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Movie Review: The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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Jane Boursaw reviews "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," the second movie in the franchise starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet.

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Interview: Outlander’s Tobias Menzies Teases Season 1 Part 2

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Connie Wang chats with Tobias Menzies, who teases a few tidbits about the second half of season one of "Outlander," premiering in April.

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Movie Review: Cinderella

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Jane Boursaw reviews "Cinderella," a gorgeous retelling of the classic folk tale starring Lily James, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett.

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Movie Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Oldsters Rule

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Jane Boursaw reviews "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and loves the celebration of age, love and wisdom.

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Reel Relationships: Fifty Shades of Grey – An Invitation to Explore Your Fantasies?

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In this week's Reel Relationships, Top Gun Love takes on "Fifty Shades of Grey." But how does the steamy movie translate to real life couples?

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Movie Review: Fifty Shades of Grey – Abusive or Empowering?

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Jane Boursaw reviews "Fifty Shades of Grey," but does she find Anastasia and Christian's relationship abusive or empowering?

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What the Movie Critics Say About ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Here's a round-up of what a few movie critics are saying about "Fifty Shades of Grey." In short, they're not all that revved up about the steamy flick.

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Here’s What Everyone is Saying About ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Here's what everyone (and their mother) is saying about "Fifty Shades of Grey," the steamy movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

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There’s a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Vermont Teddy Bear. With Handcuffs and a Mask.

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Remember when teddy bears were cute, cuddly stuffed animals that made kids feel safe and loved? Yeah, that's not the "Fifty Shades of Grey" Bear.

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Ready for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5? Here Are Pics & Leaked Trailer, Featuring a ‘Miss Saigon’ Star

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Connie Wang has a teaser gallery and leaked trailer for "Game of Thrones" Season 5. And there's a "Miss Saigon" star in there!

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Movie Review: Paddington

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Jane Boursaw reviews "Paddington," a cute family movie about a very polite Peruvian bear.

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Movie Review: American Sniper

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Jane reviews "American Sniper," Clint Eastwood's quiet, powerful and touching film starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

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