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  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes: movie review

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes: movie review

    The apes are smarter in this latest "Planet of the Apes" movie, but it can't save the limp dialogue.

  • Bad times at the box office: Is it competition, the economy, or bad films?

    Bad times at the box office: Is it competition, the economy, or bad films?

    Box office revenues are down 20 percent for the first quarter of 2011. While it is fair to blame the bad economy and abundance of alternatives, some good movies could turn things around.

  • In Pictures Pod people

    Human hibernation may not yet be a reality, but that hasn't stopped people from trying. Future-thinking entertainer Lady Gaga is carried in an egg-shaped vessel at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. Ms. Gaga claimed that she incubated for 72 hours before her performance.

  • Top five movie trends and surprises of 2010

    Top five movie trends and surprises of 2010

    Movies both disappointed and surprised studios and audiences in 2010. Star power dimmed while real-life stories turned both dramatic and documentary features into unexpected hits. And technology wowed, then disappointed as 3D and high-profile sequels fizzled at the box office. The top trends from this year present a very mixed bag heading into the second decade of the new millennium, says Hollywood.com box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian. IN PICTURES: Movie Trends 2010

  • In 'Tron: Legacy,' Jeff Bridges gets top billing. But is he the movie's star?

    In 'Tron: Legacy,' Jeff Bridges gets top billing. But is he the movie's star?

    'Tron: Legacy' is further evidence that Hollywood is catering to a new generation of moviegoers whose appetite for video games and reality TV has changed the very nature of stardom.

  • Holiday gift guide 2010: DVDs for the family

    Holiday gift guide 2010: DVDs for the family

    Now that we're fully into the holiday shopping season, Monitor staff writers have compiled a list of items you might consider as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. We begin with some family-friendly DVDs. Each item has a link to amazon.com, where you can purchase the item and help support the Christian Science Monitor at the same time.

  • 3D or no 3D? 'Harry Potter, Part 2' aims for it, but is that a mistake?

    3D or no 3D? 'Harry Potter, Part 2' aims for it, but is that a mistake?

    Work to convert 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1' to 3D was abandoned, but the studio is hoping to pull it off for 'Part 2.' Not everyone is sure a costly 3D conversion is the way to go.

  • 3-D, this time with feeling

    3-D, this time with feeling

    With digital 3-D, filmmakers aim to add emotional, not just visual, depth.

  • Why 3D movies are falling flat this summer

    Why 3D movies are falling flat this summer

    'Avatar' may have paved the way for the next round of 3D movies, but few 3D films are finding success. Clumsy glasses, high prices, and soaring expectations are to blame, say industry experts.

  • Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga rule Forbes' Celebrity Power list

    Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga rule Forbes' Celebrity Power list

    Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga, are in three of the top five spots in Forbes' Celebrity Power list