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The modern studio comedy increasingly feels limp, suffocated by the financial imperatives of high-concept plots and desperately in search of signs of life. Greg Mottola's "Keeping Up With the Joneses" is, like many before it, fine enough. But it … more
"Moonlight" is as wistful a film as its title might suggest. Director Barry Jenkins, in only his second feature, has created a singularly powerful and masterfully restrained work of art about a young man's coming of age in South Florida told in … more
By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer The bean counter cometh. In Gavin O'Connor's "The Accountant," starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA - roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone - gets his shot at action hero stardom. If we … more
By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX AP Entertainment Writer WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - Billy Bob Thornton was honored with an Oscar nearly 20 years ago, but he still feels like a Hollywood outsider. That's one of the reasons the actor says he took on … more
By SCOTT BAUER The Associated Press Phish will not be remembered for its studio releases and "Big Boat" shows why. Bookended with a couple of duds, obfuscating some real gems in between, the Vermont-based jam band's 13th official studio … more
By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press Fourteen years later, we're still a deeply polarized nation. Those who loved Norah Jones' breakout debut album, "Come Away With Me," will enjoy "Day Breaks." It's music for the coffeehouse crowd that prefers … more
By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK - In August 2000, a Time magazine cover story touting singles life displayed Sarah Jessica Parker and her three "Sex and the City" co-stars with the headline: "Who Needs a Husband?" That … more
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer The Drive-By Truckers are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year in a grave mood. The cover art of an American flag at half-staff is a tip-off. The liberal-leaning Southern rockers who have long … more
By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK - Amanda Knox stares into the camera, coolly contemplating how she became a figure of global fascination. "I think people love monsters. And so when they get the chance, they want to see them. It's … more
By SCOTT STROUD The Associated Press When Van Morrison's fiercest critic likes his work it's easy to tell. There's an audible murmur of approval, and it comes from the man himself. It's the sound Morrison makes when he's into the music. He … more
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