Arts & Entertainment

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"Lucy" evokes Kubrick, visually visionary

Writer/director Luc Besson's "Lucy" is arguably the most visually visionary science fiction movie since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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"Begin Again" features music industry and people

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and several products of Apple, Inc. It's about producing and distributing music without the overhead costs or help of the traditional industry.

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“We Are the Best!”: Little anarchists start a band

Clearly, "We Are the Best!" is a remembrance of someone's 1982 life on the cusp of womanhood.

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“Last Days in Vietnam”: propaganda flick by JFK’s niece

"Last Days in Vietnam" is so shamefully one-sided that it's hardly a documentary; it's the cinematic equivalent of putting a blossom on a turd.

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A million laughs: Go Seth, young man!

Seth MacFarlane's R-rated "A Million Ways to Die in the West" serves up a heaping pile of humor with a million mirthful movie moments.

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"Trust Me": Nice agents finish last?

Clark Gregg is one of those actors whose name audiences may not know but whose face they will recognize. Especially for his recurring role as Marvel's Agent Phil Coulson.

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Geer does Lear: Much ado about the 21st century relevancy of a Shakespearean plot point

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles has launched its season gloriously with "King Lear."

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Ruby Dee, 91: Iconic actress, civil rights activist

Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91.

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“Ida”: Women discover socialist Poland and themselves

It's a road picture, as the two women go back to their family's homestead and figure out what happened.

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From Congo to North Dakota, films examine the human condition

Several films screened at the recent 2014 Tribeca Film Festival deal with the search for peace and justice, or for truth and understanding. They offer much valuable food for thought.

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