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'Kingsman 2' in the works

The Colin Firth spy spoof is the stealth hit of early 2015. Its global box office virtually guarantees a sequel.

'Ex Machina' creator Alex Garland on AI, free will and sex with 'bots

The writer and director of the hot new sci-fi thriller about AIs and the future of humankind speaks his mind -- and speaks about ‘’minds” born from machines.

'Ex Machina' creator Alex Garland on AI, free will and sex with 'bots

The writer and director of the hot new sci-fi thriller about AIs and the future of humankind speaks his mind -- and speaks about ‘’minds” born from machines.

Philly films at Tribeca fest

The Tribeca Film Festival, under way now and running throughl April 26, boasts a half dozen titles shot in and around Philadelphia, or made by homegrown talents.

Philly films at Tribeca fest

The Tribeca Film Festival, under way now and running throughl April 26, boasts a half dozen titles shot in and around Philadelphia, or made by homegrown talents.

SPOKE magazine’s “Tour de Film” in Brewerytown

Award-winning “Wadjda,” the Saudi film about a girl and her bike, and “Jitensha,” a Japanese short about a guy on a quest to retrieve the lost pieces of his bicycle, are part of an evening of beer and bike-centric events co-presented by Philly’s new cycling magazine, SPOKE.

SPOKE magazine’s “Tour de Film” in Brewerytown

Award-winning “Wadjda,” the Saudi film about a girl and her bike, and “Jitensha,” a Japanese short about a guy on a quest to retrieve the lost pieces of his bicycle, are part of an evening of beer and bike-centric events co-presented by Philly’s new cycling magazine, SPOKE.
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AMC and Regal to run 29-hour Avengers marathon before ‘Age of Ultron’ debut

Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy pics add up to 29 hours of Marvel mayhem, leading to the April 30 debut of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’

Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence in separate Spielberg films

Steven Spielberg lining up new projects, including films with Tom Hanks and Jennifer Lawrence

Philadelphia Independents II Animation Festival at Plastic Club

The animation showcase takes place this Saturday, with shorts from more than a dozen area animators, including ‘My Dog Tulip’ creators Paul and Sandra Fierlinger.

What’s next for top Oscar contenders?

‘Birdman’s’ Inarritu is doing a frontier revenge thriller, ‘Boyhood’s’ Linklater is making a college baseball movie, Michael Keaton leads a newspaper team, Julianne Moore stars for Rebecca Miller indie.

‘Citzenfour’ story to get the Oliver Stone treatment

NSA contractor Edward Snowden's epic leak of classified U.S. intelligence files is the subject of Laura Poitras’ Oscar-nominated, you-are-there doc, ‘Citizenfour.’ Now Oliver Stone, no stranger to controversial politically-themed films), is planning a fictionalized account, starring Joseph...

Why is everybody picking on Johnny Depp?

The star of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise has been releasing bomb after bomb, the latest box office implosion being the art world comedy caper ‘Mortdecai,’ but is that any reason to hate the guy?

‘Boyhood’ Oscar nominee Patricia Arquette talks ‘human relationships’

Nominated for best supporting actress for her role as the struggling mom in Richard Linklater’s best picture contender, ‘Boyhood,’ Arquette discusses how the film industry has changed, and how her director hasn’t. And that’s a good thing.

‘Birdman’ and ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ lead Oscar nominations

Contenders in the 87th Academy Awards are announced, with 'Birdman' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' leading the pack with nine nominations apiece, followed by 'The Imitation Game' with eight and 'American Sniper' and 'Boyhood,' each with six.

Three more Kevin Hart team-ups we’d like to see

The Philly native and comedy star has ‘The Wedding Ringer’ with Josh Gad opening this week, and ‘Get Hard’ with Will Ferrell coming in March. If one or both titles take off, expect to see more match-ups between the Philly funnyman-turned-box office draw and Hollywood white folk.

Bill Murray remembers Roger Ebert – ‘Life Itself’ doc airs Friday on CNN

The documentary, shortlisted for Oscar consideration, airs Friday on CNN. In an interview, Bill Murray remembers the late, great Chicago movie critic.

Oscars, Avengers, Star Wars – 2015 Here We Come!

Mark your calendars for the movie events of 2015, from the Academy Awards in February to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in December.

Spielberg making Roald Dahl’s ‘BFG’

English girl cast as heroine in high-profile adaptation of beloved children’s book. Mark Rylance is the Big Friendly Giant.

‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Imitation Game’ lead Golden Globes nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s nods to the year’s film and TV entries, announced one day after the Screen Actors Guild’s nominations, give added momentum to the Michael Keaton starring 'Birdman,' and to the 12-years-in-the-making Richard Linklater pic 'Boyhood.' And Steve Carell leads...