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 From left, Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in "Guardians of the Galaxy."
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From left, Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in "Guardians of the Galaxy."

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is a summer sensation

“Guardians of the Galaxy” mines 1970s music, obscure Marvel Comics, laughs and Chris Pratt’s appeal.

  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie trailer


  •  Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in "Get On Up."

    'Get On Up' feels good

    Chadwick Boseman should feel good, very good, as he moves from Jackie Robinson and a football draft pick to James Brown in “Get on Up.”

  • 'Get on Up' movie trailer



  •  Solene, portrayed by Gwenaelle Simon, is one of the women Gaspard, played by Melvil Poupaud, has a liaison with in "A Summer's Tale."

    Breezy, seductive story unfolds in 'A Summer's Tale'

    A sensual gem from French New Wave master Eric Rohmer — lost for 18 years — is no less enchanting or evocative.

  • 'A Summer's Tale' movie trailer



  • Trumpeter Sean Jones leaving Pittsburgh for Boston

    Mr. Jones will take dream position as chair of the Brass Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.


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