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‘Star Wars’ Revisited: Why the Original 6 Films Are Even Better Than You Remember

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” For every “Star Wars” fan, the journey into George Lucas’ dazzling outer space saga begins with those 10 words. And with the explosive success of J.J. Abrams’ 2015 series reboot, “The Force Awakens,” fans old and new are revisiting the original trilogies for a fresh […]

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James B. Donovan’s Family Offers Look at Real-Life ‘Bridge of Spies’ Hero

In 1962, New York lawyer James B. Donovan was given an unlikely mission: Facilitate the exchange of convicted Soviet spy Rudolf Abel for captured U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers in hostile East Berlin. The situation was, in fact, one that Donovan had predicted. Just five years earlier, the 46-year-old married father of four was assigned […]

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Short Films Steal the Spotlight at Oscar Week Celebration

Short films may not get as much attention as their feature-length brethren during awards season, but these bite-sized flicks are telling some of the best world narratives on any screen. Thanks to the Academy Awards and ShortsHD, the animated and live-action short films nominated at this year’s Oscars can be seen across the country in […]

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Cannibalism Meets Loneliness in Henry Rollins’ Horror Film ‘He Never Died’

Jack is a man of strict routine. Jack sleeps. Jack watches TV. Jack plays bingo. Jack eats at the local diner. Jack illegally purchases bags of blood from a hospital intern to quench his never-ending appetite for human flesh. Jack is the stone-faced anti-hero at the center of the new horror movie “He Never Died,” […]

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Phyllis Smith Dishes on Unexpected Journey to ‘Inside Out’ Leading Lady

“Inside Out” may be Disney and Pixar’s smartest and most narratively complex film to date, but that hasn’t stopped the animated journey to the center of the brain from becoming one of the biggest hits of the year. Now available to rent with XFINITY On Demand or own on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD, “Inside […]

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‘Jurassic World’ Star Nick Robinson: Film Has Been ‘Wild Ride’

Standing in front of a massive replica of the “Jurassic World” entrance gates at the 2015 New York Comic Con, actor Nick Robinson can still hardly believe the monstrous success of his dinosaur series reboot. “I don’t think anybody expected quite the success that happened,” Robinson told me as the popular NYCC attraction, Zulu the […]

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Richard Gere Tells ‘Human’ Story in Homeless Drama ‘Time Out of Mind’

Richard Gere is best known for his debonair leading man roles in swoon-inducing films such as “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Pretty Woman,” but the 66-year-old star is strikingly stripped down and vulnerable in the new movie “Time Out of Mind.” Directed by “I’m Not There” scribe Oren Moverman, the indie drama follows a […]

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Five Minutes with ‘Age of Ultron’ Stunt Coordinator Greg Powell

At a time when many of Hollywood’s most breathtaking action sequences are largely computer-generated, it’s encouraging to know there’s still someone out there taking lumps for film fans. Greg Powell has been a stunt man and stunt coordinator for 45 years, and boasts credits on action-packed classics such as “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “Superman” […]

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