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Latest news from OrangeCounty-Movies feed

  1. Oscar nomination reactions: 'La La Land,' 'Fences,' 'Manchester by the Sea' and more

    01.24 / 19:49 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    The Academy Award nominations are out, and the nominees from films such as “La La Land,” “Fences,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Hell or High Water,” “Moana” and “Lion” are sounding off on the good news. Here are some of the…
  2. 'Founder' a scathing look at McDonalds visionary

    01.19 / 08:30 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder,” about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald’s, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple. When Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling traveling salesmen selling milksha…
  3. Ben Affleck wears too many hats in 'Live by Night'

    01.12 / 17:18 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    With “Live by Night” there’s the sinking feeling that Ben Affleck should perhaps reconsider his tendency to star in the films he directs. He’s proved to be a gifted filmmaker, but the weaknesses in his oeuvre are more often than not his…
  4. How Mark Wahlberg, director Peter Berg feel the responsibility of 'Patriots Day'

    01.12 / 08:08 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    When two homegrown terrorists set off bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, Mark Wahlberg knew what he had to do. “It was just, get to Boston as quickly as we can,” says the movie star, who grew up with his eig…
  5. 'Bye Bye Man' delivers horror at its most derivative

    01.12 / 08:07 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    The newest movie villain to haunt your nightmares is a pasty demonic spirit who looks like Voldemort and dresses like the Grim Reaper. Stalking his victims, he jumps out of closets and photobombs their pictures, making them see things that…
  6. Seal Beach's Bay Theatre gets new owner with focus on art films and live entertainment

    01.12 / 00:48 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    SEAL BEACH A Fullerton real estate developer’s dream of reopening Seal Beach’s landmark Bay Theatre as an art movie and live entertainment venue is coming into focus. More than six months after going into escrow, Paul Dunlap, president of Dun…
  7. Box office: 'Rogue One' on top for 4th straight week

    01.08 / 20:24 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    “Star Wars” is still dominating the movie universe, with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” leading the box office for the fourth straight week. The intergalactic adventure edged out the NASA drama “Hidden Figures” for the top spot this…
  8. The banal looks beautiful in poetic 'Paterson'

    01.06 / 08:02 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Waking up. Making coffee. Walking to work. Talking to co-workers. Coming home. Walking the dog. Going to the bar. Repeating it all again. These are the mundane activities Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson “ is made of. While they’re the things most of…
  9. 'A Monster Calls' is a universal picture of grief

    01.05 / 08:28 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    If you’re not crying by the third act of “A Monster Calls,” you may want to have your humanity checked. Anyone who’s experienced grief will be moved by Patrick Ness’ story of a lonely 12-year-old boy and the massive, woody monster who…
  10. 2017 list of festivals, fairs and events in Southern California

    12.30 / 21:55 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Featuring something for everyone – whether you’re into art, beer and wine, cars, food, movies, music, sports or something else – here’s our annual month-by-month guide to some of the best experiences coming in the year ahead. JANUARY Palm…
  11. Best wishes flow in for ‘Star Wars’ star Carrie Fisher, hospitalized after an in-flight emergency

    12.24 / 17:13 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    NEW YORK -- Tributes and well-wishes poured in for “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, who was spending Christmas Eve in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a medical emergency on a flight the day before. “Princess Leia can survi…
  12. Beneath bombast of 'Fences,' an aching poetry

    12.22 / 08:10 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    By the end of “Fences,” we will have learned a lot about Troy Maxson – about his hard Southern childhood, his time in prison and the Negro Leagues, his work ethic, his sexual appetites and his parenting philosophy – but the first and most…
  13. Star power can't correct awry path of 'Passengers'

    12.21 / 08:30 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    We seem to be shooting our best movie stars into outer space with alarming frequency. George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon and now Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt have all been rocketed out of the stratosphere.…
  14. First review: 'Rogue One' brings new hope to 'Star Wars' story with gritty battles, killer droids

    12.13 / 18:55 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Don’t take this stand-alone business too seriously. The folks who made “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” didn’t. This second entry in the Disney Empire’s conquest of George Lucas’ space opera does indeed have a mostly new cast of characters…
  15. 'Office Christmas Party': Smutty humor in a pretty package

    12.08 / 08:18 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Content-wise, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between the crude sexual humor and pervasive vulgarity of the recent “Bad Santa 2” and this week’s “Office Christmas Party.” Both Christmas-themed comedies traffic in the groin-fixat…
  16. Box office: 'Moana,' 'Fantastic Beasts' hold on to top spots

    12.04 / 20:21 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Audiences came back for a second helping of “Moana” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” this weekend. Both family-friendly films topped the post-Thanksgiving box office charts, with “Moana” bringing in $28.4 million and…
  17. 'Moana' will set your imagination soaring

    11.30 / 16:07 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) isn’t your average Disney heroine. For one thing, she has no interest in the title of “princess.” She might be the daughter of the chief, but make no mistake, she’d rather be called a “wayfinder” – an oceanic…
  18. 'Fantastic Beasts' spins magic at the box office

    11.20 / 19:52 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” cast a spell over audiences in its debut, summoning $75 million according to studio estimates Sunday and unseating “Doctor Strange” from the top spot. Starring Eddie Redmayne and…
  19. 'Street Cat Named Bob' is merely cinematic catnip

    11.18 / 08:25 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    The great thing about cat videos – other than that they contain cute cats doing cute cat things – is they are short. Thirty seconds or a minute is about enough for a smile or two. What we have, essentially, with “A Street Cat Named Bob” is a…
  20. 'National Bird' takes a deeply disturbing look at drone warfare

    11.18 / 08:24 ocregister.com OrangeCounty-Movies
    Making her feature debut as a documentary director, investigative journalist Sonia Kennebeck focuses on three former operatives in the U.S. military’s controversial drone warfare program: Air Force veterans Heather Linebaugh and Lisa Ling, and a…