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Weekend box office
(Week of Sept. 23/Source: IMDB)
1. 'Prisoners'
$20.8M
2. 'Insidious: Chapter 2'
$13.8M
3. 'The Family'
$7M
4. 'Instructions Not Included'
$5.4M
5. 'Battle of the Year'
$4.6M

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Golden Globes highlights and wins

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Hugh Bonneville and Rob James-Collier

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'The Social Network'

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Slasher movie countdown

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Which romantic movie character are you?

Which romantic movie character are you?

Answer these 11 questions to see which character from a romantic film you are most like.
'Good Will Hunting'

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Featured reviews
Take 2: Prisoners

'Prisoners' clutches

3.0 Stars  Denis Villeneuve’s kidnapping thriller — about the disappearance of two little girls and its aftermath — is as gripping as it is grueling, with performances that swing for the fences and a knotty central mystery.
'The Patience Stone'

'The Patience Stone'

3.0 Stars  The film is a startling fantasy of Muslim feminist empowerment that allows Iranian-born actress Golshifteh Farahani to put on what amounts to a one-woman show.
'Salinger'

'Salinger'

1.0 Stars  This ambitious but laughably overwrought attempt to tell the life story of J.D. Salinger proves mostly that the first-time director is way out of his league.
'Thanks for Sharing'

'Thanks for Sharing'

2.5 Stars  The subject is sex addiction, and it hopes to minimize your queasiness with a strong cast and a script that keeps you involved with the characters, even as they run a predictable route of struggle and qualified triumph.
'Jerusalem'

'Jerusalem'

3.0 Stars  This IMAX spectacular largely does what it’s supposed to: fascinate, educate, and visually wow the audience, in 45 minutes or less.
'Drinking Buddies'

'Drinking Buddies'

3.0 Stars  For the first half hour or so, “Drinking Buddies” looks like it’s traveling in the well-worn ruts of romantic comedies. But it defies expectations, exploring the characters’ immaturity and the entropy of human interaction.
'Afternoon Delight'

'Afternoon Delight'

3.0 Stars  The latest female midlife-crisis comedy “Afternoon Delight” has a number of things going for it, including star Kathryn Hahn, who has been doing deft character work in so many movies and TV shows that you probably don’t remember where you’ve seen her.
'The Family'

'The Family'

3.0 Stars  Like “The Expendables” and “Red,” Robert De Niro joins the over-the-hill gang as Giovanni Manzoni, a mobster in the witness protection program.
'Chronicles of Riddick'

'Riddick'

2.0 Stars  “Riddick” wants to reboot a franchise that barely got off the ground the first time, with 2000’s lean sci-fi chiller “Pitch Black” followed by 2004’s incomprehensible “The Chronicles of Riddick.”
'Terraferma'

'Terraferma'

2.5 Stars  The opening scenes of Emanuele Crialese’s tale, “Terraferma,” recall some of the surreal images of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel’s extraordinary documentary, “Leviathan.”
'Hell Baby'

'Hell Baby'

0.5 Stars  With the recent success of “The Conjuring” and other such horror films, first-time writer-directors Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s parody “Hell Baby” comes at an opportune moment.
'Short Term 12'

'Short Term 12'

3.5 Stars  A quietly overwhelming drama set in a residential facility for troubled teenagers, “Short Term 12” avoids the usual arcs of drama and resolution — most of them, anyway — and focuses instead on low-key moments of grace between the staffers and their damaged charges.
'Getaway'

'Getaway'

1.0 Stars  There are movies that get trashed, rightly, for playing like one long chase sequence. There are those that wear their need for speed as a badge. This relentlessly paced film ambitiously shoots to be one of the good ones but falls well short.
'One Direction: This Is Us'

'One Direction: This Is Us'

1.5 Stars  It’s not that Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson aren’t charming and likable. The problem is that the movie offers no way of differentiating them beyond their hairstyles.
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