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‘Transcendence’ fails to travel into creativity

“The internet was supposed to make the world a smaller place, but it actually feels smaller without it.” Max Waters wanders around the overgrown slums of Berkeley, Calif., sentimentally peering in windows and faintly smiling, hands in pockets, at how positively different everything is now that technology, for whatever reason, no longer exists. Cracked BlackBerrys […]

‘Cuban Fury’ missing spice, Nick Frost doesn’t disappoint

When conjuring up the image of a salsa dancer, a pale, overweight British man is the least likely candidate to come to mind. Yet Nick Frost is out to change all of that with his newest starring vehicle, Cuban Fury, which — despite its lackluster script and cases of poor character development — hip shakes and […]

Marlon Wayans on frighteningly funny ‘A Haunted House 2′

“I think a lot of funny people are really tormented souls. I’m not. I’m just crazy,” admitted Marlon Wayans in a loud, boisterous voice at a roundtable discussion at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Monday morning. The youngest and arguably most successful sibling of the comedic Wayans family franchise is currently on a multi-city press tour to […]

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ packs more action, substance than first installment

Unless you have been hiding under a particularly large and soundproof rock over the last couple of years, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve heard of The Avengers , the 2012 superhero movie that combined a roster of Marvel Comics’  most iconic characters into a single movie. The conclusion of Phase One of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” […]

INTERVIEW: Bad Words from good guy Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman isn’t a bad guy at all. He doesn’t even play one on TV. For a few years about a decade ago, his beleaguered Michael Bluth on Fox’s Arrested Development went to near-superhuman lengths to remain “a good guy.” But deep down, something sinister smoldered. The bad guy needed a turn. “We all have this guy […]