Monday, November 24, 2014
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Movies

Jennifer Lawrence and a top notch cast breathe life into the new "Hunger Games" installment.
Steve Carell said that playing the off-putting John du Pont had him putting off Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum on set.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" easily topped "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to secure the year's biggest domestic opening weekend.
American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street, Paula Rabinowitz (Princeton University Press, 416 pp., $29.95). With their lurid covers - bloody corpses, dagger-wielding femmes fatale, tabloid typefaces, and tawdry taglines - the thousands
It's a curious cargo in the wooden wagon, pulled by a pair of mules named Grace and Redemption, moving east across the Nebraska plains. In Tommy Lee Jones' odd and affecting western The Homesman, three women who have lost their minds are being transported to an Iowa church - a rugged journey of many weeks across land occupied by Indians and thieves.
"Keep On Keepin' On" shows Ailing 93-year-old trumpeter's relationship with young, blind pianist.
They’re back, pitches! Beca, Chloe, Aubrey, Fat Amy (and her bangs) and the Barden Bellas are bringing their A-game in the re-vamped Pitch Perfect...
Foxcatcher Steve Carell, sporting an aquiline nose and a marionette's gait, morphs into Newtown Square millionaire John du Pont, a self-styled coach and sponsor of American wrestling. By inviting Olympic gold medalists Dave and Mark Schultz (Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum) to live and train on his estate, du Pont invites disaster, too. Bennett Miller directs this slow-burning, brilliant account of a real-life tragedy. R
On page 266 of Kip Thorne's The Science of "Interstellar" - the companion book to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic about saving humankind by finding a new habitable planet - the Caltech theoretical physicist finally gets to the good stuff: time travel.