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Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Come for the sci-fi. Stay for the humanity.With “Ex Machina,” writer-director Alex Garland (“28 Days Later”) has crafted an intimate, wondrous, unsettling look at artificial intelligence. It brings to mind everything from “Jurassic Park” to “Pinocchio” while transcending the usual genre trappings.

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Russell Crowe won an Oscar acting, broke eardrums as a singer and now the budding Renaissance man is giving directing a whirl with the Aussie war drama “The Water Diviner.” He’s not a total success, but you won’t hear him blaming his leading man...

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Staying 29 forever is every woman’s fantasy. But, as “Gossip Girl” alum Blake Lively finds out in the predictable but endearing love story “Age of Adaline,” that blessing becomes a burden. Lively is radiant as the title character, Adaline Bowman, a...

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

There’s a slight error in judgment concerning the beginning and the end of this based-on-fact French crime story. It opens in public service announcement mode, with a character breaking the fourth wall, and addressing the viewer, saying, “I can’t...

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Two and a half decades into his feature film acting career, with equal shares of portraying good guys and bad guys to his credit, along with an Oscar for starring in “Gladiator,” Russell Crowe is doing double duty as star and director in “The Water...

Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 3:11 PM

When "Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier" released in the middle of "Agents of SHIELD" season 1, it proved to be a game-changer. The episodes of the Marvel-ABC show that followed were fantastic, and...

Posted Apr 17, 2015 at 1:01 AM

The film “True Story” is based on a true story. But it’s one in which you’re never really sure of the truth.

Posted Apr 17, 2015 at 1:01 AM

**Embargoed for Friday release.**

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:21 PM

So yeah, the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has been released at the Star Wars Celebration convention, and it is now on the Internet for all to see.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Russell Crowe walked briskly through the lobby of the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., dressed to the nines: black suit, tie, a power-business look. But 10 minutes later, after his photo shoot, he plopped down on a hotel room couch wearing a comfy...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Not everyone loved “The Sound of Music.”

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