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Civil Rights film seems to try too hard

...of facile and silly cliches. James Marsden, as Kennedy, felt like a little kid dressed in his dad's suit, and Alan Rickman, was Professor Snape in a Reagan wig. Perhaps wisely, though odd for a movie with so little restraint, there is...

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A fitting finale for Harry Potter and friends

...sense of finality, the gravity in the film. Together with excellent performances by everyone involved, especially Alan Rickman's Severus Snape, who finally gets to shine, the combined "Deathly Hallows" goes a long way toward erasing the...

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Arts & Entertainment
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Now Playing Synopsis: The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they prepare for a final battle with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who is determined to destroy Harry once and for all. In order to defeat the powerful wizard, they must find and destroy Voldemort's last and most elusive Horcrux -- that is, the enchanted piece of soul allowing him to remain immortal -- before his nefarious plans come to fruition. David Yates directs. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Robbie Coltrane Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Now Playing Synopsis: The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they prepare for a final battle with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who is determined to destroy Harry once and for all. In order to defeat the powerful wizard, they must find and destroy Voldemort's last and most elusive Horcrux -- that is, the enchanted piece of soul allowing him to remain immortal -- before his nefarious plans come to fruition. David Yates directs. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Robbie Coltrane Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

CBGB

Now Playing Synopsis: Alan Rickman portrays CBGB club owner Hilly Kristal in this biopic surrounding the infamous NYC venue where punk rock was birthed. Randall Miller directed from a script he cowrote with Jody Savin. Ashley Greene, Joel David Moore, and Malin Akerman co-star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Joel David Moore Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article, the film features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard M. Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Butler

Opens Friday, Aug 16, 2013 Synopsis: Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article, The Butler features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard M. Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Gambit

Synopsis: Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz headline this remake of the 1966 crime caper directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) and written by Joel and Ethan Coen. A British thief (Firth) discovers that no plan is infallible when he recruits a beautiful woman (Diaz) to help him steal a priceless statue from an impossibly wealthy widower (Alan Rickman). Despite the fact that his pretty accomplice bears an uncanny resemblance to his affluent target's late wife, things quickly spin out of control once the job gets under way. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Cameron Diaz, Tom Courtenay, Stanley Tucci Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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