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Stories with person: Scarlett Johansson
  • Review: 'Transcendence' like a clunky TED talk 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:22 pm
  • HAL has come a long way.

  • Critic's Notebook: Spring movies offer surprises 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - Sandwiched between the chest-thumping ambition of awards season and the swaggering spectacle of summer, spring movie-going is usually an afterthought, a limbo for films not bankable enough for July or highbrow enough for the Oscars. But it might actually be the best time of year for the movies. In springtime - particularly this year - the movies come alive.

  • 'Under the Skin' a sci-fi shock to the system 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:25 am
  • NEW YORK - Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who trolls Scotland for human prey, is a provocative, disturbing sci-fi shock to the system. The effect is deliberate. The movies, Glazer says, could use a jolt.

  • Review: 'Captain America' zippy but hollow 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:54 pm
  • NEW YORK - For the latest Marvel release, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," most fan boys might prefer a Consumer Reports-style product review.

  • Engaged Johnny Depp shows off 'chick's ring' 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:48 pm
  • BEIJING - Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a "chick's ring" on Monday - indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard.

  • Carter: Boycott of Israel "too much" 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 2:47 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he doesn't support the Palestinian-led "boycott, divest, sanction" campaign against Israel but said products made in Israel-occupied Palestinian territories should be clearly labeled so buyers can make a choice about them.

  • Rising star Santino Fontana refuses repetition 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 8:38 am
  • NEW YORK - Actors like to switch it up, but Santino Fontana has taken that to ridiculous lengths.