From superstar Taylor Swift to NBA player Kevin Durant to Oscar-winner and "The Hunger Games" actress Jennifer Lawrence, the 37 most charitable celebrities have big wallets and even bigger hearts. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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4 recently released CDs deliver Christmas cheer

Here are some Christmas albums that have recently come across our desks. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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More from Charles Morey: PTC's former artistic director enjoys continued success as playwright, director

After stepping down as artistic director in 2012 after 28 years with Pioneer Theatre Company, Charles Morey has continued to enjoy success as a playwright and a director. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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