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World War Z

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World War Z

Tentpoles never used to be this crowded
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale
Directed by Marc Foster

"World War Z" may be the first film in which the cast exceeds the actual population of the planet. There are huge citywide vistas of rambling crowds. Most of these people are infected with a zombie virus that turns them into rattlesnakes with overbites and clammy hair. These elements pay off quickly in a fantastic opener set in a traffic jam in downtown Philadelphia. Amid startling ... more >

Actor James Gandolfini dead at 51

"Sopranos" actor was vacationing in Italy

James Gandolfini who died far too early at age 51 will be sorely missed. If ever there was a natural, he was it. No matter what the part, no matter if an entire series like the Sopranos or a Broadway play rested on his shoulders or if he appeared onscreen or onstage in a supporting role, he occupied the space so stupendously—and not because of his girth—that anyone one else up there with him ... more >

The Bling Ring

"Living the dream, one heist at a time"
Katie Chang and Israel Broussard
Directed by Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola’s latest is about as interesting as the vapid microcosm in which it takes place: the small world of a bunch of half-wit Louboutin- and Vuitton-obsessed rich kids in L.A. They come up with the brilliant idea of finding out on the internet when this or that celebrity is out of town so they can sneak in the empty house and get their hands on the objects of their dreams. It’s mansion ... more >

Fruitvale Station

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How to make money selling drugs

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A band called death

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