Going Out Guide: Movies


Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Oscar nominee ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ tops weekend box office

Viewers turned out over the weekend to see Kathryn Bigelow’s film about the Osama bin Laden manhunt.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Hollywood on the Potomac: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ isn’t the first film to try and glamorize wonky Washington

D.C.’s scandals are a subject of enduring fascination for filmmakers.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/28/2012

‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Les Miserables’ and more new movies

The Post critics weigh in on this week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

‘Looper’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Elliott Gould comes to town for the Washington Jewish Film Festival

Tickets are on sale for the 11-day event.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 12/21/2012

‘Premium Rush’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:24 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

‘This Is 40,’ ‘Rust and Bone’ and more new movies

The Post movie critics weigh in on this week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 12/17/2012

‘The Hobbit’ easily tops box office, earns $84.8 million

Peter Jackson’s first installment of “The Hobbit” trilogy beats last “Lord of the Rings” movie.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:50 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 12/14/2012

‘The Bourne Legacy’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:51 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ and more new movies

The Post’s critics weigh in on this week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Why does ‘The Hobbit’ look so weird?

Not everyone is a fan of the new High Film Rate technology behind Peter Jackson’s fantasy film.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Plan your next movie outing with the list of Golden Globe nominees

It’s time to make “Lincoln” a priority.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 12/07/2012

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:09 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Is this the most comfortable movie theater seat ever?

AMC Courthouse’s recent makeover includes new recliners and reserved seating.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 12/03/2012

‘Twilight,’ ‘Skyfall’ extend box office streak

The two franchise films took the first and second slots at the box office, beating Brad Pitt’s new action movie.

By Jess Righthand  |  03:38 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/30/2012

‘ParaNorman’ and other new DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012

‘The Waiting Room’ gets four stars, plus Brad Pitt in ‘Killing Them Softly’

The Post critics weigh in on this week’s new movie releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Noted vampire hunter Abraham Lincoln can’t drive a stake through “Twilight” at the box office

The final installment of the “Twilight” saga earned a reported $64 million during the five-day period from Wednesday through Sunday, capping a record-setting holiday weekend at U.S. movie theaters.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 11/22/2012

‘Life of Pi’ and more Thanksgiving movies

The Post’s critics review this week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:50 AM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 11/21/2012

‘The Campaign’ and other popular DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:22 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 11/19/2012

‘Twilight’ finale makes $141.3 million in debut

“Breaking Dawn — Part 2” had a gigantic opening weekend at the box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:48 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/16/2012

“Lincoln” inaugurates another season of biopics

They’re Oscar gold — and they’ll be in every theater over the holidays.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 11/16/2012

‘Brave’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:48 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

‘Twilight,’ ‘Anna Karenina’ and more new movies

The Tolstoy adaptation gets four stars. The vampire finale, not so much.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Lincoln biopics go back to the ‘talkies’

Lincoln biopics — which date back to the 1930s — always receive a warm welcome in Washington.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:51 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 11/09/2012

‘Your Sister’s Sister’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:53 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012

‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Flight’ top weekend box office

Hurricane Sandy did not stop moviegoers from hitting theaters.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/02/2012

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012

‘Flight’ and more new movies

The Post critics review this week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012

‘Argo’ rescues weekend box office

Ben Affleck’s film about an Iranian hostage crisis rescue reaches the top of the box office in its third week in theaters.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/26/2012

‘Magic Mike’ and other new DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 10/26/2012

‘Cloud Atlas’ and more new movies

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry star in the Wachowski’s adaptation of David Mitchell’s 2004 novel.

By Stephanie Merry  |  06:20 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/22/2012

‘Paranormal Activity 4’ wins weekend box office; ‘Alex Cross’ flops

Just in time for Halloween, the fourth installment of “Paranormal Activity” took the top spot at the box office over the weekend.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 10/19/2012

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:15 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

‘Alex Cross’ and more new movies

The Post movie critics weigh in on this week’s new movie releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2012

‘Argo’ and more new movies

The Post critics share their thoughts on “Argo,” “Wuthering Heights” and other new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Vote for the best and worst book-based movies

You decide: “The Godfather” or “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Watch trailers for upcoming book adaptations

It’s time to get excited — or very nervous — about “Anna Karenina,” “Cloud Atlas” and more.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 10/08/2012

‘Taken 2’ takes box office

The sequel to cult success “Taken” starring Liam Neeson hauled in $50 million in its opening weekend.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:05 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/05/2012

‘Dark Shadows,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

‘Frankenweenie’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” gives last week’s “Hotel Transylvania” a run for its money and Liam Neeson falls flat in the sequel to “Taken.”

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/01/2012

‘Hotel Transylvania’ sets Sept. box office record

The animated monster movie starring the voice of Adam Sandler wins the top spot at the weekend box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/28/2012

‘Marvel’s the Avengers’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

‘Looper’ and more new movies

The Post movie critics had largely positive things to say about this week’s nine new movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 09/26/2012

J.K. Rowling moves on, but Potter fever continues

In honor of the novelist’s new book “The Casual Vacancy,” we take a look at old review of Harry Potter films.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:54 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/24/2012

‘End of Watch,’ ‘House at the End of the Street’ tie for No. 1 at weekend box office

It was a lackluster weekend for earnings at the box office as three newly released films battled for the top spot at the box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/21/2012

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012

‘The Master,’ ‘Trouble With the Curve’ and more new movies

The Post critics weigh in on this week’s new movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/17/2012

‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ wins weekend box office

Mila Jovovich and the sequel “Resident Evil: Retribution” earned $21.1 million over the weekend, earning the No. 1 spot at the box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/14/2012

‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and other new DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:39 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012

‘Arbitrage’ and more new movies

The Post critics weigh in on this week’s new movie releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Angelika Film Center and Cafe bringing indie and foreign films to Fairfax on Sept. 21

The eight-screen Angelika Film Center and Cafe opens Sept. 21 in the new Mosaic retail, restaurant and residential development.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/07/2012

‘The Five-Year Engagement’ and other new DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012

‘The Words’ and more new movies

The Post critics’ takes on this weeks new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012

DC Shorts Film Festival kicks off Thursday with 140 films from 27 countries

Thursday marks the start of the 10-day showcase of micro-movies.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/04/2012

‘The Possession’ tops Labor Day weekend box office

The new Jewish adaptation of “The Exorcist” is the weekend’s top grossing film.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Michael Clarke Duncan’s best-known movies

Read what the Post critics had to say about some of the actor’s biggest movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Clint Eastwood movies in which he does not talk to an empty chair

The Post’s reviews of Clint Eastwood movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

‘The Possession’ and more new movies

The Post critics weigh in on this week’s new movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 08/30/2012

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  05:38 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2012

‘The Expendables 2’ keeps the top spot at the box office

The sequel hangs on for the second week in a row.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Spike Lee returns to Brooklyn with ‘Red Hook Summer’

In honor of “Red Hook Summer,” we look at some of the films Spike Lee set in his hometown.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:25 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/24/2012

‘The Dictator’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:41 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/24/2012

‘Premium Rush,’ ‘Cosmopolis’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a bike messenger that gets mixed up in a high-stakes delivery and Robert Pattinson plays a young billionaire trying to cross Manhattan for a haircut.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 08/20/2012

‘The Expendables 2’ muscles its way to No. 1 at the box office

With a cast featuring the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude van Damme, it’s no shocker that “The Expendables 2” pulled in some major cash in its first weekend in theaters.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:42 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/17/2012

‘The Hunger Games’ and more new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 08/16/2012

‘Paranorman,’ ‘Sparkle’ and other new movies

A couple family-friendly flicks hit the big screen this week, as does Whitney Houston’s final film.

By Stephanie Merry  |  07:43 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/13/2012

‘The Bourne Legacy’ beats ‘Batman’ at box office

After topping box office numbers for the past three weeks, two new releases have pushed “The Dark Knight Rises” down to third place.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 08/10/2012

‘The Lorax’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:53 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

‘The Campaign,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and more new movies

Along with the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis flick “The Campaign,” moviegoers this weekend will also choose from “The Bourne Legacy,” “Hope Springs” and “Celeste and Jesse Forever.”

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/06/2012

‘Dark Knight Rises’ beats ‘Total Recall’ at box office

For the third straight week, “The Dark Knight Rises” bested its competition at the box office, earning $36.4 million.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/03/2012

‘Shark Week: 25th Anniversary’ and more new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/02/2012

‘Total Recall’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Colin Farrell supplants Arnold Schwarzenegger for a remake of “Total Recall” and the third installment of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” succeeds.

By Jess Righthand  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/30/2012

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ wins box office again

The Dark Knight Rises” won the weekend box office for the second time this week.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:35 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 07/27/2012

‘Game of Thrones’ and more new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:26 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/27/2012

‘The Watch,’ ‘Ruby Sparks’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, “The Watch” is untimely but funny and “Ruby Sparks” is pleasantly cerebral.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/24/2012

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ posts third-highest opening weekend of all time

The final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy posted the third-highest opening weekend box office total of all time, edging out its predecessor.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/23/2012

After Aurora shooting, studios withhold box office numbers

In the wake of last week’s horrific shooting at an Aurora, Co. premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner and other Hollywood studios decided to hold off on reporting their box office earnings until Monday.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ tops this week’s new movies

According to the Post critics, “The Dark Knight” dominates this week’s new movie releases, which also include a Neil Young documentary and an India-based drama.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 07/19/2012

‘Friends With Kids’ and more new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  05:20 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and previous ‘Batman’ reviews

The ultimate “Batman” movie in the Christopher Nolan trilogy is here, and Post critic Ann Hornaday has given it three and a half stars. How does it measure up to its predecessors?

By Jess Righthand  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Read the Post’s review of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ before Christopher Nolan’s film opens Friday

The Post’s Ann Hornaday says the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy lives up to the massive hype.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/16/2012

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ wins weekend box office

Moviegoers this past weekend demonstrated their interest in seeing the new installment, spending a total of $46 million domestically.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 07/13/2012

‘American Reunion’ and more new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:26 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 07/09/2012

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ tops weekend box office

No big surprise here: “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which opened last Tuesday, posted huge numbers at the box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:25 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/06/2012

‘The Hunter’ and more new DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/05/2012

‘Spider-Man,’ Oliver Stone’s ‘Savages’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, “Spider-Man” feels all too familiar and Katy Perry’s 3D documentary proves surprisingly poignant.

By Stephanie Merry  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/29/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

‘Magic Mike,’ ‘People Like Us’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Channing Tatum plays a stripper in a movie based on his life and a family drama with Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine ultimately comes through as sincere.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Pixar’s ‘Brave’ tops weekend box office

Pixar’s animated film “Brave” — the studio’s first ever film featuring a female heroine — took home $66.7 million domestically this weekend, earning the number one spot at the weekend box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:39 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/22/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 06/21/2012

‘Brave,’ ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Pixar’s new female-driven film is plucky yet predictable, and a fun history-horror mashup portrays Abraham Lincoln as (what else?) a vampire killer.

By Jess Righthand  |  06:26 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Outdoor movies and music this week

What’s playing under the stars in the D.C. area.

By David Malitz  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 06/18/2012

‘Madagascar 3’ wins box office, again

Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg’s new comedy “That’s My Boy” was no match for the animated animals of “Madagascar 3” at this weekend’s box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:04 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Silverdocs sampler

Some stellar documentaries put the focus on singular individuals.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:37 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 06/15/2012

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:42 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012

‘Rock of Ages,’ ‘That’s My Boy’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Adam Sandler comes out with yet another crass and lazy comedy and auto-tuned singing celebrities make a movie about rock music less exciting than it could be.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 06/11/2012

‘Madagascar 3’ takes box office by storm

The third installment of the “Madagascar” franchise shot straight to the top of the weekend box office list, earning $60.4 million and beating out Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:21 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/08/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 06/07/2012

‘Madagascar 3,’ ‘Prometheus’ and more new movie reviews

In this week’s new movies, the zoo animals from the “Madagascar” franchise hit a homerun once again and Ridley Scott’s new film “Prometheus” is surprisingly unoriginal.

By Jess Righthand  |  05:29 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Join us for Got Plans? and score Silverdocs tickets

Submit questions early now.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/04/2012

‘Snow White’ takes bite out of box office

Despite an unfavorable review from the Post’s Michael O’Sullivan, “Snow White & the Huntsman” moviegoers across the country flocked to see Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron in the new adaptation.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012

‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, too many bad apples spoil the lavish new Snow White adaptation and an adolescent love story becomes this summer’s art house sleeper hit.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Silverdocs line-up announced

AFI’s documentary film festival kicks off June 18 with a slate of movies dominated by art and music.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:39 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 05/28/2012

‘Men in Black 3’ tops ‘Avengers’ at Memorial Day weekend box office

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones’ third “Men in Black” installment was the preferred choice for Memorial Day weekend moviegoers.

By Jess Righthand  |  03:47 PM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 05/25/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:52 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

‘Men In Black III’ and more new movies

This week’s new movie releases bring the return of Will Smith and the “Men in Black” franchise, as well as a 19th-century rom-com about the inventor of — what else? — the female vibrator.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/21/2012

‘Battleship’ no match for ‘Avengers’ at box office

The movie loosely based on Hasbro’s board game “Battleship” couldn’t muster enough momentum to launch itself to the top of the weekend box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 05/18/2012

The four-star movies of 2012

Keep tabs on the top-rated films of the year.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:34 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 05/18/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:36 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012

‘Battleship’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, a film very loosely based on a Hasbro board game turns out to have firepower and a comedy based on a baby book is star-filled yet superfluous.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/14/2012

‘The Avengers’ breaks more box office records

There were a couple anticipated movies released last Friday, but they were no match for “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which has now made more than $1 billion globally.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Events

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 05/10/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  06:03 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 05/10/2012

‘Dark Shadows’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp produce a disheartening satire and a documentary about water supply enthralls critic Ann Hornaday.

By Jess Righthand  |  05:51 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Got Plans? preview: Chat with us about summer movies

Film critic Michael O’Sullivan joins today's Got Plans? chat to discuss summer movies.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Movies, Going Out Gurus

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/07/2012

‘The Avengers’ overshoots box office record

To say that “Marvel’s The Avengers” had a great weekend at the box office would be a drastic understatement of the movie’s debut.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/04/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 05/03/2012

‘The Avengers’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, the much anticipated superhero ensemble flick “Marvel’s The Avengers” hits area theaters and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is too bland to constitute quality entertainment.

By Jess Righthand  |  06:05 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/30/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ wins weekend box office again

Think Like a Man,” the adaptation of Steve Harvey’s bestseller, spends another week at No. 1 after another weekend of raking in revenue.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/27/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/26/2012

‘The Five-Year Engagement’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star in a Judd Apatow rom-com and Anna Paquin plays a teenager who fears she caused a horrific accident.

By Jess Righthand  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/23/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ wins No. 1 at weekend box office

After several weeks at the top of the box office, “The Hunger Games” has finally been ousted by two more romantic movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 04/20/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:17 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/19/2012

‘Goon,’ ‘Think Like a Man’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Sean William Scott gives an utterly anti-“American Pie” performance and the adaptation of Steve Harvey’s bestseller turns out to be an intelligent rom-com.

By Jess Righthand  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/16/2012

‘Hunger Games’ lives to see yet another week at No. 1

You may be tired of hearing it, but after nearly a month out in theaters, “The Hunger Games” maintains its hold on the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/13/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012

‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ ‘Bully’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, a quirky horror flick offers both laughs and scares and an incisive documentary exposes the real-life face of youth bullying. Here’s what the critics have to say.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012

‘Samurai’: Art in focus

Learn about the transformation of the samurai from soldier to statesman at the National Geographic Museum.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Movies

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/06/2012

‘War Horse,’ ‘We Bought a Zoo’ now on DVD

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

‘Titanic 3D,’ ‘American Reunion’ and other new movies

In this week’s new — or, in the case of “Titanic 3D,” refurbished — movies, Kate and Leo make a 3-D comeback and so does the original cast of the “American Pie” movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/03/2012

‘Titanic 3-D’: Where to watch

Moviegoers, we’re coming up on your chance to see Kate and Leo in 3-D. Here’s where to find the earlier screenings.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/02/2012

‘The Hunger Games’ beats box office competition, again

For the second week in a row, “The Hunger Games” has come out on top at the box office, earning an impressive $61.1 million in its second weekend in theaters.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/30/2012

‘A Dangerous Method,’ ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ now on DVD

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012

‘Wrath of the Titans,’ ‘Mirror, Mirror’ and other new movies

New in theaters this week: Julia Roberts plays the evil queen in the “Snow White” adaptation “Mirror, Mirror” and a sequel to “Clash of the Titans” might make you wish you hadn’t spent your hard-earned cash to see it.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/26/2012

‘The Hunger Games’ sets record in opening weekend

Over the weekend, the much anticipated film “The Hunger Games” knocked one out of the multiplex, grossing a grand total of $155 million and breaking the record for a debut of a non-sequel.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 03/23/2012

New and popular DVDs: ‘The Muppets,’ ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:33 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

New movies: ‘The Hunger Games’ and more

In this week’s new movies, the much anticipated film “The Hunger Games” finally hits theaters along with several foreign flicks. Here’s what the Post critics had to say.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Get inspired by ‘Hunger Games’

Inspired by “The Hunger Games”? Here’s how to try your hand in archery and cake-decorating and start exploring the Appalachian Trail.

By Helin Jung  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Where to watch ‘The Hunger Games’

What else could you possibly want to do at 3 a.m. tomorrow morning?

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/19/2012

‘21 Jump Street’ skips over competition at box office

“21 Jump Street,” the movie adaptation of the 1980s TV series, has officially hit it big at the box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/16/2012

New and popular DVDs: ‘The Descendants,’ ‘Happy Feet Two’

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

New movies: ‘21 Jump Street,’ ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’

This week, a pair of movies about men in a stunted state of development hits area theaters.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Weekend box office: ‘Lorax’ beats ‘John Carter’

The interplanetary ad­ven­ture film “John Carter” proved no match for “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax” at this weekend’s box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/09/2012

New and popular DVDs: ‘Footloose,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

New movies: ‘John Carter,’ ‘Silent House’

In this week’s new movies, a film touted as the year’s first blockbuster winds up boring and nonsensical and Elizabeth Olson stars in an outside-the-box horror flick.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 03/02/2012

New and popular DVDs: ‘Hugo,’ ‘The Rum Diary’

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By Stephanie Merry  |  08:54 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012

New movies: ‘Undefeated,’ ‘The Lorax’

In this week’s new movies, a Dr. Seuss adaptation dishes a dose of cinematic broccoli and the Oscar winner for Best Documentary earns its accolades.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 02/29/2012

DC Independent Film Festival kicks off today

The annual fest promises 47 indie film premieres and a special award for documentarian Les Blank, who will join the festival as his life and work is honored.

By Amy Joyce  |  03:43 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Where to watch Oscar winners

Sunday night’s 84th annual Academy Awards may have held few surprises for audiences — but if the Oscars have left you itching to see the winning films, you’re in luck. Several of them are still playing in area theaters.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:02 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 02/27/2012

‘Act of Valor’ claims victory in weekend box office

On a weekend full of movie news, the Navy Seals action flick “Act of Valor” took first place in the weekend’s box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:42 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Where to see Oscar-nominated shorts

Several theaters screen the nominees, even past Sunday. Here’s where to find them.

By Amy Joyce  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/24/2012

A guide to napping through the Best Picture marathon

Staying awake through almost 24 hours of non-stop nominees is no small feat, no matter how marvelous the filmmaking.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/24/2012

New and popular DVDs: ‘J.Edgar,’ ‘Puss in Boots’

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012

New movies: ‘Wanderlust,’ ‘Rampart’

In this week’s new movies, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd play uptight fish out of water on a rural commune and Woody Harrelson takes on the role of corrupt cop.

By Stephanie Merry  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Got Plans? talks Oscars watch parties, last-minute movies

We’re bringing in the Post’s movie critic to field questions about Oscar films and parties.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:54 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/20/2012

Where to watch the Oscars

Invite to the Academy Awards got lost in the mail? Celebrate at these red-carpet fetes.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 02/17/2012

New and popular DVDs: ‘Human Centipede,’ ‘Rum Diary,’ ‘Drive’ and more

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:42 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012

New movies: ‘This Means War,’ ‘Coriolanus’

In this week’s new movies, Reese Witherspoon stars in another manufactured “romaction” comedy and an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” gets highest marks.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Skrillex, Mark Ronson Doc “Re:Generation” Hits Theaters

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Weekend box office: ‘The Vow’ takes No. 1

Love is in the air, and especially at the movies. Over the weekend, “The Vow,” a romantic comedy with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, swept away the box office, making $41.7 million.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:23 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/10/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

New movies: ‘Safe House,’ ‘W.E.’

In this week’s new movies, Ryan Reynolds attempts to establish himself as a serious actor in “Safe House” and Madonna creates a “beautiful mess” in “W.E.”

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 02/06/2012

‘Chronicle’ wins weekend box office

Post film critic Mark Jenkins gave the new sci-fi thriller “Chronicle” only two stars in his review, but that didn’t stop millions from turning out to see the film for themselves this weekend.

By Jess Righthand  |  03:20 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/03/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

New movies: ‘Pina,’ ‘The Woman In Black”

In this week’s new movies, one of the contendors for Best Documentary in the upcoming Academy Awards wows Post critic Stephanie Merry, and Daniel Radcliffe manages to be somewhat convincing as a widower with a child and a law degree, despite the fact that he’s still only 22-years-old.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/30/2012

‘The Grey’ wins weekend box office

There’s something about Liam Neeson movies in winter.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/27/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012

New movies: ‘Albert Nobbs,’ ‘The Grey’

In this week’s new movies, Glen Close plays a nineteenth-century Irishwoman who disguises herself as a man and Liam Neeson leads a group of oil-rig roughnecks after their plane crashes in Alaska.

By Jess Righthand  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Where to watch Oscar-nominated movies

Find out what Post critics thought of the top flms, and get showtimes for the ones playing now.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Kate Beckinsale’s ‘Underworld Awakening’ dominates box office

The latest in the ‘Underworld’ franchise made an estimated $25.4 million this weekend and took No. 1 at the box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/20/2012

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

New movies: ‘Extremely Loud,’ ‘Haywire’

In this week’s new movies, the adaptation of Janathan Safran Foer’s novel hits bottom and a new tough-girl kicks big-screen butt.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012

‘Contraband’ steals weekend box office

The new release “Contraband,” a smuggler movie starring Mark Wahlberg, ran away with the box office this weekend.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/13/2012

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By Stephanie Merry  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

New movies: ‘The Iron Lady,’ ‘Land of Blood and Honey’

In this week’s new movies, Meryl Streep is too good as Margaret Thatcher and Angelina Jolie’s writing/directing career is off to a good start.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Weekend box office: ‘The Devil Inside,’ ‘Mission Impossible’

Box office numbers as of late have not exactly been desirable for Hollywood. But this weekend, a low-budget horror flick brought home the bacon: “The Devil Inside” grossed $34.5 million.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/06/2012

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

New movies: ‘Pariah,’ ‘Norwegian Wood’

In this week’s new movies, a Haruki Murakami novel gets a melancholy adaptation and a Brooklyn-based coming of age story earns the highest marks.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/03/2012

New Year’s weekend box office

Those who made it out to the movies this weekend were mostly looking for action and intrigue.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/30/2011

The Post movie critics’ four-star movies of 2011

Reviews of the 12 four-star films of 2011.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 12/23/2011

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By Stephanie Merry  |  10:52 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 12/23/2011

New movies: ‘Warhorse,’ ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

In this week’s new movies, Steven Spielberg comes out with “Warhorse” and “The Adventures of Tintin,” and the highly anticipated film adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” hits theaters.

By Jess Righthand  |  08:09 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/20/2011

New horizons for Lincoln Theatre, new digs for HR-57

Two local entertainment venues are looking at big changes in coming weeks.

By Jess Righthand and Fritz Hahn  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Theater, Music

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 12/19/2011

‘Sherlock Holmes’ tops box office

Domestic movie attendance fell to the lowest it’s been in 16 years this past weekend, but that didn’t stop “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” from taking first place in this weekend’s box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:19 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

New movies: ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’

In this week’s new movies, Tom Cruise returns as a perfectly coiffed agent Ethan Hunt in “Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” and Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. fare a bit better in this go-round of “Sherlock Holmes.”

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 12/12/2011

‘New Year’s Eve’ wins weekend box office

This weekend’s holiday box office numbers were even lower than in the weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/09/2011

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By Stephanie Merry  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/09/2011

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011

New movies: ‘New Year’s Eve,’ ‘The Sitter’

In this week’s new movies, a star-studded cast provides canned holiday entertainment in “New Year’s Eve” and Jonah Hill plays a babysitter in “The Sitter.”

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/05/2011

‘Twilight’ wins weekend box office, again

For the third consecutive week, “Twilight” beats “Muppets” and runs away with box office numbers.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

New movies: ‘Shame,’ ‘The Other F Word’

It’s a slow week for movies. But there were two openings this week: Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” and “The Other F Word.”

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Weekend box office: ‘Twilight’ shines

From fuzzy puppets to dancing penguins to adventuring orphans, Thanksgiving weekend was all about the family movies this year. That is, with the exception of “Twilight.”

By Jess Righthand  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011

New movies: ‘The Muppets,’ ‘Hugo’

Kermit and the gang are back in a week full of movie openings for kids.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 11/21/2011

‘Breaking Dawn’ wins the weekend box office

The ‘Twilight’ film easily outpaces the other openings.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  09:52 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/18/2011

New movies: ‘Twilight,’ ‘The Descendants’

In this week’s new movies, George Clooney gives his best performance since “Michael Clayton” in “The Descendants” and Bella is back with the newest installment of the “Twilight Saga.”

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Countdown to ‘Breaking Dawn’

Bella and Edward are tying the knot and you’re invited.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Get the cinematic scoop at Trailer Night

If you paid to see “Jack and Jill” over the weekend, then you know the feeling all too well: Sometimes, the best part of going to the movies is the coming attractions.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Bloody epic ‘Immortals’ captures box office

Adam Sandler’s cross-dressing comedy was no match for ad­ven­ture in ancient Greece.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:53 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

New and popular DVDs

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By Stephanie Merry  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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