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T here's a game within the game that requires a different set of skills," actor Edward Norton says in the voice-over as quick-cut video images show young men and women bathing a dog, jogging on the street, sweating in a sauna -- all while staring, hyperfocused, into their smartphones. "There's no
Review: 'Don't Breathe' Is a Well-Plotted, Thrilling Trap
Film Review: Director Fede Alvarez, who made his Hollywood debut with the reboot of the horror classic "Evil Dead," returns this month with "Don't Breathe," a kind of twisted "Home Alone" for millennials
Review: In 'Southside With You,' When Barack Met Michelle
Film Review: Writer-director Richard Tanne's feature film debut "Southside With You" views history through an unlikely, heart-shaped prism: the first date between Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson
Review: De Niro, Ramirez Enter the Ring in 'Hands of Stone'
"Hands of Stone" is a sprawling yet fairly conventional biopic about the Panamanian boxing champion Roberto Duran _ a man The Associated Press once declared the 7th greatest fighter and No. 1 lightweight of the 20th century
Review: New 'Ben-Hur' Stands in Shadow of Wyler's 1959 Epic
Remaking a film that won 11 Academy Awards invites inevitable comparison, but the latest adaptation of "Ben-Hur" distinguishes itself from William Wyler's 1959 epic by retooling key character and story elements
Review: 'War Dogs' Tells a Crazy Story of Young Arms Dealers
"War Dogs" is a fictionalized and very Hollywood-ized account of an actual operation where a couple of 20-something stoners from Miami Beach landed a nearly $300 million contract from the Department of Defense to supply ammunition to the Afghan military
Review: 'Kubo and the Two Strings' Strums Stop-Motion Wonder
Film Review: "Kubo and the Two Strings" is the latest from the Oregon animation house Laika, whose president and chief executive, Travis Knight, makes his directorial debut with the stop-motion film
The Note: Joe Biden: Will He or Won’t He?
NOTABLES --WHAT WE’RE READING -- WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTS BIDEN LEANING TOWARD 2016 RUN: From the Journal’s Carol E. Lee and Reid J. Epstein: “Vice President Joe Biden , who has long been considering a presidential bid, is increasingly leaning toward entering the race if it is still possible he
Your Child's Next Field Trip May be a Virtual One
Your child's next field trip may not require a permission slip or a brightly-colored t-shirt that matches his classmates. It may not require any traveling at all, and yet he or she might be interacting with people and places on the other side of the world. Skype in the Classroom uses technology to
Jessica Alba: 'Sin City' Character 'Opposite of Who I Am'
In "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," Alba plays a vengeful, exotic dancer alongside an all-star cast.