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'Paper Mario: Color Splash' makes a game of dragging the past into the present

As with much of the entertainment adults make for children, the seemingly harmless “Paper Mario: Color Splash” is rife with hostile moments.
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Film scholar Tom Gunning coined the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe the earliest, exhibitionist impulses of filmmaking, bits of spectacle that called attention to their own visibility a
TELEVISION host Tim Yap is engaged to boyfriend Javi Martinez Pardo. Yap went down on one knee during his Miss Universe-themed 40th birthday party held late Thursday evening. He surprised everyone w
Anne Hathaway is in talks to join Rebel Wilson for an upcoming reboot of 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Unlikely as it might seem at this point in his up-and-down career, M. Night Shyamalan proves he can still pull off a genuine surprise at the end of his unnervingly clever new thriller, “Split.” Th
Treasured artworks worth almost £300m have left the UK permanently since 2011.
Lemony Snicket adaptation on Netflix offers visual pop, sly commentary and outlandish predicaments        
Tragic and the mundane exist side by side on a remote Italian island that becomes a refugee outpost        
There are plenty of Oscar-worthy films in theaters right now — this is not one of them        
Golden Globe winner Isabelle Huppert shines in director Paul Verhoeven’s latest shocker        
Coming-of-age story celebrates the end of the 1970s        
Michael Keaton stars as McDonald’s magnate Ray Kroc in this based-on-true-life story of the restaurant’s origins        
Thriller about a man with 23 personalities is a mixed bag for the ‘Sixth Sense’ writer-director        
Roberta Peters, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for 35 years, was 20 when she was catapulted to stardom as a last-minute substitute in “Don Giovanni.”
Kwame and Carlita Kilpatrick and Tamara Greene are the star characters in Carol Teegardin's new play        
Michael Keaton tears into role of Ray Kroc, the man who turned McDonald’s into a global force        
Brandon J. Dirden and John Douglas Thompson in August Wilson's Jitney Photo: Joan Marcus The voice of August Wilson is heard in the land once more with the arrival of the Manhattan Theatre Club
Nottingham could be set to bid to be a European Capital of Culture in 2023, the BBC understands.
It’s dark backstage as artists Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell and Billy Al Bengston get miked up to appear before a packed house at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The glow of house lights seeps
Except for the country rockers and talent-show contestants performing at Trump’s inaugural festivities, many musicians are wondering how they’re going to lift spirits in the midst of such a divisi
David Beckham chooses his favourite eight songs for BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, as it celebrates turning 75.
Some fans excited, other grouse about perceived predictable announcement and ties to Confederate flag        
The last time Clark Luster marched in New York City was in the 1960s to protest the Vietnam War. Over half a century later, the 72-year-old retiree from Asheville, North Carolina, says a new t
Thousands of people joined New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and filmmaker Michael Moore at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City on Thursday evening to voice their concerns ove
The actor died after battling cancer.
Miguel Ferrer, an actor with a long list of credits ranging from “Twin Peaks” to his current role on CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” died of cancer on Thursday. He was 61. A fixture on TV and in movies
Plus, Jessie Jackson is guest at Ed Welburn’s new gallery; Lovebirds welcome at Parade Co.Studio’s Valentine’s tours        
Who will host the Brit Awards after Michael Buble announced a career hiatus to care for his family?
Last summer, organizers of the Sundance Film Festival, meeting in Los Angeles, were stumped. Where had all the movies about the destruction of the planet gone? “After a flurry of documentaries lik
Here are some art-house offerings during the week of Jan. 20.
It’s a faith-based film that’s a comedy and produced by WWE Studios. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.
In a year uniquely marked by election-amplified clarion calls for political and artistic engagement, some filmmakers premiering their new films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival are faced with a
The 85-pound green sea turtle was injured by a boat in Florida        
When Steve Carell teased his Twitter followers with the promise of “The Office” returning to NBC, the internet erupted with excitement. Unfortunately, it was short-lived. The long-run
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Actor and filmmaker Robert Redford opened the Sundance Independent Film Festival on Thursday by steering clear of politics and instead criticizing the news industry.

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