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Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ a Finely Crafted Tale of Obsession

Ron Howard’s movies are always beautifully made and beautifully told, with flawless photography and solid casting. His newest epic, “In The Heart Of The Sea,” scores on all counts. It tells the tale of Herman Melville and the journey that led him to write his epic 19th century novel “Moby Dick.” Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson....

Chris Hemsworth Swims With Fishes in New ‘Heart of the Sea’ Trailer

Chris Hemsworth throws down his hammer and picks up a harpoon in a new trailer for his latest movie “In the Heart of the Sea,” a harrowing true story about a 19th century whaling ship that inspired the classic novel “Moby Dick.” Ron Howard directs the movie based on the 200 book by the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, with the screenplay by Charles Leavitt. The movie also stars Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy,Tom Holland, Brendan Gleesan Spanish actor Jordi Mollà and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville....

Kids Rock the Box With ‘Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs 2’

Bill Hader, Anna Faris and James Caan are among the stars supplying voices for this weekend’s top box office hit, kiddie flick, “Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs 2.” It topped three other new releases and last week’s No. 1 pic, “Prisoners,” with an estimated $35 million gross. Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris and Benjamin Bratt also lend their voices for the feature, directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn....

Scarlett Johansson’s Sexy, Gum-Cracking Gal Scores in Don Jon

Scarlett Johansson returns to the big screen in “Don Jon” a new romantic comedy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie debuts domestically this weekend in 2,400 theaters. Critics say it’s her best performance in years and give the movie a hefty thumbs up, too. Johansson, 28, is best known of late for her roles in blockbuster hits in “The Avengers,” and “Iron Man 2.” She’ll star in another Marvel tent pole “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” next year. But in between the big-budget productions, she’s also been squeezing in indie productions that have allowed her to grow as an actress....