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Experimental 'Prototype' conjures up a storm of 3D images

The Madison premiere of “Prototype” (in 3D) takes place at 7 p.m. Friday at the UW-Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, the first screening of its Spring 2019 film series. The screening is free. Read more

UW-Cinematheque enters the third dimension

While 3D is commonly associated with superhero movies, animated movies and other big multiplex blockbusters, there’s a separate strain of arthouse films that explore three dimensions in different and innovative ways. Read more

More film news, reviews

Review: Julia Roberts attacks drug abuse in 'Ben is Back'

Julia Roberts gives one of her best performances in recent years in “Ben is Back,” but the film is so similar to “Beautiful Boy” it’s hard to muster enthusiasm to see it. Read more

Kevin Hart set for Monopoly movie

Kevin Hart looks set to star in a 'Monopoly' movie directed by his 'Ride Along' helmer Tim Story. Read more

Jeff Bridges to receive ASC Award

Jeff Bridges will receive the Board of Governors honour at the upcoming ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement, the American Society of Cinematographers have confirmed. Read more

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City. Read more

Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. Read more

Oscars 2019: And the nominees won't be (but should be) ...

Here are just a few of the performers, filmmakers and films that almost certainly won't be among the names read on Tuesday when the Oscar nominations are announced, but who warrant it as much as any other nominee. Read more

West Texas town of Stamford reopens local movie theater

STAMFORD, Texas (AP) — The balcony is finally open in the West Texas town of Stamford. Read more

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. Read more

And the nominees won't be (but should be) ...

NEW YORK (AP) — By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the Academy Awards. It's a process that always leaves deserving nominees left out for lack of buzz, awareness or box office. Read more

Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray team up for Apple's first film

Acclaimed director Sofia Coppola is reuniting with Bill Murray for Apple's first film project. Read more

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