After dealing with the emotional breakdown at the core of "Blue Jasmine," a very contemporary tale of free-falling down the social ladder that won star Cate Blanchett the Best Actress Oscar, director / writer Woody Allen once again seeks refuge in the past. With "Magic in the Moonlight," Allen turns out a well-wrought and clever but lightweight bauble set in late-1920s France that echoes the European daydream of his 2011 hit, "Midnight in Paris."
LOS ANGELES - It should be one of the unqualified successes of the year - a period drama directed by, written by and starring women of color that found a large audience for a fact-based tale drawn from obscure history that shed light on the beginning of the end of the slavery era.
"4 Minute Mile" is a small, low-budget movie that's much better than it has a right to be, considering it could easily slip into cliche so easily. But thanks to solid performances and a steady hand from director Charles-Olivier Michaud and writers Josh Campbell and Jeff Van Wie, it's a moving, if occasionally heavy-handed, sports drama that deserves a wider audience than it is probably going to find in its limited release.
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.
A movie theater chain says it's reviewing complaints after its Augusta theater showed scenes from the R-rated film "Sex Tape" instead of the children's movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" in a summer movie program for youngsters.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has donated $250,000 to launch an independent movie program based in Traverse City.
Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.
The Oklahoma Film & Music Office has a new director.
A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is the film that moviegoers have been waiting for all summer.
- Regulators hear more complaints about medical pot rules
- Feds to monitor Fla. election law changes
- Federal court case shows ex-Miami Rep. David Rivera is ‘co-conspirator’
- Ethnic politics, ethics issues spill over into some judicial races in Miami-Dade
- LGBT-rights group Equality Florida raises profile, builds clout
- US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month
- Obama lavishes praise on Housing Secretary
- Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier
- Miami Hurricanes QB position in flux again as Kevin Olsen faces at least one-game suspension
- Miami Heats Dwyane Wade ready for challenge following LeBron James departure
- Jarred Cosart loses to Cincinnati Reds in debut with Miami Marlins
- Miami Hurricanes forced to alter coaching staff after longtime assistant Micheal Barrow leaves
- NFL to crack down on obscene language and gestures
- Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez goes on disabled list with shoulder inflammation
- Miami Dolphins Don Jones humbled, changed since anti-gay tweets
- David J. Neal: NFL fumbled on Ray Rice punishment, then tried to justify it
- Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services acquires Highland Capital Brokerage
- IRS commissioner visits Miami to spotlight viral ID theft, tax fraud
- Stonegate Bank reports lower second quarter earnings
- Florida’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, is raising exchange rates an average of 17.6 percent
- Florida mental and behavioral healthcare providers get funding boost from Affordable Care Act
- U.S. Century Bank reports a loss for the second quarter, continues to plan for a recapitalization
- MTN Communications announces contracts with three cruise lines
- Miami International Airport sees slight uptick in passengers
- Key west: better in summer, after tourists go home
- Florida: Orange County History Center celebrates 75th anniversary of ‘Gone With the Wind’
- I’m contagious — can I get a refund for my flight?
- Historic hotels
- Finding serenity on St. George Island
- Royal Caribbean hopes to lure new passengers with Quantum of the Seas’ flexible dining
- ‘The Sergeant’ finds a bold alter ego in Nick Harkaway’s ‘Tigerman’
- Dive into Greek culture on the Florida coast? Opa!
- WWE’s Bautista, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
- Comic-Con 2014: Hollywood stirs fan fervor
- A branch of O Cinema may be coming to North Beach
- Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of July 27
- Tales of worldy travels take ghostly turn
- Naturalist’s book gives hope for wildlife preservation
- An A-to-Z guide to Miami Spice 2014
- ‘Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy’ brings a United Nations of talent to the Broward Center stage
- The Herald recommends: For Broward County Commission
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- Right issue, wrong response on children at the border
- The Herald recommends for School Board and property appraiser
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- Israel’s challenge
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