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Stories from Movies

‘Top Five’ captures Rock’s comic sense

Writer-director Chris Rock is not Andre Allen, the stand-up comedian turned movie star lead of “Top Five.”

‘It's a Wonderful Life’ on the big screen in Santa Rosa

Few films have had a lifespan like Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” And this weekend in Santa Rosa, it will live again.

'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' top Critics' Choice nominations (w/video)

'Birdman' continues its awards ascent with a leading 13 Critics' Choice Awards nominations including best picture, director and actor for star Michael Keaton.

'Wild' finds salvation in the woods (w/video)

'Wild' is ultimately unique for its twist, even if it comes by an unfortunately intrusive narration.

Free holiday movies at Santa Rosa, Healdsburg theaters

Tired from Christmas shopping? Take at break at the movies for free, and help good causes.

'Birdman' tops Golden Globes with 7 nominations (w/video)

Nominations were announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press.

‘Pyramid’ a stale effort at horror

When father-daughter archeologists Miles and Nora Holden (Denis O’Hare and Ashley Hinshaw) discover a previously unknown pyramid buried beneath the sands of Egypt, they, like fools, rush in.

Striking, eerie ‘Babadook’ a phenomenon

‘The Babadook” is urgent, uncanny and entirely disturbing, a dream within a dream within a nightmare.

‘Exodus’ restyles Moses for modern era

T o what do we owe the second coming of the biblical epic? A genre that was once as moldy as stale communion wafers has been reborn this year, first with Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” and now with Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods & Kings.”

'Birdman' leads Screen Actors Guild nominations (w/video)

The dark show-business comedy 'Birdman' soared with a leading four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, including best ensemble cast.

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