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Ted 2: Up in smoke

For a film about a vulgar, pot-smoking teddy bear, the thrill is gone … after just 10 minutes

A recent study reveals that while marijuana isn't as dangerous as our grandparents thought it was, it's hardly a panacea. It can relieve the chronic pain associated with cancer but not the malignancy itself. Continue reading...

Saint Laurent

Like an E! channel reality show or an Instagram feed from the Met Gala, Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent" beckons with the promise of an inside look at the hectic and mysterious world of fashion. Continue reading...

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Wild Tales

People are capable of amazing acts of love, generosity and self-sacrifice. They can also be vain, bitter and vengeful creatures who use their intelligence in precisely calibrated ways. Continue reading...

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Escobar: Paradise Lost, rated R: A young surfer (Josh Hutcherson), beginning a relationship with the niece of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), finds his life on the line after being pulled into the family business. Continue reading...

COMING MOVIES

Magic Mike XXL, R: Channing Tatum returns as the title male stripper, who three years later just might be willing to be lured out of retirement when his friends, the Kings of Tampa, ready to throw in the towel, want to do a blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach. Continue reading...

Max

Director Boaz Yakin -- along with his co-writer, Sheldon Lettich -- were already halfway to a solid family film by making a boy and his dog the central theme of "Max," which tells the story of a family that takes in a military dog traumatized after a tragedy. Continue reading...

Jurassic takes another big box-office bite

Inside Out may be the first Pixar film not to debut at No. 1, but its strong $90.4 million domestic launch still ranks as the second-highest opening weekend in the studio's history. Continue reading...

Escobar: Paradise Lost

A fresh dramatic perspective breathes some welcome new life into the modern drug trade genre in Escobar: Paradise Lost. Continue reading...

Director Liz Garbus tells What Happened, Miss Simone?

Nina Simone may have died in 2003 at the age of 70, but it's hard to get away from her and her music now. Continue reading...

Director Docter looks inside Inside Out tale

Pete Docter, native of Bloomington, Minn., tall and animated, looked wide-eyed around the lobby of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry earlier this month, and above the cacophony of schoolchildren, shouted: "Do they still have the fetuses?" Continue reading...

Dog has his day as hero in Max

The title character of Max is the "Rambo of dogs," says screenwriter Sheldon Lettich, and he knows whence he speaks. Continue reading...

Composer Horner dies in plane crash

His Titanic score, song won Oscars

Subscriber onlyJames Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on Titanic, died when his small plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlySean "Diddy" Combs was defending himself in an altercation at the University of California, Los Angeles, that led to his arrest, a representative of the hip-hop mogul's company said Tuesday. "The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate," Nathalie Moar, a representative for Combs Enterprises, said in a statement. "What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son." Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyAfter visiting a camp for Syrian refugees in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, actress Angelina Jolie said the world is living through an era of mass displacement. Continue reading...

Names and Faces

Subscriber onlyNBC said Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his job as Nightly News anchorman after his suspension for misrepresenting himself but will be given a second chance with the company as a breaking-news anchorman at the cable channel MSNBC. Continue reading...

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