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Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Bodyguard.Lionsgate

What's new in theaters: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' 'Logan Lucky,' 'Wind River'

OPENING FRIDAY: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD Loving the trailer for The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) poking fun at quotes from reviewers prone to phrases like "It's a roller coaster ride!" for better chances to see their names in TV ads. People quoted in this trailer would have their names in it, anyway. "'Ryan Reynolds is ext …

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  1. Joss Whedon's ex-wife accuses him of cheating, being 'hypocrite preaching feminist ideals'

    Celebrities

    Joss Whedon made his name directing cult television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and big-budget action movies, which often featured women in empowering roles. Many applauded him for being a champion of women, a feminist in an industry accused of misogyny and sexism.

    Joss Whedon at the screening of "Much Ado About Nothing" in 2014. Whedon's ex-wife Kai Cole alleged in an essay published by The Wrap on Sunday that Whedon had multiple affairs during their 16-year marriage. (Associated Press)
  2. Hollywood lost a serious filmmaker in Jerry Lewis

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    The day the clown died, Hollywood lost a serious filmmaker in Jerry Lewis.

    Jerry Lewis in 2005. Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91 (New York Times)
  3. Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dead at 91

    Obituaries

    LOS ANGELES — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was …

    In this Sept. 2, 1990, file photo, entertainer Jerry Lewis makes his opening remarks at the 25th Anniversary of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon fundraiser in Los Angeles. Lewis, the comedian whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died according to his publicist. [Associated Press]
  4. Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

    Corporate

    TAMPA — Jeff Vinik's latest investment might be coming to a theater near you.

    Jeff Vinik, Tampa Bay Lightning owner, invested in a new movie company looking to appeal to a global audience. | [Times file photo]
  5. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson can't keep 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' on-target

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    The Hitman's Bodyguard is an assault tank on semi-automatic pilot, spraying jokes and bullets with only the ammo consistently hitting its targets. The irresistible teaming of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson might be even funnier if they missed once in a while.

    Samuel L. Jackson plays a master assassin testifying against a dictator, and Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard tasked with keeping him alive.
  6. What's new in theaters: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' 'Logan Lucky,' 'Wind River'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

    Loving the trailer for The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) poking fun at quotes from reviewers prone to phrases like "It's a roller coaster ride!" for better chances to see their names in TV ads.

    Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
  7. Southern fried 'Logan Lucky' is Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's 7-11

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    Steven Soderbergh beats everyone to the punch in Logan Lucky, pegging a harebrained scheme to rob a redneck mecca as Ocean's 7-11. It's a throwaway line in a movie playing more like O brother, where have you been?

    Channing Tatum stars as Jimmy Logan, Riley Keough as Mellie Logan and Adam Driver as Clyde Logan in Steven Soderbergh's LOGAN LUCKY. 
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  8. Strong performances help 'The Glass Castle' come to terms with family pain

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    The movie world is filled with dysfunctional families meaning well while falling apart. They're typically fictional, so a true story like Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle should feel stranger than it does.

    Ella Anderson, center, movingly plays a young Jeannette Walls, growing up in poverty encouraged by self-destructive parents (Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts).
  9. What's new in theaters: 'The Nut Job 2,' 'The Glass Castle,' 'Annabelle: Creation'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    THE GLASS CASTLE

    Celebrities who rub elbows with former gossip columnist Jeannette Walls wouldn't have guessed this sophisticated woman grew up hardscrabble strong. That is, not until 2005, when her best selling memoir The Glass Castle was published.

    Brie Larson as Jeannette Walls in The Glass Castle. [Lionsgate]
  10. 6 more crushing celebrity breakups like Chris Pratt and Anna Faris that made us say 'love is dead'

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    Where were you when you heard Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation?

    Chris Pratt, and Anna Faris arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Passengers" at the Village Theatre Westwood. Pratt and Faris have announced they are separating after eight years of marriage. The actors announced their breakup on social media Sunday in a joint statement confirmed by Pratt's publicist. [Associated Press (2016)]
  11. The Dark Tower: That time they tried to fit 8 Stephen King books into one movie

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    After eight books, more than 4,000 pages, nobody expects Stephen King's trans-dimensional Gunslinger saga told in barely 90 minutes.

    Idris Elba, left, and Matthew McConaughey in the Columbia Pictures film, The Dark Tower." (Ilze Kitshoff/Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)
  12. 6 new movies in theaters this week: 'A Ghost Story,' 'The Dark Tower,' 'Kidnap,' more

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    A GHOST STORY

    David Lowery's A Ghost Story is a different sort of haunting, a quiet reverie of never letting go of people, places, anything. Some viewers may think it silly, others profound.

    A woman (Rooney Mara) is watched by her deceased husband (Casey Affleck) in David Lowery’s A Ghost Story.
  13. Casey Affleck acts under a sheet in 'A Ghost Story.' Silly or profound?

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    David Lowery's A Ghost Story is a different sort of haunting, a quiet reverie of never letting go of people, places, anything. Some viewers may think it silly, others profound, but there's no other movie quite like it.

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  14. In Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit,' victims don't get the focus they deserve

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    By its own end credits admission, Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit is history reconstructed with incomplete information.

    John Boyega in a scene from “Detroit.”
  15. What new movies are out this week: 'Atomic Blonde,' 'The Emoji Movie'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    ATOMIC BLONDE

    The world's baddest Academy Award winner Charlize Theron kicks Cold War butt in Atomic Blonde (R), in a role more furious (and Furiosa) than ever. It won't win Theron another Oscar but maybe an MMA title shot.

    Charlize Theron in “Atomic Blonde.”